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Mel Gibson

Charged with Crime

3/11/2011 4:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County District Attorney has just filed a single misdemeanor battery charge against Mel Gibson.

Mel Gibson Charged
The misdemeanor specifically targets someone who either cohabits or has a child with the alleged victim.

TMZ broke the story, Mel will plead no contest today to the charge and will not receive jail time ... but will undergo continued counseling.

The no contest plea is not an admission of guilt.

Mel must appear in court today for the arraignment and the plea, which will take place at 1:30 PM PT ... which TMZ will broadcast live.

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61.

Curious    

Howdy Gang :)

So after all the folderal of punching, choking, smashing veneers and blood all over - it comes down a single misdemeanor, a slap.

A single misdemeanor with the plea of No Contest which will put a rather large damper on any civil suit. And even if Miss Oksana chooses to pursue a civil litigation, any money she may be awarded would have a lein against it to pay for her legal fees owed Attorney George.

I'm holding out hope for filing a false police report with a possible illegal wire tapping charge. But even if it doesn't happen, Miss Oksana is stuck with huge bills and a pitiful public image.

1238 days ago
62.

yo    

Mel Guiltson!

1238 days ago
63.

champix_o    

Shake my baby and you'll get more than slap. Gibson was justified in protecting his child.

Posted at 11:13 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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DITTO!

1238 days ago
64.

Annie     

Yo-yo

1238 days ago
65.

yo    

Oh, by the way, geniuses, this is EXACTLY the outcome I have been telling you for months would happen:

No charges for Ox, Mel charged but no jail time.

He can make amends by doing community service in a beaver shelter.

Next?

Go away Team Mel losers! LOL!

1238 days ago
66.

middleagedcrazy    

Okay, I am still laughing about the kids on spring break.

Hope for all of them that they are never caught in such an impossible situation.

Children, please be careful of your parents' computers.

Thank you.

Tee hee

1238 days ago
67.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Posted at 11:30 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Duane Garrett


Grow up wise up and shut up.

1238 days ago
68.

Curious    

Come to think of it, I don't think Mr. Mel would even be liable for the dental bill - I bet he's already paid it. So punative damages would be about it. In which case, Miss Oksana will have to get on the stand and try to convince people she's owed millions.

I'd volunteer to be on that jury, I always enjoy a good laugh.

1238 days ago
69.

September    

No moussemaker it is NOT an admission of guilt.

nolo contendere

(no-low kahn-ten-durr-ray) n. Latin for "I will not contest" the charges, which is a plea made by a defendant to a criminal charge, allowing the judge to then find him/her guilty, often called a "plea of no contest."


Mel is a good man - yes he's made mistakes but who hasn't? The biggest was hooking up with that whore Oksana - but I suspect no one regrets that more than he does. TEAM MEL

1238 days ago
70.

Sammie    

I'd still rather have to deal with Mel's temper than the mecurical Sheen.

1238 days ago
71.

yo    

Guilty Melanoma, shame shame.

1238 days ago
72.

Fidel's niece    

To the MORRONS/wanna-be-"lowers"

No contest plea is NOT an admission of guilt

TMZ has several lawyers on their staff,
not just Harvey, they are correct in
what they posted.
Several legal analysts,
on the news channels,
said the same.

Oh, well, morrons,
go back to your porn sites...


***Team Mel***

1238 days ago
73.

Curious    

I haven't checked - no gloating stories from Miss Oksana and company?

1238 days ago
74.

Tellthetruth59    

Mel and Oksana were together at an appt. for their child. Days later he is copping a plea. She is charged with nothing. What I am trying to get at, Mel and Oksana are together again. It is made to look as if they aren't, but they probably are. After a year of her dragging him through the mud with vile accusations, he tires and starts to think of his family. Bull! Mel copped to this plea so that he and Oksana can get together again, if they aren't already. This way if they do get back together it wouldn't look so bad. His wife is finished with him and seeing someone else. She spoke up for him but doesn't want him back into her life. He took the fall for them both by copping this plea. What's wrong with this case is exactly this. You can see she is not being charged. Mel is getting older. Through his rants it shows a man who was in love, hence his rage to find out she was playing him. I can only be happy for him if this is what he wants to do and if this is the person he wants in his life. This is his new family!

Posted at 11:42 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by forgiven4

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Put down the salvia.

1238 days ago
75.

Ray    

I haven't checked - no gloating stories from Miss Oksana and company?

Posted at 12:08 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Curious

There would probably be gloating if it was a felony.

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