Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA spent a full day in court on Wednesday (18Aug10) in a bid to have the actor's child support payments increased, according to reports.
The former couple split earlier this year (10) and they have endured a messy public war of words in recent weeks as they attempt to thrash out custody arrangements for their nine-month-old daughter Lucia.
The feud 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.
Grigorieva appeared at a closed court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday and her lawyers spent hours arguing why Gibson should increase his monthly payments for Lucia from the reported $5,000 (£3,333) he is already paying, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports the judge overseeing the case decided to postpone ruling on the subject. The Braveheart star was not present at the hearing.