July 8th, 2010
04:36 PM ET

Mel Gibson being investigated for domestic violence

The Malibu Hills police department has opened an investigation into the alleged domestic violence dispute between Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, CNN has confirmed.

The 54-year-old actor has been caught in a custody dispute with his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, over the couple's 8-month-old daughter. Toward the end of June, Grigorieva, 40, filed a restraining order against Gibson alleging that the actor and director struck her in the face, People reported.

Police said they are still in the process of gathering information surrounding Grigorieva’s allegations, and because the investigation is in preliminary stages, there isn’t more information available.

CNN has reached out to both Gibson and Grigorieva's reps for comment.

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  1. carlie

    Don't you just love all these people without any sin casting stones?

    July 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. maya

    Nothing like kicking a man when he's down. When you're kicking Mel does it feel good? What are you feeling? What are you thinking? ................And you think you are in a position to judge Mel!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kevin Emede

    Without a doubt, IF this is Gibson's voice, he's totally lost. But I question the recording in that while the alledged voice of Mel Gibson is resonous like a phone receiver would sound, the female voice couldn't be any clearer if she had recorded it in a sound studio. Her emotions seem almost staged and these two facts need to be looked into by a professional Audio Engineer to determine whether this recording should cost Gibson HIS career or this woman a little time for staging a recording most anyone would find offensive.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nancy

    Uh... this is a guy who is building a church? Who would want to part of his congregation!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. idolfanatic

    Boris (7/8/10 comment), the only bigot here is Mel Gibson and he's proven that over and over again. He can't tolerate anyone, so why should be tolerate him?

    July 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. B's Mom

    He needs to go see a Dentist....his teeth are NASTY!

    July 11, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. pamelacarter

    His Teeth is the same color as his liver, jaundice..and I think that they both r getting what they deserve,,He had a wife that has been with him through thick and thin and left her for a gold-digger..And MEL "u got played"..& get some help with this mid-life crisis issue...

    July 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. peg

    The behavior caught on audio tape is typical of abuse. From what little I have read, the girlfriend is from another country and much younger. Both of these factors would create an imbalance of power within the relationship.
    Mr. Gibson professes to be a Christian. Yet, Christian beliefs lifestyles should produce Christ-like results. Spiritual abuse is always a component of abusive behaviors in Christian homes and damages the abused person’s view of God. (www.ccada.org the Christian Coalition Against Domestic Abuse)
    Mel Gibson takes a public stance, with a profession of faith and as a REPRESENTATIVE OF GOD, through the movie The Passion. In the end, God is holding him accountable. We, who also profess to be Christians should look closely at this situation, and examine our own lives. How many Christian do and say the very same things Mr. Gibson does and the Christian Church turns a blind eye? Mr. Gibson needs to be held accountable for his actions by those that care about him. Making excuses for his behavior or blaming the women does not help.
    I think this issue needs to be addressed publicly in our society and our Churches. It is an epidemic in both.
    “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3.28). Unfortunately, today’s American Judeo-Christian churches are not without the corruption of gender-biased traditions.
    Can Mel Gibson, and other like him be helped? how?

    July 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Just my Opinion

    Mel Gulity- Of thinking with obiously his worng head and hooking up with this Foreign Gold Digger. When are you men going to wake up and realize these women from different countires that never even had a car to get around, let alone a bike, and no designer clothes...are only pimping them selves out to hook up with you older men...so if you want arm candy you need to have deep pockets$$$$$ then this could be the end result and you will pay the ultimate price.

    Is he guilty of saying racial slurs... and four letter words...who hasn't at one time or another...ever had a love spat, break up/get a divorce and things get ugly???? People say things out of anger, frustration and from being used. Listen to the tape...she was staying calm to "catch him" ...did she not use a four letter word ??? She is no Mother Theresa Who Is she kidding... she saw $$$$$$ signs when they hooked up... and at the time with Timoth Dalton.....maybe there is some truth to the names he called her...

    July 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Gene

    Mel is a piece of s–t!!!!! He always has been. His biggest scam was 'The Passion of Christ ' which he makes a 'snuff' film and has The Church believe it's something religious. I hope they all go bankrupt!!!!!!

    July 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Maria

    Someone should do an intervention with this guy. Poor example to his many kids. This woman looks like "Octomom" When he liked her did she not have the fake "t_ ts" and botoxed face?

    July 10, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. donna

    to Boris: would you like creationists to be just as tolerant as your comments were?

    July 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. curioussteve

    mel, thank you for "brave heart". that movie brings tears to my eyes every time. you're alright. stay strong, we love you!

    July 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. imme

    gibson is not perfect. but who is? the brits hate him for "brave heart", and the jews hate him for "passion of christ" and yeah that ranting. they will pursue him until he's destroyed.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • pigtail

      what planet are you on? he hates everyone, nobody hated him until he started bad mouthing others....get your facts straight before you rant

      July 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PoorMadMax

    WIth his anti-s$mite rants, now accusations of abuse... he's headed to bankruptcy court before a court system that denies due process, as dishonest judges and lawyers connive to charge him inordinate legal fess paid in any eventuality. RUN MEL RUN. They're going to crucify you. That is my opinion.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Mei-Lin

    All I can say that Oksana is a Gold Digger!!! He fell for her while directing her music video. We do not really know the real behind the scene whether he really hit her. She must have said something to him that triggered for him to hit her and I hope not. Because look he was married for long time and never heard about him hitting his ex-wife.

    Just give him a better doubt.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. PoorMadMax

    WIth his anti-semite rants, now accusations of abuse... he's headed to bankruptcy court before a court system that denies due process, as dishonest judges and lawyers connive to charge him inordinate legal fess paid in any eventuality. RUN MEL RUN. They're going to crucify you. That is my opinion.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. An Onymous

    Mel Strikes Again....

    July 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. missy

    This happens all the time across America – women and men claiming abuse, trying to get restraining orders when absoulutely NOTHING happened. Her lawyer probably told her to do this and she got to the police station before he could. How about the report of her shaking the baby? That is worse than anything!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. whatever

    My question is how come they were not using protection. At their age they should know better. He got caught!!! She'll get all his money and distroy his rep. Just like Rielle Hunter did with John Edwards... And so on...

