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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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31.

KELLY    

Good job Mel. Now just remember when the she devil tries to push your buttons, (like she will do so she can get more fame and your money) just breathe and count to 10! She isn't worth the s*** on the bottom of your shoe!

1287 days ago
32.

Puckett    

haha 3 yrs of probation and a year of counseling... suck it Team Mel!

1287 days ago
33.

Tammy    

I bet he wishes he never left Robin. I think he must still love her too and vice versa. None of this stuff would have happened if he would have just kept his willy in his pants when he met Oxsana.

Posted at 2:18 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Lisa

I think none of this would have happened if he'd kept putting his willy in his wife.

1287 days ago
34.

Jano    

Hopefully this is the last we will have to hear about Mel and Oksana...now if we can only make Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan go away......

1287 days ago
35.

yo    

One of my few comforts for this day is knowing that Mel and his trolls will no longer have a platform. Enjoy your last 10 seconds of fame, you #losers. It's about to drop out from under you

All the best to you, Oksana.

1287 days ago
36.

Belinda    

Can't wait to see him fade into oblivion!

Posted at 2:23 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by yo
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Not a chance!

1287 days ago
37.

sem    

This crazy mother f*cker is gonna rot in HELL.

1287 days ago
38.

Denise S.    

So, what are they going to do to her for the blackmail?

1287 days ago
39.

jayjay    

Mel looked really handsome! He handled himself with dignity. Now he can put this whole thing behind him and start making some more awesome movies. Can't wait to see the Beaver and How I Spent My Summer Vacation! Go Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1287 days ago
40.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Someone verify: now the DV angle can not be used in the child custody case. Is this correct?

Further: Ox can't rag him on it anymore in public. IS this correct?

1287 days ago
41.

Cujeaux    

I agree that Mel will violate his probation in under 3 years time. You know he won't hire a driver because he's so ****y and full of denial.
At least he can't pull off making another gratuitously violent religious movie and act all pius promoting it again. That Mel was worse than the vindictive Mel that we all know and love.

1287 days ago
42.

Lisa    

A little embarrassed to admit this, but I can't look at that guy without remembering that just a few years ago he called a female cop "Sugar Titz" !!!!

1287 days ago
43.

yo    

Good job Oksana. Now just remember when the Melanoma devil tries to push your buttons, (like he will do so he can abuse some more) just breathe and count to 10! He isn't worth the s*** on the bottom of your shoe!

1287 days ago
44.

Belinda    

haha 3 yrs of probation and a year of counseling... suck it Team Mel!

Posted at 2:29 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Puckett
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You must be soooo disappointed. You were looking for blood weren't you. Poor little you.

1287 days ago
45.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

The Beaver premeire today? This next week some time. I wish I could go see it.

Mel will LIVE on and LIVE thru this crap and be just fine as he has always been.

All you haters will continue to be the slimey thoughtless nasty little things you are too.

Ah, the circle of life....

1287 days ago
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