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Mel Gibson did not shove a female photographer in Sydney on Saturday, the actor's rep tells E! News, adding that there "was never any physical contact whatsoever" with The Daily Telegraph's Kristi Miller.
Miller, 39, has accused Gibson, 59, of swearing at her, spitting in her face and shoving her when she tried to take a photo of the Machete Kills star and Rosalind Ross, 24. Gibson's rep says "story being told by her is a complete fabrication of the truth," adding, "Mr. Gibson and his friend were being harassed by this photographer and he asked her repeatedly to stop, which she did not."
However, in Miller's interview with her employer, The Daily Telegraph, she alleges that Gibson "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--t."
According to Miller, Gibson "was backing me on to the road" after the purported scuffle, and it "was only when (Ross) grabbed his shoulder and said, 'that is enough,' that he stopped." Miller says Gibson's companion apologized, "[saying], 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry,'" before the twosome "turned and crossed the road and walked off."
According to the Daily Telegraph, the incident was reported to the police. "We will be looking for CCTV footage," said Superintendent Tony Crandell. "At some stage we would request to interview Mr Gibson's partner who appears to be a witness."
A source confirmed to E! News that Ross is Gibson's girlfriend, which makes her the first woman he's dated publicly since his April 2010 split from Oksana Grigorieva.
(Originally posted Aug. 24, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. PT)