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D.A. On Verge Of Charging Mel Gibson

2/28/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the Mel Gibson criminal investigation tell TMZ ... Gibson is about to be charged with domestic violence, but Oksana Grigorieva will not be charged with extortion.

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Multiple sources say the die is not officially cast, but the powers that be think there's enough evidence to prosecute Mel, however not enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Oksana extorted him -- notwithstanding that she demanded $15 million from him in return for keeping the tapes secret.

All of our sources say ... the turning point for prosecutors was the fact that prior to Oksana going to the Sheriff's Department and accusing Gibson of domestic violence, Mel's family law attorneys filed a declaration in the family law case, in which Mel admits to slapping Oksana -- he says because she was shaking baby Lucia wildly and feared Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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We're told the likely charge against Mel will be misdemeanor domestic violence -- he will not be charged with a felony.  Misdemeanor domestic violence carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

Sources say the extortion investigation has become a bone of contention between the D.A. and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.  We're told Sheriff's investigators believe there is sufficient evidence -- much of which has not been made public -- to prosecute Oksana, but the D.A. doesn't agree.

As for a timetable ... we're told the decision is expected in the next two weeks, and very possibly this week.

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1561.

azlee    

oh and first draft...lol, trying to get it right here.

1239 days ago
1562.

emerald    

Mel Gibson - Co-Star: 'Gibson Has Quieted Down'
02 March 2011 22:01
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Caption: Mel Gibson (Picture) Los Angeles premiere of 'The Edge Of Darkness' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California ....
Co-Star: 'Gibson Has Quieted Down'


Mel Gibson's How I Spent My Summer Vacation co-star Scott Cohen has defended his pal amid allegations the movie icon is prone to violent and offensive outbursts, insisting he's the ultimate, calm professional.

Cohen admits he was nervous about working with the Aussie star following his recent bad press - and the leaked ferocious phone calls he reportedly fired off at ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva - but Gibson quickly put him at ease.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "He's quieted down... I found Mel to be really giving and really generous. When I first met him his energy was so intense. What comes out of his eyes is so magnetic and so fierce, you're like, 'Oh my God!'

"But he was nice, just joking around. He gave the director (Adrian Grunberg) an opportunity to direct his first movie, and Mel was there all the time kind of helping him with shots. I found him to be incredibly educating."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/st ... wn_1205034
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Just thought I'd pop back with a nice canook share from the Team Mel site lol!

1239 days ago
1563.

emerald    

I heard from KH today and he sent me this about his book, so I am sharing.

http://www.thebodyguardgroup.com/book

hope it gets you there ok.

Posted at 9:16 PM on Mar 2, 2011 by azlee

azlee Is KH o.k and has he given a deposition?

1239 days ago
1564.

emerald    

Night guys definitely gone now hugs

1239 days ago
1565.

azlee    

didn't ask, he just said that he had that up, so I shared it.

1239 days ago
1566.

azlee    

if I was on the phone with him I would have asked, but messages on facebook are a lot slower, if I remember to ask him stuff, which I normally don't.

1239 days ago
1567.

Midwesterner    

Hi, Azlee!

I notice that the back cover says he was Ox's bodyguard for seven months. Do you know which months those are?

1239 days ago
1568.

igotfleasfromtmz    

azalea are you around- I need you to check out a number for me

1239 days ago
1569.

igotfleasfromtmz    

lee you have new mail! Got a call From LA

1239 days ago
1570.

kali    

Can you share? lol

1239 days ago
1571.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Kali I don't think you would believe me lol

1239 days ago
1572.

igotfleasfromtmz    

azlee will call and confirm. I don't call out due to our professions . esp the hubby

1239 days ago
1573.

kali    

I'm sure I would! lol
But I get it if you can't post it, I don't like it but I get it! :)

1239 days ago
1574.

igotfleasfromtmz    

My computer is a mac and it flipped out earlier got stuck on nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
took the batteries out of the key board ect. Knew someone was tracing me.
then the call. omg freaky

1239 days ago
1575.

kali    

OMG!
Weird stuff going on here or what?

1239 days ago
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