Mel Gibson domestic-violence decision still up in the air
Whether Mel Gibson will face criminal charges of domestic violence is still up in the air, with the L.A. district attorney's office on Wednesday pretty much saying, "Believe it when you hear it from us."
Gibson has been under investigation for months on allegations of domestic violence involving ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, who said the actor hit her while she was holding their child. Simultaneously, authorities have been investigating whether there was a related extortion attempt against Gibson. And, yeah, there were those tapes.
"Allegations of domestic violence involving Mel Gibson are actively under review by the district attorney's office," L.A. County D.A. Steve Cooley said in a statement, reported by L.A. Now.
"Information received will be taken into account in deciding whether or not to file charges. Any decisions made by the D.A.'s office in this case will be made public in a timely manner."
Radar Online had reported Tuesday that prosecutors were "ready to file criminal charges" against the actor after a two-hour meeting between Gibson's lawyer and a deputy district attorney.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Mel Gibson in February 2010. Credit: Francois Mori / Associated Press