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Mel Gibson's Dad

Allegations of Elder Abuse

6/5/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mel Gibson
's father -- who filed for divorce Monday -- believes his wife has been abusing him, and Mel has jumped to his dad's aid ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Mel and his family have been tending to 93-year-old Hutton Gibson, who is seriously ill with a panoply of ailments.  Hutton is taking a slew of medications for his conditions, but we're told his wife, Teddy Joye (who is in her 70's) believes her husband's family is prolonging his suffering and wants to discontinue all medicines to accelerate his death.  She also believes that's what Hutton wants.

We're told Mel has taken the lead to ensure his dad is getting his meds, and believes Joye is guilty of elder abuse by her conduct.  Sources say Mel wants Joye out of his dad's house -- stat.

As we first reported, Hutton personally filed for divorce and even signed the divorce docs in shaky handwriting.

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We're also told Joye is going to fight it out with Mel -- possibly in court.

The animosity between Mel's family and Joye is intense.

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1.

Grouchy Marps    

There's only so many times a woman can be called Sugar Tits before she snaps.

681 days ago
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My Big Salami    

See what you get when you date a chick 20 years younger!

681 days ago
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Stiletto    

The sugar has fallen off the t1ts!

681 days ago
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JimmyB    

TMZ-- A "panoply" of ailments?

Who do you think reads this stuff??

680 days ago
5.

moxie    

Why would Mel's Dad wear a "full suit of armor" for his ailments???

680 days ago
6.

solvent    

Why do these believers in Christ behave with such HATE for everyone and everything...its exhausting.

680 days ago
7.

BB not bb    

Mel hates women so much and now he is going to have to fight a tough old lady, killer who is after his father. It is kind of funny in a way, like karma. I don't think they should just kill off old people either just for being sick from a panoply of ailments.

I wonder what is going on here. Does the old guy have money maybe and the wife is sick of deaiing with him and his illnesses? I guess she can get away with what she is saying, just like Mel got away with being abusive to Oksana.

She was just an innoncent woman with a baby. Now an innocent old man is at the other end of dissmissive ferocity.

This lady looks tough and I just think it is so funny in a way.

680 days ago
8.

Truth    

WHOA!! LOOK AT THAT... HUTTON'S LAWYER IS OF THE MIDDLE EASTERN JEWISH FAITH! THAT'S A CONTRAST. SEE WHAT SICKNESS DOES TO AN ANTI-SEMITE?? #TRUTH!!

680 days ago
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little aussie reader    

Anyone else notice the name of Hutton's lawyer?


Would a dyed in the wool racist and misogynist really hire a female lawyer with a name like that?


Would a 93 year old man who agreed that he wanted to "accelerate his death" file and sign divorce papers?


He may not be well but he's never been anyone's puppet.


There's more to this than meets the eye.

680 days ago
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northern gypsy    

perhaps the best thing for mel's dad would be a senior home...they would cater to his every need because it sounds like he needs 24/7 care...honestly...it's a lot to ask of a 70 year old woman...

680 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Now it's starting to make sense. Thought it was weird he filed for spousal support. She probably squirreled away a little stash of moola and got tired of caring for him.

680 days ago
12.

Mae White    

The old man was a Holocaust denier and a Nazi sympathizer.

Can anyone spell karma?

680 days ago
13.

Bridget    

The movie Munich popped into my head for some reason. Maybe the wife is jewish and this is revenge....a very slow, very time consuming revenge.


Probibly not, but it would be cool if it was. Just sayin'.

680 days ago
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lookItsMegRyan    

You know Mel, always the voice of reason.

680 days ago
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honesty    

This should be between the man, his wife, and his living will.No one else should be involved, especially not Mel Gibson.

680 days ago
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