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Mel Gibson Turns Himself In for Booking

3/17/2011 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson tied up the loose ends last night in his criminal battery case, by going to the El Segundo Police Department near L.A. for booking ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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Judge Stephanie Sautner gave Mel a week from his sentencing last Friday to go to a police station, where his mug shot would be taken and he would be fingerprinted -- all part of the process.

Mel went to the El Segundo PD -- near LAX -- Wednesday night at 9:30 PM PT.

Mel's info includes his age, 55, his weight, 190 lbs, and his height, 5'10". 

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Tellthetruth59    

So, I take it you've met Mel Gibson?

Posted at 6:22 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Tellthetruth59"

Oh please everyone knows he's full of it claiming he's 5'10". It's only tools like you who believe him. There are to many movie scenes and other photos and footage that make it easy to see he isn't a true 5'10".

Posted at 6:45 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Puckett
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I could get a rat's azz how tall Mel Gibson is. Never gave it a moments thought. Makes no difference to me. Never met him. Never will. But I will be "seeing him" on the BIG screen :-)

1212 days ago
77.

Mark    

Sandy Schwartz, an Austinite who was serving as a volunteer usher for the night, said she would never pay for a ticket to a Gibson movie. “He’s just generally not a nice person," Schwartz said. "Why do people continue to support him?”

But after the credits rolled, Schwartz’s position had softened. She seemed to credit Gibson with making the same kind of transformation as his character in the film, although the actor has made no public statement of remorse about the threatening voice mails or domestic battery case, and his attorney has repeatedly maintained Gibson's innocence. “I thought maybe this was his story,” Schwartz said. “Maybe there’s redemption and hope for him.”

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The sad thing is, Mel Gibson spent 99% of his career in Hollywood being liked, working well with other actors and his crew, and being a world class dad. Consider this, he is still well liked in the acting community, and his friends are still his friends.

I met him in the early 90's and he was funny, considerate and went out of his way to cater to his fans, and his coworkers. Really, a very nice guy.

Not only that he's a great dad! Ask any of his children [and he's still very close to all of them], or ask the people who actually know him or work with him [people without an agenda].

Sure, there was a famous situation with a police officer 5 years ago, and the recent claims of a woman who lives off of the kindness of others, and has children with Men to extort them for money. Someone who hired 42 attorneys to go after his fortune, and now she's trying to get out from under the debt.

Consider the motivation of a woman who has been seeking fame and fortune since her junior year in High School.

Two husbands and hundreds of lovers later, she's pushing 50 and running out of time to build her fortune. Mel is her final meal ticket, and she will stop at nothing.

1212 days ago
78.

Curious    

Loving the Beaver reviews, thanks for posting them :)


Ok, so the booking is done. But i was really hoping to hear the results of yesterday's motions in family court.

By the way -

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!

1212 days ago
79.

Tellthetruth59    

Morning Curious! The reviews are awesome!

1212 days ago
80.

Catnip    

Oh please everyone knows he's full of it claiming he's 5'10". It's only tools like you who believe him. There are to many movie scenes and other photos and footage that make it easy to see he isn't a true 5'10".

Posted at 6:45 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Puckett
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He doesn't claim it, he's measured. But yeah, I'm sure LASD used a SPECIAL SECRET measuring device for him.... Rolls eyes

1212 days ago
81.

Catnip    

I could get a rat's azz how tall Mel Gibson is. Never gave it a moments thought. Makes no difference to me. Never met him. Never will. But I will be "seeing him" on the BIG screen :-)

Posted at 6:48 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Tellthetruth59
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Only matters to those with their own insecurities....

1212 days ago
82.

Curious    

Mornin' Tell -
They are wonderful to see! I think Miss Jodie is an excellent lady - talented, loyal and very intelligent. I would love to see them do another "Maverick" style comedy. It would do Mr. Mel good to have some fun with a film right about now.


Fuddy my buddy -
If you're around, how's your boy? You two holding up ok?

1212 days ago
83.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

And what track record would that be? Let's see there was a DUI around 1981 and then NOTHING until a DUI in 2006. Yeah, that's really out of control. Some effing track record.

Posted at 6:48 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Catnip
you sound like it is okay to drive drunk..hopefully its your car in 10 years that he hits head on when he drives drunk again...

1212 days ago
84.

Midwesterner    

Loving the Beaver reviews, thanks for posting them :)


Ok, so the booking is done. But i was really hoping to hear the results of yesterday's motions in family court.

By the way -

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!

Posted at 6:49 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Curious

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Yes. And I also want to hear when the custody trial begins.

1212 days ago
85.

Catnip    

Posted at 6:48 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Catnip
you sound like it is okay to drive drunk..hopefully its your car in 10 years that he hits head on when he drives drunk again...

Posted at 7:00 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by MIDNIGHT TOKER
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Absolutely nothing I said gave that indication. I was responding to a poster that stated he is always in trouble. Which is simply not a fact. When you get better reading comprehension skills, then you let me know.

1212 days ago
86.

dunamis    

Thanks to everyone for posting reviews and tweets of The Beaver. I'm enjoying reading them, considering prior to the movie premiere in TX. critics and other people were trying to write Mel off.

Just the beginning of a new start and career-boost for Mel.

1212 days ago
87.

yo    

Let's see I will give him less than 6 months to violate his probation. Whether it is driving drunk, resisting an officer, drunk in public, which now means even in a car with someone else driving, jaywalking, or deciding to beat up another woman, with his track record he will do something big and stupid.

Posted at 5:51 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by honesty
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SAD BUT OH SO TRUE.

1212 days ago
88.

Curious    

Yes. And I also want to hear when the custody trial begins.

Posted at 7:02 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Midwesterner
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Ditto!

1212 days ago
89.

Puckett    

@ Catnip, what makes you think they actually measured his height when they booked him into jail? lol

A lot of places don't do that, they just ask you how tall you are or go by the height on your id/drivers license. Unless your blatantly lying to them about your height to the point it's obvious the don't measure you.

Had they actually measured him his booking height would be 5'7" or 8" at most. Nobody at LASD has the balls to demand that an A-list Hollywood actor with a long history of questionable height to be measured for booking.

It's just like all of the Hollywood booking photos. They all look like press release photos from their agents, not mugshots. Nobody else gets away combing their hair perfectly and twinkling their eyes and smiling for the camera like celebrities do when they get their mugshots taken. They're star struck and kiss their butts the whole time they're booking them!

1212 days ago
90.

dd    

He's not short after all.

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