Mel Gibson’s plea deal

Mel Gibson has had more than a year to wait to find out what was going to happen in his battery case with Oksana Grigorieva, and now it seems the wait is over.  Prosecutors have offered a plea deal with a reduced charge (battery rather than corporal injury), and mandatory counseling without any jail time.  In other words, he’s basically getting no punishment at all.

Mel is reportedly glad about the plea deal, as he claimed he was worried about the effects a lengthy trial might have on his children.  I can’t imagine the effects of a trial would be any worse than the effects of having an abusive rageaholic bigot for a father, but hey.