Slap on the Wrist

Report: Mel Gibson Cops Plea Deal

Embattled actor Mel Gibson just caught a huge break. Gibson has struck a plea deal with prosecutors in his looming criminal case and will not get jail time, sources connected with the L.A. County District Attorney tell TMZ. Gibson will reportedly appear in court Friday where he will plead no contest to simple battery against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, as opposed to corporal injury on a spouse, a more serious charge. Gibson’s lawyer, Blair Berk, released the following statement to TMZ: “Mel's priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made. It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the district attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end."