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Mel Gibson Sentence -- The Chris Brown Factor

3/11/2011 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Although Chris Brown's name was never mentioned in Mel Gibson's hearing today -- Brown's sentence may have been a factor in determining Mel's fate.

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One of the reasons Mel didn’t get jail time is because the L.A. County District Attorney has to show  some kind of consistency in their plea bargains.  Chris Brown's case is notable because he pled guilty to felony assault -- for beating the crap out of Rihanna -- and was sentenced to 5 years probation ... no time behind bars.

Even if Mel did knock Oksana's veneers out -- something he has not admitted -- it would be impossible to justify sending Mel to jail and Chris to community service.

Do you agree?

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Annie     

Anon, the difference is that Rhianna went to the hospital that night. Oksana, even after being told by the doctor she went to see after the fact did not go to the hospital to get the CAT scan he suggested.

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62.

Cujeaux    

How many times must we be subjected to this woman's ugly snout?

1231 days ago
63.

Janeny    

she looks happy as a lark.

Posted at 5:42 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by HarlotO'Hara

She looks like she just got her dental bill for new veneers paid by Mel.

1231 days ago
64.

Anon    

Diane, don't let Team Mel upset you in the least. You have to put their anger in context. They are obsessed with Oksana. And they are misogynists themselves, even though they are women.

That cliche about women being the most hateful toward other women is true, especially if that woman has something they don't.

1231 days ago
65.

Janeny    

That cliche about women being the most hateful toward other women is true, especially if that woman has something they don't.

Posted at 6:03 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon

And what's that, Anon?

1231 days ago
66.

Anon    

TMZ has encouraged this hatred, and if anything happens to the victim, then TMZ should be help particially liable.

Posted at 4:29 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by irish35

Irish, that is an interesting point. I do think Oksana should be concerned with Team Mel's obsession.

1231 days ago
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Anon    

Anon, the difference is that Rhianna went to the hospital that night. Oksana, even after being told by the doctor she went to see after the fact did not go to the hospital to get the CAT scan he suggested.

Posted at 6:00 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Annie

Annie, Rihanna DID NOT CALL THE POLICE. Rihanna DID NOT WANT TO PRESS CHARGES. Rihanna would have done exactly as Oksana did, participate in the cover up, were it not that a person in the neighborhood called the police and the police said charges would be filed regardless. If this had happened in a neighborhood instead of Mel's house, the exact same thing would have happened.

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jwoolman    

The reason for the difference in sentences is because of the different effects and the real questions about what exactly Mel did and why. Medical people who actually saw Oxana at the time are not convinced, that's significant. He may simply have had nothing to do with the veneers etc. There are gaping holes in Oxana's story, no matter how you slice it. Rihanna on the other hand, regardless of her own bad behavior, was definitely seriously injured by Chris. That's not in dispute.

Something else that may have factored in was Mel's admission of certain actions and his ongoing attempts to deal with his anger issues. Chris needed to be convinced that what he did was seriously wrong and that he will be wasting his life if he does it again. Rihanna also needs convincing, but she just didn't do the same amount of damage so the law didn't have the same leverage.

1231 days ago
69.

Curious    

Every picture tells a story, don't it?

Rhi's obvious wounds versus exposed bad teeth.

So what happened to the punching and choking? Where's the physical evidence? Where's the police report? Oh, and the gun - what happened there? Concussion? Bedridden? Didn't stop Miss Oksana from trotting around for cosmetic dental work and her facialist and going out to dinner.

So police and DFCS spoke to the only eye witness to the event.
And charged Mr. Mel for a slap.
And Miss Oksana APPROVED of the charge.

If it was really as horrid as she claimed, one would think she'd want to get full court justice.

Thank goodness he's done with her.

1231 days ago
70.

mondo    

Oksana looks like Nadia the Octomom...she is quite unattractive!

1231 days ago
71.

LamGerrard    

I agree with #10. Mel knew what he was getting into. He's not that stupid. He wanted some arm candy and what he got was a gold digger willing to do anything to get her hands in his pockets. She probably gave him some mind blowing BJ's and crazy sex. To top it off, she got knocked up. Mel, you have enough kids, why not get a vasectomy? Maybe Mel will wise up after dealing with a nut job like Oksana. If he doesn't he deserves whatever he gets.

1231 days ago
72.

Jessica    

Shows how racist most of you online snobs are. Mel Gibson beats Oksana, Charlie Sheen has beat women for years, abused drugs, shot one fiance. But when Chris Brown does it to Rihanna you all want to stone him. No one was too concerned about Charlie Sheen until recently. He has been getting a pass all of these years and even managed to be the highest paid actor on television throughout his troubles. Abuse against anyone is wrong! It does not matter what race you are!

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73.

leslie    

40 TRS AGO I WAS A BATTERED WIFE, BUT I HAVE TO SAY OKSANS NEEDS A FEW SMACKS UPSIDE THE HEAD!

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bebefj123    

How do you explain inconsistencies with common folk that had drugs and stole necklaces like Paris and Lindsay that did get jail time and they did not. Not you want to appear all moral. Show some common folk side by side with Lindsay and Paris and lets see the differences. Sh ethe other people that are found guilty of dog fighting an dget off beside Mick Vick and lets see about it. You have to always take the other facts into consideration like a man punched a coach and he got 5 years and a parent and her daughter jumped a teacher and got time.

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75.

patrick    

Kali, I'll tell you how teeth can get knocked out without lip damage. Smacked on the jaw, jaw slams shut, front teeth clank together, broken teeth. You don't have to get punched in the lip to break teeth. Happened to me.

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