Gibson settlement with ex to be discussed in court

August 31, 2011 - 10:35 AM
Mel Gibson Settlement

FILE - In this March 11, 2011, file photo, Mel Gibson appears at a Los Angeles Airport Courthouse, regarding a misdemeanor spousal battery charge, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Superior Court officials said in a statement late Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, that Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, have reached a settlement of their bitterly fought separation. (AP Photo/Mark Boster, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to discuss financial details of a settlement between Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend in a long-running custody dispute over their young daughter.

Both the Oscar winner and Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR'-yeh-vuh) are expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday where final issues of their agreement will be handled.

Court officials say Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman will handle financial issues in open court, but details about the former couple's custody arrangements will be closed to the public.

The actor-director and his ex-girlfriend have been fighting for more than a year, and her allegations of domestic abuse prompted a criminal case against Gibson. He pleaded no contest to domestic battery earlier this year without acknowledging any wrongdoing.

Their daughter turns 2 in November.