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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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46.

champix_o    

Good morning, good afternoon all:)
So much to catch up since last night ..
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Unimmaginable horror in Japan!
According to the BBC - 1000 dead and counting !!?!!
My heartfelt prayers are with the people of Japan ..

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Sam, Azlee, Fuddy .. Annie ___ so now we got atractive Special Agents within T-M ranks :) Exciting! Hello Agents:)
But I see, still NO photo .....
Sam, I know you are wise and all for safety but .. be careful!

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.. article Ruth Houston wrote.
http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-infidelity-in-national/oksana-walks-on-extortion-charges-it-s-now-open-season-on-rich-and-famous-men

UPDATE: There is a possibility that Oksana Grigorieva may be charged with extortion, after all. Check back for additional updates as this story develops.
Posted at 9:00 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Who'sThat
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The update is the only good news in a long while! Hope it's the case.

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@ KM
Congratulation! You have a very talented Daughter!
The apple never falls far from the tree :)

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Wish all the cameras would somehow malfunction at the time of Mel's hearing - shouldn't be allowed there in the first place!
Hopefully it's the last time Ox has a chance to serve Mel & his Family with 'the public humiliation' plate. Hopefully she will have a taste of same soon ..

1300 days ago
47.

buck    

a punch in the mouth hard enough to break veneers is REAL DV u ninny

1300 days ago
48.

chris     

Good morning, good afternoon all:)
So much to catch up since last night ..
=========================================

Unimmaginable horror in Japan!
According to the BBC - 1000 dead and counting !!?!!
My heartfelt prayers are with the people of Japan ..

****************

Sam, Azlee, Fuddy .. Annie ___ so now we got atractive Special Agents within T-M ranks :) Exciting! Hello Agents:)
But I see, still NO photo .....
Sam, I know you are wise and all for safety but .. be careful!

**************
.. article Ruth Houston wrote.
http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-infidelity-in-national/oksana-walks-on-extortion-charges-it-s-now-open-season-on-rich-and-famous-men

UPDATE: There is a possibility that Oksana Grigorieva may be charged with extortion, after all. Check back for additional updates as this story develops.
Posted at 9:00 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Who'sThat
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The update is the only good news in a long while! Hope it's the case.

**************
@ KM
Congratulation! You have a very talented Daughter!
The apple never falls far from the tree :)

**************

Wish all the cameras would somehow malfunction at the time of Mel's hearing - shouldn't be allowed there in the first place!
Hopefully it's the last time Ox has a chance to serve Mel & his Family with 'the public humiliation' plate. Hopefully she will have a taste of same soon ..

Posted at 10:27 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by champix_o
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CHAMP,

The Airport courthouse isnt that far from the beach/ocean....we can hope a tsunami wave washes the paps away.....

1300 days ago
49.

TMZgossip    

Team LUNATIC is rabid today.

"Oxy was shaking the baby"
... so says Gibson. any collaboration?

how crazy is it to believe that you'd be soooooo compelled to smack a woman for "violently shaking the baby" and yet you wouldn't take the baby to get checked out **AND** you'd let the woman leave with the baby minutes later?

like every Team LUNATIC story -- this one doesn't hold water either

1300 days ago
50.

Tellthetruth59    

a punch in the mouth hard enough to break veneers is REAL DV u ninny

Posted at 10:27 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by buck
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Her veneers and the little rodent teeth they are hiding would have been swallowed and crapped out had she been shaking my baby.

1300 days ago
51.

dunamis    

ROL trying to dissuade Mel supporters:

GOT NEWS?GOT NEWS? RSS FEEDRSS FEED LOGINLOGINREGISTERREGISTEREXCLUSIVES ON OUR RADAR STYLE PHOTOS VIDEOS
EXCLUSIVE: The Mel Tapes -- Listen To The Rage That Landed Him In CourtEXCLUSIVE: The Mel Tapes -- Listen To The Rage That Landed Him In Court
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Posted on Mar 11, 2011 @ 12:30PM print it send it
WENNAs Mel Gibson prepares for a court date Friday to enter a plea on a misdemeanor battery charge, RadarOnline.com is looking back at what started the legal ball rolling -- our world exclusive tapes of the Academy Award winner lashing out at his baby's mother Oksana Grigorieva with a tirade of racist, sexist and threatening statements after their January 2010 blowup.

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Mel’s Racist Rant

In the series of tapes -- obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com -- an enraged Gibson admits to hitting Grigorieva and even threatens to "put her in a f------ rose garden."

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Mel Gibson Admits Hitting Oksana, Threatens To Kill Her

Among the low-lights, that dominated the headlines last summer:

When a calm Grigorieva told Gibson, "I did not do anything and I apologize for nothing," Gibson responded, "You apologize for nothing? Well then you're a dishonest c---!"

MEL AUDIO TAPE: The Tape That Could Destroy Mel: "No One Will Believe You", He Says After She Charges: "You Hit The Baby"

Leading to the most incriminating of statements, Grigorieva chides Gibson, "You were hitting a woman with a child in her hands. You! What kind of a man is that, hitting a woman when she's holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth, twice, in the face! What kind of man is that?"

"You know what, you f------ deserved it!" Gibson shot back. "I'll put you in a f------ rose garden, you c---. You understand that? Because I'm capable of it. You understand that? Get a f------ restraining order. For what? What are you gonna get a restraining order for? For me being drunk and disorderly? For hitting you? For what?"

