Mel Gibson Cuts Deal, No Jail Time

Mel Gibson Cuts Deal, No Jail Time
Mel Gibson has cut a deal with prosecutors in the domestic violence case against him. The DA’s office is furious because news has been leaked before Oksana Girgorieva was notified. Consequently Oksana will learn the news in the media. Apparently the deal allows Mel to plead no contest to simple battery and get no jail time.

TMZ has the scoop

As we first reported, Mel had been agonizing over the impending criminal charge — related to the January 6, 2010 blowout with Oksana Grigorieva — worried that a prolonged court fight would be a strain on his family, particularly his children. We’re told … even though Mel believed he could win the case — he struck the deal to protect his loved ones.

Mel’s lawyer released 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.”

So NO jail time for Mel – he will have to attend counseling. Even though he is getting no jail time he will have a conviction for battery so that will make his custody war with Oksana all the more difficult. I can understand why they settled this – there have been so many lies and half truths throughout this case who knows what to believe anymore.

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