Mel Gibson has reportedly been given the support of Britney Spears.

The 54-year-old actor - who is the subject of domestic violence allegations from ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA - has been receiving regular phone calls from the 'Womanizer' singer after he previously helped her out following her much-publicised breakdown in 2008.

A source told In Touch Weekly magazine: "Mel has been talking to her a lot. They speak on the phone all the time, usually late at night.

"Mel was one of the only people who reached out to help Britney when she was at her lowest point, and she believes that demonstrates what a loving and wonderful man he is.

"She wants people to give him a second chance - just like he gave her one when everyone else turned away."

Speaking about lending 28-year-old Britney support, Mel admitted he wanted to help her because he felt no one else wanted to step in.

He said at the time: "She's a nice kid. She was just going through a rough patch. You see kids that you know in the industry. I just felt like this poor kid she's lining up to be stoned. I just thought, 'I wonder if anyone is reaching out to her', so I just called her and she's doing great now."

Mel received a visit from child protection services in Los Angeles yesterday (21.06.10) following allegations from Russian singer Oksana he had hit her and their eight-month-old daughter Lucia.