Gibson not allowed to visit daughter on first birthday

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 10:01 AM IST

Los Angeles: Troubled Hollywood star Mel Gibson will miss his daughter Lucia`s first birthday as a request for the baby to be allowed to stay with her father overnight has been turned down by a judge.

The `Brave Heart` star is currently embroiled in a custody battle with Lucia`s mother, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, who alleged that Gibson threatened to kill her.

The 54-year-old star has asked a court to extend his visitation rights this weekend so that he could be with his daughter on her birthday, 30 October, because a nanny responsible for returning Lucia to Grigorieva has fallen ill.

If officials had agreed to the request, the actor would have spent some time with his daughter on her first birthday - but the plea was turned down because Gibson has more than one aide he can call on, reported TMZ.

Grigorieva, who split from Gibson earlier this year, alleged in legal papers that she believes the actor already has too much access to their baby and that he once hit her while she was holding Lucia.

PTI