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Mel Gibson Strikes Plea Deal -- NO JAIL TIME

3/10/2011 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson has struck an agreement with prosecutors and has made a plea deal in his looming criminal case ... sources connected with the L.A. County District Attorney tell TMZ ... and Mel will not get jail time.

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Our sources say Mel will appear in court Friday and will plead no contest to simple battery -- a lesser charge than corporal injury on a spouse. 

As we first reported, Mel had been agonizing over the impending criminal charge -- related to the January 6, 2010 blowout with Oksana Grigorieva -- worried that a prolonged court fight would be a strain on his family, particularly his children.  We're told ... even though Mel believed he could win the case -- he struck the deal to protect his loved ones.

We're told the deal involves counseling but NO JAIL TIME.

When contacted for a response, Mel's lawyer, Blair Berk, released the following statement to TMZ:  "I know from almost 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer that sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price.  That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached."

Berk goes on, "Mel's priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made.  It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end."

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1096.

just curious    

Re the tsunami in Northern California, in Santa Cruz boats have torn loose from moorings and are being tossed around all over the water and banging into pylons. Huge mess out there and the worst is yet to come.

1300 days ago
1097.

dunamis    

just curious:

He'll be officially charged this a.m..Just a formality. He won't be there.

He won't have to appear until 1:30 P.T.

1300 days ago
1098.

just curious    

Thanks, dunamis

1300 days ago
1099.

Michael    

the 2 lowlifes deserve each other, sentence should be "force" them to live together

1300 days ago
1100.

V    

Ox's victim impact statement if she's being honest: "Nobody likes me because I shook my baby and told some lies. I also have lots of attorney bills. People make fun of my mother's underwear. Scamming men is how I make a living. Because of the publicity surrounding this case I can no longer earn a living and must stay in my rat invested mansion on Sherman Oaks."

Posted at 5:05 PM on Mar 10, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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LOL ... well no more 'immaculate conceptions' for her though. She'll have to find another angle.


Posted at 5:12 PM on Mar 10, 2011 by Belinda
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She didn't play the baby card with HUBBY1. Oksana seems to have many cards up her sleeve IMO.

I think her speciality is finding a MARK's weak spot and EXPLOITING IT for her own gain. I keep wondering how many men or even women we may not know about. I wonder about the babysitter who supposedly died. So many questions!

I wish SOMEONE would really take a look at her PAST and EXPOSE HER! It is time Oksana's TRUE STORY is out there!

Ideally it should be the DA who gets the ball rolling since her latest escapade was EXTORTION and that is ILLEGAL, even in CA!

Good grief her own words and deeds betray her! What more does the DA need?

Her created TAPE series, with her supplimental/contributing media campaign, all the while she tried to USE..

Let's see:

A BABY
HER IGNORANCE/NAIVITY BECAUSE OF HER IMMIGRANT STATUS
ALLEGATIONS of DV
CRIES OF POVERTY
CLAIMS HER OWN ATTORNEYS BULLIED HER
CLAIMS OUR COURT SYSTEM is CORRUPT
CLAIMS our SYSTEM OF LAW is ANTIQUATED and prevents JUSTICE
CREATING A PUBLIC PLATFORM via the MEDIA to
CONTINUE HER ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN
PROCLAIM HER INNOCENCE
ATTEMPT TO POLLUTE THE JURY POOL
FEED MISINFORMATION
ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE OFFICERS OF THE COURT

She has tried one angle after another, sometimes overlapping them -

ALL - every one of them -

WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO real evidence
WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO regard for the consequences to others
WITH ABSOULTELY ZERO concern for reputations
WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO acceptance of accountabilty

HER AIM was SINGLE FOCUSED -
Oksana Grigorieva DECIDED SHE WANTED MONEY, A GREAT SUM OF MONEY she was NOT LAWFULLY entitled.

And she WORKED one angle after another to ACHIEVE her goal.

The only question in my mind is

WILL OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE STOP HER?

or

WILL THOSE ELECTED CHOSE TO ALLOW HER TO MANIPULATE to achieve her goal?

The DA may be friends with many of these attorneys. I don't personally believe most Oksana hired are CORRUPT. I think Oksana Grigorieva (most probably with the help of someone behind a curtain) was able to play angles and CON attorneys.

I can see how attorneys can be victims too in a complex extortion scheme. That is my thinking until I see evidence that contradicts it.

TROUBLE IS, until Oksana is charged, the reputations of those men will always be tainted won't they?

The DA charging Oksana with illegally recording Mel Gibson - considering she did TWO different interviews and wrote multiple emails confessing she did just that seems a GIVEN.

