The volatile relationship between loose cannon Mel Gibson and his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, appears to have finally cooled to a civil level. Yesterday, the former flames appeared in court to finalize the details of a monetary settlement and custody of their young daughter, Lucia.
According to 2010 documents, Mel had originally offered Oksana a settlement worth a staggering $15 million, but the Russian songstress turned it down because she felt Mel was a danger to their child, and didn’t want him to have unsupervised visits with her.
Under the new settlement, she’ll be getting much, much, much less. People reports:
Mel Gibson agreed on Wednesday to pay $750,000 over the next five years to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
The actor-filmmaker will also allow her to continue to live in a house he owns in Los Angeles. Under the deal, Gibson will sell the house when Lucia turns 18 and puts the proceeds in a trust for her.
Also under the deal, the parties are not allowed to publicly discuss each other or their relationship. Lichtman specifically said they also cannot write books about each other.
Under the agreement, custody of Lucia will be shared 50-50. Issues pertaining to child support were presumably discussed behind closed doors and not publicly disclosed.
Given Mel’s past, the judge might have wanted to add “and no voicemail” onto the settlement.