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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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46.

djdeej94    

Someone keep Oksana "AKA RUSSIAN POLE DANCING SKANKY WHHORE".. away from Mel!!! She provoked him before, she'll do it again... ugh, Mel better get fixed, there's only so much of this I can take...

1320 days ago
47.

beachgal    

He won't do his community service, he'll just have his wifey sign off on it as if he completed it (he'll bury her in the rose garden if she refuses). Same with the 52 mental health sessions with his private doctor, he won't go he'll just pay off the doc to say he was there. Don't know if he can also weasel out of the 52 domestic violence classes but he's definitely saddled with 3 years probation, hehe.

1320 days ago
48.

dunamis    

@Sam:

She no longer has DV leverage re: the custody case. This can't be used against him. He took away that control from her.

1320 days ago
49.

yo    

Oksana = Innocent Winner!

Malignant Mel = Guilty Loser!

1320 days ago
50.

Annie     

Keeps HER away from him also beachgal...he is safe now : )

1320 days ago
51.

sem    

He looks like absolute SH*T for his age!

1320 days ago
52.

sem    

He looks like absolute **** for his age!

1320 days ago
53.

Cassie    

He looks so terrible.Disgusting guy

1320 days ago
54.

yo    

Careful Mel, the next time you abuse a woman you will be on #probation and get #jail for it!

1320 days ago
55.

dunamis    

I bet it was DH that wanted that 3 yr. protective order, not OG.

1320 days ago
56.

Anon    

The same EVIDENCE that convicted Mel in the first place would be able to be used in a civil trial. Even if his plea can't be used, she can retry the case in civil court, just like the OJ trial. I'm thinking he would rather settle this time. It will probably be contingent on shared custody.

1320 days ago
57.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Thanks dunamis.

So he has stopped her cold: no civil suit, no leverage with DV in the custody case which means she will NOT get full custody as she wanted and I believe he can go after her for slander or something if she disses him on this in public.

I don't like that he did this--just ammo for the haters imo--but it DOES stop her cold, all the same. And like I said: the haters will go on mindlessly hating because they LIKE it.

1320 days ago
58.

yo    

HEY TEAM MEL!

Where's that big party you thought Mel was gonna have for you?

#LOSERS!

Now please dry up and slither away.

1320 days ago
59.

Belinda    

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

Posted at 2:31 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by jayjay
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Totally agree. He looked a little tired, but handled this with great dignity. I hope that tonight the Gibson family will all get together and celebrate. He and his family deserve it.

Just stay as far away from Toxic Oksana. She's toast now but she is still a snake.

1320 days ago
60.

Alcamedes    

49.
@Sam:

She no longer has DV leverage re: the custody case. This can't be used against him. He took away that control from her.

Posted at 2:34 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by dunamis


Actually this was a good move from a tactical perspective in the fact that Oksana can not use anythiong from this plea in a cilivl case. So she is stuck with that agreement she signed, but without the money she would have recieved.

1320 days ago
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