The Braveheart star was accused of launching into a verbal and physical attack on Kristi Miller as she took pictures of him leaving a cinema in Sydney with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross.

Miller told the Sydney Daily Telegraph she was "shoved" by Gibson, adding, "He was just abusing me, spitting on me. Saying some real vile things... completely red in the face, out of control, literally didn't breathe."

However, a representative for Gibson has since dismissed Miller's account, writing in a statement, "Mr Gibson and his friend were being harassed by this photographer and he asked her repeatedly to stop, which she did not... There was never any physical contact whatsoever and the story being told by her is a complete fabrication of the truth."