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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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61.

louis r    

te!

1218 days ago
62.

DANA    

Ive heard Philips Batteries are very good.
They last very long.

1218 days ago
63.

TMZgossip    

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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they're on suicide watch
they even have a crane at Sam's house (and the jaws of life)

1218 days ago
64.

buck    

keep making out with your dog loser

1218 days ago
65.

buck    

u dont know **** losers

1218 days ago
66.

Tellthetruth59    

they're on suicide watch
they even have a crane at Sam's house (and the jaws of life)

Posted at 10:45 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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We're taking you with us. We have a murder suicide pact *g*

1218 days ago
67.

TMZgossip    

Gibson likes his baby...
shaken, not stirred

1218 days ago
68.

twilightmom    

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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I think that after all was said and done, she left calmly (none of the barefoot, in her pj's stuff) and they talked. She had the Peds appt the next day, so she promised him she would talk to the Pediatrician about it.
Idk....that one is the only thing I find hard to figure out. He may have said I want to take her to the dr and Ox said she had the appt the next day. MG is an experienced parent, with 8 kids he's probably seen just about everything particularly with having almost all boys. No, he's not a dr but he probably checked her out and saw nothing that caused great concern so her agreed to wait until the Peds appt to have her checked out.

1218 days ago
69.

louis r    

Mel Gibson,

Mate, you are done! You are a has been. You left your wife (the mother of your 20 children, or whatever) for this Russian "gold digger." Your credibility is shot. You were thought to have some "religious cred," you know "good Catholic boy," until they found out how "hateful" you really are.

You are old, sir. Your hair is colored, your wrinkles are REALLY showing these days. You have the lines of a drunk, and the range of someone with limited education.
All that money? How much went to the last wife? How much will go to this one?
"taken to the cleaners you were." Now, your pride, your ego, your integrity, your MANhood have been taken from you.
You are now a shell. Relegated to comedic "guest appearances." What next? A "memoir?"

Go back to the first wife. Beg her forgiveness. If she take you back, you are lucky,
But LEAVE Hollywood. You have NO credibility and your engery is TAPPED>

good day mate.

1218 days ago
70.

Friend?    

So it´s ok for the Russian woman to shake the baby but it´s against the law for Mel to stop it??? And what about the extortion that Mel says he´s been a victim of? Oh so that´s legal too??? Sick celebrity justice if you ask me.

1218 days ago
71.

Sincerity    

I can certainly understand why Mel Gibson wants to put this matter to rest. It's difficult to plan ahead when this sort of baggage is constantly being held over your head. He still has "options" and many "supporters" even with all of this raggedy press. Ole Greedy's threats have been neutralized and his custody rights will remain in tact. Remember, "he" chose "her" and should have used much better judgment. She's a total "WHACK JOB" and has proven that she lacks "COMMON SENSE" as well as "INTEGRITY". It will be much harder for her to "rattle his cage" and he's not obligated to speak to her and can't afford to without an intermediary who can confirm what has been said. She tried to play the helpless "DV" victim card and became a horrendous "laughingstock", instead because her "true" motives were just too apparent. She has no talent, education, marketable skills or promotional prospects to speak of and isn't likely to make a living based upon any "real" accomplishments of her own. All her ex-lovers have moved on and would rather not be so bothered with her. The possibly of her continuing to "sleep her way of the food chain" are very minimal, at best. Put a fork in her "TRIFLING AZZ", SHE'S DONE!!!

1218 days ago
72.

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 Posted at 10 :29 AM on Mar 11 , 2011 by TMZgossip ---------

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I think that after all was said and done, she left calmly (none of the barefoot, in her pj's stuff) and they talked. She had the Peds appt the next day, so she promised him she would talk to the Pediatrician about it.
Idk....that one is the only thing I find hard to figure out. He may have said I want to take her to the dr and Ox said she had the appt the next day. MG is an experienced parent, with 8 kids he's probably seen just about everything particularly with having almost all boys. No, he's not a dr but he probably checked her out and saw nothing that caused great concern so her agreed to wait until the Peds appt to have her checked out.

Posted at 10:48 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by twilightmom
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so you just make it up to cover for the racist, anti-semetic, alcoholic homophobic abuser

typical Team LUNATIC

1218 days ago
73.

Orange T    

Tellthetruth59-
Time to get a real life!

1218 days ago
74.

Skydancer    

And what will be Ox charged with? CA justice is a joke.

1218 days ago
75.

maya    

So many sanctimonious and self-righteous people on the site today. Even if you people honestly believe what you are posting, don't you think Mel Gibson has suffered enough this past year? It was one slap and what has that slap cost him?
That man got away with nothing.

Maya 28

1218 days ago
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