Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA still plans to sue the embattled actor despite him striking a plea deal over a charge of misdemeanour battery, according to her lawyer.
The Russian singer accused the Lethal Weapon star of attacking her during a bust-up in January 2010 and the pair have been fighting through the courts for custody of their daughter Lucia after splitting last year (10).
Gibson struck a plea deal with Los Angeles prosecutors to keep him out of jail and on Friday (11Mar11) was handed three years probation and ordered by a judge to undergo counselling. He also has to carry out 16 hours of community service and pay almost $600 (£400) in fines.
However, Grigorieva's lawyer Daniel Horowitz is adamant his client will continue to sue Gibson for battery, emotional distress and defamation, despite him being sentenced.
When asked by whether she would still file a lawsuit after the plea deal, Horowitz says, "Our position hasn't changed."