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Source: Gibson's ex drops violence claims in court

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
US actor Mel Gibson listens to Costa Ricas President Oscar Arias, unseen, at Arias home in San Jose, Monday, July 9, 2007. Gibson met with Arias to discuss possible humanitarian projects in Costa Rica.(AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

US actor Mel Gibson listens to Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias, unseen, at Arias' home in San Jose, Monday, July 9, 2007. Gibson met with Arias to discuss possible humanitarian projects in Costa Rica.(AP Photo/Kent Gilbert) (AP Photo)

A source says Mel Gibson's former girlfriend has told a judge hearing the couple's child custody dispute that she is dropping allegations that the Oscar-winner struck her during a fight last year.

The source who is familiar with the case says Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR'-yeh-vuh) told a family law judge Wednesday that she was withdrawing all domestic violence allegations against Gibson from the case. Most of the case is sealed and the source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the dispute.

The move doesn't affect a misdemeanor battery case in which the actor-director pleaded no contest in March. His plea didn't include an admission of guilt and cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit. He remains on probation and is undergoing domestic violence counseling.

Gibson's attorney, Stephen Kolodny, declined comment.

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