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Another Mel Gibson Slur Caught On Tape In Crazed Rage

Other noteworthy comments from the Mad Max star:

In criticizing Grigorieva's wardrobe, Gibson said the N-word: "You look like a f------ bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n-----s it'll be your fault!"

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Out Of Control Mel Gibson Says He'll Burn Down House After Demanding Sex

Another racial dig Gibson made, when speaking of a Hispanic employee: "I'll report her to the f------ people who take f------ money from the wetbacks, OK?"

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Mel Gibson Completely Loses It: 'B*tch, C*nt, Wh*re, Gold Digger!'

Gibson's career has swirled the drain since the release of the tapes, as a cameo role in The Hangover 2 (which could have signaled Hollywood's acceptance of Gibson post-Oksana scandal) was overwhelmingly nixed by cast and crew.

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Mel Gibson's Twisted Rant Includes Jealous Rage Over Timothy Dalton

Stay with RadarOnline.com for the latest news on Mel Gibson as it breaks

1300 days ago
52.

maya    

KP

Yes KP listen to his rants. You will hear a man asking why are you doing this to me after I have been so good to you. LISTEN! why do you think he was so upset. LISTEN and THINK kp. When was the last time someone spent $5 million DOLLARS on your career? LISTEN and THINK!

Maya 28

1300 days ago
53.

Tellthetruth59    

Team LUNATIC is rabid today.

"Oxy was shaking the baby"
... so says Gibson. any collaboration?

how crazy is it to believe that you'd be soooooo compelled to smack a woman for "violently shaking the baby" and yet you wouldn't take the baby to get checked out **AND** you'd let the woman leave with the baby minutes later?

like every Team LUNATIC story -- this one doesn't hold water either

Posted at 10:29 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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It holds more water than the endless stream of contradictions, outright lies and fairytales we've been treated to by Ox and her 42+ hired guns for the past 8 months.

1300 days ago
54.

Orange T    

The women on here who justify hitting a woman as a mere slap...sad sad people you are! What will team mel do now? Your good days only coincide with Oksana's demise!

1300 days ago
55.

dunamis    

People are coming out of the woodwork with ammunition against Mel before his court appearance. This is obviously fear and desperation on their part.

1300 days ago
56.

twilightmom    

@buck
And there's *no way* possible to "punch" someone in the mouth "hard enough to knock off their veneers". WITHOUT fairly extensive soft tissue damage to the lips, gums, surrounding tissue, and even the tongue. She had NONE of these!
Those pics were the *before* pics taken prior to initially placing the veneers (when she had the $$$ to fix her little, tiny rat teeth she had prior to the veneers being placed). The actual tooth/teeth were prepped by being ground down some, the edges smoothed and then they take pics prior to placing the veneers. Afterwards they take the *after* pics, showing what the actual work looks like in comparison.
No way was she "punched".

1300 days ago
57.

Tellthetruth59    

The women on here who justify hitting a woman as a mere slap...sad sad people you are! What will team mel do now? Your good days only coincide with Oksana's demise!

Posted at 10:34 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Orange T
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Is it safe to assume you support baby shaking and extortion?

1300 days ago
58.

john    

There might be a way to get the DA/FEDS/Justice system to do something about Oksana.

The first step is to finish this business with Mel in court today. Once that is finished, then the Special Units Report could be leaked to media, a little at a time.

Since the DA never took a plea from oskana, public pressure could mount to do something about it, if not at DA level, then Federal.

It depends on how the Special Units Squad sees the DA, if they suspect him of being politically corrupt, he has taken over 10 thousand dollars from just one of the extortion lawyers, and who knows how much from the others, the COPS could leak the do***ents to get "public pressure" on DA to arrest her or get FEDS to arrest her.

Hey Special Units Squad!
Do you think it is right that oksana gets away with Lawyer Extortion? Are you guys gonna do anything about it, maybe embarrass the DA by revealing do***ents you guys have on oksana that the DA is hiding under the rug.

Hey guys, if oksana can hide how she "leaked" the edited tapes, why can't you "leak" your docs, just cover your tracks. She did. :)

1300 days ago
59.

champix_o    

CHAMP,

The Airport courthouse isnt that far from the beach/ocean....we can hope a tsunami wave washes the paps away.....
Posted at 10:29 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by chris
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Chris, in that case ... Is Ox coming too?
:)

1300 days ago
60.

Annie     

EXCLUSIVE: The Mel Tapes -- Listen To The Rage That Landed Him In CourtEXCLUSIVE: The Mel Tapes -- Listen To The Rage That Landed Him In Court
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Posted on Mar 11, 2011 @ 12:30PM print it send it
WENNAs Mel Gibson prepares for a court date Friday to enter a plea on a misdemeanor battery charge, RadarOnline.com is taking another chance at smearing Mel Gibson's name in an unfair, and unjournalistic manner. When Mr. Gibson goes into court today he will take full and complete responsibility for his part in the events of the January 2010 blowup. The Russian "oxtortionist" on the other hand, who lied about her part in the fight, and who embellished her story over and over again, may or may not be charged.

MEL AUDIO TAPE: Mel’s Racist Rant

Posted at 10:31 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by dunamis

I had to edit this for them : )

1300 days ago
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