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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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106.

TMZgossip    

@TMZG - we've been through this a million times regarding why he may have let her leave. You know we have. You don't have to accept the conclusions but the short story is two emotional temperamental people overreacted in a stressful situation. When things calmed down and they realized the baby was fine they went their separate ways. I think there was a lot of drama in that relationship. They were poison for one another. I do believe Ox dragged the child into the middle of the fight because she knows it's Gibson's weak spot. She has proven the welfare of her children means nothing because she sold out their privacy for this media circus. Gibson has 7 other children that love him and stand by him. Robyn said he is a caring an loving father. You know the truth.

Posted at 11:05 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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you've come up with nothing LOGICAL
post after post YOU have said you'd of done a lot more then slap her....but never once have you said what you'd do about the child.

keep spewing that Team LUNATIC crap on here and know in your heart that you would not have left a baby with someone that was just abusing them, or you are just as much of a jerkoff as gibson is.

1220 days ago
107.

Anon    

Did Oksana Shake the Baby? NO.

Ever held a two month old baby? Their heads are very heavy. To have shaken the infant at that age would potentially create a brain bleed. Mel, as a father of seven, would know that. Did he take the baby to the hospital for examination? NO. If he had just witnessed his two month old infant daughter being shaken, would he not care enough to have her examined immediately? Of course, but it didn't happen.

If Mel had witnessed Oksana shaking the baby, why would he text apologies to her all day the next day? Why would he beg to be allowed to come apologize to her, Lucia and Sasha the next day unless he was the violent one?

Hear the tapes? That's Mel! Combine those oh, so endearing tapes, with Mel punching Oksana so hard her veneers were broken, the dentist testified on her behalf, her son was willing to testify, and you have the case for Mel pleading to battery.

If Mel didn't rush the infant to the doctor after witnessing her being shaken, he is lying as a desperate excuse for hitting Oksana.

1220 days ago
108.

Anon    

Hey, Team Mel! Taste justice! It's what's for supper! Yum!

You lost!

1220 days ago
109.

Tellthetruth59    

you've come up with nothing LOGICAL
post after post YOU have said you'd of done a lot more then slap her....but never once have you said what you'd do about the child.

keep spewing that Team LUNATIC crap on here and know in your heart that you would not have left a baby with someone that was just abusing them, or you are just as much of a jerkoff as gibson is.

Posted at 11:21 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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I would not have handled the situation the same way as Mel - but I don't have his temperament and I was not in a relationship with a sociopath. Being a woman and sane (believe it or not) I would have calmed the freak down as best I could and taken the baby. Mel isn't a woman and he used to mishaps and rough stuff after 7 kids. Believe it or not you get a feel for when one of them is really hurt when you come from and have a large family. Gibson comes from and has a large family. I think the two of them (Ox and Mel) together was nothing but drama from sunrise to sunset. Robyn and her children did not appear to have these same problems with Mel. I wasn't there so I'm guessing - unlike Gloryhole who seems to know what went down.

1220 days ago
110.

Anon    

I'm guessing Team Mel are a bunch of AOL Users:

AOL users are most likely to be overweight women ages 35-64 who have a high school diploma and are spiritual, but not religious. They tend to be politically middle of the road, in a relationship of 10+ years, and have children. AOL users live in the suburbs and haven’t traveled outside their own country. Family is their first priority. AOL users mostly read magazines, have a desktop computer, listen to the radio, and watch TV on 1-3 DVRs in their home. At home, they lounge around in sweats. AOL users are optimistic extroverts who prefer sweet snacks and like working on a team.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/10/what-your-email-address-says-about-you_n_834093.html

1220 days ago
111.

champix_o    

not a chance.
he punched her a couple of times while she was shaking this baby and then lets her leave?
bullsh.it
Posted at 11:00 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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'he punched her a couple of times' __ and ... no broken bones on Ox, soft tissue intact, no bruises a day later, a month later, no marks whatsoever - just a broken veneer (NOT a tooth!) in her hands. Handy for future ROL photos haha
Pre-arranged appointments with a dentist (a phony witness set up, extortion in progress) and an appointment with a paediatrician that Mel is aware of. So Mel is not worried, baby will be checked!

TMZg, Mel slapped OxyMoron BEFORE she had a chance to harm Lucia. Slapped her BEFORE she could inflict any serious lasting damage! That was the whole idea – to slap Ox back to reality so she will NOT harm the baby! So already knowing that Ox is already booked with the paediatrician gives Mel an additional reassurance. HE KNOWS baby is OK!

On the other hand, Ox said she was 'hit' twice, blood was all over and baby has been 'grazed' - IF she really believed THAT, she SHOULD have mention THAT to the paediatrician next day or call LE immediatiely as it happened! She didn't do either!
The excuse for a mother :)

1220 days ago
112.

Anon    

So Team Mel is now so desperate to excuse Mel's violence, that they are saying he punched her in anticipation of her shaking the baby? So, Team Mel advocate precipitous violence? Now that would create an interesting society. Just go around punching everyone "just in case". How desperate Team Mel is.

Mel will never date you. You are going to have to accept that. He will never never date you. You're sad.

1220 days ago
113.

TMZgossip    

you've come up with nothing LOGICAL
post after post YOU have said you'd of done a lot more then slap her....but never once have you said what you'd do about the child.

keep spewing that Team LUNATIC crap on here and know in your heart that you would not have left a baby with someone that was just abusing them, or you are just as much of a jerkoff as gibson is.

