Mel Gibson Domestic Violence Case Given to Prosecutors

Mel Gibson Domestic Violence Case Given to Prosecutors
Mel Gibson
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updated 08/25/2010 at 07:30 PM EDT

originally published 08/25/2010 07:30PM

Detectives completed a weeks-long investigation into domestic violence allegations against Mel Gibson and handed the case to the District Attorney to decide on charges, a source tells PEOPLE.

A decision by the Los Angeles prosecutors could take several months.

Gibson, 54, was recorded threatening then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, 40, telling her she "deserved it" when she accused him of punching her twice in the face while she held their now 10-month-old daughter Lucia.

Grigorieva also claims he struck the baby. Photos allegedly showing Grigorieva's bruised face and damaged teeth leaked on the web.

Gibson sources say the actor merely tried to stop Grigorieva from shaking their child "like a ragdoll" and that he never harmed Lucia.

Investigators continue to look into allegations Grigorieva tried to extort Gibson with the taped phone conversations.

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