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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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91.

yo    

Team Mel Trolls = LOSING

Oksana = ALREADY WON!

Melanoma = fading away into nothingness

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92.

Anon    

your circle of life is a donut

Posted at 2:44 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by TMZgossip

Ha! Gold!

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93.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Let's see....SHE wrote an email that said 'more money' for 'buying her silence' and 'she's not bluffing'. All in her emails, in print. Mel refused to be extorted. And tada the tapes were 'leaked' (released is the more accurate word).

So now the DA, with heavy funding and personal connections to EGeorge and other of her lawyers that might get charged with helping in the extortion wants to charge Mel with DV--a charge that would allow OX and her lawyers to file a civil suit and win win wnin big money, but not charge her with extortion.

The story was so shocking and corruption was underlined that now the media outlets are backtracking on the first release of that story.

Spin spin spin and corruption abounds. Shame on all of you that help in this. MAy it come back and bite you and your children in very big ways--and if you think it won't you better think again.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8618-504083_162-20039375.html?assetTypeId=41&messageId=10484362&tag=contentMain;contentBody#ixzz1Fjpw4e3O

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94.

Muffinandjezebel    

As a criminal defense lawyer in Missouri, I love this California court stuff. Defendants can show up in their jammies, paint **** you on their fingernails for the court's enjoyment, and now, just tell the judge, before a guilty plea under oath, "I didn't do it, I'm just saying this bull**** (guilty) so you'll stop bothering me.Give me my community service and leave me alone." I think I picked the wrong place to practice.

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95.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Flying by seat of pants here with not much more than what we've been able to pull together so far. That being facts concerning certain Russian figures, sequences of events ( including but not limited to inconsistences, new claims and parallel histories)and the characters of the principle parties.
(LOL, wow, you guys got me sounding quai-legal here)
1. Miss Oksana's history is one of clawing her way out of dismal poverty by any means necessary.
1a. Such means was readily available in her hometown of Saransk in the form of Kuzmin. The Cinderella process is supported by the wealth of Russian bride adverts, actual schools where girls learn to hook a millionaire9 is Radovsky in Moscow), modeling agencies owned by said millionaires as cover for sex stable and corroboration of other entrapments (Boris Becker).
1b. Her first marriage gave her access to money and garnered her a whole new passport. Once she had that, she quickly got a divorce and went off to England via Mr. Kuzmin's cultural exchange program. 3 months lazing around the home of an elderly couple for the look of the thing while scoping out prospects.
1c. Her second marriage got her British citizenship and most likely, another new passport since she now had different citizenship. Another divorce, probably alimony, another prospect lined up.
1d. Landed a big fish in form of Timothy Dalton, bulked at pre-nup, had a baby and secured income. Through Mr. Timothy, got exposure to entertainment industry and traveled back and forth US. Scoped out more prospects.
1e. Blomquist, Foster & Gibson brings us up to date.
1f. Note Miss Oksana's victims, after Rolo, were all business/entertainment related.
1g. Note Miss Oksana's biographies all reflect grounding in entertainment.
2. Russia's move from government owned to privatization was a corrupt process. Much money laundering (cash exchange banks) and corporate fraud. Oligarchs hold a near monopoly on banks and utilities; their grasp extends beyond Russia's border ( Operation Troika, for example, which included Mr. Kuzmin http://www.premier.gov.ru/eng/premier/press/ru/3221/ )
2a. Russian Mob traffick in drugs, money and people. Those "model agencies" charge the girls a pretty penny and don't like it when they try to fight back (the death of model Ruslana in NY).
2b. Russian bait is introduced into a likely environment. We've seen translators as one means. The multiple Oksanas around Mr. Mel is a red flag.
2c. Once snared, the victim faces an extremely expensive separation. "Palimony" or child support is insufficient. The women want more, generally in the form of property or business license. (Ron Wood's mistress wanted his castle, Miss Oksana wanted control over Mr. Mel's business and properties.)
2d. The victims refuse to discuss much by way of detail. From the low end of men lacking in wealth like Igor and Rolo, we see bitterness; Rolo didn't discuss Miss Oksana's other associates, merely alluded to other men. The wealthy ones, like Mr. Timothy, remain very tight lipped. Even if it's a case of male ego not wanting to publicize being duped, none of the men even passed a quiet word of warning to the next potential victim.

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96.

