Mel Gibson asked the judge to immediately strip Oksana Grigorieva of custody

It seems that the trigger for the hearing was Oksana’s claim – in her deposition earlier in the week – that Mel Gibson beat her in order to get aroused during sex.

But Gibson and his lawyers were outraged by her claims and accused her team of leaking the info. Stephen Kolodny asked Judge Scott Gordon on Friday to take custody away from Oksana on rounds she acted maliciously and not in the best interest of Lucia, by allegedly leaking the story.

Stephen Kolodny also argued that many of the allegations made during her deposition have never been made before and is a belated attempt to smear Mel Gibson and harm Lucia.

Judge Scott Gordon, however, refused an immediate ruling, setting the matter for a full hearing next month.