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Friday 26 December 2014

Mel Gibson charged with assault

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Mel Gibson with misdemeanour battery
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Mel Gibson with misdemeanour battery

Mel Gibson has been charged with misdemeanour battery - assault - stemming from a January 2010 incident involving his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Los Angeles prosecutors charged the Academy Award-winner over the incident involving the Russian musician.

A person familiar with the case said Gibson will accept a plea deal.

Gibson is not expected to serve any time in jail.

His lawyer, Blair Berk, has said Gibson pursued a plea agreement with his children in mind. He has an infant daughter with Grigorieva.

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