    July 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. whatreallyhappened

    the message is, "this is what happens if you badmouth the jews: your life gets turned upside down and inside out."

    want to see domestic abuse, physical and psychological? look into the jewish community.

    but that's not gonna happen, i know.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Leslie

    With all his racist remarks over the past few years, and the rest of his behavior, I think Mell has fallen off his rocker. Maybe the woman's a gold digger, but that doesn't explain his behavior. He's gone somewhat psycho. Maybe there's more to his first marriage not lasting than his mistress. Maybe his wife was done with him too!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Margie

    Please....she is a desperate crazy woman and totally setting him up. Sounds like the shenanigans of my soon to be
    ex sister in law. Mel, no one is perfect, but like I told my brother "How the heck did you get involved with a nut like that?"

    July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rico

    That's it for me! No more Gibson movies. This racist pig needs to simply go away.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Craig Vale

    Mel's past history speaks volumes as to his capacity to commit a violent act. I have little doubt he was beating the crap out of Oksana. His propensity for violence is in his DNA. He is the quintessential racist who blames his short comings in life on some minority or another. Pathetic bigot. I can only hope he reaps what he has sewn.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. quietname

    I believe he was set up. I think she did something to drag him out of marriage and get him to give her a baby then screw him up. Stupid woman, she's even ugly! I prefer Mel's previous wife over her. Any woman can get jealous and steal rich men money! It can be her plan and knows how to trigger man's button to set them up. I don't think he actually hit her. She could either harm herself or pay someone to hit her and make it look like Mel did it.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. scott

    Once a road warrior, always a road warrior. He just can't turn the battle off when he gets home.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  28. Will

    Besides as fodder for anti religious bigots, i dont see what his religion has to do with any of this. Now, if his name was Chris Brown and he beat a young girls face to a pulp than there would be excuses made for him, invites to award shows and lucrative contracts stuffed into his greedy fingers. Chris Brown acted like the thug he is, no matter how it was spun. Gibson needs to be punished for snacking that woman.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  29. dan


    July 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  30. Suz

    Can't say I'm surprised... he's already demonstrated a taste for violence, a propensity to act like a turd when he's drunk, and uber-fundamentalist faith tendencies. Sounds like the perfect storm to me.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  31. Ken

    Maybe Mel found out she has Jewish ancestry. We all know how calm he is around Jews.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  32. Andy

    The road warrior would not do that!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  33. British Bond

    Interesting how so many white people declare "stay out of his business" or he is a good guy?! It has been proven he is a racist and now it is possible, a woman beater! Much worse than Tiger, but Tiger happens to be a little bit darker, maybe that is why all the grief! Must be nice to be rich and white, you get a pass all day long! lol!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  34. Brad

    Mel Gibson truly shows what a fine upstanding christian he is.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. brandon

    Mel Gibson is, and has always been, crazy. And I don't mean that as a mean comment, I mean that as a literal statement. His behavior has always been erratic and stories of him behaving in a lunatic way have always surfaced. The problem is that people find it inconvenient to have their celebrities be mentally unbalanced so they ignore it or gloss over it.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  36. David

    There is no such thing as The Malibu Hills Police Dept.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. Centrist

    His true antisemitism previously and racist feelings for both Hispanics and Blacks came out. He should feel very proud of himself. You know how good it is to have hatred against so many races!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  38. Greg

    I can't believe there are people defending this piece of trash. I hope he never does another movie. I will never watch any of his movies. He doesn't deserve a career. How many times does he get to spew his hatred before you people realize he didn't just "say something he didn't mean." He's a bigot and shouldn't have a career.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  39. Alana

    It makes me sick that some of you are making excuses for his behavior. There is never a reason to hit a woman... EVER. I don't care what she said or did, or if she baited him, there is nothing she could have done that should have resulted in him striking her (and twice!). This, in combination with his numerous racist and prejudice comments... how could anyone possibly defend this man? He disgusts me, and I hope he is ostracized from Hollywood for it.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  40. Red Pison

    She probably deserved it.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  41. Catholic

    Doofus, you are full of shyte.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  42. Mel Gibson Rules!

    Mel Gibson The Billionaire is being framed!! By a gold digger. Typical CA Gold DIggers! These gold diggers spread their legs for money she could care less about her child it is only the legal key to riches . They are everywhere women with one child just to get a free ride because they deserve it... total scam .
    Just saw Edge of Darkness Excellent Movie!!!!! s
    Cherrio !

    July 9, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  43. Daniel Troppy

    I wish he would just take his yellow teeth and his nasty Republican self and disappear into some far away land.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. Heinrich

    Of course Mel is being "investigated" for violence and of course the media will convict him well before any charges are dropped. Mel has made the dire mistake of not kiss-a-ing the jews who run this country. How dare you be a racist pig not getting down on your hands and knees and k-a-ing your jew owner. God bless israel, er, america, er israel...

    July 9, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  45. Emily

    I am so disappointed with Mel. Although I know someone is innocent until proven guilty, you can use his BIZARRE behavior over the past few years to get a good hint that something ain't right.... Being in the public eye and the toll that takes on someone, I can never imagine. But this is a life he "chose" and with the money he has, he should be able to easily seek help and guidance when issues arise. SHAME ON YOU MEL......FOR not being the man and gentleman that we have all held in our hearts.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  46. sandra

    Wow, these two are just perfect for one another. And they bred. Great.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  47. Leonard

    Gibson has gone MAD to the MAX. I bet you if he made a movie about Civic Rights leader Martin Luther King...The critics would say.."Gibson captured the hatred of the white people like never seen before in a movie...how did he do it". ...Yeah Gibson....how did you do it?

    July 9, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  48. Pat F

    If Mel Gibson is 54, then I am 25!

    Check it out – he gets younger every time a new World Almanac comes out. If he is less than 60, I will eat my hat. His folks went to Australia to keep him from being drafted into the Vietnam War! You have to be at least 60 to have been in danger of that!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. Bubba

    Mel needs to get help. When you look back at his career, he's as screwed up as Lindsay Lohan.