Alcamedes    

The best possible contact he can have with Ole Greedy is through an intermediary and visit Lucia via Skype just to avoid any further misunderstandings. Now he's free to resume his professional endeavors and his family can breathe a sigh of relief. If all goes well, Ole Greedy will fade back into the obscurity she came from and stay the "h.e.l.l" there! Anyone else who takes up with her should have his head examined because no good will come of it.

Posted at 2:51 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Sincerity


Well one would think that they are already doing this when it comees to truning Lucia over at visitation times. I really don't think that will change anytime soon.

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97.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

3. Flood of Oskanas around Mr. Mel. Mr. Piotr claims to be responsible. (He also takes responsibility for Becker, doesn't he?) One of them finally lands him and promptly begins insinuating herself into his life.
3a. Claims of scoring his movie and marriage originate with Miss Oksana. A cd is produced.
3b. Pregnancy and a $10 million promise.
3c. Baby, but no money. (Bear in mind that throughout all this, they live separately.)
3d. Break up is announced in April, with cryptic statement from Miss Oksana that she can't reveal the "real" truth at the moment, but it will come out. Miss Oksana was in Moscow at the time of this announcment. Freid & Levine already on board?
3e. Generous settlement in May is refused for varying reasons. Settlement did not include any property or business license to be signed to Miss Oksana.
4. Other things to consider -
- DV accusation, civil abuse suit and recordings. Tools of blackmail and extortion. Might explain why previous victims are so tight lipped.
- Miss Violet. Copy cat or another means to force Mr. Mel's hand? Her timeline and history are laughable. Gloria Allred silent on the whole thing.
- Smear campaign that continues, on both sides of the ocean, even after the recordings and DV photos are published despite a court order not to. Getting Mr. Mel to sign away assets more important than gag order?
- Alexander's computer and Mr. Spertus.
- Appearance of dingy, babysitter dies, Mr. Mel's car accident.
- Amba's keen interest into what Miss Oksana would be entitled to if Mr. Mel died.
- Svetlana as psychiatrist or PR. No one has actually seen this woman. Reports on her come from Mrs. Ludmilla. A mob keeper? Another potential plant for a new victim?
- Fraudulent charity once associated with Miss Oksana. Claims of significant funds raised for said charity yet unaccounted for. Money laundering?
- Dima Belan.
Posted at 9:38 AM on Aug 20, 2010 by Curious
Got upset by a comment someone made elsewhere and responded on another site with this statement I thought Team Truth might find interesting and might want to add to:
Interesting thoughts you have on OG. You should, perhaps, read more about her background and the many increasingly wealthy & influential men she has lived off of without the benefit of marriage (although she did marry one fellow in Russia who is now a well-respected lawyer whom she and her mother accuse of being a worthless drug addict and then one fellow in England to get citizenship before promptly leaving him).
As to your first assertion that TD has nothing to do with this. False, his son lives in a home owned by MG’s company (the one that produced her CD & her videos that MG directed) which is providing it rent free to OG and her children and mother with a free car, insurance, and staff also paid by MG.

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98.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

OG has asserted two things of import that drag/draw TD into this mire -- 1) that MG in front of witnesses at a party “threw” her son by TD “onto a table” suggesting that this was physical abuse by MG of her son. This supposed event occurred before the baby was born and, if it occurred should certainly have been reported to the police and TD. No reports of such an even were made until OG’s various versions of her alleged physical abuse by MG were not believed by the police and many others. Had MG abused the boy, certainly TD should have taken steps to have his son removed from such an abusive environment. Neither OG nor TD did anything to “protect” their son against the “physical abuse” from MG.
2) that her son by TD was present when MG allegedly physically abused her in January of 2010 (the reason she asserted to justify making the now infamous recordings which she released after being ordered by the court not to). Though claiming to be “in fear for her life” at the time of the asserted physical abuse, instead of calling the police, OG instead contacted a lawyer and started using professional sound equipment (handy to have it ready on such short notice) to record and then alter MG’s phone calls to her. Note that she only released these recordings after she had “settler’s remorse” and refused to go through with a multimillion dollar child support settlement agreement she had already signed onto when represented by a well known lawyer who no longer represents her. She claims so many different witnesses, none of whom pan out, and has so many different stories as to what occurred and her alleged physical injuries that it is hard to keep track. She only asserted her son as a witness after it was clear that the police were not impressed with her stories of what occurred. Her stories’ inconsistencies/contradictions are really impressive -- I say this as a lawyer who understands very well the value of consistency in one’s testimony and previous recorded versions of the same event. For TD to allow his son to live in a physically abusive environment and to be used as a last desperate attempt at coming up with a witness for one of the versions of her stories is not good parenting in my opinion.
Interestingly also, some sources suggest that OG allegedly received a substantial monetary settlement from TD in connection with her child support agreement by alleging he physically abused her also. But that agreement is confidential, as was the one OG signed with MG then later repudiated and got new lawyers by striking her in the face causing damage to her nose requiring revision surgery.
Second as to the assertion that OG was a wealthy singer before she met MG: OG was famous for inducing Timothy Dalton into fathering a child with her and for living with a long series of gentlemen who supported her. This was not the sort of thing I would call being “a wealthy musician” unless you call playing the jade flute “music.” She refused to marry him because he insisted on a prenuptial agreement which gave her no right to his wealth. She lived on the child support he pays for his son until she Mel. None of her claims to being a famous singer, composer, pianist (claiming at various times she learned to play at ages 11, 7 and most recently 3!). She claims to have invented a patented form of music notation to make reading music easier for children but no governments have issued any such patent. The CD & videos that she induced Mel Gibson to produce (at the estimated cost of $5 million) went no where.
I can understand completely that people are offended by MG’s use of politically incorrect terms in the English language by people in the public eye -- nonetheless this occurs with regularity. MG’s statements on the edited tapes were clearly intended to be private. California respects a

