Mel Gibson met with Los Angeles police on Sunday (25Jul10) to present evidence backing up allegations his ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA attempted to extort $10 million (£6.6 million) from him to keep recordings of his telephone rants private.
The former couple, which split earlier this year (10), has become embroiled in a bitter battle over recent weeks as they attempt to thrash out custody arrangements for their young daughter, Lucia.
The public falling out has seen Grigorieva accuse the disgraced Braveheart star of hitting her during heated arguments, and leaked audio footage of telephone calls in which the actor can allegedly be heard hurling abuse and vile threats at his partner.
Gibson's lawyers denied the attack allegations and lodged an official complaint with police, accusing the Russian singer of trying to bribe the star for a big cash payout in exchange for the audio footage.
He was interviewed by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday, when he and his lawyer reportedly submitted "physical evidence" in the form of emails and text messages to prove their case, according to TMZ.com.
However, Gibson did not address the assault allegations he is now facing as per the strict guidelines his lawyer laid out prior to the police meeting.
Grigorieva has rejected Gibson's extortion accusations and her rep, Stephen Jaffe, has previously insisted his client is innocent of the claims.
He said, "To specifically address the allegations, my client, Ms. Grigorieva, has repeatedly stated that there is no credible evidence whatsoever of extortion by her, and she stands steadfastly by that statement."