Gibson Granted Extra Time With Tot

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December 17, 2010 | 8:50pm EST

Actor Mel Gibson has been granted extra visitation time with his baby girl in the latest round of custody court battles with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
The Braveheart star has been locked in a bitter fight with the Russian singer over custody of little Lucia since the couple split earlier this year, with Grigorieva accusing her ex of attacking her during a heated argument in January.

Gibson’s legal advisors argued her public comments suggest she’s only interested in damaging his reputation, and they requested the actor be given full custody of Lucia, with Grigorieva only allowed monitored visits during the day.

The warring parents had signed an agreement in May granting them both joint physical and legal custody of the tot, while Gibson was entitled to a total of six days of visitation with Lucia, including three overnight visits, every two weeks.

Grigorieva had hoped to have the actor stripped of the overnight stays.

The case returned to a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday and Judge Scott Gordon agreed to increase the amount of visitation for Gibson.

Details of the ruling have not been released, but sources tell the additional time only amounts to a few extra hours a week.