Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva

Mel Gibson’s lawyer has spoken out denying that he had been violent toward his girlfriend, Russian singer, Oksana Grigorieva.

Last week the Russian singer,

Mel Gibson’s lawyer has spoken out denying that he had been violent toward his girlfriend, Russian singer, Oksana Grigorieva.

Last week the Russian singer, Grigorieva filed for a restraining order against the Australian Irish actor. She claimed that he is “extremely violent” and said she deeply regrets agreeing to share custody of their eight-month-old daughter Lucia.

Gibson’s lawyer, Stephen Kolodny said “Having entered into an agreement that allows for overnight, unrestricted visitation, and would soon result in Mel having 50/50 custody of their daughter an agreement reached after a two-day mediation with two retired Superior Court judges, Mel was hopeful their break-up was behind them and Lucia would be the beneficiary of co-operative parenting. Apparently Lucia will be denied that good fortune. Making sensational allegations is not the way to resolve this.

"Mel wants a custody settlement or a resolution in court, not the media.

“Oksana's deceitful conduct in trying to terminate Mel's access to his daughter."

The details of Grigorieva’s restraining orders are being kept secret but it is believed that she claims Gibson knocked her teeth in and that she was constantly terrified for her child’s safety.

A source told TMZ.com “She tried to protect the baby during one of Gibson’s violent episodes when he punched Oksana in the face two times, breaking her teeth and giving her a concussion.

“The true facts will be brought out in a court of law. Oksana will continue to abide by the ethical obligations and rules arising from a confidential paternity action and will let the court decide the issue in this matter.”

Over the weekend Grigoreiva said “He is not paying me a penny. Nothing. I am having to live on credit cards and borrowed money. It is not a good situation.

"There are so many lies being said about me. I was trying to keep things dignified and be respectful to the father of my daughter, but what he is doing is cruelty.

"The truth will come out eventually. There are custody issues. What is happening to me is not fair.

“He didn't dump me, I left him. I rescued my children and myself."

filed for a restraining order against the Australian Irish actor. She claimed that he is “extremely violent” and said she deeply regrets agreeing to share custody of their eight-month-old daughter Lucia.

Gibson’s lawyer, Stephen Kolodny said “Having entered into an agreement that allows for overnight, unrestricted visitation, and would soon result in Mel having 50/50 custody of their daughter an agreement reached after a two-day mediation with two retired Superior Court judges, Mel was hopeful their break-up was behind them and Lucia would be the beneficiary of co-operative parenting. Apparently Lucia will be denied that good fortune. Making sensational allegations is not the way to resolve this.

"Mel wants a custody settlement or a resolution in court, not the media.

“Oksana's deceitful conduct in trying to terminate Mel's access to his daughter."

The details of Grigoreiva’s restraining orders are being kept secret but it is believed that she claims Gibson knocked her teeth in and that she was constantly terrified for her child’s safety.

A source told TMZ.com “She tried to protect the baby during one of Gibson’s violent episodes when he punched Oksana in the face two times, breaking her teeth and giving her a concussion.

“The true facts will be brought out in a court of law. Oksana will continue to abide by the ethical obligations and rules arising from a confidential paternity action and will let the court decide the issue in this matter.”

Over the weekend Grigoreiva said “He is not paying me a penny. Nothing. I am having to live on credit cards and borrowed money. It is not a good situation.

"There are so many lies being said about me. I was trying to keep things dignified and be respectful to the father of my daughter, but what he is doing is cruelty.

"The truth will come out eventually. There are custody issues. What is happening to me is not fair.

“He didn't dump me, I left him. I rescued my children and myself."