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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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Tara21    

Mel should not have been charged, but thankfully the charge is minor. He did the right thing for his children with his plea, but it is not right that Oksana just walks away. Sometimes karma takes a little while to ripen, but it will, Oksana.

1268 days ago
632.

fuddyduddy    

@Sam -- thanks for the post. Good night and enjoy your movie. :)

@Hellnurse -- yes, OG has been trying to get the mediated agreement set aside according to past TMZ posts, and it's been before the judge, so I don't know if she is still trying or if the judge has already ruled.

1268 days ago
633.

TMZgossip    

I think they were protecting the public, not the MEL-tdown

1268 days ago
634.

Whatever    

Celebrity Justice. Now go F yourself, you woman beater. Mel Gibson will never see a single cent of my money ever again.

1268 days ago
635.

little aussie reader    

Um, when did Mel say he hates gays? Does Jodie know?

1268 days ago
636.

fuddyduddy    

You are required to have "peaceful contact

How can that happen with a 3 year protective order in place?

Posted at 3:05 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by angelika466
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I don't think Mel is going to have ANY contact with OG.

She would have been so much better off trying to work with him. Her greed got the best of her and all she got for her efforts was a DODGE CHARGER and a lot of debt to her attorneys.

1268 days ago
637.

TMZgossip    

but the civil suit is gonna be fun, fun, fun!!!!!

1268 days ago
638.

kkg    

Celebrity Justice. Now go F yourself, you woman beater. Mel Gibson will never see a single cent of my money ever again.

Posted at 9:16 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Whatever

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He'll survive. He's rich. That's why he was targeted.

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1268 days ago
639.

fuddyduddy    

The laugh of the day is how much security he has (or thought he'd need) to go to court. It's utterly ridiculous. He has more men surrounding him than the president does.

I guess if you openly state you hate Jews, Gays and detail what you think women should do for you, you are hated so much it requires this overreaction.

This stubby little man with remarkably yellow teeth looks small today. Tiny little Mel has tasted what he'll undoubtedly chow down on in the future. We shall see him again. Perhaps it will be some other female but this is a pattern with him.

Posted at 9:13 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by JLS
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You're wrong -- attorney Berk was there and Alan Nierob.

OG got herself a DODGE CHARGER! WHO-HOO! Thumbed her nose up to 15 million. Oh yeah, it wasn't about money -- I forgot! She was saving the life of her daughter! Was that before or after she wanted to renogotiate the 'monetory'?

1268 days ago
640.

anonym    

The laugh of the day is how much security he has (or thought he'd need) to go to court. It's utterly ridiculous. He has more men surrounding him than the president does.

I guess if you openly state you hate Jews, Gays and detail what you think women should do for you, you are hated so much it requires this overreaction.

This stubby little man with remarkably yellow teeth looks small today. Tiny little Mel has tasted what he'll undoubtedly chow down on in the future. We shall see him again. Perhaps it will be some other female but this is a pattern with him.

Posted at 9:13 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by JLS

I think their reputation not so good
Jewish brought disaster in Russia by organizing revolition, they destroyed this country. now they are come to usa and trying destroy this country as well.
I hope american will wake up; otherwise, we will have fate by G.Orwell.
Mrs.Gibson is a good example

1268 days ago
641.

Deb    

Oksana is such a bitch...I have no doubt she is going to push his buttons and try to goad him into, if not hitting her, letting loose with a stream of profanity on her answering machine that would make a sailor cry. I can't stand her, don't know why she wasn't charged with extortion. Doesn't excuse Mel's behavior but I believe she provoked him. Makes her just as guilty.

I hope Mel remembers that every time he calls the bitch she is recording his calls...

1268 days ago
642.

fuddyduddy    

fuddyduddy

'collateral estoppel' reffers to preclusion. In the case of Mel and Oksana it is reffering to the fact that they can not relitigate the issues in the cir***stances of the Battery case.

In effect the court has now rendered a judgement in this case, it now close the door on any litigation surrounding this case and the cirsumstances in it.

Posted at 3:39 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Alcamedes
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Thank you again, Alacamedes, for posting an answer to me on this. I really appreciate it.

1268 days ago
643.

Tellthetruth59    

@Fuddy - ROLF! Sorry. I'm still here. I have that damn laptop that Mel defenders/AOL users aren't supposed to have. I can't quit this case today.

1268 days ago
644.

Deb    

And enough with the derogatory comments about Jews, people - you are entitled to your opinion but they are no different than you or me. Under their skin they bleed red blood too...why is it so hard for people not to be racist or against an ethnicity simply because they are different? And for the record I am a white female.

1268 days ago
645.

Anon    

the rotund one hasn't ventured outside of er double-wide in years.
only way she'll see you at the mall is if TMZ is doing a live show there, and interviewing shoppers

Posted at 9:06 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip

It would be funny if she went up to some crone and started barking. They haven't come close yet. And you're right; there's no way they've met a treadmill.

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