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Police Investigating Mel Gibson Over Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

  • Feb. 4: Mel Gibson is seen during a photocall for his film 'Edge of Darkness.'

    Feb. 4: Mel Gibson is seen during a photocall for his film 'Edge of Darkness.'  (Reuters)

  • Mel and Oksana in happier times. (AP)

    Mel and Oksana in happier times. (AP)

The Sheriff's Department says it is investigating Mel Gibson over a possible domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

The agency said in a news release Thursday that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into the alleged attack.

Gibson is named as a potential suspect. His former girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, is named as a possible victim.

The release states the alleged attack occurred Jan. 6.

A sheriff's spokesman was not immediately available to offer further details.

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A phone message left for Alan Nierob, Gibson's spokesman, was not immediately returned.

Gibson is no longer on probation for a 2006 drunken driving case, and his conviction has since been expunged.

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