Mel Gibson has struck an agreement with prosecutors and has made a plea deal in his looming criminal case in which he he faced a possible 4 year prison term for felony assault and corporal injury of a spouse – sources connected with the L.A. County District Attorney say that Mel will plead ‘no contest’ to a lesser charge and that he will not get jail time. Justice for the rich prevails!
Sources say Mel will appear in court Friday and will plead no contest to simple battery — a lesser charge than corporal injury on a spouse which he could have faced.
Apparently the DA is furious that this info was leaked before Oksana and her legal team were notified. Can you just imagine how Oksana is going to mouth off now!? The man who brutally busted in her in the chops when she was holding the baby is essentially getting off Scott free in a typical ‘money buys justice’ scam.
Supposedly, Mel had been agonizing over the impending criminal charge – related to the January 6, 2010 blowout with Oksana Grigorieva – where he punched her and injured her while she held baby Lucia – he claims he was worried that a prolonged court fight would be a strain on his family, particularly his children. No doubt he also was worried that he would get a serious jail sentence since he knows he did it – and has admitted as much on tape!
Sources say that even though Mel believed he could win the case (ya right!) that he struck the deal to protect his loved ones. I’ve never heard such a crock. If Mel was so concerned with the ‘strain on his loved ones’ then he would have settled this long ago. Mel settled because he could not possibly win if charged – he committed the crime – plain and simple – and everyone knows he did it.
When contacted for a response, Mel’s lawyer, Blair Berk, 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.”
Berk goes on, “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.”
What a load of bull! Mel’s lawyers ran to the prosecutors to cut Mel’s losses in a case he would certainly lose. A stubborn headstrong man like Mel Gibson does not plead guilty, or the equivalent ‘no contest,’ if he is innocent. Never.
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