LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend told a judge he may not introduce a series of taped racist and sexist rants by the Oscar winner during the couple’s bitter custody dispute.

The move comes a week after lawyers for Oksana Grigorieva said the Russian musician was dropping her claims that Gibson physically abused her for the purposes of their custody case.

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Attorney Daniel Horowitz says Thursday that the recordings were more relevant for a domestic violence restraining order, which Grigorieva is no longer seeking.

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A Los Angeles judge agreed to temporarily halt the case so Grigorieva’s attorneys can appeal a ruling allowing Gibson’s attorneys to remain on the case. Grigorieva asked to disqualify them because she had consulted with a partner of one of the actor-director’s family law attorneys.

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