    July 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  50. Yvette

    I bet Mel wishes like hell he'd stayed with the wife he divorced and just do like other men who take a mistress...promise her the moon but have no intentions of leaving their wives or their somewhat happy homes. That is what she deserved. I guess he called himself doing the right thing and maning up by divorcing and then getting with her...big mistake that he will regret for the rest of his awful life. Funny thing is he could have just layed low and then made a movie about this subject that would no doubt be his biggest blockbuster...but he let her get the best of him and now he will have a really tough time repairing his reputation...he's basically shot himself in both feet by letting delilah cut off his hair. Why do successful people go and ruin their lives? Tiger, Chris Brown, Eddie Murphy, Mel Gibson...all got suckered by a woman. How stupid!

    July 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  51. Yvette

    I bet he wishes like hell he'd stayed with the wife he divorced and just do like other men who take a mistress...promise her the moon but have no intentions of leaving their wives or their somewhat happy homes. That is what she deserved. I guess he called himself doing the right thing and maning up by divorcing and then getting with her...big mistake that he will regret for the rest of his awful life. Funny thing is he could have just layed low and then made a movie about this subject that would no doubt be his biggest blockbuster...but he let her get the best of him and now he will have a really tough time repairing his reputation...he's basically shot himself in both feet by letting delilah cut off his hair. Why do successful people go and ruin their lives? Tiger, Chris Brown, Eddie Murphy, Mel Gibson...all got suckered by a woman. How dumb.

    July 9, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  52. Hazel

    I see a lot of misinformed comments about hitting women. There is no justification for hitting women. We have got to teach boys to walk away. Granted if a woman or anyone is coming at you with a weapon you disarm them, run like hell, or knock them out of the way or whatever. But men use any excuse for their misbehavior and love blaming women.

    Why do I say that? When my cousin murdered his wife and killed himself, his family blamed her. The worst thing she did was to try to walk away from him after years of abuse. We were all horrified to hear his mother's rants about how she had made him kill her. O NO not her boy! When do men attack women? When they say no and when they walk away from.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  53. anne

    mel, see a dentist get those teeth whitened. You look like you smked a carton of Marlboro last night

    July 9, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  54. Claes

    Mel Gibson must be the nastiest person I can think of. Just look at his expression, he looks like he's constantly and actively seeking for a reason to go on a rant. He looks angry and spiteful. His movies – at least his one of the past decade – are sentimental pieces of crap where he doesn't even make an effort to sophisticate the fact that he's force feeding his audience his religious views. Christian and up on high horses but at the same time drunk, violent, intolerant and nasty.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  55. Terry - Indiana

    Mad Max has finally gone "Totally Mad". See what substance abuse does for you.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  56. frenchbuggler

    This guy is a dangerous maniac that needs to do about 10 years in maximum lockup!

    July 9, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  57. piet

    money and power , u are bound to face such challenges in life, especially when u are a celebrity,u cant even trust people around u,we all know he wont go to jail,he will probably pay her off and get the custody of the baby.

    July 9, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  58. RmplShatNut

    Welcome, to another edition of Thunderdome!

    July 9, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  59. The Night Rider

    Mel, Mel, Mel. What's next on your menu of career suicide?

    July 9, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  60. CyrusHowell

    He needs to be investigated for mental illness.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  61. Tigresse

    Mel's progressive descent into bad behavior aside, this Oksana woman is a gold digger, pure and simple. Just look at her previous history with hooking up with 50-something celebrities and how she managed to have their baby and swindle them out of some cash. I don't feel sorry for her in the least. This is what she does best...cause turmoil. Older men...beware! And start using the right head for a change.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  62. me3

    hope to hear more tapes.
    actors at there finest moment...unscript as well

    July 9, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  63. Rick

    Typical crazy wife beating Scientologist.

    Not news.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  64. Jeffrey

    Should we be shocked? Anti semite that beats his girlfriend. I suppose people will also be shocked when he is caught wearing a white sheet burning a cross.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  65. Wzrd1

    OK, I've pretty much loved his acting in MOST of his films (sorry, dude. Ya screwed the pooch in Hamlet).
    THAT said, he IS still a man. Not a petunia (vegetable). He's not granite (not mineral). He's HUMAN (animal). And, since he's human, he's eligible for the same fallicies, fancies and faults as the rest of us. In short, he can stub his toe with the rest of us.
    Hence, he also has the same average intelligence. He has the same reasoning. He has the same responsibility as the rest of us. Hence, he is subject to the same law as the rest of us.
    Hence, he screws up, he gets what the courts say is coming for him.
    Just a little better than you or I, since he is a celebrity. And some people are created a little MORE equal than others in this great land.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  66. Mary Ann

    This "Good Catholic' who built his own church is nothing more then a drunk,who lies,cheats and beats up women.The girlfriend is a gold digger who knew he was married,he didn't care if he hurt his wife and family.He should stay with the girlfriend,they are both trash and deserve each other. The wife can regain her self respect and enjoy her family and his millions.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  67. JJ

    I love Mel Gibson movies. They are action filled and intense. So is his personal life. He indulges in drinking, public profanity and domestic abuse. Mel knows how to use the system to get out of his troubles. Mel really needs some jail time. Grow up Mel before you completely ruin your life.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. OH BOY!


    BTW: His movies aren't THAT great to be defending him like that. A crime is a crime. You people don't really want to protect women from domestic violence because you will stick up for the worst men who beat up poor defenseless women because you like their MOVIES. *gags*

    July 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  69. JJ

    I just loved watching Mel Gibson's movies. They are action filled and intense. It also appears that his personal life follows a similar path but involves Drinking, Profanity, Domestic Abuse, etc., Mel now needs some JAIL TIME.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Squeeker

    Mel Gibson is and always has been an overinflated tool... period.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Our Society Is Wack

    It amazes me that there are people on here who are defending Mel Gibson. SMH. This man has done a lot of nasty things to people throughout his life and as you can see he could care less. You guys picked on Chris Brown for hitting Rihanna [once] and boycotted his music way before you knew it was true....and now when your Mel and Charlie Sheen committs a similar offense but worse[ because of their previous history] all you can say is 'I loved his movies'? Mel Gibson should not be given a pass for the things he is doing. He put his hands on this poor woman and he should have to pay for it. There is no excuse. He needs to be condemned. You idiots gave him the money and the power to act so arrogantly foolish; but you also have the power to put him where he belongs...DOWN IN THE DIRT!!!

