Jeff Labrecque
March 17, 2011 AT 04:52 PM EDT

Mel Gibson did not attend yesterday’s premiere of his new movie, The Beaver, at Austin’s SXSW Film Festival. But he had a good reason. He was in El Segundo, Calif., where he turned himself in to police as a requirement of his pleading no-contest to misdemeanor battery. According to the AP, he was fingerprinted and photographed before being released. Under the plea deal, Gibson must complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and perform 16 hours of community service with the organization Mending Kids International.

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