"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": October Oscar predictions                "Get Out" leads the Gotham Award nominations                'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist' to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls        

Mel Gibson: Apparently Crime Pays in Los Angeles

By Roger Friedman

HollywoodNews.com: Crime pays in Los Angeles, as usual. Mel Gibson, according to TMZ and other sources, has cut a deal with the Los Angeles District Attorney in his domestic abuse case with former lover and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva. He gets no jail time, just counseling, and, of course, pays up for admitting to “battery.”

Thus, Gibson gets rid of the case six weeks before he must do promotion for his new movie, “The Beaver.” You can just imagine those junkets: Mel will likely bar reporters from asking about this, or the custody case, Oksana, plus all his other stuff including DUI, anti-Semitism. his father or the Holocaust. Or his church. Or his divorce. Or “sugar tits.” During promotion last year for “Edge of Darkness,” Mel verbally attacked several reporters. These will be short interviews!

Gibson — as a movie star not bound by the usual laws– is in Guatemala on what’s described as a charity mission to save the rainforests. It doesn’t matter that he’s had no connection to rainforest preservation in the past. Or to the main groups–like the Rainforest Foundation and the Rainforest Alliance. It’s a photo op, or a pr stunt, to dilute the news of the plea.

According to TMZ “Mel will plead no contest to simple battery, a lesser charge than corporal injury on a spouse. Although battery is a misdemeanor, under the law, since it involves “a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting” and “a person who is the parent of the defendant’s child,” Mel must appear in person.”

Gibson will be back from Guatemala and in court on Friday.

Mel’s neighborhood is getting to be an interesting place. A couple of years ago I ran into another star who’d beaten the system, Robert Blake, having lunch at a bikers’ bar jusr down the road from Mel’s personally funded church. Stars in Agoura Hills!

To read more go to Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.