Your Daily Mel Update

I’m already so sick of talking about Mel Gibson. But I have a feeling that this is one of those stories that is going to go on and on, and so many things are going to happen that it will seem as though we’re never going to get from it. Hopefully there will be an end to it all at some point but for now, some new information about Mel has been released.

The first new Mel news to break today was the fact that Robyn Gibson, Mel’s very soon to be ex-wife, has submitted a letter to the court defending Mel. Robyn, who was heavily scorned when Mel left her for Oksana, has given a statement to the court saying that while he was married to her, Mel never abused her or their children. And while she makes it clear that she is divorcing Mel, she also specifically states that he was a wonderful, loving father. TMZ was the first to pick up the scoop,

“Mel Gibson’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Robyn, has written a sworn declaration on behalf of Mel, saying he has never physically abused her or any of their children in the 28 years they were married … TMZ has learned.

We’ve learned in the declaration, Robyn writes, “Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage.” Robyn also says there was never any domestic violence perpetrated by Mel against any of their children.

We’ve learned the declaration was filed with the court this morning. We’re told Robyn’s declaration will also be submitted to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department when Mel’s lawyers present their evidence to deputies next week.

In the 1-page declaration, Robyn acknowledges that she is divorcing Mel but says, “Mel was a wonderful and loving father.”

Robyn — who is widely respected in Hollywood — could ultimately be very powerful ammo for Mel.”

Umm, can I just ask – What the hell is wrong with people? Why is Robyn defending Mel? Just because Mel didn’t hit her doesn’t mean that he didn’t hit Oksana. And while I usually agree with TMZ, I don’t know why Robyn’s word would be so powerful. It seems at this time that it is Mel’s voice on all five of those tapes that have been released. And neither he nor his reps have come out to say anything differently so I think we’re all safe to assume so until we hear otherwise. So, whether or not Mel hit Robyn, again I have to ask – What does it matter? So you don’t abuse one person, even though you’re together for a long time, and that gives you a pass to abuse someone else? I just don’t get what Robyn is trying to do, or how this is supposed to help Mel’s case. I certainly hope it doesn’t. 

And onto other Mel news. The family court case that Mel and Oksana have been involved in has had some sort of decision made on it, at least for the time being. This too comes from TMZ and according to them, the judge in the case has ruled that Mel will currently keep the visitation agreements he had a year ago, before all of Mel’s crap hit the fan. From TMZ,

“Sources tell TMZ the judge in the Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva custody battle is keeping the status quo, meaning Mel still has visitation rights with his daughter, Lucia — at least for now.

Mel’s visitation agreement — signed off on by both parties earlier this year — provides for daytime visits and one overnight a week.”

Who knows what’s going to be made of that or how long it will last for? It might last for a long time, even permanently. Oksana was under strict court order not to release those tapes and now that they’ve been leaked, it could ruin Oksana’s court case entirely. And this ruling would be a good indication that that is exactly what has happened. Of course, Oksana is saying that she did not release the tapes and that she has no idea who could have done it. You can check out that particular story line at Hollywood Gossip if you’re not so sick of this Mel Gibson mess that you could puke.

Aside from that, there are also the allegations that Oksana edited the tapes, and that Oksana has blackmailed Mel in the past with the tapes, and that Oksana has also claimed that she has photographic evidence of the abuse she underwent from Mel. My head is spinning.

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#1 trillium on 07.16.10 at 5:29 am

When was Mel’s last physical? Could the apparent changes in his personality be attributed to an undiagnosed physical or mental disorder?

#2 David on 10.10.10 at 9:18 pm

That is an extraordinarily cool post you’ve posted.

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