Mel Gibson reaches divorce deal with longtime wife

LOS ANGELES Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:02pm EDT

Cast member Mel Gibson poses during a photocall for the film ''The Beaver'', by director Jodie Foster, at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Cast member Mel Gibson poses during a photocall for the film ''The Beaver'', by director Jodie Foster, at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 18, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson and his longtime wife have reached a deal in their two-year-old divorce case, attorneys told a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday.

The divorce deal between the "Lethal Weapon" star, who was once estimated to be worth $900 million, and his wife, Robyn, includes a settlement of property they shared. Details of the settlement were not released.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected to finalize the divorce in August, Robyn's attorney's Laura Wasser said during the hearing.

Robyn Gibson filed for divorce in 2009 after 28 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair had separated days after Gibson's notorious 2006 arrest for drunk driving when he launched an anti-Semitic tirade.

Gibson, 55, was one of Hollywood's most bankable stars winning directing and best picture Oscars for the 1995 film"Braveheart".

He had seven children with his wife Robyn. Gibson also has a 20 month-old daughter from his former relationship with Russian-born musician Oksana Grigorieva.

In March, he pleaded no contest to a battery charge stemming from a 2010 altercation with Grigorieva, and was sentenced to three years probation as well as domestic violence and mental health counseling.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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Gibson420 wrote:
Mel Gibson is the greatest actor ever. Braveheart and the Patriot my favorite movies, I dont care what anyone says about Mel, his acting is great. Payback is awesome, Lethal Weapon is awesome, every move he is in is entertaining. Sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do, but the man is great.

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