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99.

Jano    

To Sam and Yo...clearly you two have WAY too much time on your hands...

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100.

Fidel's niece    

Yay, Mel WON,

a 36 months probation:

No gold diggers,
No fame whores
No wanna-be arteeeeeeeeeests
No drama queens
No liars
No plastic/botoxed ugly azz bitches

O$kannky is all of the above.

Freeeeeeeeeeeeedom!

***Team Mel***

1140 days ago
101.

yo    

TEAM MEL COPIES AND PASTES THE BULL**** FROM THEIR PATHETIC HATE SITE ABOUT OKSANA.

GUESS WHAT TEAM MEL?

YOU FARKING LOST!

YOUR MALIGNANT MEL WAS SENTENCED TODAY!

NOW HE WILL RUN AWAY!

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102.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

person’s privacy and requires both parties on a tape to consent before such taping can occur. Thus, because OG taped illegally, she had to come up with a story that she was in “fear of her life.” Interesting, however, that she didn’t call the police for protection rather than making recordings to “sell” to MG and, if he didn’t pay her enough for them, to release to a celebrity gossip outlet. Interestingly enough, word is that the tapes were shopped about Hollywood to multiple outlets before one “bit.”
As to the physical abuse claims: look at the 3 pictures OG release carefully and you will see no evidence of physical abuse.
Claim of knocked out teeth: The picture offered as proof of dental damage shows absolutely no damage to the soft tissue structures around the supposedly knocked out teeth (in reality an undated picture shows one and a half missing tooth veneers and, as some assert, a pre-current plastic surgery revision nose).
Claim of black eyes:
The picture OG released supposedly showing black eyes, shows nothing more than an obvious blue vein on the lateral side of one eye -- typical of someone who has aging skin (she is at least 40 years old) or showing one of the side effects of botox -- no blueness or bruising in the eye lids upper or lower or anything remotely like what we call black eyes. The picture of the baby which OG offered as proof of a bruise on the child only shows a small round spot typically called a baby zit -- exactly like my children occasionally had when they were aged 1-6 months.
Claim of OG’s claim of a concussion:
As to OG’s claim she had a concussion from MG’s physical abuse which made her stay in bed for two weeks straight, why does she appeared dressed up and smiling hand in hand with MG with showing any black eyes, bruises, broken teeth or dizziness both going out to dinner in Hollywood and travelling with him to Europe for the premiere of a his movie in that time period?
OG now claims that she told both her dentist and MD that MG hit her in the head.
Why did neither OG’s dentist (who has sworn that OG told her MG hit her in the head) or the MD (whom OG says diagnosed her concussion) report the assault to the police as required by California statute? Perhaps because it never happened as she now says?
As a woman, a person, and a human, I abhor physical abuse of both people and animals.
As a woman, a person, and a human, I also abhor people who prey on others seeking their wealth.
As a lawyer, I find 1) OG’s multiple and inconsistent stories of physical abuse at MG’s hands, 2) her history of taking financial advantage of a long series of men to make her living, 3) her signing and then repudiating a significant financial settlement of her child support and other claims about MG and then releasing the altered/edited tapes, 4) her violation of the court’s gag order to inflict public personal and career harm on OG and his wife and children, 5) her release

