Robert De Niro has reached out to Mel Gibson - insisting he hopes the "Braveheart" star "gets through" his "unfortunate" personal problems. The actor is being investigated by Los Angeles police amid allegations he was violent towards ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during a reported incident in January.
It came after Gibson was accused of using offensive racial language in an expletive-laden, recorded argument with his ex. The former couple is also battling it out over visitation rights to their baby daughter, Lucia, following their split.
The 54 year old has also reportedly been dropped by executives at his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment - but De Niro is hoping Gibson can resolve the issues in his personal life. He tells reporters in Australia, "I hope he gets through all this. It's unfortunate for him. You know?"