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Mel Gibson's Dad

Allegations of Elder Abuse

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

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.

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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If anyone would want to accelerate Papa Gibz death it would be Gibby. He probably wants to keep him on heavy meds so Hutton will shut his mouth for once.

Prediction: Teddy Joye will fire back saying that Papa Gibz was being over medicated - taking too many pain killers - which fueled his abusive behavior.

I just had an Ophra Aha moment. I know where Gibby is getting his drugs now.

839 days ago


Hey Cuj, wont it be interesting if Miss Teddy were to speak out about what REALLY happens behind closed doors at the Melibu compound.
I would imagine she has seen and heard A LOT and since Mr Mel and Grandpa Gibby have decided to take her to court - Maybe SHE'LL spill some REAL beans! Oh the stories she must have!.
Of course the flockers will say she's making it all up etc etc. This could get REALLY GOOD!

839 days ago


if you think about it...Miss Teddy has been with Mr Huttie for what --- 12 years. She very well may have seen explosive behavior from MR MEL. Since she's about to get crucified publicly I hope she speaks out...maybe she'll write a "MEL-ALL" book just like Esterhaus did!
once the book comes out...maybe Mr Mel can have Mr Joe turn it into a screenplay and Mr Mel can DIRECT IT and STAR IN IT!

839 days ago


Chortling at the thought of Mr Joe, Miss Teddy, Miss Robyn and Miss Oksana ALL doing the talk show circuit together on "Life in MEL-A-BOO"

839 days ago


I would love a reality series! Gibby wouldn't need to be in it. When it comes down to it - he's way too boring. Let him and Papa turn on, tune in and drop out for all I care. Work it TJ!!!

839 days ago


I wonder WHO inside the Cult made sure that TMZ knew "the animosity between Mel's family and Teddy is intense".....SOMEONE "in the know" wud have leaked that to Harvey/TMZ.
Cuj, LOVE the Reality Show idea...Miss Teddy Miss Robyn and Miss Oksana.....just the 3 ladies - it wud be Almost like SISTER WIVES!

839 days ago


Once this gets tossed out of court for lack of evidence, Hollywood will AGAIN be Le Snickering, Le Snorting and Chortling at Mr Mel.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ SPAAAARKLES!!!!!

839 days ago


@2idiots and cujidiot

You seem to be very certain of Mel's guilt in all things. Ax to grind, hmmm? Maybe it's time I turn on my IP sniffer software. This could be fun!

839 days ago


I know the haters have to hate, but seriously - what 93 year old man files for divorce unless something really horrendous is going on? Then asks for spousal support? Looks to me like she may have been skimming money . Remember the "army" Mel supports that Ox beotched about? Maybe the Mrs. was having a fling with a gardener or a pool boy ;-) That would be funny!!! And very gross.

839 days ago

get a life ho    

When he croaks shortly down the road .,.,

I wonder if he will be buried in his SS uniform .,...,.,????

839 days ago


Rhyme time. This one's for you Freedumb. Track it if you can.....

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Gibz (Sr.)
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed
Then one day while shootin at some food
He took a heapin helpin of a wild Peekskill 'shroom.

F*ck work, slip and fall.

Well next thing you know ol' Gibz is all hot air
Kinfolk say 'Gibz move away from here'
Said 'Australia is the place you ought to be'
So he conned his way on to the set of Jeopardy

$5000, Movin' time

Pretty face Jr. gits some jobs in Hollywood
But ol' Gibz get jealous and F's his image good
'All women are to blame!' becomes their battle cry
But Jr. still hopes the old Svengali dies.

Depacote 'n soma time

Well now it's time to say goodbye to Gibz and all his kin
And they would like to thank you all for kindly dropping in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin helpin of their hospitality

Hillbilly that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off....

839 days ago


Mel and his family know nothing but animosity. This woman chose to marry a Nazi, so she's no saint either. Come to think of it I don't care what happens to any of them. Hutton is a vile person and I won't be shedding a tear when he passes.

839 days ago


Went through the same thing with my dad and his second wife. My dad fell and complained of chest pain - his wife claimed all he wanted was sympathy. A week later in the emergency room after Xrays it was determined my dad had seven broken ribs. Later, her family told me she drove her first husband into drinking himself to death.

839 days ago


This might be just a brain fart but isn't 'elder abuse' inflicted by someone who's not considered a 'elder' themselves? The only elder abuse that applies is this case it Gibby's abuse towards his elder - TJ.
Going after an old lady's retirement fund using a Jewish lawyer he secretly despises. Shame.

839 days ago


I'm impressed with the word panoply...must have spent some time looking that up? If the wife thinks he didn't want to prolong his life by medication, then they should have done up some sort of living will. Otherwise, as long as he's not being artificially (like ventilators, etc) being kept alive, then giving him his meds is the LEAST you can do.

839 days ago
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