Mel Gibson Pleads No Contest to Battery; Oksana Grigorieva Cleared in Extortion Investigation

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The L.A. County District Attorney filed a single misdemeanor battery charge against Mel Gibson today. The actor, as expected, pleaded no contest.

The misdemeanor specifically targets someone who cohabits or has a child with the alleged victim, but is less severe than felony domestic abuse.

Mel will not receive jail time for the alleged attack on Oksana Grigorieva, but will continue to undergo counseling and be on 36 months' probation.

One of the terms of probation - he cannot use violence against anyone. Mel may continue to have "peaceful contact" with Oksana going forward.

Mel: Troubled Fella

The nearly year-long Mel Gibson saga has come to an end.

A no-contest plea, while not technically a guilty plea, has the same immediate effect as a guilty plea, and is often offered as a part of a plea deal.

That's what happened today. While Mel felt he could win the case in court and be completely exonerated, this was his quickest means to an end.

Gibson also must perform court-ordered community service at a charity organization, and he elected to do so at Mending Kids International.

The group provides life-changing surgical care to children in need. None other than Mel's estranged wife Robyn Gibson serves as President.

Meanwhile, Oksana Grigorieva will NOT be charged with felony extortion in the concurrent investigation by the L.A. County District Attorney.

That case involved $15 million deal Grigorieva signed - and then rejected - during child custody mediation with Gibson in May of last year.

In the deal, Oksana was promised a house, assets and other incentives, plus the guarantee that she wouldn't release the Mel Gibson tapes.

Those tapes were sure as heck leaked, but there wasn't enough evidence to prove she committed extortion against the star at any point.

With the case closed, a rep for Grigorieva released a statement saying:

"Ms. Grigorieva will now concentrate on co-parenting Lucia, resuming her charitable work for the children of Chernobyl and moving forward with life."

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Poor Mel - he really wasn't prepared to deal with someone like Oksana who would even bring an innocent child into the world in order to promote her agenda. Turning down $15 million and then releasing the tapes because she thought she could get more money out of Mel. Feel sorry for Lucia to have to be raised by such a "mother".


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Ahhh Mel, you got taken by this Snake. One of the best looking, wealthy, successful men around Hollywod, a place where it's almost impossible to stay faithful and married for any "real" amount of time, you had a great track record - and then the first women to come around after your separation is this horrible woman... Just like with Paul McCartny - after his wife dies he meets and marries and (eventually divorces )that WingNut Heather Mills...(who btw, also said Paul was physically abusive, which is BS) It seems like these guys who have been married for too long are a bit naive...


Oksana spread her legs for her 15 minutes, I hope we're done hearing anything further about her


I want to remind everyone about OJ Simpson. He was acquitted in the criminal trial but found guilty in civil court. Why? The standard is different in civil court. Easier to prove or disprove. So Mel may yet prevail if he decides to procede with a jury in a civil trial. Notice she made no mention of going to work. I believe she's been living for free since she was living in David Forster's house.


This case is so troubling. I am very big on victims rights and usually can understand the many ways victims of domestic violence react to it. There is no one way everyone reacts and/or acts in that situation. But from the get go something has been off with this womans story and actions. It has seemed from day one that this woman has an agenda and it is not one of a battered woman. It is one of an angry, scorned woman who will do anything to "win".
For every woman who abuses the family court system and plays the game this one is playing there are 5+ women out there who are telling the truth and not being believed. Disgusting. The ones who lie just make it that much harder for those who are telling the truth to be believed.


mel gibson talks about his secret desires : shocking ;ooo


Friggin gold digger! She knew exactly what she was doing when she got pregnant. His only fault was leaving his long term faithful wife for such a young nobody. Should have known better Mel than to turn yourself into a typical sad story :(

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