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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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76.

Michael    

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.

Posted at 12:01 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Curious
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Totally on point! Absolutely!

She may be able to sleep her way through the legal system without a scratch, but there are still about 40 attorneys she owes big money too, in addition to George. It should be interesting watching her try to find a way out of that corner.

1287 days ago
77.

TMZgossip    

Malignant Mel.

Posted at 12:00 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by yo
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Jail Cell Mel would of been better ;)

1287 days ago
78.

Anon    

Other TMZ Posters:

You have no idea how mad Team Mel is right now. They are just furious that their beloved Mel is being charged and that evil Oksana is walking away free. Ten months of exhaustive investigation, Ten months of dedicated posting by Team Mel, and this is all they get! A big fat nothing! Hahahhaha

Have a doughnut, it'll fell better!

1287 days ago
79.

champix_o    

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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Is that you Oxi? Delusional much...

Posted at 12:00 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Hahaha
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forgiven4, you are NOT forgiven for your idiocy!
You are a JOKE hahahahahahaha like Yo!
Missing $200 Mil Ox ?? A piece of a red carpet and Camera! Action! hahahahahaha Dream on! hahahahahaha
Delusional extortionist in orange! hahahaha
Thank you for the laugh :)

hahahhahahahahahha

1287 days ago
80.

TMZgossip    

Other TMZ Posters:

You have no idea how mad Team Mel is right now. They are just furious that their beloved Mel is being charged and that evil Oksana is walking away free. Ten months of exhaustive investigation, Ten months of dedicated posting by Team Mel, and this is all they get! A big fat nothing! Hahahhaha

Have a doughnut, it'll fell better!

Posted at 12:12 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon
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the funniest ones are the ones that now claim that Gibson pleading out is some victory.

simply delusional

1287 days ago
81.

Curious    

ray -
Hiya. You're right, a felony would still let them go after a civil suit. LAPD, DA and Attorney Berk jerked that rug right out from under them.


Michael -
Hiya. And I'm also wondering how long Attorney Horowitz will stick around. Judge Gordon has not been making Mr. Mel pay 100% of submitted bills, so far averaging around 33% (based on reported figures). And with a big civil settlement out of the picture, Attorney Horowitz really doesn't have much return to look forward to after all his efforts.

1287 days ago
82.

Confused    

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

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

ROL is rerunning the tapes.

1287 days ago
83.

Fidel's niece    

Forgiven4,

Mel should get back with Ok$a????

get back with a woman that dragged
his family and his reputation
through the mud???

Yeah, they should get back together
so they can go on with frequent
arguing like they did in the past
(according to declarations given)

Because Mel is getting older???

and can't get a hot piece of ass
loke this botoxed, plastic bitch?

You obviously have not followed this
case as closely as some of us have
for the past 2 years.

Go f*ck yourself!


***Team Mel***

1287 days ago
84.

kkg    

He admitted he slapped her. He's being charged for slapping her. It's a lesser count because there is no evidence supporting her dubious claims of being punched; spit on; threatened with a gun and of being a world class musician. She has no proof and she's changed her story too many times to be treated as a credible witness. Regardless of the cir***stances regarding the slap; he hit her and that's chargeable. He's taking responsiblity for his actions. Mea culpa.

Kathleen

1287 days ago
85.

Anon    

TMZG, I haven't been reading Mel posts for a while and last night, I read posts while I was waiting for news on Japan.

Unbelievable! They actually think Oksana has minions that are covertly calling their homes, chasing them, and they are sending Team Mel members to do surveillance photos on people they think can testify against Oksana. As I read that stuff, I couldn't stop laughing. Sam is telling Shadow (I think) to be careful! That Azlee had gotten a mysterious call, and they need good photos, etc. it was nuts. This bunch of ladies should be committed.

1287 days ago
86.

Anon    

Love how TMZ keeps using these ancient photos of Mel. He hasn't looked like that in decades. Now the best disguise he can come up with is Wilford Brimley.

1287 days ago
87.

champix_o    

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

Posted at 12:08 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Curious
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Hello:)
No Curious, they have no reason to gloat :) They have lost. Mel pulled the carpet from under their a.r.s.e.s. and bank accounts.

They just send the usual assortment of trolls. Panicky Desperados - their last chance to bash Mel:)

1287 days ago
88.

TMZgossip    

TMZG, I haven't been reading Mel posts for a while and last night, I read posts while I was waiting for news on Japan.

Unbelievable! They actually think Oksana has minions that are covertly calling their homes, chasing them, and they are sending Team Mel members to do surveillance photos on people they think can testify against Oksana. As I read that stuff, I couldn't stop laughing. Sam is telling Shadow (I think) to be careful! That Azlee had gotten a mysterious call, and they need good photos, etc. it was nuts. This bunch of ladies should be committed.

Posted at 12:21 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Anon
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I've seen bits and pieces of that... but usually i just fast-forward 5 pages or so any time I see the Team LUNATIC group being sucked into thinking they are actually conversing with someone involved in this case.

1287 days ago
89.

Curious    

Anon -
I'm not mad at all. Mr. Mel is taking his due for a slap he admitted to making. Man owns up to his mistake and takes the hit for it. All good.

I'm actually LMAO-ing at all the time and energy Miss Oksana put into her allegations of being beaten, punched, choked, threatened with a gun. She had the dentist lie for her, misled another physician about concussion symptoms. She's had her face and ever changing story plastered all over the media for the past eight, going on nine, months. She's racked up huge bills in lawyer and PR fees.

And for what? For Mr. Mel to say "No Contest" to a single misdemeanor battery. No jail, a fine, some counselling and done.

Meanwhile - she's still stuck with the bills and the knowledge that people laugh at her antics.

Nope, not mad at all =D

1287 days ago
90.

Fidel's niece    

YO,
your head is stuck
in your azz
PERMANENTLY!


MORRON!

***Team Mel***

1287 days ago
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