After a prolonged investigation and public scandal, Mel Gibson entered a plea of no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his fight with Oksana Grigorieva on January 6, 2010.
The actor avoided jail time, received a sentence of three years probation and was ordered to attend 52 weeks of counseling in a domestic violence program. The judge also said he would continue psychological “treatment” he is already under with his doctor.
Gibson also was hit with a protective order to stay away from Grigorieva.
Ultimately the actor answered “no contest” when asked “how do you now plead?’
It was also revealed that Gibson has been in a domestic violence counseling program since January.
He was also ordered to do 16 hours of community service and pay a small fine.