    I feel bad for people like Chris Brown or any Black celeb out there who had to face the harsh words of his haters. I guess it is just pure jealousy and racism that fuels the hate towards one criminal when REALLY all deserve to be put to shame. You people sicken me.


    BTW: His movie aren't THAT great to be defending him like that. A crime is a crime. You people don't really want to protect women from domestic violence since you will stick up for the worst men who beat them up because you like their MOVIES. *gags*

    July 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      Well said, wack. Same deal with Lohan. They really think they're superior to the rest of us and of course we have allowed them to think that by turning them into our very own aristocracy. I'm sick of seeing the faces and half-naked bodies of young women with minimal to no talent. The Hiltons and Kardashians of the world who the press seems to think merit endless headlines and photo ops. Why are we as a culture being victimized by these people? Makes me homesick for the French Revolution. Oh, and Mel Gibson is an ultra-conservative religiously obsessed pig who made a couple of okay movies. Nothing that stands out in my mind. My guess is his next role will be as the David Koresh of Hollywood.

      July 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Arnold

    You're all brainwashed. None of us know Mel Gibson and should not be letting the press determine our views of him. Think for yourselves, you fools!

    July 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Arnold

    The Jews will badmouth Mel every chance they get.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • idolfanantic

      You bet your ass they will, just like he bad mouths the jews every chance he gets...

      July 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  74. X who got screwed in DIVORCE

    Ok.... the guy is a jerk, but they are in a battle over the baby, yes? You wouldn't believe the crap that comes up in a divorce or a custody battle. My X went so far as to try and get custody of my 1st child (not his) to prove what a lousy mother I was. He didn't want to pay child support to me AND he was a lawyer, quess you won? Now, my 1st, who I raised, bought his 1st car at 17, all on his own. Did 4 years in the service, graduated from college and bought his own home. My 2nd, who was raised by her father, didn't even graduate from high school, is in her late 20's, still lives at home with her father and has been in and out of jail and rehab's. Who makes the better parent? Will Mel be there 24/7 for that little girl? was he there for his other children? All I'm saying is "you can't believe anything, unless you are living it". I lived thru all the physical and mental abuse, I got out and lost a child in a very messy, spiteful, godawful divorce, I gave up everything I owned just to get out. Even my friends believed him and sided with him, because the one with the money and power "WINS". If the judge in Mel's case has half a brain, he won't let that child be raised by round the clock nanny's, it dosen't work out to well for the child, just look at mine.

    July 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  75. David

    I love the N WORD!! It rocks!!

    July 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Craig

    I overheard Mel claiming that is was the Jews fault for hitting her. LOL

    Send this racist back down under

    July 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Jeff

    Ada, all men are creeps? My autistic brother is not a creep and far more intelligent than you. And neither are my two nephews.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  78. samsteve

    not a nice man in so many ways. used to make good films though, a looooong time ago...

    July 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jakedog

    It must suck to be Mel Gibson.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  80. jad31

    They both deserve everything they get. It's called taking responsibility for your actions.

    July 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  81. remembersatanlovesyou

    i think his problems all begin when he cut the mullet off for lethal weapon 4...

    July 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  82. gene

    Its understood. When you have money ,one thinks they are above the law. In reality, these people that many people idolize are really nothing but overrated GARBAGE. i've met there kind and they STINK .

    July 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  83. former cop

    Never hit a woman? Fine as long as they act like a woman! Why should a man have to take anymore abuse from a woman than he'd take from a man? If you women want to be treated like a woman then act like it or the gloves are off!! PS don't go crying to the cops when you decided to punch out or slap a man and then get your butt kicked. I learned long ago, if I thought the other person would kick my butt I shut up...try it it works !!!

    July 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  84. marc in california

    i hope this racist anti-semitic pig gets what he deserves! he should be locked up with the key thrown away! the we will all never have to see his racist, ugly, right-wing, self-serving mug ever again! burn in hell , mel!!!!!

    July 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Me

      Some of the most trustworthy, stand-up folks I've ever known have been racists and anti-Semites. They wore those labels as badges of honor. I've come to think they were definitely on to something.

      July 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Norm

    This guy DOOFUS is truly a DOOFUS. He admitted on tape that he hit her. Do you need to see photos???

    July 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Lolly

    I hope the $ex was worth it.

    July 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  87. rusty shackleford

    maybe Mel thought she was Jewish?

    July 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  88. almxx

    Any man who violates the divinity of womanhood, by casting glances in her direction, accosting her, touching her, or in any way annoying her, should be shot and killed on the spot, then hanged. Every earthy possession he has should be given to her immediately! TAX FREE TO HER.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Josh

    Mel is a wack job. He deserves everything he gets.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  90. leatherface

    Look at him in that picture...bloodshot eyes, leather skin, yellow teeth.....a perfect picture of an alcoholic. I'm not saying anything either way but man that guy has pickled his liver for sure. I love his movies.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  91. lisa quinonez

    Why would a man with so much money have those Nasty Ass yellow teeth????
    I am not rich but my teeth are white and I brush them 3 times a day! He could afford to have someone brush them for him if he is that lazy.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  92. lisa quinonez


    July 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hee-Jung

      You said exactly what I was thinking. Even Zoom whitening would be less than a grand!

      July 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Rob in MO

    Let's withhold judgment until the investigation is complete.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Comeuppance

    None other than Sean Connery once said that it was OK to strike a woman if she deserved it, just that you don't hit them like you'd hit a man. Wise words. Men have really let women get out of hand nowadays.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Shamrock6

    Well...in his defense, he did find out she was Jewish and you know Mel hates the Jews so.......there ya go.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  96. lelee

    this is mean, but the little homewrecker had it coming. couple more beatings and she'll be set for life, another house, another baby...

