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Mel's Dilemma: Fight Charge or Protect Family

3/9/2011 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources directly connected to Mel Gibson tell TMZ ... he's aware he's going to be charged with a crime, and is "agonizing" over the prospect of putting his family through a public, knock-down, drag-out trial.

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We're told Mel is confident he will only be charged with a low-level misdemeanor.  Nonetheless, he is uncertain if he has the stomach to endure a 1-year legal fight and is worried about the impact it will have on his children.

As TMZ has already reported, Mel will be criminally charged with a misdemeanor over the January 6, 2010 blowout between him and Oksana Grigorieva.

We're told the D.A. will file charges against Mel this week -- very possibly today.

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106.

tessa    

shoulda thought about his family a long time ago, he's a disgusting bully & narcissist. but oksana is waaaaay down below him on the ladder of life, she seduced him for the money, she's just a dirty whore. poor little baby girl, stuck between the two of them.

1267 days ago
107.

ketjo    

What does TMZ stand for ?.....got one...TWISTED MEDIA ZONE !

SHOVELING...SHOVELING....SHOVELING.....Not even 9 and my back already hurts like hell form shoveling .....

This should be worth at least 2 news releases from ROL (Rotton Oshanna Land ) .....

1267 days ago
108.

Tellthetruth59    

You left out Racist Mel can suck it too .

Too bad he probably won't do some jail time but it's all but guranteed he will get some well deserved anger managment and some community service which hopefully will cause this Racist Pig enough stress and humiliation to start drinking and smoking heavily .

To Team Mel ,.,., still winning ? ? LMAO ! !

Posted at 5:23 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by get a life ho
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What do you think should happen to Ox?

1267 days ago
109.

rika    

the only problem I see with him not fighting it is there isn't any legal stand on it. We have read the law that says the action is legal to save the child, so not having the courts make it a declaration of it doesn't make the way for many people. If Mel fought this then it would be a clear path for people that are going through this, it could make a difference.

I don't know if this is coming from ox's camp or not, but come on anyone in this position would be making this kind of decision. He might have not said a word of it, it is human nature to say "do I stay or do I go" (song).

I'd like to see him fight but sure could see where he wouldn't and you figure there is another suit coming up, that weighs in big time too.

Posted at 5:46 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by azlee

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The "problem" is you're taking mels story for granted.The courts won't.He'll have to prove it.So yes he can try and fight it.

1267 days ago
110.

WhoKnows    

There's justifiable homicide, so I think in this case, there's justifiable slapping to protect an infant. Fight it, Mel. I think the DA is filing the charges because it's a he-said/she-said and wants to let a judge/jury decide it. That way, he's in the clear. The Mel-haters got their blood and can bitch about the jury's decision if he gets off. With that said, he better do the same with Oinky. File the charges against her and let a jury duke it out.

Now that she's ruined his career, I hope he files bankruptcy and her golddigging/extortion days are over...at least with this victim.

1267 days ago
111.

ketjo    

Well now - I just had a post pulled from here in a hot second. That's never happened before. Wonder what I said that warranted that...

Posted at 5:49 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by Tellthetruth59

What ever it is must have said something about TMZ ...I had 3 pulled yesterday because I was giving it to TMZ about their writing and how low they had sunk....


TMZ can't point fingers at ROL any more cause they are now rowing in the same boat......

1267 days ago
112.

Tellthetruth59    

@Ketjo - I did not mention TMZ.

1267 days ago
113.

ketjo    

TMZ can't point fingers at ROL any more cause they are now rowing in the same boat......

Posted at 6:01 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by ketjo

Amend that.......rolling around in the same mud hole is more like it....

1267 days ago
114.

middleagedcrazy    

Good morning / afternoon / evening all folks of good will !!!

Raining here * + * + * + * + *

An ongoing problem with a lot of the more hysterical lynch mob hit and run posters:

"The "problem" is you're taking mels story for granted.The courts won't.He'll have to prove it.So yes he can try and fight it.
Posted at 5:57 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by rika"

Now all of you really smart hating people can correct me if I'm wrong, but firmly in the Constitution is the precept of 'innocent until proven guilty' in criminal cases. Mr. Gibson does not have to prove anything. But he could get the piano player on the stand -- can just imagine that cross-examination.

Tee hee

1267 days ago
115.

Ray    

I'd like to see him fight but sure could see where he wouldn't and you figure there is another suit coming up, that weighs in big time too.

Posted at 5:46 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by azlee

I would understand if Mr. Gibson chose not to fight it. I wouldn't hold it against him.

1267 days ago
116.

WhoKnows    

The "problem" is you're taking mels story for granted.The courts won't.He'll have to prove it.So yes he can try and fight it.

Posted at 5:57 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by rika
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He doesn't have to prove anything. It's the DA's job to prove it.

1267 days ago
117.

get a life ho    

What do you think should happen to Ox?

Posted at 5:55 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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She banged Racist Mel .,.,you can bet she has plenty of STD's , maybe one lasting a lifetime ? Thats enough suffering ,...

Racist Mel banged so many hookers he would need a good Jewish accountant just to keep the count.,,lol

too bad Racist Mels crazy train church doesn't allow condoms huh ?

Tens of Thousands of TMZ posts and countless stories could have been avoided for less then a buck !

Winning .,.,,,ha ha ha

1267 days ago
118.

ketjo    

Tell,
You must have touch on something that was a sensive spot for them ! Mix it up and try it again....see if the pull it again

1267 days ago
119.

azlee    

there is the older boy that could have seen a lot of it or heard it, if he saw her running around like an idiot or seen her strike Mel then there would be a good case. I am thinking he was coached in his answers to cps though. She said she ran to the boy, so she put him in the middle of a fight. Don't know how far his room is to all this, but kids hear and see when they shouldn't.

1267 days ago
120.

Ray    

The "problem" is you're taking mels story for granted.The courts won't.He'll have to prove it.So yes he can try and fight it.

Posted at 5:57 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by rika

A prosecutor is the one who has to prove Mr. Gibson did the slap without the need to protect Lucia. You are not automatically guilty and have to prove innocence.

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