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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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rainbowdancer    

I don't believe a word of this. Nobody fights for this long and this hard to just roll over and play dead in the end. If it's not this court case that the family has to face it will be another. Go for it Mel, defend yourself!!!

1270 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

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

Posted at 6:06 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by get a life ho
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Maybe he did wear a condom - how would we know? People assume an awful lot. If he was not adhering to the "no sex outside of marriage rule," I would think the contraception rule wouldn't be an issue either. So please stop assuming you know what transpired. It's ridiculous.

Personally I don't think Ox's alleged STDs are a fitting punishment for extortion and her blatant abuse of the US legal system. She needs to be held accountable for her actions.

1270 days ago
123.

azlee    

you guys say it better then I do. Our rights as citizens still stand, no matter if the court lawyers try to strip them away.

1270 days ago
124.

middleagedcrazy    

Well I do not know enough about the law, but if he pleads to some piddly misdemeanor would that open the door to further lawsuits? If he demands proof, would that help stop further lawsuits by the piano player?

Really think in a criminal case, her choice to not go to law enforcement at any time, is a total insult to law enforcement.

Her diatribe about the history of the judiciary on Larry King Live is a total insult to judges everywhere.

Most of all, false accusations of domestic violence are an insult to true victims (female AND male) everywhere.

Bleah

1270 days ago
125.

fuddyduddy    

If a fight would be of benefit to you and your family, then fight it.

If a fight would clear your name, then fight it.

If a fight would hurt a potential civil suit, then fight it.

You have the intestinal fortitude to met this challenge head on.

You have made it this far.

Do not cave in to pressure.

Do not give in to OG.

1270 days ago
126.

ketjo    

Sorry about the spelling this morning and the scrambling of letters my fingers are twisted up like pretzels today from artiritis....reason I was up so early waitin for the rain so my fingers will ease off......

Funny how some peoples pen names reflect their person without them even typing a word............!

1270 days ago
127.

KM    

Any bets on when a Gibson family spin story with a picture (courtsy of OX) will show up on ROL to bolster her blackmailing him with this story.

1270 days ago
128.

get a life ho    

He doesn't have to prove anything. It's the DA's job to prove it.

Posted at 6:06 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by WhoKnows
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Racist Mel admitted slapping her .,.,the only question is was that justified ?.,.,Racist Mel will have an uphill and VERY costly fight to come out aquitted . Highly unlikey .

FACT .,.The DA's rate of conviction is about 98%

Oxo said on the tapes " What kind of man hits a woman with a child in her arms " ?

Racist Mels response " YOU DESERVED IT "(while snickering)

I think the DA's case won't be a tough sell to a even a stupid jury with this set of facts .,.,,

As Al Pachino said in Scarface .,.,"Solong Mel"

"Enjoy your first class trip to the resurrection"

1270 days ago
129.

KM    

COURTESY....jeez sorry about typos

1270 days ago
130.

Tellthetruth59    

Racist Mel admitted slapping her .,.,the only question is was that justified ?.,.,Racist Mel will have an uphill and VERY costly fight to come out aquitted . Highly unlikey .

FACT .,.The DA's rate of conviction is about 98%

Oxo said on the tapes " What kind of man hits a woman with a child in her arms " ?

Racist Mels response " YOU DESERVED IT "(while snickering)

I think the DA's case won't be a tough sell to a even a stupid jury with this set of facts .,.,,

As Al Pachino said in Scarface .,.,"Solong Mel"

"Enjoy your first class trip to the resurrection"

Posted at 6:18 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by get a life ho
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Assuming the tapes are not edited, and that conversation took place as we heard it on the tapes I would say she did deserve a slap. She deserved more than a slap if she pulled a 2 month old child into a fight, was jerking the infant around, running around in the back yard in the dark, squatting and howling like the rabid baboon faced beotch that she is. She deserves a slap and a boot in the azz.

1270 days ago
131.

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.

Posted at 6:08 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by Ray

The prosecuter has to prove he committed the offense.Whatever justification he has for it is his responsibility to prove.Get it?.

1270 days ago
132.

paigehop    

Well, this reeks of acknowledgment of a crime. Probably for the best that he get this over with.

Still, Mel, you're an awesome actor/director/producer, don't blame you for beating that cunning whore, and wish you renewed success in the future!

1270 days ago
133.

Ray    

The prosecutor has to prove he committed the offence with intent other than protecting Lucia. Get it?

1270 days ago
134.

get a life ho    

Maybe he did wear a condom - how would we know?

Posted at 6:13 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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Take a wild guess /./././ umm maybe Lucia ? .,.

or maybe Racist Mel was using Magnums he bought down in the da hood ( extra large ones) and it just slipped off because it was so oversized .,

yeh that's it !

1270 days ago
135.

fuddyduddy    

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.

Posted at 6:08 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by Ray

The prosecuter has to prove he committed the offense.Whatever justification he has for it is his responsibility to prove.Get it?.

Posted at 6:22 AM on Mar 9, 2011 by rika
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Wrong rika. Ray is correct. If the DA charges Mel with the slap because he was protecting a child law, then that's what the DA has to prove.

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