    July 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  97. keninmiami

    Mel screwed up. He said crap he learned as a child and when he loses control, whether in anger or drunk, it comes out loud and clear. I grew up in the south in the same era Mel was born in and racism was everywhere and to this day I fight to keep that crap down, but it still pops up in extreme times and I feel awful about it every time.
    Hopefully Mel will finally learn to think before he opens his mouth.
    Having said all that I have to wonder why his soon to be ex just happened to record this conversation. Did she turn on the tape and start pushing Mel's buttons until she got the response she was fishing for?

    July 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Greg from NJ

    What a moron. Anybody who hooks up with a girl from Russia deserves what they get. This girl is gaming the system looking for a payday... I'm 100% certain about that. Gibson has a melted brain. He should fold up his tent and focus on curing his spiritual wounds.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  99. evensteven

    Peace Mel.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. AnneSD

    I seem to recall just a couple of weeks ago that Mel Gibson was in court to get a restraining order against this woman, now she turns around and says he hit her? The whole thing sounds very questionable. I am glad the baby is only 8 months old and not old enough to understand the nastiness going on in public about all of this.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  101. oh please

    mel.......you have MAJOR ALCOHOLIC face.

    Do SOMETHING about your HABIT, cause its not only affecting your LIFE, its making your face BIG TIME BOOZER looking. 🙁 🙁
    what happened to you????????????????

    July 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  102. oh please

    mel.......you have MAJOR ALCOHOLIC face.

    Do SOMETHING about your HABIT, cause its not only affecting your LIFE, its making your face BIG TIME BOOZER looking. 🙁 🙁

    what happened to you????????????????

    July 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  103. wiseoldowl

    Ok, this probably won't be received well , but here goes....to all the ladies who think they are getting something good...think twice before you break up a marriage, before you put that " bug in his ear". If a man is willing to leave the woman he has lived with for years, created children and a life with, promised to love forever...for you...either your picture should be in the bible next to Jesus or there's something just not quite right with the man. Is this really someone you want, or do you just want the fame and fun ?

    July 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      For someone reading the Hollywood gossip, you don't seem to have kept up with it much. He supposedly screwed around throughout his entire marriage, way before this one came into the picture. Interesting, too, how it's always and only the fault of the woman? Doesn't it take two to tango, so to speak?

      July 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen from Illinois

      Thank you for your comments. Instead of trying to be funny, I think you are accurate. All woman should be beware of any man who would seduce them and leave their present partner. All men should be leary of "greener pastures".

      July 9, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  104. mike

    I don't care what anyone says about Mel, hes the man. How many times have you been drunk with your friends and someone says something totally innapropriate, but you laugh. Mel just has no filter, he;s just been drinking a little too long and probably blacks out. He never hit his wife that is BS. Maybe you guys haven't seen braveheart. If mel hits someone they die, and she is still alive

    July 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Shistar

    lol... This doesn't surprise me at all considering this man's dark personality is seen thru his very own movies. Like... Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocolypto (i know i spelt that wrong. so what?) So him being violent or maybe even worse will not surprise me at all. I don't expect anything less from a "bloody" director (pun intended..) all i can say is Justice. Whatever that Justice will be idk but it will be served one day.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      . . . (speechless at your comment)

      . . . (okay, starting to recover)

      Just because he acts like that in SOME of his movies does not mean that's how he is all the time. If that were true, what about his other movies (e.g. What a Woman Wants)? Obviously, he fails at that. No, Mel Gibson has to be a priest who fights ALIENS! No, no wait, maybe a gunslinging poker player!!! Okay okay....a conspiracy theorist!!!

      July 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Dee

    Actually, it is now known, that older men,like Mel, have greater chances of having children w/ defects, or even autism. Those lil sperms get old and crusty too....

    July 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  107. CL

    The man is a pig, he is a foul mouthed drunk, anit-semite, racist who cheated on his wife of how many years and mother of his how many children ? .....I hope he ends up alone and lonely.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  108. jackinsock

    Once again, I am not kidding here. I mean constantly. My shoulder is malformed and my penis is like shoe leather. Top that!

    July 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  109. lance corporal

    alcohol is a bad drug, if he smoked some ganja instead he wouldn't be making racist rants or beating women

    July 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  110. lance corporal

    religious fundametalists/extremists are nuts and hypocrites abd does this guy just have no understanding of how reproduction works
    or that you shouldn't just go popping kids out all over the place? freakin azzhole, I find myself not watching his stuff anymore

    July 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Madison19

    Use meth
    I hope you're joking. I had my last child at 40 and she is a 22 year old beautiful, healthy intelligent young woman.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Madison19

    Hutton Gibson moved to WV in 2003

    July 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Chuck C

    why is he beating her up? Did he find out she was jewish?

    July 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  114. jizumgusher

    Ah yes, the anonymity of the internet. Let us all sit at our desks, parents basement's, 5hithole trailers........ and pass judgment on people we don't know. If Mel is in fact the tool we hear of from the tabloids, let the one who has never spoke an offensive remark cast the first post.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  115. smell gibson

    rent, don't own. lots of young honies in russia you can pay for by the hour.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Blackrock

    Holy Yellow Teeth!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Anne

    To those of you who say he was born in NY or NJ or raised in Chicago or wherever, He was born in NY and raised from the age if 12 in Australia.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  118. phneutral

    Who cares? Obviously, for whatever reason, these poor people are operating under diminished capacity. Maybe not real bright to begin with. Ignore them, hopefully they will go away.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  119. jm

    Had a friend who's wife falsely accused him of hitting her and molesting his twins to try and gain custody away from him. Can't unring the bell. Just the accusations being made even when there false can be enough to destroy a person. My friend had a shotgun shell for lunch. She later was declared unfit as a mother with bipolar disorder.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  120. doeceydoe

    Mel seems to be suffering from a mid-life crisis the past few years. Hope he figures it out and gets himself straightened out.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      ....before he actually kills somebody, or sets up his own private concentration camp against everyone he dislikes (women, Jews, black people, Mexicans, non-Catholics...) some of you defenders of him don't seem to realize, demographically you are on his s**t list.

