After being formally charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly hitting ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to the charges in court Friday, according to Radar Online. The Oscar-winner received three years probation and was ordered to attend counselling and a domestic violence program for one year. Gibson must also complete 16 hours of community service and pay a small fine. "He's entering this plea because it was in the best interest of his children," Gibson’s attorney said of the decision.