Hollywood actor Mel Gibson visits disabled kids

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

London: Hollywood actor Mel Gibson visited disabled Guatemalan children as part of his community service sentence for assaulting ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

In March, Gibson, 55, pleaded no contest but did not admit guilt to a charge of battery against Grigorieva, with whom he is presently locked in a custody battle with over their daughter Lucia and accepted a plea deal, reported Contactmusic.

The deal resulted in him being ordered to undergo psychological counselling, served with a protective order not to "threaten or harass anyone involved in the case," and to complete his community service.

Gibson`s lawyer made a statement at the time insisting his client had accepted the plea deal to escape a long court fight.

"Mel`s priority through all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made. It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end," said Gibson`s lawyer.

Gibson`s publicist Alan Nierob revealed `The Beaver` star was working for much longer than the 16 hours of community service his sentence requires him to complete.

PTI