Prosecutors are ready to file criminal charges against Hollywood superstar Mel Gibson for hitting Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his daughter, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
The Los Angeles District Attorney granted Gibson’s high-powered criminal lawyer Blair Berk a last-ditch meeting late Tuesday afternoon, as she she sought to persuade authorities not to charge the actor.
Deputy District Attorney John Lynch met with Berk at the Airport Courthouse for close to two hours.
However, law enforcement sources connected to the case told RadarOnline.com, before the meeting, that it was almost inevitable that Gibson, 55, would be charged.
A charge of domestic violence/corporal injury involving a former cohabitant is looming for the Oscar-winning actor/director, sources said.
It can be prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor.
If convicted of a felony, the Lethal Weapon star could face up to four years in state prison; if convicted of a misdemeanor, he could face up to one year in county jail.
While Berk made her bid, multiple sources, all with intimate knowledge of the situation, said the District Attorney had made its stunning decision in the last few days to prosecute the award-winning movie star.
Grigorieva, 40, has claimed Gibson punched her in the head on January 6 at his multi-million dollar Malibu mansion, knocking out two veneers on her upper front teeth while she held their then-infant daughter, Lucia.
Explosive audio tape obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com caused the feuding lovers to become international news and featured Gibson ranting, raving, panting, using racial slurs and telling Grigorieva “you f*cking deserved it” after she accused him of hitting her.