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Robert Downey, Jr., says we should forgive Mel Gibson. Oksana Grigorieva has signaled willingness to do that, but only on her terms ... which aren't being met.

Mel's former lover was back in court today after her settlement with the actor hit a snag. It looked like they were poised to let bygones be bygones. Maybe not.

Oksana and Mel struck a deal in which Oksana would walk away with $750,000, the house she's living in, and some other stuff ... and in turn leave Mel alone.

They also agreed to 50/50 custody of their daughter, Lucia. It's unclear what changed, but something about the final terms of the deal has set her off.

Angry Former Couple

The settlement agreement is scheduled to go before the family court judge tomorrow for final approval, but we're told the lawyers are still fighting over wording.

Word is they've reached a stalemate, as well.

Mel's lawyers have asked the judge for more time so they can hash it out, but Oksana Grigorieva showed up today to fight that request. She wants it done now.

Judge Scott Gordon gave Mel and Oksana a brief extension to sort out their many differences, but only until November 1. All bets are off after that point.

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Robert Downey Jr. was honored at the American Cinematheque Awards last night, as numerous colleagues and friends made speeches in honor of the Oscar nominee and acknowledged the substance abuse-laden journey he took to arrive at the top of Hollywood.

But when it came time to take the stage himself, Downey shifted the focus to the man who introduced him: Mel Gibson.

Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson

"Mel and I have the same lawyer, same publicist and same shrink," Downey said of his Air America co-star. "I couldn’t get hired and he cast me. He said if I accepted responsibility – he called it hugging the cactus – long enough my life would take meaning and if he helped me I would help the next guy. But it was not reasonable to assume the next guy would be him.”

Speaking about Gibson - whose anti-Semitic and anti-Oksana Grigorieva tirades have been made very public over the recent years - The Avengers star added:

“Unless you are without sin, and if you are you are in the wrong f-ckin industry, you should forgive him and let him work."

Do you agree, readers? Should we forgive Mel Gibson?

 

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Mel Gibson will be paying Oksana Grigorieva's son, Alexander Dalton, $100,000.

With that settlement, the teenager waives his right to sue the troubled actor.

Oksana's lawyers were trying to get Gibson to pay Alexander $500,000 for allegedly terrorizing the boy during the blowout between Oksana and Mel. 

Milking Him

Oksana just keeps milking Mel.

The altercation between the then-lovers in January 2009 sparked allegations of abuse, later discussed (and argued about) on the Mel Gibson tapes.

Oksana also alleged Mel pushed the boy onto a table on a separate occasion.

According to legal documents, Mel agreed in a settlement to pay the boy $100,000, but there is a complete waiver on Alexander's part to sue Gibson.

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Mel Gibson is being accused of an attempted assault in Costa Rica, and remarkably, Oksana Grigorieva seems to have nothing to do with this story at all.

Nader Sharif claims Mel bilked him out of $200,000 by cajoling him into investing in a recycled rubber company. Obviously, who didn't see THAT coming?

Sharif filed a lawsuit in June, in which he also claims Mel Gibson tried to mow him down in July, after the two ran into each other at a Costa Rican bakery.

Mel: Troubled Fella

Mel Gibson accused of violence? Who'd have guessed!

Sharif says Mel got violent, calling him "vile and offensive names" and threatening him with physical harm if he didn't skip town - and it got worse yet.

Sharif alleges Mel stormed out of the bakery and got into his car, then "accelerated the car to a high rate of speed" and drove the car directly at him.

While giving him the finger, natch!

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Mel Gibson's Jewish film project stems not from an act of contrition but from a genuine appreciation of the central figure and themes, according to sources.

The controversial actor does not feel a need to bridge a gap between himself and Jewish communities, because he doesn't believe a gap exists or ever has.

Gibson is adamant that he does not hate or discriminate Jews, noting that his attorney, publicist, friends and employees practice the faith. So why the film?

