Los Angeles: Actor Mel Gibson ended the two-year long dispute with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva by agreeing to pay her USD 750,000 over the next five years.
   
The 55-year-old actor-filmmaker will also allow her to continue to live in a house he owns in Los Angeles.

   
"Thanks, your honor, for bringing this case to a reasonable conclusion," Gibson told the judge.
   
Under the deal, Gibson will sell the house when their daughter Lucia turns 18 and put the proceeds in a trust for her.
   
Also under the deal, the parties are not allowed to publicly discuss each other or their relationship.
   
Grigorieva's attorney told reporters that his client was in a loving, three-year relationship with Gibson before things went bad, and that she is pleased with the agreement and looking forward to focusing on her daughter and her music career.
   
"Oksana settled this case on Thursday because it's in the best interests of Lucia," said attorney Daniel Horowitz.
   
Under the agreement, custody of Lucia will be shared 50/50. Issues pertaining to child support were presumably discussed behind closed doors and not publicly disclosed.
   
The agreement settles a civil lawsuit that Horowitz threatened to file on behalf of Grigorieva, 41, and her teenage son, Alexander, whose father is Timothy Dalton.
   
Alexander witnessed an incident last year in which Gibson allegedly assaulted Grigorieva as she was holding Lucia.
   
To settle the matter in criminal court, Gibson pleaded no contest in March to misdemeanor battery.

(Agencies)