Mel Gibson to strike plea deal in Oksana case

Thursday March 10, 2011

Hollywood star Mel Gibson will offer a plea deal in relation to charges which arose from a domestic violence incident involving his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Under the terms of the agreement, he will plead no contest to a charge of domestic battery.

By agreeing not to fight the charges in a trial, the actor will apparently avoid jail time.

Mel is due to appear in court on Friday.

His lawyer said the offer had been made in order "to bring all of this to an immediate end" and "in the best interests of his children".

Meanwhile, the LA County District Attorney's office has officially dismissed the extortion case against his ex, Oksana.

The 44-year-old had been accused of trying to get money from the actor after recording their private conversations.

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