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Mel Gibson Case

Headed to D.A.'s Office

8/9/2010 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will turn the Mel Gibson domestic violence case over to prosecutors in 2 weeks.

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L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore tells TMZ investigators are "nearing the end of the investigation," adding, "The goal is turning the case over two weeks from today."

We're told all of the interviews -- including those of Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva -- have been completed and the Department is waiting to receive certain documentation.

Whitmore says the L.A. County District Attorney's Office has had "extensive involvement" during the investigation so the D.A. will not be in for any big surprises when the case is referred.

  Whitmore says his Department will not make any recommendations as to whether Gibson should be charged with any crime.  The investigation centers on three possible crimes -- domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment.

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fuddyduddy    

Just because it's going to the DA does not mean there is enough evidence. The investigators have completed their investigation, and then the DA decides whether or not to press charges.

1444 days ago
17.

CN    

Can I have a former boyfriend who hit me (4 real )in the Face 30 Years ago?? Is there no statue of Limitations on domestic assult?? I have a few cases that need to be opened and so do 1 million other women..The Ox from russia should have reported this 6 months ago?? Women come out of the house NOW and report your domestic abuse cases esp in California..Prove a point

1444 days ago
18.

Curious    

That was a lot quicker than the six months originally projected.

Two more weeks. Ok, I think I can hang on that long, lol.

1444 days ago
19.

SayWhat    

This wouldnt be going to the DA's office if Mel had done nothing wrong.

What I'm surprized with is how many woman are supportive of a man who (allegedly) abused a woman. I guess if you're not the victim then it (abuse) doesnt matter. If that's the case, women need to get used to be treated like a 2nd class citizen and men should not have to worry about getting arrested for smackin' a woman around.

What's next a Tea Party movement for the Decriminalization of Spousal Abuse

Posted at 11:48 AM on Aug 9, 2010 by chris
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You said it yourself, ALLEDGEDLY. Read the article again chris... It says three POSSIBLE crimes. So what exactly are you saying? That based on the lack of evidence we should hang this man out to dry?


The investigation centers on three possible crimes -- domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment.

1444 days ago
20.

Bubbles The Chimp    

So 58% of America think beating women, assault,etc. is alright when you are a Celeb. Interesting... Downhill spiral of society. Hope the people who think Mel is innocent get everything done to them like he did to Oksana...and you better not complain about it.
Racist Mel should be charged with everything and then fried in an electric chair like all his other nazi buddies.

1444 days ago
21.

Michael    

#17,

Thank you for adding that.

The DA takes things to the Grand Jury and THEY decide if there is enough to move forward. The DA gets to pick the charges but they can also drop things if they are presented with enough evidence that a crime was not commited.

The problem is if they don't go through the motions, they will have an absolute sh*tstorm on their hands with everyone believing he did it because he has already been convicted in the eyes of the public!

Does that mean he did it, Nope.

But again, there are MANY people who are out to get Mel not matter what now as the evidence against him is all we are hearing about. Oksana is the only one talking. No offense to Mel's team, but he needs to get their azzes in gear to turn things around.

The media is out for him-ROL...TMZ...Print...The View(except Whoopi!)
Movie people are.
The blogs.
That little douchebag Perez Hilton

I am a Team Truth person. That's where I am at.

Do I feel bad if she did have it happen to her, yep! And he should go to jail. If he didn't, which the evidence sounds flakey, SHE should go to jail!!

GO TEAM TRUTH!!

1444 days ago
22.

rg1    

Good luck, Mel!

1444 days ago
23.

Violette-Blue    

Team Mel!! Let the court look into all the crap HerpeSana has been saying. Changing her story a billion times, trying to extort money from Mel, shaking the baby & not caring about the welfare of her children. Bitch must go down!!!!

1444 days ago
24.

Curious    

Showing my law ignorance again and a little too lazy to look it up just now. But . . .

I was under the impression that if the police had sufficient credible evidence to press a charge, they could arrest a person without first referring it to the D.A.'s office.

I'm glad that "Whitmore says the L.A. County District Attorney's Office has had "extensive involvement" during the investigation so the D.A. will not be in for any big surprises when the case is referred."

That hopefully means we won't have to wait very long for their conclusion.

1444 days ago
25.

shyone    

supporters if the police didn't refer the case to the DA. Therefore, the police to show that they are not taking the matter lightly will refer the case to the DA so the DA can determine whether or not to charge Gibson on any of the charges.

If he is charged with child endangerment, it will be very surprising in light of the fact that the child protective services bureau found that Gibson is a good parent to the child and recommended neither limiting his visitation nor imposing any requirement of supervision during visitation -- which Gibson wisely chose to do voluntarily to protect himself (and his child) against false accusations of abuse while the child is with Gibson.

Does anyone know if it is against the law in California to call someone bad names? Certainly that doesn't constitute physical abuse, especially when the bad names were said over the phone or to voice mail.

1444 days ago
26.

Curious    

Michael & Fuddyduddy -


Thank you!

And aye, the authorities certainly do have to be careful with this.

Team Truth Indeed!

1444 days ago
27.

jberryj    

I swear--Mel must have put all the members of his 'mega-church' up to voting for him and posting all these comments supporting him. Something is clearly fishy here...every poll on tmz has been overwhelmingly in Mel's favor, and I refuse to believe a REAL sampling of TMZ readers or Americans in general support such a foul-mouthed, gf-abusing monster! He's obviously guilty--just listening to the tapes proves that! Look into this fraud, TMZ!!

1444 days ago
28.

jberryj    

I swear--Mel must have put all the members of his 'mega-church' up to voting for him and posting all these comments supporting him. Something is clearly fishy here...every poll on tmz has been overwhelmingly in Mel's favor, and I refuse to believe a REAL sampling of TMZ readers or Americans in general support such a foul-mouthed, gf-abusing monster! He's obviously guilty--just listening to the tapes proves that! Look into this fraud, TMZ!!

1444 days ago
29.

Celebrities Suck    

mel is an abusing old FART.... Mel you need to marry a lady as old as you, you're an old pervert...

1444 days ago
30.

Anon    

What's next a Tea Party movement for the Decriminalization of Spousal Abuse

chris, Mel supporters would love that. With special rights given to famous movie stars, you know the "if you're famous you get to do anything you want and make the victim the bad guy" clause.

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