      July 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  121. beth

    What a louse! There is no defense short of her trying to kill him that justifies him hitting her! Once it happens, it happens again and again...believe me, I know – I was in an abusive (physically and emotionally) relationship – the only thing that worked was a restraining order and an immediate move across country. I know restraining orders don't work all the time, either – but there is nothing that justifies hitting short of attempted murder as I said before. I will never again watch anything with Mel Gibson in it – never!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Tammy

    LOL @ c2c's comment...grab your helmet the short bus is leaving soon. TOO FUNNY!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  123. b0bc@t

    Mel Gibson lived in Peekskill, NY, until his father took his family to Australia. I always liked his movies, but find his outbursts rude and obnoxious. He spoke out while angry, and that's never the best time to be quoted, but things don't just roll off your lips, unless you have those feelings inside you. I hope he can get some resolution, and calm in his life. I

    July 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  124. kanank

    I really enjoyed watching Apocalypto. I hope there is a part II of that version. His personal life is none of our business. The courts will deal with it. Let us all get back to our normal business. Please don't interfere in anohter family matters,

    July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Wanda

    Because he is a celebrity and has money.Gold diggers like her stand to gain.Hope to see his wife and himself back togather.Always have admired mel for his honesty.He is in the spotlight dont judge this guy.See what unfolds.She looks like a gold digger and pardon the expression pig.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      The fact that women defend this kinda POS guy against other women is one of the things that keeps egging on men to continue abuse. Women think they're worthless and 'deserve it'...and guys like Mel are happy to dish it out.

      July 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  126. UseMethKids

    What's a 40 year ancient woman doing having a baby?

    July 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Tony

    .....Mel ..what are you doing .....boooze ..never help anybody ..stupid

    July 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  128. sherri

    I dont believe mel is an abuser. If that were true, after all hes got 7 other kids and an ex wife. Sounds like she needed a sugar daddy. I bet mel had a vasectomy. If not he better get one

    July 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      How is an EX-wife and kids proof that he's a stand-up guy? He's a racist alcoholic with a temper problem. He very likely hit his ex-wife, too. He's just finally been caught doing one more disgusting thing.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • rachel

      He's a hothead. It shows in the violence in his movies. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he smacked her in the face.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      It shows in the violence in his movies? You are a moron...i wish i could smack YOU

      July 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  129. editorial static

    First Tom Cruise. Then Charlie Sheen. Now Mel Gibson. All these "leading men" are taking major career hits because of their off-screen lifestyles. Who's next? Justin Beiber? Is he going to smack his mom's hand when she tries to take away his bottle?

    July 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      LMAO... i get it... because he's young...and a cry baby !! you did that play on words thing HAHA

      July 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Will

    He must have found out she's Jewish. What a POS he is.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  131. NMisapartoftheUS

    Mel Gibson is one of the best actors/directors out there. I'm sure half of you condesending ass clowns have said or done something stupid in your past. Have some respect. Read the artical and move on.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      He doesn't get to pass it off as "doing something stupid." Domestic violence is a serious issue. If he did it this once, he's probably done it before. You don't get a free pass because you happen to have a temper problem.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      all we know is he called her some bad words on the phone, which she was conveniently taping by the way. i smell setup.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      In CA you cannot record a 2-party conversation without both party consent

      July 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      @Lol – You are right about that. I wouldn't be surprised if the tapes were labeled as 'inadmissible' evidence and thrown out. I guess all she would have left are her dental records (which wouldn't show that it was punched out, or by whom) or try to spin something off of his odd behavior (from recent arrests and such).

      Everything sounds a little fishy though....hopefully more information gets released soon.

      July 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Rita

    Hey Mel, why don't you use all that money you have and brush your teeth. Yuck!! Get a whitening toothpaste.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  133. kuhmdumpster

    Mel Mel Mel, what are we going to do with you. You are Mad to the Max.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  134. foxykg

    That what Mel gets for leaving his wife and 10 kids for this crap. I'm gald his new " lady friend' caught him on tape showing his true colors! I wonder what studio will let him flim his movies now! GET BENT MEL .. AND KICK ROCKS!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      i take it you've never said anything hurtful to another human, ever. like ever ever? people do that. if it's never happend to you, get ready for it.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMaryland

      I'm with you, foxkg. He left his wife of many years....turned her in for a newer model. In what should have been the time they spent MIDDLE AGE together, he's off making babies with a young chick making himself look like an OLD FOOL. Top that off with being a racist, abusive drunk and I would say the ex wife should be thanking her lucky stars she doesn't have to spend the remainder of her life with this knuckle-head. Cheers to her, and the last laugh is on him. 🙂

      July 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMaryland

      One more thing....regarding Mel's exwife......I hope she finds a real man, a gentleman, to share her life with!

      July 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Nikki

    Let's see if he gets the same treatment Chis Brown got. Something tells me he doesn't. Gotta love AmeriKKKa.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Of course he won't, and Charlies Sheen didn't get it either and he still has his TV show w/a raise to boot. I wonder if they will ban Gibson and Sheen in the Europe like they did Brown.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      what a REDICULOUS set of comments from you two. there's a big difference. Chris Brown was seen beating his woman in the car in open public watched by MANY people. this is just an accusation. perhaps you two need to re-read the whole 2 paragraphs CNN bothered to post on the story.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      This was by CNN? I thought it was tabloid trash.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • BangBang

      If America was really "AmerKKKa," it would be common knowledge that the biggest health issue for black women is domestic abuse. Or that blacks commit half of all murders. Or that blacks' average IQ is about 15 points below that of whites. A white supremacist country, my a-s.

      America's grrrrrreat for "minorities" and Jews, and sucks big time for lower and middle-class whites.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      Mel–I mean BangBang–shouldn't you be preparing your defense right about now?

      July 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Doofus: The name suits you. Maybe you should read another article. He was heard on TAPE admitting he hit her.

      July 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Chris got the "you know better" treatment, because he did. Mel's getting the "you don't know any better, do you" treatment, because he should know better.

