Gerard Butler

Wattie Cheung,

Gerard Butler just RocknRolla'd his way right out of a lawsuit.

The sometimes-studly Scot settled a misdemeanor battery charge out of court, stemming from a 2008 dustup with a paparazzo after the premiere of the aptly titled Guy Ritchie flick.

Butler's much-delayed case finally made it to a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday, but the actor and alleged victim had already reached an undisclosed agreement.

Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the L.A. City Attorney's Office, tells E! News, "The matter was resolved today with a dismissal as a result of a civil compromise—the defendant settled with the victim, and also completed 50 hours of community service, which we required. Everything has concluded."

—Reporting by Ashley Fultz


At least Gerard didn't end up in one of the juiciest scandals of 2009.

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