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103.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

of pictures which don’t support her claims, and 6) involvement in charity scamming make her not believeable as a witness.
By contrast, MG has 1) demonstrated his use of pejorative terms, 2) a career of indisputable success in the movie business, 3) a still-wife Robyn who swears he was never physically abusive to her or any of their 7 children over their 30 year marriage, 4) never been accused of physical abuse of any child or woman before OG’s claims, 5) demonstrated his good parental attachment to this baby, 6) obeyed the court’s gag order, 7) protected his children from OG’s claims he abused them, 8) lived generosity towards many underprivileged through unpublicized charitable work, 9) featured many actors from discriminated groups in his movies including those which Hollywood would not make and which he financed entirely himself (e.g. The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto), and 10) never said anything abusive about his wife Robyn (instead calling her “a saint” while readily admitting he is not one). These things make MG more credible to me eventhough I choose not to use the same terminology and pejorative terms that he does when in an obviously severe emotional state.
Further since OG alleged abuse of the baby in an effort to stop MG’s visitation (but also failed ever to report that to the authorities) the judge in the child support case reported that claim to Child Protective Services which made an investigation and found that MG had established a loving and good relationship with the baby and did not recommend any limits on his continuing visitation/custody with the baby. The judge in the child custody case relying on that CPS evaluation denied OG’s lawyer’s attempt to deny MG visitation with the baby.
Further, OG’s lawyers lied to the judge telling the judge that there was no child custody visitation agreement between the parties even though OG had previously signed one while represented by a lawyer. All this makes me not believe anything OG, any of her series of lawyers, or any of the series of PR folks say. It is interesting to see how frequently lawyers and PR folks quit on her or how frequently she fires them.
MG may have an obnoxious vocabulary, but using that vocabulary over the phone is not a crime. OG does not act like someone who has been abused.
As this all started when OG refused to allow MG have the agreed visitation with the baby on Father’s Day when she found out that he intended to spend that day with not only the baby but also with his other children and his wife Robyn. Why that sparked her moving to restrict or prevent MG’s visitation, one cannot say. She has said that her motivation has been (at various times) first because MG was not paying the child support agreed to, second (when the first excuse didn’t have a good PR effect) to protect the child, third because her lawyer hadn’t told her the conditions of the settlement agreement she had signed at the mediation, fourth to get MG to submit to psychiatric care, while all the time asserting that she wasn’t after MG’s money. Yet she has repeatedly asserted that she is broke and living on credit cards and MG isn’t paying enough to her.
Is OG upset because the money MG pays is paid in a way that she cannot abuse it, but is paid directly for housing, support, staff, car, medical care, insurance, etc. with the remainder doing to a trust for the baby administered by someone other than OG rather than in cash directly to her?

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104.

TMZgossip    

tubby has to keep reposting old crap because any time she actually makes a statement, she's wrong

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105.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Is OG upset because MG figured out she was out for his money and has told her he will never marry her?
Is she upset because TD’s child support payments end in less than four years and she has no other visible means of support?
Does MG have problems -- yes. Did he have a serious alcohol-related problem in which he previously ranted politically incorrect manner? Yes. Did he complete all the conditions of his sentence for DUI so that the Judge praised him for doing more than was requested and demonstrating a serious effort to address his drinking? Yes. In fact the judge in his DUI expunged his conviction. Since then, has MG been proven to have returned to alcohol use or abuse? No. Did they cause the demise of his 30 year marriage? -- without a doubt. Will he be charged with domestic violence? We will see when the police which has indicated they have completed their investigation and the case is turned over to the prosecuting attorney to make the decision whether or not to charge him.
Does OG have problems -- yes. Will she be charged with extortion? We will see when the police complete their investigation and the prosecuting attorney makes a decision whether there is sufficient evidence to charge her.
Only time will tell what happens on the possibility of criminal charges.
If OG, as she claims, doesn’t want MG’s money --
Why has she asked for more than $15M of it? Why has she retained counsel to sue MG about “her” music? Why do her lawyers have another civil suit prepared to sue him for the domestic violence? Why is she asking the court to increase his child support payments? Why is she releasing information of a negative sort about MG when ordered by the court not to discuss the matters before it?
If OG, as she asserts, didn’t release the edited tapes of MG, who did and how did they get them when they were made by one person OG?
To me none of this makes sense. You clearly can make sense of this -- good on ya.
Now back to (other matters).
Posted at 8:28 PM on Aug 18, 2010 by shyone
Posted at 5:54 PM on Aug 20, 2010 by middleagedcrazy
74.
I have adjusted time line from curios:

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