We hope you didn’t think that just because you hadn’t heard about Mel Gibson’s lawsuits in a while that they had all disappeared into the annals of time. Mel’s legal trouble is like gravity: you can’t see it with your eyes, but the world would be a virtually unrecognizable place without it.
According to TMZ, Mel Gibson paid Oksana Grigorieva’s son Alexander Dalton $100,000 as part of a new settlement, which would allegedly guarantee the 14-year-old will not sue Gibson over “trauma” he sustain as a witness to Mel’s domestic disputes with Oksana. Grigorieva initially asked for $500,000, in addition to alleging Gibson pushed Alexander into a table, before taking the reduced sum. So, in retrospect, we guess Mel is like gravity, if gravity was something that made you deeply, deeply depressed about the state of the world as it is today.