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Mel Gibson fingerprinted, booked on misdemeanor battery conviction [Updated]

Booking photo of Mel Gibson. Actor-director Mel Gibson avoided the prying cameras of the paparazzi by going to the El Segundo Police Department at night to be fingerprinted and booked in connection with his misdemeanor battery conviction.

Gibson arrived at the station about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and was released a half-hour later.

A booking record lists Gibson as 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds.

His fingerprinting was required after he pleaded no contest Friday to the misdemeanor, related to a struggle last year with his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

He was sentenced to three years of probation.

Gibson was ordered to complete a one-year domestic-violence counseling program.


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Photo: Mel Gibson in a booking photo. Credit: El Segundo Police Department

[For the record at 12:28 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that Gibson would undergo separate mental health counseling.]

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He was framed.

couldnt he have just gotten a decent call girl instead of all of this? who really needs a, "girlfriend" or relationship anymore if you have money and are established?

He has SERIOUS anger issues, which will NOT go away, as long has he: a.) believes in some "deity", and b.) refuses to stop being an alcoholic by being in AA!

yeah!! Agree with Bill.... Like Charlie Sheen!!! he has it really clear and easy!!!


I feel a lot of sympathy for Mel. His problems have stemmed from alcohol, and they have rarely included more than loud rants and name-calling. Those are not against the law. I think he got hooked up with a Russian gold digger and things went south from there. The movie that premiered in Austin kast night got raves from the audience, and I hope that will happen all across the country.

Gibson and Sheen. Now there is a pair that you could not beat with a full house!

I guess he doesn't know what women want after-all.

In an era when Hollywood is churning out more derivatives than a Wall St. bank (think "Meet the Fockers" with Robert De Niro), it's refreshing to see Jodie Foster attempting something original and unorthodox like "The Beaver." Mel Gibson apparently gives an Oscar worthy performance in the film.

The magnitude of antipathy generated toward Mel Gibson via Hollywood and the tabloid media is both unwarranted and absurd. Anyone with the least bit of common sense must realize that Gibson has been vilified to a degree that is both excessive and unprecedented in tinseltown circles. At some point, the circus of sensationalism and "politics of personal destruction" surronding Mel will hopefully no longer be center stage.

Enough is enough already! leave Mel Gibson alone-how do any of you know what really happened.I feel his wife egged him into all of the arguments.A person-male or female can only take so much.Listen to the tapes that were put all over the tv,he is yelling and she is so calm.Yeah right,she was doing it on purpose.I was a battered wife.
God is watching-let God take care of this,not us
And why is this on the news so much-nothing else to talk about-lets focus on saving the world
Good luck to you Mel Gibson !!


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