Sexy Mel Gibson

Mel's wanted to produce the story of Judah Maccabee, a Biblical Jewish hero, for a decade, as he believes it is an important story of corruption in the church.

Gibson believes Maccabee's story parallels the modern church in a number of ways, and he thinks the movie will help force change that will benefit all religions.

As for Mel's insane anti-Semitic rant during his 2006 DUI arrest, Gibson has written two public letters of apology and also met with numerous Jewish leaders.

Beyond that, he has chalked it up to being the ramblings of a drunkard and while he is deeply sorry, those words do not reflect his true beliefs in any way.

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Two powerful organizations are far from pleased about recent news that Mel Gibson was cast in a movie about biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

The Anti-Defamation League has demanded that the producers pull Gibson off the flick immediately, sending a statement directed at Warner Bros.

Why are they fired up? Probably this incident, among others.

"As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better," the group said of Mel.

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"It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views."

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, also had some harsh words about Gibson's role in the upcoming film.

The Jewish leader tells TMZ that casting Mel Gibson as a Jewish hero is "like having a white supremacist portray Martin Luther King Jr."

For those unaware, Judah, the brave warrior who drove enemies of Judaism out of Jerusalem, is a central figure in the story of Hannukah.

No comment yet from Mel's camp or WB.

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It finally is all over between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, who settled their custody dispute in court. But there is a lingering disagreement on one point.

Oksana's lawyers touted her music credentials in court, but Mel made it clear (a bit more eloquently than on his taped rants) he deeply regrets supporting her career.

Mel says he spent a small fortune to produce a CD and video, and even paid for a studio for the "horrible" singer he's now "embarrassed" to have promoted.

As he said in one of the tapes, she just can't hang. Take a listen below and see if you think Oksana sucks at singing as bad as Mel thinks she does ...

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It really is all over between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva.

The epic, disturbing feud - which included taped rants, allegations of abuse, blackmail and other sordid deeds - came to an end in Los Angeles Superior Court today. It was decreed that Gibson must pay his former lover $750,000 over the next five years. Among other terms:

  • Mel, Lucia
  • Oksana's Loco
  • Grigorieva will continue to reside in a home owned by the actor in California. Gibson will then sell the estate when daughter Lucia turns 18 and turn all profits over to a trust in her name.
  • The parties will split custody 50/50.
  • Neither side is permitted to discuss the the other, or the relationship, in public. Judge Peter D. Lichtman specified that Oksana could not write a book about Gibson.

In 2010, Oksana actually turned down a deal that would have given her $15 million. She thought she could earn more from the Oscar winner. She turned out to be very, very, very, very wrong.

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Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva have resolved their issues.

The custody battle and legal drama that has made headlines for two years appears to be kaput after they officially reached a financial and child custody agreement, ending the staggering fallout from one of the all-time worst celebrity breakups.

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Gibson's spokesman Alan Nierob tells E! News, "I can confirm the parties have settled the matter and we appreciate all the judge's help."

L.A. County Superior Court released a statement Friday reading: "As a result of a multiday settlement conference, the court announces that Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva have achieved a settlement in their ongoing dispute."

Terms and conditions of the settlement were not announced.

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The criminal case against him has been put to rest by his no contest plea, but Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson are still at war over other issues.

Oksana told a family law judge Friday that she wants half a million bucks for the alleged trauma she claims Mel caused her 14-year-old son.

Oksana Grigorieva, Son

She claims Alexander (aka Sasha), whose father is Timothy Dalton, was traumatized during the couple's infamous fight in January 2009.

One of the uglier celebrity breakups of all time.

In the fight, Oksana alleges Mel knocked two of her teeth out. Mel has disputed that claim, saying instead that he merely slapped her because she was hysterical, out of control and endangering their baby daughter, Lucia.

Oksana claims Mel was abusive to Sasha during the argument, calling him names and scaring the kid so much he allegedly hid under the bed.

Grigorieva also claimed on another occasion thhat Mel threw her son onto a table, but Gibson's camp has flatly denied that allegation as well.

Mediation between the two continues next week.

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