The Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles said today that it is investigating actor Mel Gibson over a possible domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.
The agency said in a news release 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 that the alleged attack occurred on January 6.
No further details were available.
Gibson is no longer on probation for a 2006 drink-driving case, and his conviction has since been expunged.