Gibson takes deal, avoids jail
THE Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is said to be furious that Mel Gibson’s camp announced the actor’s plea deal in the alleged assault of his former girlfriend.
Sources close to the DA’s office said the victim, Gibson’s former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, was supposed to be notified of the case’s outcome before any statement was sent to the media.
Gibson is expected to plead no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge.
He will undergo counselling but will not face any jail time.
Grigorieva claimed the actor punched her twice in the head and broke two of her teeth as she held their 17-month-old daughter during a domestic dispute.