      July 9, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  136. Susanity

    Hell hath no fury like a mistress scorned! Remember "Fatal Attraction?" Oksana will not be ignored!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |

    Mel is Gay....Ted Haggard kinda gay. Ask Him.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  138. leda

    Unbelieveable...@Jordan...autism is not a birth defect. And to that other lady...Mel Gibson is originally from Australia.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Good Lord can you people not search anything on your own? Mel Gibson was born in NEW YORK. His family MOVED to Australia when he was 12 YEARS OLD! They then MOVED BACK TO AMERICA! Geez, I've known that for about 20 YEARS! LOL!!!!

      July 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • stuckinSA

      You're wrong, Valerie is right. Although I completely understand why any self-respecting American would want to disown him 😉

      July 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whoops

      Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  139. pg

    As a good, conservative Roman Catholic man (i.e. head of his family), this is what can be expected from Mr. Gibson.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  140. TJ

    Will CNN delete Mel's ugly mug off this page. This is beginning to be the latest trend in Hollywood – celebrity male creeps beating their women. Charlie Sheen must be relieved that the attention is off of him....for now anyway.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      there's probably plenty of vicious and mean spirited things, including hitting, on BOTH sides of the story. oh, and accusation doesn't equate to instance. i guess you've never been falsely accused of anything? give it a try, it's a real party.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Plain Jane

    The dude has a drinking problem. Domestic violence is common and not at all surprising. Go back to AA, Mel.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Dr. Mabuse

    Mel is such a good catholic!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I hope you were being sarcastic because Mel is no Catholic. He formed his own Catholic church based on what he and his father believe the Catholic faith should be. He committed adultery with this bimbo, divorced his wife, dumped his kids and had a child with this woman. He is NOT Catholic. Please do not lump those of us who try to faithfully practice our faith with this moron.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      i agree with mary. if he were catholic it'd be little boys he was messing around with.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ponytail

      Yes he is Catholic. I saw him in "Signs"...he was Catholic. 🙂

      July 9, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  143. ZeffJucker

    He's Australian, what do you expect?????

    July 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      LOL! He is NOT Australian! LMAO! Google him, if you don't believe me, he is an American! OMG, that was hilarious!

      July 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • stuckin SA

      The Gibsons are American (from West Virginia, I think), but left the country so that Mel's older brother could dodge the draft. Mel spent his formative years in the US, so if any country was able to have a claim to his ridiculous beliefs, it would be the US.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wanda

      That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. This man has given to causes he is a gentlemen. People make mistakes she was a mistake.Your a goof end of story duhhhhhhhh

      July 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Valerie

    And dying in your beds many years from now,
    would you be willing to trade all the days,
    from this day to that,
    for one chance,
    just one chance,
    to come back here and tell our enemies
    that they may take our lives, 500 million dollars, or 8 month old daughter,
    but they'll never take our FREEDOM!!!

    ; )

    July 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Katy

    The first note of caution is that she is Russian. Many Russian women merely want to become U.S. citizens at any cost. The second issue is that having an anchor baby helps her to stave off charges of fraudulent immigration. Finally, having the baby of an extremely wealthy man means that she gets child support sufficient that she will never have to work again. It's a good scam and I cannot believe he fell for it...

    July 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Steve Peterson

    I have never cared much for Mel but I have to say this sounds like a total setup. Getting a DV conviction is like winning the lottery for women. You can bet that she either bait him into it or it's just false. Mel's not stupid enough to hit a woman and no man would want to hit the mother of their child. She probably threated him and thought she could get away with taking his child and his money.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ada

      Typical male response. Men are creeps...CASE CLOSED.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Ada – didn't you just give a typical female response? The truth is that some men hit women and some women use restraining orders and claims of violence to help themselves in custody/divorce cases. Now THAT'S case closed.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • wu ming

      like "winning the lottery"? eh? Most of the time, the restraining order isn't granted, and if it is, it's like an umbrella in a hurricane. If you try to press charges, you get dragged through the mud and accused of lying, and the whole time you're looking over your shoulder wondering where he's going to strike next. He told you he'd kill you, and you believe him, because after all, he's beat you a dozen times. So you don't get a lick of sleep. Employers generally don't fire domestic abusers, but victims are fired over workplace harassment regularly, and victims often lose their new housing when the ex shows up and causes a scene, "violating the lease".

      Domestic violence would better be called domestic terrorism, as its purpose is to entrap a person into a situation they can't escape from, and dominate that person completely. I stopped watching Mel Gibson in anything years ago, when his sheets started showing. I'm inclined to believe that a man that shows clear disrespect for large swathes of the human race would be especially disrespectful of those close to him, especially considering that DV behavior is learned

      July 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      And is all the hateful misogynistic, racist crap he seems to be spewing daily a setup, too?

      July 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      "...no man would want to hit the mother of their child." Really? Think a bit harder on that one.

      July 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Craig

    Jordan...you are such a dolt. Go back into your cave and scribble on the walls, as that is where your mentality is!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  148. yuri

    What does his former girlfriend want? Fame/money/house using its delicate subject- D.V. Her heart never become brave even if she could get enough money, she will see Hell in her life.It's typical among them.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Remy730

      " Her heart never become brave "

      lol I see what you did there. lol

      July 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      I like how you talk to yourself there, as if you were two people ***snicker***

      July 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Mel is also going to hell for being a bad human being. I hope he gets some mental help but I think it's to late.

      July 9, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  149. laurie

    People are so mean. I know he shouldn't hit her no woman deserve's that but the comments about the baby having birth deffects because she is older is so mean. I think that person should be careful how he or she chooses there words the next time.

    July 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  150. ksmith

    I have never responded to someones random post before....but Jordan you are an IDIOT!!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      Should have let it go... now that you've done it once you'll be compelled to repeat the act. You'll never be able to stop reading at the bottom of the article again. It's maddening!

      July 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      who the heck is Jordan?

      July 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • fran

      uh, yeah, who is Jordan?

