Mel Gibson plead guilty deal on domestic abuse case
Actor and director Mel Gibson, who is suspected of beating a former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery Conclusion of an agreement with prosecutors indicates that the prosecutor will not continue a thorough examination and that could let him avoid jail time.
Proceedings against Gibson was launched after Oksana Grigorieva complained about the behavior of his former boyfriend. Thus, the Russian woman alleges that in early January 2010 Gibson came to her home to see their baby daughter, Lucia. During the meeting the couple quarreled, and the actor hit Grigorieva, knocking out her front tooth.
Shortly thereafter, audiotapes of a man widely believed to be Gibson were posted on celebrity website Radaronline.com, and on them, the man rants at Grigorieva making racial slurs and sexist comments., When records were on the Internet, Gibson said that by publicizing Grigoryeva is trying to blackmail him, trying to get money from him. Nevertheless, while Grigorieva has been charged with extortion.
But the tapes damaged Gibson’s Hollywood career, which already had suffered a major setback following anti-Semitic remarks he made during a drunk driving arrest in 2006.
Following the release of the audiotapes on Radaronline, Gibson’s long-time agent dropped him. The opening of a movie he made, “The Beaver,” was delayed and the cast of another film in which he was scheduled to appear, refused to work with him.