The DA charging Oksana with EXTORTION against Mel Gibson (and possibly others - maybe that is why the case is taking so long?)considering Oksana's own words and actions and how they conflict with the CO-habitation agreement (on which she actually provided false information) seemed a GIVEN too imo.

The DA charging Oksana with distributing/selling or directing someone to sell - sealed court materials --- well, that is possibly one of those MANY cases Mr. Garbus mentioned right? The DA has supposedly been investigating right? Considering the angles of the stories which have surfaced, even the way some has been cut out (like Mel Gibson's declaration), it seems very likely whoever has been involved has wanted to HELP Oksana in her extortion bid and help her avoid accountablity and justice IMO.

The DA charging Oksana with a CHARITY fraud scheme - well, we don't know exactly what has happened do we? Hopefully the DA or the IRS or someone has been taking a really close look. Could be one more of the "MANY" cases Mr. Garbus mentioned right?

Considering all the lies exposed so far, can the District Attorney of Los Angeles or the Los Angeles Major Crimes Unit secure Oksana's immigration paperwork? She has to file paperwork periodically and she had to file initially for a VISA and green card right? Considering the number of areas we have witnessed false information surfacing regarding Oksana Grigorieva, shouldn't the DA or the POLICE have seen a red flag and taken a look? If they are legally unable to do so, can the US PROSECUTOR?

I keep wondering if her immigration paperwork could yield help where the EXTORTION case, possibly cases, go and maybe even help to explain WHY she has lived the life she has?

Her BIO once mentioned Cuzman a man wanted by INTERPOL and SPAIN. And another man, PETR Listerman (did I spell that correctly) a man who also claimed he was from Sanansk,Mordovia, is a man who proudly proclaims operating a business that includes providing party girls (i.e.prostitution and human trafficking). He also claims his business includes worldwide millionaire matchmaking services. This man claims to have a longstanding relationship with Oksana Grigorieva and claims SHE sought his help.

Will charges be filed against Oksana in reconnection with Listerman or possibly Listerman's US middleman/cohorts?

There has always been some holes in Oksana's bio hasn't there? Her claimed profession(s) from interior designer to model to musicial artist seem suspicious. Her ability to produce a portfolio for any of them remain elusive.

Hopefully the DA and the Sheriff Dept have been able to fill in those holes.

I found yet another ADAM 12 episode which speaks of EXTORTION.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/46153/adam-12-extortion

This time, it is from the perspective of a business owner, A JEWISH BUSINESS OWNER, who is being threatened by PUNKS who DEMAND MONEY - for "PROTECTION" - or the PUNKS will DESTROY and TERRORIZE the BUSINESS OWNERS.

Both of the Adam12 episodes boil extortion down to the BAREBONES. Understand there hase been much written how UKRAINIAN and some RUSSIAN criminals have tried to complicate EXTORTION. The criminals actually USE law a-biding folks in their constructed plot and their plot is designed so these unsuspecting folks can be unwittingly caught in a position where they LOOK as through they participated in the extortion. It is a called a blind. These extortionists also attempt to exploit or elude accountability by manipulating our system of justice and court procedures.

IF these criminals are going to stopped, it will take our OFFICERS of the COURT being as SHREWD as the CRIMINAL and our LAWS being STRONG ENOUGH to NET CRIMINALS.

I have wondered all along if some of Oksana's attorneys in fact were just as much the VICTIM as her MARK, Mel Gibson?

I HOPE THE DA charges! And I hope the charges today are against Oksana Grigorieva

and I personally hope men like Mr. Cotchett, Mr. George, and even Mr. Freid can all get their reputations polished in the process!

Midwestern,

I see your impression of the DA as a GODFATHER figure. I hope you are wrong. I see the DA as a GATEKEEPER, not the head of a thug or corrupt organization. I see the DA as a WHITE HAT with clean hands SO FAR!

I hope I am not naive. I hope my confidence in the judicial process in Los Angeles County is not wrong. Politics can influence/corrupt and the District Attorneys must not allow politics or corruption of any kind to gain a foothold.

We have witnessed so many corrupt political leaders, from local sheriffs to Governors who have been dragged before the courts on corruption charges. Most all of the cases centered on GREED! The City of Detroit was so corrupt the Federal Government had to dismantle multiple levels of government. And we, JohnQPublc who don't live in Michigan or Detroit have to pick up the tab for the clean-up.

I sure hope that is NOT the case in Los Angeles.

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE KNOWS WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON.

I hope the public will not simply be led like sheep by the media. And I hope the DA will be led by the LAWS and the determination to rid the streets of Los Angeles COUNTY of criminals.

EXTORTION is a CRIME!

