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Mel Gibson Denies Altercation With Photographer in Australia

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Actor and director Mel Gibson arrives at Fox Studios for a press conference in Sydney on July 30, 2015. Gibson will direct a WWII drama called Hacksaw Ridge on location in Sydney and New South Wales with filming starting in October 2015. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 24 Aug 2015 02:15 PM

Mel Gibson denied he had a physical altercation with a photographer while visiting Australia on Sunday, but she claims he "shoved" her from behind after she took a picture of him and his reported girlfriend, Rosalind Ross.

"Mr. Gibson and his friend were being harassed by this photographer and he asked her repeatedly to stop, which she did not," Gibson's representative told Entertainment Tonight on Monday. "There was never any physical contact whatsoever and the story being told by her is a complete fabrication of the truth."

The day before, the photographer, Kristi Miller of The Daily Telegraph, said Gibson was furious that she'd snapped a picture of him and Ross.

"I took a photo of Mel and his girlfriend and when I turned around he shoved my back really hard. ... It shocked me because I wasn’t expecting it. I don’t know if it was his hands or elbow," said Miller.

"He was spitting in my face as he was yelling at me, calling me a dog, saying I’m not even a human being and I will go to hell. He swore and called me a c—. It was nonstop, he didn’t even breathe."

Surry Hills police in Sydney said they were investigating the alleged altercation.

Gibson, 59, and Ross, 24, have reportedly been dating for about a month. In addition to spending time in Australia, People magazine reported that the two spent time together at his property in Costa Rica.

Ross is a champion equestrian vaulter and a screenwriter.

She's recently written the script for an indie-drama starring Ellen Page, "Lioness," which tells the true story of Lance Corporal Leslie Martz, a U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq. Gibson and Ross are also reportedly working on a new film together, "Hacksaw Ridge," a World War II drama starring Andrew Garfield.

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Mel Gibson denied he had a physical altercation with a photographer while visiting Australia on Sunday, but she claims he "shoved" her from behind after she took a picture of him and his reported girlfriend, Rosalind Ross.
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