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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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Anon    

Tell, you're the quintessential team player. That is obvious. So one has to assume, the rest of your diatribe is pure fiction.

1239 days ago
122.

realist    

Anon,

I didn't say it was ok, did I? Can you read? I said a slap was not felony domestic violence. Bite Me.

1239 days ago
123.

Tellthetruth59    

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"

Posted at 11:36 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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Once I secured the baby and I got the bugger alone. I would have let loose. Count on it.

1239 days ago
124.

WhyNot    

Oksana set him up, reeled him in, and NOW wait for the 100 million she demands for payment. Mel slapped her, Chris Brown beat Rihanna, Charlie Sheen beat and threatened Brooke with a knife and now threatens to cut off her head and mail it to her Mom. YET... Mel, Chris and Charlie get ZERO jail time, and no big deal.
Lindsay gets charged for a simple DUI, gets probation, gets jail time for breaching probation, gets hounded by mercenaries in rehab and out, is now facing grand theft larceny on hearsay and a video tape that is hardly incriminating....
I say again.... there is no justice in Hollywood.

1239 days ago
125.

Confused    

New thread

1239 days ago
126.

Orange T    

I thought that Tell and Azlee were joining Jenny Craig? BMI=19 is a lie!

1239 days ago
127.

kpacota    

Sweets has something to say:

Mel Gibson is charged with a lesser misdemeanor charge based on his own deposition to the police, that he slapped oksana to save the baby's life, means that the DV charges have been discarded and that the DA do not beleive oksana's version of the events.

Oksana Grigorieva is therefor charged with Extortion, on 2 accounts, since without the DV to hidde under, she had no other reasons to record Mel Gibson's phone conversations in february 18-19, 2010, but to can use the recording to extort Mel Gibson with at a later date.
And the second extortion account is the fact that she filed DV charges against Mel Gibson, from June 2010 to March 2011, based on inexisting evidences as the investigators and LE have found out.

The Major Crime Bureau and the sherif's Investigator's conclusion, is that no DV took place in January 06, 2010, ditto the entire case was made up to can extort even more money from Mel Gibson, than with the tapes alone.

The extortion occured in 2 stages:

1) using tapes alone to bargain a 26 million dollars deal, and

2) Filing charges against Mel Gibson for DV, and relaeasing the tapes to media via Radar online to make more pressure on Mel Gibson, and strike a bigger financial deal.

Both attempts failed, and oksana's email to her attorney Eric George in June 2 and 3rd 2010, prove that an extortion had been pooled through, and that another one was about to take place.

Okssna said in them " I can get a better financial deal by using DV" and "They (Mel Gibson's lawyers) are bluffing. He is too scared to see those tapes coming out. He will pay". (sources: court do***ents published on TMZ, and article on LA times from a week ago).

Therefor Mel Gibson is now charged on his own account for lesser degree of misdemeanor, and he cannot constest this charge since its based on hiw own deposition to the police of what happened.
To contest this misdemeanor, will be the same as saying that he lied to the police in his deposition, lying under oath, which is a bigger crime, a felony, than slapping oksana on the face to make her stop to shake the baby and prevent a baby shaking Syndrom to occur, is a simple misdemeanor, and the truth.

Oksana Grigeriova is charged with extortion on 2 accounts, based on the MCB and LE investigators's work, showing behond doubt that an extortion took place and twice.

Mel Gibson won the case, both about the DV and about the Extortion.

Oksana Grigorieva lose the case, both on the DV charges and the extorion charges.

She will now also be charged for lying under oath, giving different testimonies and making faulse charges of a crime.

1239 days ago
128.

Tellthetruth59    

Tell, you're the quintessential team player. That is obvious. So one has to assume, the rest of your diatribe is pure fiction.

Posted at 11:44 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon
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And you're a quintessential moron that talks to yourself and makes idiotic assumptions about the posters here. BTW, I thought you agreed to call me Your Highness with me being the "Queen of Crap" and all.

1239 days ago
129.

ThinkingWoman    

RE:
"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.

Posted at 11:24 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon"
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Anon, I'm not sure where you are getting that Mr. Gibson punched Miss Grigorieva so hard her veneers broke. He punched her so hard he didn't leave a mark on her. No swelling. No broken skin.

Which story of her several tales are you using for this belief. You see, that is the biggest problem believing what Miss Grigorieva has to say. She has changes her story regularly over the months.

If Mr. Gibson were the despicable human being some people want to portray him as, he would have simply lied like she did. He didn't. He told the truth. THAT is why the charge...well, that and even the DA doesn't believe her story (-ies).

1239 days ago
130.

Anon    

A mother holding a child when a man comes over to punch her is not the fault of the mother. How desperate do you have to be to take that leap?

Just like, Team Mel has no problem with Mel calling Sasha a *****, they don't mind that at all, but they blame Oksana because it was in the recordings. Mel is the pig that said it. Mel called a child, her son, a *****. That it remained on the recordings just shows the entirety of the tapes. It also shows just what kind of a man Mel is to say that about a child. Very revealing.

Mel deserves the destruction of his image. It was clearly all fake anyway.

1239 days ago
131.

irish35    

Why are they charging the mother for shaking the baby and extorting a US citizen?

Posted at 9:39 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59

They Aren't charging the mother, and evidently there wasn't actual proof or evidence of extortion (leave out the US citizen). If there had been proof and evidence, then they would have charged her.

1239 days ago
132.

Tellthetruth59    

Why are they charging the mother for shaking the baby and extorting a US citizen?

Posted at 9:39 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59

They Aren't charging the mother, and evidently there wasn't actual proof or evidence of extortion (leave out the US citizen). If there had been proof and evidence, then they would have charged her.

Posted at 11:50 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by irish35
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Or the DA is protecting his buddy Eric George.

1239 days ago
133.

champix_o    

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

AOL bought huffingtonpost. AOL = huffingtonpost
Anon reads huffingtonpost. Anon = bunch of AOL Users

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

Slapping face is NOT punching.
You probably have never watched any black and white movies – in every one of them somebody got slapped :) It wasn’t punching! You can even SEE on screen what a slap looks like :)
You don’t come across as even mildly intelligent in your arguments Anon. Even for that reason alone Mel wouldn’t date you either. You say he is not the only one :)

1239 days ago
134.

TMZgossip    

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"

Posted at 11:36 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip
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Once I secured the baby and I got the bugger alone. I would have let loose. Count on it.

Posted at 11:46 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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liar

1239 days ago
135.

irish35    

Or the DA is protecting his buddy Eric George.

Posted at 11:52 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59

And that is pure gossip based on TMZ putting a spin out there to plant this seed of gossip in our heads. I only go by facts, not fiction or conjecture.

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