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Leo walks out of Mel flick

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has walked out of Mel Gibson’s new historical epic as the actor and filmmaker continues to battle a prolific domestic abuse scandal.

hollywood Updated: Aug 01, 2010 02:10 IST

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has walked out of Mel Gibson’s new historical epic as the actor and filmmaker continues to battle a prolific domestic abuse scandal. The untitled movie, to be directed by Gibson, would have been the first collaboration between the two stars, reported Fox News online.

When asked if DiCaprio was still lined up for the Viking film, a source close to the Inception star said, “Not a chance. Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with and Mel Gibson is not one of them.”

Leonardo Di CaprioRussian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, mother of Gibson’s nine-month old daughter Lucia, accused him of hitting her and screaming abuse earlier this year. The Braveheart star is currently under investigation.

Alleged recordings of Gibson’s racist, sexist and violent rants have leaked to the press. The Oscar-winning actor is also engaged in a bitter custody battle with Grigorieva for their daughter.