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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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91.

azlee    

yeah, I'm not mad either. If this makes his life saner and to all those involved, good for them.

1261 days ago
92.

Curious    

Champ -
Hiya :)

He surely did! I'm very interested to see what Miss Oksana and company will do now. The bottom line has always been money. With the well dried up, I wonder how long the "lowers" will be sticking around.

1261 days ago
93.

Michael    

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.

Posted at 12:18 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Curious

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Hey Curious...

Truthfully, I think he may be under the same spell at Kris was, where he really believes she cares for him, as she does things to him that would embarass a porn star.

Unfortunately, that only works so long and the nagging reality that he's not going to get paid will hit home sooner or later.

It's like the turtle giving the Scorpion a ride across the lake, sooner or later she's gong to bite him.

1261 days ago
94.

Fidel's niece    

Mel can go back to making movies
(acting, directing, producing...)

O$kanky can go back to her
non-existent "music" career.

Don't throw away the knee pads, Ok$a
you still have to pay your 1.5 "lower" bill.

1.5 mil! Ouch!

***Team Mel***

1261 days ago
95.

realist    

@Curious, Excellent post to Anon. I'm afraid I'm losing it today. Just tired of all the crap from the hippos.

And you're right, we should all be laughing. think I'll start right now. : )

1261 days ago
96.

Anon    

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.

Posted at 12:23 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip

Sam was sending Shadow to take photos of Horowitz' house or some such thing. Actually getting in the car to drive over and take photos. And they think Oksana's minions have backed into one of their cars, etc. but the idea that they think they are so important that by virtue of posting on TMZ, they are targets of a huge conspiracy - it's close to surpassing any delusion Charlie Sheen every had.

1261 days ago
97.

azlee    

actually sam was calling shadow's bull****. you got to read with some understanding, geez.

1261 days ago
98.

champix_o    

Curious, don't think the 'lowers' will stick for long .. they will give it a go tho ...
There is also other thread going, if you didn't notice yet
http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/09/mel-gibson-plea-bargain-deal-misdemeanor-simply-battery-oksana-grigorieva-la-county-district-attorney-domestic-violence/11/#comments-anchor

1261 days ago
99.

Curious    

If this makes his life saner and to all those involved, good for them.

Posted at 12:27 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by azlee
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Hiya hun! Exactly. At first I was disappointed that Mr. Mel wasn't going to fight it, but then i started thinking - why should he? Why should he spend any more money than he already has just so Miss Oksana can continue to bask in the lime light?

He admitted to slapping her. So he pays his dues and moves on with his life. His only connection to her is Lucia - and that can be handled by his family lawyer.

Far as I'm concerned, this is a victory.

1261 days ago
100.

Anon    

Curious, I'm glad you're not mad. For all the time Team Mel has spent on this, there no use worrying about it now. It's done. No one will ever really know what Oksana has to pay because this will go private. The custody will get worked out one way or another and life will go on.

1261 days ago
101.

Confused    

He surely did! I'm very interested to see what Miss Oksana and company will do now. The bottom line has always been money. With the well dried up, I wonder how long the "lowers" will be sticking around.

Posted at 12:28 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Curious
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And she did it to herself---Mel has not said one word against "the mother of his child". All her interviews, smirky behaviour with DH, and she will end up with nothing--there goes the monetory. She did accomplish the title of golddigging whore all by herself though.

1261 days ago
102.

Fidel's niece    

In 2-3 years Mel can have
this expunged from his record
like his DUI.

Winning!


***Team Mel***

1261 days ago
103.

Anon    

Azlee, I read it. Sam finally started cheering her on, saying "be safe!" before she got in the car. Because Sams's a "safety girl". I read it, anyone can go back and read it. It's going to get really funny if Team Mel ends up the target of multiple restraining orders!

1261 days ago
104.

yo    

WHO WILL BE MALIGNANT MEL's NEXT VICTIM?????

1261 days ago
105.

Anon    

In 2-3 years Mel can have
this expunged from his record
like his DUI.

Winning!


***Team Mel***

Posted at 12:39 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Fidel's niece

Yeah, because everyone will totally forget the past year, won't they?

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