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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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721.

michelle    

might be prudent for M.G. to record date and file, any future interaction(s) between the female and himself

1319 days ago
722.

Julies    

Look at his demeanor. Gibson could barely restrain his rage while listening to the judge (gasp! a woman!) Clearly, it took every bit of his limited self-control to remain calm. Still, he showed major impatience and hostility. He seems to feel no one understands his importance. Little man syndrome gone too far. If he did not exist, life would continue. Therefore, Gibson relevance = Zero.

1319 days ago
723.

ChrisB    

I can not understand why the majority that take the Mel/Oksana polls, vote in favor of Mel!!! Mel has proven, time and time again, to be a violent, racist, volatile, law-breaking ego maniac - long before Oksana came along. Do I blame her for choosing to be with him? YES but I still know who the bad guy is! What is wrong with you people?!? Like him in movies, fine, but in REALITY the guy is a POS!

1319 days ago
724.

tracy mickens    

Mel is a woman-beatin s***!! it seems its ok to beat women and get awarded for it, whether if its charlie sheen, or chris brown now MEL- WHERE ARE THE WOMENS GROUPS?!!-He should not be allowed to just go on to his carreer right now -WOMEN STAND UP AGAINST THE WOMAN BEATER!!!!!

1318 days ago
725.

I_Fortuna    

Mel should be in jail anyone else would be. I hope Oksana gets full custody and make millions off of Mel. Mel is a big disappointment. He looks old and insane, he is a woman beater and an alcoholic. Who knows what insane things he will continue to do. I am no longer a fan and if he comes on tv I change the channel. Who needs him?

1318 days ago
726.

sue symes    

when will these silly old men wake up to these young russian and asian women who are there to do exactly this extract their money there are amny low profile men who have also been through this but cant afford to fight or get the publicity
these women know just how to manipulate the men into a situation where they can take tem to the cleaners or have acheived rersiency in the country

1318 days ago
727.

fifithepoodle    

Of course, hes a celeb

170 days ago
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