Gibson to pay ex-girlfriend $750,000 in settlement

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Gibson to pay ex-girlfriend $750,000 in settlement

LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson will pay $750,000 to his ex-girlfriend and continue to provide housing and financial support for their young daughter to resolve a bitter, long-running legal fight, a judge said Wednesday.

The settlement is intended to end the bickering and accusations that have permeated the case, handled in mostly secret proceedings for more than a year, Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman said.

Gibson’s payments to Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva are dependent on a lasting truce.

As part of the agreement, their daughter will receive support equal to what the actor-director provides his other seven children. The former couple will split custody of the girl, who turns two in late October. In addition, Gibson will keep paying for a multimillion house he purchased for Grigorieva and their daughter.

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