Mel Gibson Booked, Released On Battery Charge Involving Ex

LOS ANGELES (CBS4)- Mel Gibson was booked and released on a misdemeanor battery charge as part of the criminal case involving his former girlfriend, California authorities said.

The actor-director turned himself in Wednesday to the El Segundo Police Department, according to jail records.

He was fingerprinted and his mug shot was taken, a requirement of a plea deal that resulted in him being on probation for three years and attending a year of domestic violence counseling.

The 55-year-old Oscar winner was accused of striking his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during a January 2010 fight, but his no contest plea on Friday did not include an admission of guilt.

Gibson opted to turn himself in on the same night his film “The Beaver” premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.

 

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