After months of litigation, sources are reporting that it is finally looking like Mel Gibson will be charged with domestic violence.
Though nothing is set in stone yet, insiders close to the case explain that the District Attorney feels there is plenty of evidence to bring up a formal charge against Mel, the least of which being the declaration Mel had his lawyers file in which he admits to slapping Oksana Grigorieva because she was shaking their baby Lucia "wildly."
However, the charge will most likely be filed as a misdemeanor, not a felony, which could result maximum penalty of six months in jail.
Furthermore, the same source reports that it DOESN'T look like Oksana will be charged with extortion. Though Sheriff's investigators believe there is sufficient evidence, the D.A. does not and doesn't seem interested in pursuing anything further in the case.
We're told the official decisions on both matter should be made in the coming weeks.
Neither one of them seems really innocent in this situation, but we're glad to hear Mel will face some kind of punishment for his violent actions, no matter how minimal it may seem. Violence is never the answer and unfortunately, some people have to learn that the hard way.
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