1300 days ago
1101.

V    

Fidel's niece,

Thanks for Dima timeline. Gee I wonder how him flying to Moscow was arranged for HER CHARITY EVENT? He is a UNIVERSAL/TIMBA artist right?

DETAILS DETAILS! Will we EVER EVER get the details?

1300 days ago
1102.

kpacota    

V I agree with everything you say. I'm also wondering why a woman who doesn't work takes her child to day care.

Here's from Sweets:

Mel Gibson is charged with a lesser misdemeanor charge based on his own deposition to the police, that he slapped oksana to save the baby's life, means that the DV charges have been discarded and that the DA do not beleive oksana's version of the events.

Oksana Grigorieva is therefor charged with Extortion, on 2 accounts, since without the DV to hidde under, she had no other reasons to record Mel Gibson's phone conversations in february 18-19, 2010, but to can use the recording to extort Mel Gibson with at a later date.
And the second extortion account is the fact that she filed DV charges against Mel Gibson, from June 2010 to March 2011, based on inexisting evidences as the investigators and LE have found out.

The Major Crime Bureau and the sherif's Investigator's conclusion, is that no DV took place in January 06, 2010, ditto the entire case was made up to can extort even more money from Mel Gibson, than with the tapes alone.

The extortion occured in 2 stages:

1) using tapes alone to bargain a 26 million dollars deal, and

2) Filing charges against Mel Gibson for DV, and relaeasing the tapes to media via Radar online to make more pressure on Mel Gibson, and strike a bigger financial deal.

Both attempts failed, and oksana's email to her attorney Eric George in June 2 and 3rd 2010, prove that an extortion had been pooled through, and that another one was about to take place.

Okssna said in them " I can get a better financial deal by using DV" and "They (Mel Gibson's lawyers) are bluffing. He is too scared to see those tapes coming out. He will pay". (sources: court do***ents published on TMZ, and article on LA times from a week ago).

Therefor Mel Gibson is now charged on his own account for lesser degree of misdemeanor, and he cannot constest this charge since its based on hiw own deposition to the police of what happened.
To contest this misdemeanor, will be the same as saying that he lied to the police in his deposition, lying under oath, which is a bigger crime, a felony, than slapping oksana on the face to make her stop to shake the baby and prevent a baby shaking Syndrom to occur, is a simple misdemeanor, and the truth.

Oksana Grigeriova is charged with extortion on 2 accounts, based on the MCB and LE investigators's work, showing behond doubt that an extortion took place and twice.

Mel Gibson won the case, both about the DV and about the Extortion.

Oksana Grigorieva lose the case, both on the DV charges and the extorion charges.

She will now also be charged for lying under oath, giving different testimonies and making faulse charges of a crime.

1300 days ago
1103.

TMZgossip    

Mel Gibson won the case, both about the DV and about the Extortion.

Oksana Grigorieva lose the case, both on the DV charges and the extorion charges.

She will now also be charged for lying under oath, giving different testimonies and making faulse charges of a crime.

Posted at 11:51 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by kpacota
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you and sweet'tard-the-banned are delusional

where are the DNA tests?

1300 days ago
1104.

posarella    

It is not manly to beat women to build an ego. In fact, it ends up turning a raging ego into a useless pile of dung. He will hate anyone around him, so long as his ego castle is stronger. I wish he could find a better path to find strength. So may people are watching. It would be an incredible arch of character for him to own up to his mistakes and make a contribution to a non-profit against domestic violence. I wish him well.

1300 days ago
1105.

anonymous    

Another actor destroys his career with booze and sluts. Had a devoted wife and children. Threw it all away. Why? Now no one will give him the time of day in Hollywood except to cover his latest fights, dui's or court coverages.

1299 days ago
1106.

diane hano    

give mr gibson a break everyone does or says things they regret when they have reached the end of their rope. i would love to see mr.mel and the gang from lethal weapons get back together. this time around,they open a detective agency. i think this would be a hoot!!! i'm 59 years old and i love his movies.

1299 days ago
1107.

Anka    

Ma'am you should work on your music to make a living on your own!!! I guess it didn't work for you so you plan to work Mel Gibson. Well the man has a real big family to stand for him, you really push the buttons hard to get some money out of him, that really talks about the human kind you are. He try ed to help you lunch your mediocre, post communist music career. You are one self center women, pure ugly... just like your boring, lascivious and burlesc music.

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1299 days ago
1108.

Jeff Broude    

wife basher, anti semite. mmm makes sence.

1298 days ago
1109.

carmen    

you people are a bunch of idiots, you act like you are perfect and never gotten angry and said bad things. she provoked him it was planned because she sounded so calm,

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