Just because a celebrity is on tape repeatedly threatening to beat up a woman, a woman who later claims she was beaten up, that’s no reason to prosecute or send them to jail. And the Los Angeles district attorney agrees, so today they struck a deal with Mel Gibson to send him to counseling instead of prison, even though he loudly proclaimed a dozen times that he was going to murder his girlfriend.
Mel had been agonizing over the impending criminal charge — related to the January 6, 2010 blowout with Oksana Grigorieva — worried that a prolonged court fight would be a strain on his family, particularly his children. We’re told … even though Mel believed he could win the case — he struck the deal to protect his loved ones.
We’re told the deal involves counseling but NO JAIL TIME.
Being a lawyer must be nice because you can meet up with everyone you’re working with and all agree to not do your job. Like the DA is supposed to prosecute people they were told committed a crime, and a judge is supposed to preside over the trial, but they can all huddle up and say fuck that. They can say, “that shit is gonna take forever, and it sounds hard, so let’s not do it.” And then the other person says, “oh my god, I know right, did you see all the papers and stuff for this, there’s like a million files.” And then they all nod and don’t do it, and we all just sort of take it. It would be like going to a doctor for heart surgery and then scheduling the heart surgery and then when you got there instead he just gave you some jumper cables.