5 Celebrity Custody Battles

Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva

In April 2009, actor Mel Gibson scandalously showed off his new love Oksana Grigorieva on the red carpet. What's so scandalous about it? Mel and his wife of 28 years, Robyn, had just filed for divorce two weeks prior, and Oksana was pregnant with Mel's child.

In November 2009, their daughter Lucia was born.

Scandal dogged the couple, and the flames fanned higher after Lucia was born. In January 2010, Oksana accused Mel of physical abuse. She also went on to allege that Mel had physically abused his ex-wife (a claim denied by both Mel and Robyn). In the following months, Oksana, now Mel's ex-girlfriend, accused Mel of both hitting her in the face and threatening to kill her -- and had audio tapes to prove the abuse. During this time, the two settled on an out-of-court child support agreement. Over? Not even close. Oksana sought a new settlement. Mel accused Oksana of extortion. A judge handed out restraining orders to both and confiscated the audio tapes for examination. At this time, no custody settlement has been reached.

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