Mel Gibson is facing the possibility of legal action after a tabloid reporter alleged the star attacked him after a night of partying at a Los Angeles hotspot.


The Lethal Weapon star and his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, who is expecting Gibson’s eighth child this fall, made a rare appearance at the launch of Playhouse on Wednesday night.

A Life & Style Weekly reporter, posing as a fan, took pictures of the couple as they sat in the VIP section, according to Gibson’s security guards confiscated the camera and deleted the photos, which prompted the relentless journalist to send a male friend to get another shot.

This allegedly drove the volatile actor into a rage during which he attacked the reporter before storming out of the club.

“Mel approached the guy who tried to take his picture and ripped his shirt,” a shaken spywitness squealed.

The unidentified victim later made his way to a local police station to file a report against Mel.