      July 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Megalith

    Mel's someone who's spoken truth to power (as has his father), so he's got to watch his back every second.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  152. bill

    Its funny how abuse is not brought up until there is a custody battle. Its not just an issue with celebrities either. I have a problem believing the accuser after waiting so long. I see it happen more with women who don't work being the accuser. If it did happen what led to the punch in the face, some women jump right in a guys face and swinging away. I have been married for 35 years to the same woman and we never hit each other. Some people go through wives like normal people that make babies. Grow up you guys your in your 50s.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMaryland

      A woman is at much greater risk from a man with the potential for violence when she attempts to leave him. Not my opinion, look up the studies. Another point, some women are done with a man the first time he gets physical with her.....there isn't always a long history of police reports, etc.

      July 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Remy730

    Hmmmm mel Gibson beat his baby's mother? I guess that makes him the head of the "PACK" he was talking about.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  154. AshannaK

    He should have stayed married. Now he's in trouble. So much for the good guys.
    And to think I was a fan...the optimum word is 'was'.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      Optimum... did you ever have an English lesson?

      July 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      I think you meant 'operative'.

      July 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      no, it was supposed to be optimal, or a derivative of that, you know, like optimum

      July 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      His was born in Peekskill, New York. Does Mel smoke? He may have yellow teeth for that reason........ Yeah I was a fan too before learning about him being a jerk, an ignorant pr.. and basically a smuck. I really enjoyed all his movies with Danny Glover...........

      July 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  155. LBW

    I don't care for Mel, but I have enjoyed some of his movies. He gave his girlfriend a house, a car and a nanny. I have to wonder if she didn't set him up. She had a recorder going and she really got him mad. When I get mad I say things I shouldn't have said, but I am human and I hope no one is recording me. He paid his ex five hundred million dollars to be with this woman, he must have loved her. I think she wanted more.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DB

      Australian American, Born NY raised in Auz

      July 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • WANDA

      I agree this woman got more then she deserved.Mel gibson is a decent man .He fell in love with this gold digger.Then left his wife.Dont be surprised if ,his wife takes him back.He has money and influance .She was looking for a fool.Bet the last laughs on her.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Ken! Funny! LOL

      July 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ADP

      I just want to know why his teeth r so yellow?

      July 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spendlove

      Can you say.. GOLD DIGGER

      July 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • stephen


      by describing Mel as a 'creationist racist pig' just incriminated herself/himself by showing his/her prejudices.

      July 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kimster

      I have never seen such a prominent actor age so horribly; he looks ill. He should pay to get his teeth whitened. I thought he had such strict Christian beliefs? So much for that, considering the cheating, drinking, and now reported domestic abuse.

      July 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mockingbird

      Mel Gibson's teeth are probably yellow because he is a notorious chain smoker.

      July 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Romano

      Mel Gibson's career is (or should be) OVER!


      July 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ben

      We don't know what's happening in this man's life. Leave him alone. It's none of our damn business.

      July 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boris

      Aatami, racist, pig and creationist and not equal superlatives. It's time you learn some tolerance. Let me draw your attention to a word that characterizes your behavior, as defined by Dictionary.com:
      Bigot – a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

      July 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel B

      I am with you on this. I believe Mel was set up. I've heard nothing but how wonderful this guy is as a human being for years, so I tend to think this chick is a gold digger and used him, including the use of his baby against him.

      Such a dang shame.

      July 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      I disagree. There are a LARGE number of reasons to not hit a woman. There are a few less to not hit a man, mostly due to aggressive tendencies....
      THAT said, there ARE times I'd espouse hitting a woman.
      Drunken or drug induced behavior that would risk injury.
      Mental issues to reflect the above.
      Hormonal issues, aka REAL PMS, not the BS advertised on TV. TRUE psychotic behavior that risks all in her sight. Uncommon, but I've witnessed it.
      So, your argument against EVER hitting a woman is fallacious Unless you'd rather witness homicide or suicide...
      Or just accept your own murder.

      July 9, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |

      Maybe we can put Mel on a plane with the Russian spies.

      New details emerge about how Russian spies like Anna Chapman were outed…apparently daughter poisoned neighbor’s lemonade stand with polonium-210…oopsie!

      Hilarious article! Read it here:


      July 9, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • TMW

      I think I saw Mel at a casino with Joran Van der sloot....

      July 9, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Chizz

      Mel was born in the old Peekskill Hospital in NY. His father worked for the railroad and his brothers worked at Springvale inn.

      July 9, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      this is for formersooner , yeah you west virginians give your selves a bad name no need for anyone else to do it

      July 9, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Jordan

      Yikes...I never thought I would see so many people jumping to defend a drunk-driving (know anyone killed by a drunk driver?), anti-semetic, misogynistic racist. Scary. As for misogynistic, I am not just referring to this alleged incident – he has a history of controversial statments against women.

      For those, especially LBW, who thinks if someone pays you money it is okay that they vicisously insult and assault you, please be sure to tell this to your boss so he or she can do the same to you when you make a mistake at work. I am sure they will love knocking your teeth out, and you will know you can't say anything because it was your fault for the mistake and because they gave you money, right?

      I know there are two sides to every story, and I am not so naive to think that everything every woman has alleged against a man is true, but there are characteristics of this that make it seem true. First, why would she lie about him knocking her teeth out, something that would be very easy to disprove. Then, there is the audio tape. Also, Mel Gibson claimed that the police officer who reported the anit-semitic statements was flat out lying to frame him, and now his girlfriend is flat out lying to frame him. He may be a celebrity, but that fact that this happend twice with two separate people suggests that he is one who is lying – lightning doesn't strike twice.

      July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • PoorMadMax

      WIth his anti-s$mite rants, now accusations of abuse... he's headed to bankruptcy court before a court system that denies due process, as dishonest judges and lawyers connive to charge him inordinate legal fess paid in any eventuality. RUN MEL RUN. They're going to crucify you. That is my opinion.

      July 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • carlie

      strict Christian beliefs? So much for that, considering the cheating, drinking, and now reported domestic abuse.

      ACTUALLY, Christianity IS for cheaters, drinkers, and abusers, etc. It is NOT for perfect people who commit no sin. It's about being saved from your sins and not reaping the punishment you richly deserve. Thank God for his Christian beliefs since the public wants to crucify him but his Savior, Jesus Christ offers forgiveness.

      July 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |

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