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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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76.

champix_o    

the rich live by different laws, Gibson, Brown, Hilton
Sheen any one surprised

Posted at 9:37 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by kp
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kp, flow, mo, ho, ox, beachgal, phil etc ...

The psychopaths, professional extortionsts and blackmailers like Oksana Grigorieva, Gloria Allred and her daughter Lisa Bloom __ live by different laws ! Anyone surprised? Aren't you lot :)

1139 days ago
77.

TMZgossip    

Tellthetruth59-
Time to get a real life!

Posted at 10:49 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Orange T
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don't pick on TTT59
mentalpause has hit her hard (or maybe it was gibson)

1139 days ago
78.

Tellthetruth59    

Louis - Mel's doesn't have to appear in a movie because the ones he produces and directs are gold all by themselves. Roman Polanski seems to be doing just fine and he's a pedophile and a rapist. Mel just smacked a b.itch that was shaking his baby. He was protecting his child. He didn't rape a minor like Roman the Pig.

1139 days ago
79.

Maria    

Good for him! Oksana had a game plan and it failed. If she gave herself a black eye in the process, tough luck. Criminal intent should be treated just as equally as committing an actual act. On this basis, I believe Oksana is more guilty than Gibson.

Why is it so hard for these men to see a golddigger in their midst??? I am sure the next "calculator" is positioning herself in line. Maybe Gibson should realize that Tibet and Monkdom is not such a bad idea.


The law should punish people equally for for actual acts, but for criminal intent.

1139 days ago
80.

Saul rosenberg    

TMZ is a real sh_t publication, all this gossip and not one thing on the poor people of Japan.

1139 days ago
81.

chris     

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?
:)

Posted at 10:39 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by champix_o
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Not sure but if she does show, I have a feeling her lips double as a floatation device.

1139 days ago
82.

TMZgossip    

chris brown taught Gibson how to keep his pimp hand strong

1139 days ago
83.

anonym    

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

Put Horowitz and garbus in this list

I hope they will be disbarred ... at least

1139 days ago
84.

JW    

Apparently Chris Brown didn't "beat the crap out of Rhianna" cuz she's still full of sh$$. LOL.

1139 days ago
85.

TMZgossip    

hey Gibletz
Charlie called, he wants his headlines back!!!

1139 days ago
86.

Tellthetruth59    

Tellthetruth59-
Time to get a real life!

Posted at 10:49 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Orange T
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Am I bothering you? Good.

1139 days ago
87.

Gayle James    

Counseling is not going to cut it for this guy, piece of crap, s***bag, doucebag. Celebrities are sick people with too much money, too many wives, too much accessibility to the drugs, firearms and the idiocy that they create within the many families they harm.
I hope his career never recovers because he will never recover. Everyone suffers from abuse form people like Mel Gibson. I hope he goes back to Costa Rica or wherever so we do not need to read about him on TMA or any of the other celebrity web-sites. Yuck!

1139 days ago
88.

anonym    

Grigoriva (chernucha)'s upcoming book:
PART I: "Tips of "IMMACULATE CONCEPTION" OR HOW GET RICH"
PART II: "TIPS HOW EXTORT MONEY BY FOOLING AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM" (list of lawyers are included)
written by grigorieva's (chernuch) camp.

GOLD DIGGING WHORES! STAY IN THE LINE! SELL BEGINS!!

Those who have dignity, morality,conscience, please, don't come

1139 days ago
89.

azlee    

gossip, I have thought about that and the only thing I can think of is that she left the malibu house right after all this and probably wouldn't let mel have the baby to even do it. Since she took the baby to a dr for the belly button then there would have been an appointment setup, he possibly was thinking that a check up would be done then, specially if ms liar was gunning for him.

you think?

1139 days ago
90.

champix_o    

Tellthetruth59-
Time to get a real life!

Posted at 10:49 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Orange T
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Well, I see you already wear ORANGE :)
I understand you already have organised your own life __ behind bars !! Enjoy it:)

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