Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva dropped her domestic violence claim against the actor on Wednesday. The surprise move lifted the protective order from the former couple's paternity case and allows them meet and talk face-to-face without a third party present. The paternity case stemmed from a January 2010 altercation in which Grigorieva claimed Gibson punched her in the face and verbally abused her. Criminal charges still remain, but Gibson's attorneys are attempting to get the criminal case expunged from his record after his no-contest plea last month. He's also got those glowing reviews of his sobering performance in "The Beaver" to fall back on.
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