Actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused Daily Telegraph’s photographer Kristi Miller in Sydney.
“At this stage, based on the evidence gathered, no formal action will be taken,” said a statement by New South Wales police.
Kristi Miller, 39, complained to police about an incident outside a movie theater on August 23, saying she thought Mel Gibson was “going to punch me”.
Mel Gibson’s publicist said the actor was “satisfied” at the police decision.
The star’s lawyer in Sydney, Christopher Murphy, was informed of the police decision not to press charges on September 3.
“Mel Gibson has totally denied from the onset these disgraceful allegations,” said a statement issued by publicists Rogers and Cowan.
“He is now satisfied that the police, after speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage and other evidence, have found there is no substance to the claim.”
Kristi Miller claimed Mel Gibson launched into a tirade after she took pictures of the actor and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Rosalind Ross, leaving an Israeli Film Festival screening at the Palace Verona Cinema in a suburb of Sydney on August 23.
Mel Gibson is currently shooting World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge in Australia.