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Mel Gibson -- Kid Tested, Father Approved

3/20/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson is set to begin his court ordered community service at a kid's charity in L.A. soon -- and  he's already getting support from some of the parents ... TMZ has learned.

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In fact, one set of parents associated with Mending Kids International tells us they're more than happy to help give the actor a "brand new start" because Mel has helped fund a life-changing series of operations for their foster son over the past couple of years.

James Nicol tells us his Ethiopian-born son Berhanu was only able to undergo an expensive series of medical procedures to help fix severe spinal issues ... thanks, in part, to Mel's generosity.

Nicol says his family is still active with the organization ... and they're excited for any assistance Mel can provide ... despite the fact his community service is the result of a plea deal in a domestic violence case.  

James says he completely trusts the actor around his child ... saying, "If Mel was coming over to our house to play ball with my son, I would not be the least bit concerned."


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Midwesterner    

Can;t wait to hear the complaints about the photo.

1126 days ago
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Phil    

Mel can teach your child all about being a racist and an anti-semite and how to slap around women and how to bury them in the backyard. Charming.

1126 days ago
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Brigham Young    

W I C K E D P R I C K

1126 days ago
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Brigham Young    

WICKE****!

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

Another non-story, but a nice one at least. Definitely not planted by Ox's folks this time.

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

Gee, Phil, I wonder what race this Ethiopian-born child is? Do you suppose he will grow up thinking Mel Gibson is a racist just because you said he is?

1126 days ago
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kali    

Mel is obviously such a good person, he does not deserve all of the Oxy crap. Nobody does.

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

I wonder what Mel will actually do for the community service, given that he has already done so much for this charity?

1126 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Or for heavens sake Phil I will believe that when I see an arm sticking out of his rose garden.

1126 days ago
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Phil    

Mel's own words hung him not mine. "I hope you get raped by a pack of NI**ERS!" were the charming words Mel's used to Oxana. You can try to forget Mel's own words -- but they are on tape and were also said to police officers ("Sugar Tits") and he just had another mug shot taken showing what an abusive loser he is. He's the same angry, woman hating drunk driving prick he always was and you are obviously a member of his Church or Lies.

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

Phil, which do you think will have the most lasting effect: your uninformed and mean-spirited comment, or the surgery Mel helped provide for this child?

1126 days ago
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Phil    

You'd have to ask Mel about being mean spirited.

P.S. How are things at the Church?

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

Phil, the remark you quoted was what Whoopi Goldberg referred to as a "bone-headed remark," but as she also observed, that does make Mel Gibson as racist. Do you think Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg are incapable of recognizing a racist? Why do they stick by Mel Gibson?

1126 days ago
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twilightmom    

@Phil-
Reading is fundamental.
You might learn something. Oh, and btw....you heard the tape/audio from his DUI in 2006?

1126 days ago
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Midwesterner    

@Phil-
Reading is fundamental.
You might learn something. Oh, and btw....you heard the tape/audio from his DUI in 2006?

Posted at 1:14 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by twilightmom

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You sly one, Twilightmom.

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