Keeping a low profile might have been wisest, given his turbulent private life.
But Mel Gibson is anything but conventional.
Seemingly determined to court yet more controversy, the disgraced actor has been stepping out with a 25-year-old model best known for her fetish routines.
Gibson, 55, is trying to rebuild his career following an acrimonious split from his girlfriend, Russian model Oksana Grigorieva.
The couple separated last year after he was recorded making a series of racist and sexist rants against her.
He pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence.
Gibson, who has not had a box office hit since 2000, has been seen several times with Stella Mouzi, a Greek model known for her love of gothic outfits. One of her modelling shots shows her lying on her back, in a corset, apparently tied down.
In April she wore a skin-tight black catsuit with a studded collar and spiked heels at a fetish film festival.
She and Gibson were seen dining out earlier this month and last week were at the trendy SkyBar at The Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood.
She is also understood to have visited his home in Malibu, California, for a barbecue.
Gibson, who is fighting Miss Grigorieva, 41, for custody of their two-year-old daughter, was previously married to wife Robyn for 26 years. They separated in 2006 after his descent into alcoholism. - Daily Mail