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Mel Gibson fingerprinted, booked on misdemeanor battery conviction

March 17, 2011|By Richard Winton | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Actor-director Mel Gibson avoided the prying cameras of the paparazzi by going to the El Segundo Police Department at night to be fingerprinted and booked in connection with his misdemeanor battery conviction.

Gibson arrived at the station about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and was released a half-hour later.

A booking record lists Gibson as 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds.

His fingerprinting was required after he pleaded no contest Friday to the misdemeanor, related to a struggle last year with his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

He was sentenced to three years of probation.

Gibson was ordered to complete a one-year domestic-violence counseling program. [For the record at 12:28 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that Gibson would undergo separate mental health counseling.]

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