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Mel Gibson Cops A Plea & Won't Be Going To Jail Over Violent Throwdown With Ex!

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After all that, he won't see a minute behind bars. Something seems wrong about that.

Sources reveal that come Friday, Mel Gibson will appear before a judge and plead no contest to simple battery, a much lesser charge than the original corporal injury on a spouse charge he was facing. Turns out, Mel was able to bargain himself a plea deal this week that will keep him out of jail and get him out of the legal war that's been raging between him and Oksana Grigorieva for the last year.

As we understand it, Mel was hell bent on proving his innocence against Oksana's claim that he beat on her in January 2010, but recently decided that for the good of his family, especially his children, he would take a deal that would finally bring this ordeal to an end. Mel's lawyer confirmed the news by releasing the following statement:

"I know from almost 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer that sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price. That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached. Mel's priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made. It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end."

We don't know how we feel about this. On the one hand, it sounds pretty much like he is walking away from this situation scot-free. Sure, the deal involves him seeking counseling, which is great, but it still doesn't seem like enough.

On the flip side, accepting any criminal charge to be put on his record will severely hurt his chances of getting custody of his daughter. Can't say we see that as a silver lining, but at least we'll know the little one is safe if Mel really is as violent as everyone thinks he is.

What do U think? Is Mel getting off too easy or is his sentencing fair?

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15 comments to “Mel Gibson Cops A Plea & Won't Be Going To Jail Over Violent Throwdown With Ex!”

  1. 1

    Mario - you're such a fucking idiot.

  2. 2

    it boggles my mind that Lindsay is likely to go to jail over, possibly, stealing a necklace while he wont for, definitely, beating someone up. i thought prison was supposed to protect society from the criminals just as much as punish them? i think i know which one people need protecting from!

  3. 3

    Now let it go Mario. This has been covered to death. BTW, as person who has been subjected to extreme violence from a partner, I am still not sure I am team Oksana on this one. Something was a little hinky here. Mel seems emotional and Oksana seems calculating.

  4. 4

    Re: Average Jane – Shut up.
    If he hadn't done it then he wouldn't get any fucking bargains , he would fight to clear his name to the end. As for the 'Oksana seems calculating' shit, Mel always wanted a woman to be depend on him , he's so insecure and controlling it's ridiculous. Well, that's what you get . He deserves all the shit he gets.

  5. 5

    California is a load of crap state.
    Mel Gibson and Chris Brown can beat up women, human beings and get no jail time, but PLaxico Burress shots himself by accident in NY and has to go to prison and Michael Vick fights some dogs in VA and has to go to prison.

    That stupid state just sends the message that it is ok to beat up women and get away with it.

  6. 6

    Of course he is getting off easy!!! Pleading "no contest" is not the same as pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Even his lawyers are forced to promote this magical thinking where he is not guilty, just trying to avoid a media circus for his kids. He is full of it. He just gets embarrassed when someone shines a light on it. He's not a bit sorry, he just hates getting caught.

    What I want to know is if the court provided that he be monitored while undergoing counseling? Is he on probation? Is it possible for the original charges to be re-instated if he violates the court's ruling? Will he have limited visitation and be monitored while his child is with him? This is a violent man. He is capable of anything and he has proved he is unstable. At the very least he is mentally ill. What is being done to address that by the court? Why does Lindsay Lohan take up so much time and $$$$ from our crime fighting legal "justice " system, for an over-priced necklace, while men like Mel Gibson walk away?

  7. 7

    The girl is an obvious gold digger, & he was an EASY mark! She made him think he was something special, made him feel young. He was eager to show off a beautiful, VERY YOUNG girlfriend, then wife to make him look good. He got exactly what he deserved, unfortunately she got exactly what she planned all along. We'll hear about her again, along with her next mark. Wait & see.

  8. 8

    She changed her story about this EVERYDAY!!! but seriously, its long over, and That woman is a gold digger he wasn't the first celebrity to fall for her and he more than likely won't be the last

  9. Gigi7 says – reply to this


    You haven't heard Oksana's charges yet, Mario. She's guilty of submitting fake photos and doctored tapes as evidence, guilty of extortion and illegal recordings.
    She WILL get jail time.

  10. 10

    Mel is a douche.

  11. 11

    It actually sounds like an opportunity for the DA to get one case off his desk and get down to work on the bigger case: prosecuting Oxsana for extortion, obstruction of justice; evidence tampering; illegal wiretapping; and conspiracy. A fine or community service is fair given the circumstances and the relative lack of evidence; heck, he could fight it and be acquitted. The aim here is simply to avoid Oxsana making a public circus out of his trial. If the DA is not corrupt to the point of inciting anarchy and charges Oxsana for what she's done, that trial will be quite a show - the pay-per-view fees would likely balance the state budget. 8)

  12. 12

    of course he should go to jail! this man is a violent, bigot, abuser! yes, maybe he should have figured out what the young girl wanted out of him, that she just might be "indiscreet," but she is the mother of his child, and he is dangerous! guess he should have stayed with the long-suffering first wife! How many kids did she have, and stay in the background, always supporting him, even after this whole mess came out?! he should have kissed her butt and never strayed! he isn't having much luck having a young, unknown, gold-digger! what a surprise!

  13. 13

    why does the russian c*** not get charged with anything .

  14. 14

    Re: Gigi7 – Shut up Mel's groupie.Re: lemonbird – MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY !!!

  15. 15

    Why is everyone paying attention to Mel Gibson, when Charlie Sheen is so much more entertaining? See why in “A Day in the Life of Charlie Sheen” on The Loop Now.