Posted at 11:21 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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I would not have handled the situation the same way as Mel - but I don't have his temperament and I was not in a relationship with a sociopath. Being a woman and sane (believe it or not) I would have calmed the freak down as best I could and taken the baby. Mel isn't a woman and he used to mishaps and rough stuff after 7 kids. Believe it or not you get a feel for when one of them is really hurt when you come from and have a large family. Gibson comes from and has a large family. I think the two of them (Ox and Mel) together was nothing but drama from sunrise to sunset. Robyn and her children did not appear to have these same problems with Mel. I wasn't there so I'm guessing - unlike Gloryhole who seems to know what went down.

Posted at 11:28 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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you're a liar
a boldfaced, Team LUNATIC liar
you've posted dozens of times you'd have handled it just like Gibson, or worse.

" If someone shook my 2 month old baby they'd get more than a slap. Gibson showed restraint.

Posted at 9:48 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59"

1220 days ago
114.

realist    

You know, some of you people are just so unrealistic, have no common sense, etc.

1. It's NEVER, EVER OK to slap anyone for any reason? BS. You never popped your kid on the butt for doing something wrong? You never slapped that little hand has it was reaching for a hot stove? As between men and women, I don't consider one slap, felony domestic violence, and the law doesn't either. You want to see domestic violence? Find the pix of Rihanna or Nicole Simpson. Now stare at that for a while; get a real mental picture and then look at Oxy's pic by the dentist. What a joke!! Some day she will get exactly what's coming to her and she will deserve it, make no mistake.

2. And for all you stupid trolls who keep harping on his 2006 DUI rant, Let me tell you something. Off. Mee was asked to remove the four pages of Mel's drunken statements because the cops don't write that stuff in the report on ANY DUI bust. Mee just had his little feelers hurt. If Off. Mee isn't big enough to take a few insults, then he doesn't belong in law enforcement, period.

3. Mel is going to pay for his indiscretions for a long time. Just because he didn't get Life + 99 years you're all upset. Well Boo Hoo. Cry me a river.

So to all you sanctimonious hypocrites out there, Bite Me.

1220 days ago
115.

Anon    

Team Mel better plan on buying a LOT of tickets to The Beaver. I'm thinking those theaters are going to be filled with crickets.

1220 days ago
116.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Mel will never date you. You are going to have to accept that. He will never never date you. You're sad.

Posted at 11:35 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon


Sounds just like the delusional lying faced liar head with extra lying on top herself.

Ox, you must be so proud. Such a marvelous accomplishment eh? To take down a star that was so much higher than you will ever be? YOU are sc*m, you have always been sc*m and you will always BE sc*m. And now the whole world knows it, but sadly your son knows it, his friends know it, your daughter WILL know it. and her friends will know it, IF she ever has any. So sad.

We've known all along the justice system in this country sucks. You think you've done something 'special'? For your children's sake, for your own sake: grow up. wise up. and shut up.

1220 days ago
117.

ThinkingWoman    

RE:
"There is never a reason to slap anyone. NEVER. You can't explain away a slap with a silly reason. This was applied justice in our state. Good for the DA. He did what he was charged to do nevermind the celeb.

Posted at 11:04 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by JLS"
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Good to know, JLS. This means all Good Samaritans need to be put on notice NOT to intervene by placing their hands on an "alleged" thug attacking someone. Following your logic, Good Samaritans who tackle a perpetrator during or after a crime better not do it in California.

Do you really want to be saying this?

It's bad enough Miss Grigorieva's example has proven the power of being deceitful and a whore. now this. Oh my!

1220 days ago
118.

Tellthetruth59    

I'm guessing Team Mel are a bunch of AOL Users:

AOL users are most likely to be overweight women ages 35-64 who have a high school diploma and are spiritual, but not religious. They tend to be politically middle of the road, in a relationship of 10+ years, and have children. AOL users live in the suburbs and haven’t traveled outside their own country. Family is their first priority. AOL users mostly read magazines, have a desktop computer, listen to the radio, and watch TV on 1-3 DVRs in their home. At home, they lounge around in sweats. AOL users are optimistic extroverts who prefer sweet snacks and like working on a team.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/10/what-your-email-address-says-about-you_n_834093.html

Posted at 11:28 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon
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I wouldn't be caught dead in sweats or sneakers. Ever. I seldom read magazines. I hate the radio. I am not a team player. Not a joiner. I have a BMI of 19 - not overweight. I use a laptop. I'm an introvert and a pessimist. I'm politically conservative and Catholic. I have a college degree. I don't use AOL. I'm single with a boyfriend. I do have children. I like salty snacks. You got it all wrong Anon. As usual. Oh and I drive a brand spanking new sleek black Lexus.

1220 days ago
119.

Anon    

So realist has no problem with a man "disciplining" a women if he deems it necessary. How retro! What's a little discipline between a man and a woman when she needs it? And, hey, so what if it's so hard it breaks her veneers, right? Sounds just like what Mel would say. Only he'd want her to bl*w him first.

1220 days ago
120.

middleagedcrazy    

@ Anon and TMZgossip --

I may be Team Lunatic (with tinfoil and wingnuts) -- but I simply can not justify or explain --

An adult woman deliberately bringing an infant and a child into an adult argument. Whichever version of the story is believed, an adult so-called parent in the middle of a loud argument --

ran to get an infant and a child and put them in the middle.

Then continues to put them in the middle of adult arguments.

The Oxtortionist has quite a bit to answer in the grown-up department.

For six months, we have seen nothing from the piano player but smears, insults and whining in the media against the 'father of her child.'

Grownups do not grab babies to put in the middle of arguments.

Ptui, ptui, ptui.

1220 days ago
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