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Mel Gibson

Pleads No Contest

NO JAIL

3/11/2011 8:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson just entered a plea of no contest to a charge of simple battery ... and with a little community service and counseling ... it's like nothing ever happened.

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Mel's no contest plea relates to a domestic situation in which the alleged victim had a child with her.

031111_mel_arrival_small_videoMel's entered what's called a "West Plea" -- which means he is allowed to maintain his innocence.

Under the plea agreement, Mel will do NO jail time.  He must perform 16 hours of community service with a philanthropic organization, Mending Kids, and undergo 52 weeks of counseling -- he's been seeing a counselor since January but will not get credit for the accrued time.

Beyond that ... Mel is required to have only "peaceful contact" with Oksana Grigorieva -- it's the same order he's under in the family law custody case.

Mel was placed on 36 months informal probation. One of the terms of probation -- he cannot use force or violence against anyone. He was also hit with a protective order that gives Oksana the right to record their calls.

Mel's lawyer, Blair Berk, told the judge her client entered the plea in the interests of his children -- so they wouldn't have to endure a one-year legal fight, and that's why he entered the plea.


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Tellthetruth59    

Go Mel!

1288 days ago
2.

yo    

Mel ran away from court to protect HIS OWN ASS, bull**** about his kids.

GO OKSANA!

1288 days ago
3.

Steve    

You are finally free pal. Now make a good movie & entertain me.

1288 days ago
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mousetrap    

Mel was looking pretty spiffy going into court. Nice sideburns.

1288 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Mel you handled yourself with a lot of dignity.

1288 days ago
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yo    

WHO WILL MALIGNANT MEL ABUSE NEXT???

1288 days ago
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yo    

Mel looked drugged and with no dignity in court. Didn't even wear a tie.

LOSING!

1288 days ago
8.

iamcart    

Not 16 whole hours??? F@CK THIS GUY! Mel you're a tool, please drop off the face of the earth now i'm sick of hearing about your crazy brain.

1288 days ago
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cregis    

So her lawyer gave a big campaign donation to the DA and she didn't get charged. Wonder why Mel's lawyer didn't do the same, but maybe he did and this is the result. Bet Mel wishes he had got fixed years ago.

1288 days ago
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D    

This is what Lilo is going to try...the West Plea so she can maintain her innocence. Because she is sooo innocent, lol.

1288 days ago
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Lisa    

Ahhh...A little slappage on the hand for Mel. Unless he learns to control his behavior with the help of counseling, it's just a matter of time before he verbally or physically assaults someone else. Good luck there Sugar Titz Mel.

1288 days ago
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chris     

Mel you handled yourself with a lot of dignity.

Posted at 2:07 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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He sure did. A few times I thought he was going to breakdown. He looked broken and empty. At least this is OVER for him.

I like the fact that he'll do community service for Robyn's charity. Clearly, I think she still loves him.

Peace be with you Mel.

1288 days ago
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ria    

Okasana.. YOU are NOT the VICTIM here...you never been... you are a digger for gold

1288 days ago
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Majestik    

Peaceful contact huh?

We'll see how long Oxymanure keeps the peace. I think she didn't show up today because her and horkhisbitz have something planned. Is Piers Morgan booked yet? How many gagmags are phoning Miss Manure to get her inside scoop and get her to spill her guts about how upset she is that she doesn't have Mel in her life anymore....bleah, I just threw up a LOT in my mouth.

1288 days ago
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yo    

No dignity Mr. Melanoma. Charlie's drugs were your sedation? He looked like he was about to explode, good thing he didn't attack the judge!

Tell it to the Beaver, Mel!

1288 days ago
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