Nicolas Cage has lashed out at his ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton after she attempted to gain a conservatorship over their troubled son Weston.

Weston Cage, 20, was taken to a Beverly Hills medical facility to undergo a mental evaluation after he reportedly "freaked out" following an argument with his personal trainer at a Hollywood eatery last week and while Christina is taking legal action to take control of his life, Nicolas thinks it is unnecessary.

He told TMZ: "I hope Ms. Fulton will come to her senses one day and get some help... Weston is a man. I have complete faith he will weather this well."

Weston - who has been unleashed from psychiatric hold - added: "I am a fully capable and self-sufficient adult. I want no contact with Christina Fulton and will never undergo the torment she put me through ever again."

Nicolas and Christina came Face To Face in a Los Angeles court yesterday in their legal battle over the $13 million home he bought for her and Weston after Christina claimed the actor promised her full ownership.

The pair along with their lawyers met with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon and reached a settlement but the terms have not been disclosed.