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D.A. Will Charge Mel With Simple Misdemeanor Battery

3/11/2011 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson will be charged this morning with simple misdemeanor battery .... not felony domestic violence ... sources connected with the D.A. tell TMZ.

Mel Gibson Misdemeanor
TMZ broke the story ... Mel has cut a deal, in which he will plead no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge.

The D.A. had the option of filing a more serious charge -- felony domestic violence, but the D.A. is filing the lesser charge which is the basis of the plea bargain.

The actual charge will be California Penal Code, Section 243(e)(1), which is battery "against a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant's child, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship."

And, as we reported, Mel will NOT be sentenced to any jail time.  He will be ordered to continue his counseling and that's about it.

People familiar with the case -- and the L.A. County District Attorney's filing decisions -- tell TMZ the charge and the plea are appropriate and fit within D.A. guidelines.  Remember, Chris Brown beat the crap out of Rihanna, and he was not sentenced to a day in jail.


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champix_o    

It means the DA didn't believe Oksana - the malicious vindictive psychotic excuse for a mother at all!

Ox, you are a Judas and a LIAR!!!!!!!!!!

1319 days ago
32.

Chia    

Attention, if you want a slap on the wrist for being physically abusive, move to LA and Aspen.

This is an outrage. Physical abuse is never acceptable on any level.

1319 days ago
33.

middleagedcrazy    

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Hey Danny Boy - No Mercedes for youuuuuu!

Posted at 9:55 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by realist
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* + * + * + * + * + *

Svetlana got one [neener neener].

ROFLMAO -- great one!

Tee hee

1319 days ago
34.

kickaboo    

If it happen as she said, she would not use her baby shield, real mothers don't do this kind of **** or run around outside in the dark like a banshee or SHAKE their children standing on a bed. Real DV victims don't leak sealed, edited tapes where they provoked and goaded a man where she said he needed medication? Why would she provoke a mentally ill man if she feared for her life and especially her children? REAL DV victims don't change their stories constantly, they remember it all too well. And they don't make "monster" faces on video to sell the point. Real DV victims don't like talking about it, cause they don't like remembering it but they cannot ever forget ever single detail, years later. Real DV don't need to lie or fake pictures. And real DV victims are damn sure not worried about getting rich and famous and exploiting their little "golden meal ticket" or Gibson Girl! Oksana, you are a child abuser, extortionist and a sociopath.

1319 days ago
35.

Stacy    

Open letter to Gloria Allred,

Gloria, your friend Oksana may soon be charged with extortion, among other felonies.
The DA may also have evidence of your involvement (from her computer), here's hoping you get charged with conspiracy to extort !
Oksana isn't the first immigrant who you "placed in legal jeopardy", ex. the illegal alien maid.
Maybe the DA has your number too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=355Fk8drgZE

1319 days ago
36.

Tellthetruth59    

This is an outrage. Physical abuse is never acceptable on any level.

Posted at 10:09 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Chia
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Baby shaking is never acceptable either. Neither is extortion. Ox got away with both from the looks of it because the DA doesn't want to punish his buddy Eric George for representing Ox.

1319 days ago
37.

ohreally    

Hmmmm, I think Gloria the enbalmed is running scared! If OX is charged, she will most certainly be implicated.
I consider her rant on ROL her first line of defense. She is protecting her own ass. And ROL too!

1319 days ago
38.

Tellthetruth59    

@Ohreally and Stacy - Gloryhole's open letter to Gibson was a complete joke. She goes on the assumption that Ox was not shaking the baby. I guess Gloryhole was there when everything went down.

1319 days ago
39.

Who'sThat    

Attention, if you want a slap on the wrist for being physically abusive, move to LA and Aspen.

This is an outrage. Physical abuse is never acceptable on any level.

Posted at 10:09 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Chia

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If anyone, ANYONE is shaking my infant running around tossing my baby back and forth, believe you and me, Ox would get a lot more than JUST a slap in the face once!

1319 days ago
40.

middleagedcrazy    

Open letter to Gloria Allred,

Gloria, your friend Oksana may soon be charged with extortion, among other felonies.
The DA may also have evidence of your involvement (from her computer), here's hoping you get charged with conspiracy to extort !
Oksana isn't the first immigrant who you "placed in legal jeopardy", ex. the illegal alien maid.
Maybe the DA has your number too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=355Fk8drgZE

Posted at 10:11 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Stacy
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Do hope there is an investigation. As far as I can tell, Greta von Susteren is the only one who called her out on using an immigrant (illegal?) for her own political ends. Do you think Bloom cleaned up enough to make sure the little rat feet do not lead right back to Gloryhole?

Ptui, ptui, ptui.

1319 days ago
41.

kickaboo    

What's the matter, Gloria? Did your daughter Lisa that you sent in to cover your ass from helping Oksana extort Mel fail? All those boxes she was carting out from Ox's house...err, Mel's house. Did she leave something behind or on the computer connecting you? Dirty old Gloria, madam to the gold-digging, no work skanks...wants to blackmail but call a press-conference while doing so. Where's Violet? That one didn't work out, she thought you and Oksana had no morals with your lies?

1319 days ago
42.

maya    

What the bleep does Chris Brown beating the crap out of Rihanna got to do with Mel's situation? Arrrggg! Mel Slapped Oksana ONCE. TMZ you are such instigators. Shame, Shame, Shame on you!

Maya 28

1319 days ago
43.

twilightmom    

Let's try this again....
@kp. @chia (pet?)
Both of you need to read further than what is found on TMZ, ROL, etc. This skeezer has been living off of older men, using them to climb the social ladder, since she was 17.
Do you * really* think its a*coincidence* that both of her children are from famous, RICH actors? She thought she hit the mother lode when she found Mel Gibson!! And girlfriend worked it as hard as she could, popped out a baby, and STILL he wasn't gonna "put a ring on it". The men before MG all laid down and surrendered when she started her extortion plots. But not Mel, that's why we heard the tapes.
She needs to be charged with numerous felony offenses, serve prison time, and her azz shipped far, far away!! (no LAR, not to Oz. Lol). Get her out of the U.S.!! She doesn't deserve to live here.

1319 days ago
44.

Annie     

Do hope there is an investigation. As far as I can tell, Greta von Susteren is the only one who called her out on using an immigrant (illegal?) for her own political ends. Do you think Bloom cleaned up enough to make sure the little rat feet do not lead right back to Gloryhole?

Ptui, ptui, ptui.

Posted at 10:21 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by middleagedcrazy

If Lisa cleaned up enough..that gives ox her ammo for more she said vs she said if an investigation happens. Would be fun watching her smear gloria for awhile!

1319 days ago
45.

chris     

Mel,

I have grown to respect you more and more as I have watched you stand tall in the face of this media firestorm unleashed on you by Oksana.

You are a STONG MAN who has proven that SILENCE IS GOLDEN. In the face of this tragedy, I am sure you have relied on your Faith and your belief in GOD THE ALMIGHTY.

Though it may seem that you have been defeated, THAT IS NOT TRUE. God has guided you through this and Jesus has helped carry your burden, though it may not seem like it.....believe me he has.

For you Mel, this saga will end today. You can take solace in knowing that one day Oksana will stand before God and will have to answer to him for what she has done, not only to you but to your family.

Mel, Oksana's justice may not be served today or in our life time but remember SHE WILL STAND BEFORE GOD and HE will deliver the REAL JUSTICE she is due.

1319 days ago
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