As expected, on Friday (Mar 11) Mel Gibson entered a plea of no contest to a charge of simple battery,. And with a little community service and some much needed counseling, it’ll be like his domestic abuse case against Oksana Grigorieva never happened.

Under the terms of Mel’s plea agreement, Gibson will not have to serve any jail time. However, he must perform 16 hours of community service with a philanthropic organization, Mending Kids, and undergo 52 weeks of court ordered counseling.

In addition to all of that, Mel is required to have only “peaceful contact” with his baby mother Oksana Grigorieva.

Mel was also placed on 36 months informal probation in addition to being hit with a protective order that gives Oksana the right to record their phone calls.

Compared to the up-to-the -minute tribulations of Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, Mel’s courtroom struggles have become increasingly less enticing. Good riddance!


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