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Ex-CSI Star Gary Dourdan's Felony Battery Case Close to Being Settled

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Gary Dourdan's domestic violence case involving his ex-girlfriend may be close to reaching the finish line. 

The ex-CSI star and his attorney John Markham were back in a Los Angeles courtroom this morning, where Markham told Judge James Dabney that "a heavy potential for disposition" was in place and that he and the district attorney's office have had discussions of potential offers to put this case to bed. 

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Dourdan was busted back in November 2011 on felony battery charges after his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Vail Cannizzaro, claims the 45-year-old thesp punched her in the face and broke her nose during an altercation at his house in Venice, Calif.

Dourdan has claimed he's innocent, and his lawyer has been seeking a potential trial to clear his name.

During today's hearing, prosecutors told Judge Dabney that they've offered "probation with a program," to the thesp, but Markham has yet to tell them what program Dourdan will complete due to his workload overseas. Judge Dabney stressed that a deal needs to be reached soon, because Dourdan would only have 18 months to complete it. 

"I have been waiting a long time and I haven't had a voice," Dourdan exclusively told E! News back in April. "It has been rough, but [the public needs to get] all the right stuff. I did not do this."

A new status hearing has been set for June 25. 

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