Actor and snapper reach agreement

Gerard Butler has had a misdemeanour battery charge against him dismissed.

The actor had an alleged altercation with a photographer after the LA premiere of his movie RocknRolla in October 2008.

But Gerard and the pap had reached an undisclosed agreement before it went to court yesterday.

‘The matter was resolved with a dismissal as a result of a civil compromise,’ an LA City Attorney’s Office spokesman tells E! Online.

‘The defendant settled with the victim, and also completed 50 hours of community service, which we required. Everything has concluded.’

Gerard, 40, could have faced six months in prison if convicted.