6, 2010 incident led to a domestic violence investigation against Gibson, dueling restraining orders and the continuation of their custody dispute over the course of the summer.But the most shocking twist occurred that July, when an audiotape in which Gibson can be heard unleashing a profanity-laced tirade against Grigorieva hit the internet.
But fans of Mel Gibson would be forgiven for not recognising the 62-year-old as he stepped out with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross, 27, in Malibu on Monday.
Donning a scruffy white beard and deep golden tan, the father-of-nine looked almost unrecognisable as he wearily pushed a mountain of groceries outside a local supermarket.
6, 2010, causing a broken tooth, knocking out a veneer and causing a concussion.
“I thought he would kill me,” Grigorieva told PEOPLE.
'It is [Rosalind's] first time [giving birth] and I have seen it before so I am going to be very good support, very good experienced support,' he told The Daily Telegraph in late 20016.
Mel has seven children with his first wife Robyn Moore; daughter Hannah, and six sons Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, and Thomas.
In light of this week’s ruling, we’re looking back at what led to the couple’s explosive separation, and how it has continued to threaten both party’s wallets – and reputations – for years after the split.
Gibson and Grigorieva first emerged as a couple after Gibson’s wife of nearly 30 years, Robyn, 54, filed for divorce in 2009.
At one point the actor had agreed to pay million to keep the tapes under wraps, the reported at the time.
Gibson was ultimately sentenced to three years’ probation, counseling and community service in 2011 after pleading no contest to one misdemeanor count of domestic violence dating back to the incident on Jan. Additionally, an extortion investigation over the release of the audiotapes resulted in no charges being filed against Grigorieva, according to Part of the 2011 custody agreement reportedly stated that Grigorieva would forfeit her right to the remaining settlement money if she publicly discussed the allegations.
It received a good reception and was renewed, its second season debuted last month.