Mel Gibson postponed his deposition date in his ongoing child custody battle with ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA this week (ends08Aug10) because he was away on a family fishing vacation.
The Braveheart star is locked in a bitter fight with Grigorieva over their baby daughter, Lucia, and the Russian singer's lawyers had attempted to schedule Gibson to give evidence in court earlier this month (Aug10).
But Gibson failed to appear for the deposition because he was on holiday with his two sons, according to TMZ.com.
Representatives for the actor claim Grigorieva's lawyers were aware Gibson would not be in the country when they scheduled the deposition and insist he will arrange a suitable date upon his return.
Grigorieva attended a deposition last month (Jul10).
The former couple, which split earlier this year (10), has become embroiled in a public falling out in recent weeks as they attempt to thrash out custody arrangements for little Lucia.
The war of words has seen Grigorieva accuse the shamed star of assault, while audio footage of telephone calls in which the actor can allegedly be heard hurling abuse and vile threats at his partner have leaked online.