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Perhaps this explains why Mel Gibson’s mug shot painted such a grumpy, serious picture of the man this week. He’s preparing for an all-out legal war.

The actor’s lawyers will appear in court Monday and ask the judge in his custody battle to award him sole custody of Lucia, according to court papers.

Mel pleaded no contest to battery last week, ending a year-long saga of nasty allegations from Lucia’s mother and Gibson’s ex, Oksana Grigorieva.

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But that was really just the conclusion of the first chapter.

In addition to attempting to take custody away from Oksana, Mel Gibson’s lawyers will ask Judge Scott Gordon to award her visitation only with a monitor. 

Gibson, whose no contest plea is NOT an admission of guilt (he denies her allegations), also wants the judge to deny Oksana overnight visits with the baby.


Mel’s lawyers argue in the court documents that Oksana’s “false and derogatory statements” about Mel show she is not acting in the best interests of Lucia.

Oksana has trashed him once again this week, even after Judge Gordon has warned her in the past that she could lose custody if she talked to the media.

This comes after the Mel Gibson tapes, too. Oksana was not charged with extortion, to Mel’s dismay, but her shadiness in recording him is beyond dispute.