Since reports have surfaced that Mel Gibson allegedly punched his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, the L.A. Sheriff's Department is opening up an investigation.
"Detectives are currently gathering information regarding the allegations," Lt. Richard Erickson, a department spokesman, told E! News. "Due to the investigation being preliminary in nature, no other information is available at this time."
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TMZ reported Mel allegedly punched Oksana in the face two times while she protected their daughter and broke her teeth and gave her a concussion earlier this year.
E! News reports Mel's team is planning on making a statement today regarding the latest news.