Mel Gibson turns himself in, is fingerprinted and booked

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Mel Gibson turned himself in to El Segundo Police Wednesday night for his misdemeanor battery conviction.

The embattled actor, whose new film ‘The Beaver’ premiered at South By Southwest in Austin the same night, was fingerprinted and booked at 9:30 p.m.


The booking record listed Gibson as 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds, according to L.A. Now. His mug shot was also taken as a requirement of his probation.

Gibson, 55, entered a no contest plea Friday to the criminal charges brought by the Los Angeles district attorney against Gibson for the alleged battery of his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to complete domestic violence counseling and mental health counseling.

He also must complete 16 hours of community service, pay nominal fines and obey the terms of an order of protection that prevents him from annoying, threatening or using force or violence against anyone involved in the case.

The Oscar winner had been charged after the Jan. 6 altercation in which Grigorieva said Gibson hit her while she was holding their child, Lucia. The incident sparked the now infamous leaked tapes of Gibson railing against the Russian signer.

The couple broke up in April 2010, with Grigorieva on June 19 alluding to a scandal that was about to break regarding their split.


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booking photo. Credit: El Segundo Police Department