Pretty even trade, we'd say!
Dr. Ross Sheldon, the dentist who treated Oksana Grigorieva after Mel Gibson's alleged attack on her, has been granted immunity for not reporting the injuries immediately to law enforcement. In return, he has agreed to fully cooperate in the assault investigation currently against the actor!
A source close to the situation explains:
"Dr. Ross was given immunity so he would cooperate with the investigation of Mel Gibson. Dr. Ross was initially reluctant to cooperate because he feared he would also be the subject of a separate criminal investigation for not reporting Oksana's injuries. Dr. Ross is required by law to report injuries. The reason he didn't talk to cops right after Oksana told him, was because Oksana made him promise he wouldn't tell anyone. He fully cooperated with the investigation. He realizes he made a mistake by not reporting the incident. Still, Dr. Shelden would make a very strong witness for the prosecution if Mel Gibson is charged with any crime in connection with the incident. The Los Angeles District Attorney has three years on the statue of limitations from when the alleged incident occurred to file charges against Mel. However, a decision will be made in January 2011, on what charges if any, will be filed against Gibson."
It must have been a very difficult situation, but he should have known better as a doctor than not to report it.
We just hope the truth will finally come out!
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