Nicolas Cage and ex settle heated dispute

Wednesday June 15, 2011

Nicolas Cage and his ex-girlfriend have settled a dispute after an all-day series of meetings with a judge, lawyers have said.

Ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton sued the Oscar winner in December 2009, claiming he owed her $13 million and broke a promise to give her a house for her and their son. 

Nicolas arrived wearing a black suit and was flanked by sheriff's deputies as he entered Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon' scourtroom.

It was ruled that Christina couldn't sue him for breaching an oral contract to transfer ownership of the house to the former actress.

She sued the Oscar winner in December 2009 for $13 million, claiming he broke a promise to care for her and their adult son. 

The judge urged Fulton to consider a settlement, saying a resolution before trial is the "best option for everyone involved."

Nicolas faced off with his ex-girlfriend throughout the day, walking past her when he arrived and both were apparently present for a final meeting with Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon that solidified the deal.

The judge met privately with each side several times before the confidential agreement was reached.

The actor did not speak to reporters as he left a Los Angeles courthouse after more than five hours of settlement discussions.

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