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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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76.

Cujeaux    

Tell you're really sticking your neck out on this one. It will onlly be a matter of days before Teddy disproves Gibby's claims. It will have Gibby fans and non-fans alike wondering why Gibby isn't supporting his elderly father - expecting an elderly woman manage his care.
Then he has the nerve to give her a public lashing for not doing it good enough. It's usually the case that DRUGS KILL, not the other way around. Until I find out what terminal illness Pappy has, I'm reserving my judgement about her denying his meds - if that's even based in fact.
Gibby's hiding something for sure.

766 days ago
77.

Scotty    

Here's an equivalent:
You get a gift in a Tiffany's box, open it up, and it contains rabbit poop.
You're on TMZ, and comment to: anyone
and the response is from Sam!

766 days ago
78.

janet    

Australian law is their laws. Is this his mom or step-mom? Sounds like a step-mom.

766 days ago
79.

Cujeaux    

Tell to survive an overbearing nazi sympathizer and religious agitator like Pappy requires superhuman amount of passivity. If she snapped and spiked his drip, or crushed up a few pills here and there, who could really blame her? Give her a break.

766 days ago
80.

michelle    

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and there's M.G. 'playing' the hero again,
G-d Bless him & his
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766 days ago
81.

Cujeaux    

Tell if Gibby was a gentleman (which he isn't) he would have quietly removed Pappy from the home and set him up with professional caregivers, instead of attacking and blaming an elderly woman. He 'wants her out of the house STAT' sounds familiar. He wants her out allright - so he can take the house after Pappy's gone. He thinks he can bully an old lady and throw her out on the street.


This whole meds thing sounds fishy. He says one thing, but his actions tell a different story. Setting Pappy up with his lazy ass kids who won't be monitoring sh*t? STILL keeping him out of a nursing home that can handle emergencies? He's projecting his desires onto TJ. I hope she sues him for defamation and libel.

766 days ago
82.

Belinda    

She also believes that’s what Hutton wants? Obviously not.
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My bet is this has something to do with Hutton Gibson being in the hospital a while back. Does anyone remember when that was? A few months ago I think. Maybe she already started her ‘accelerated death’ plan and while he was in the hospital the doctors probably brought it to the attention of the family that Hutton wasn’t getting his meds. Pretty sure Mel would have had lengthy meetings with the doctors attending to his father. I also wouldn’t be surprised if she kept him a little too sedated with sleep aids. All this would have showed up in any blood tests they would have done in the hospital. You hear about stuff like this all the time. Elders are alot of work for caregivers. It is just too easy to slip them sedatives to keep them quiet and easy to manage. At the same time while they are asleep, they aren’t taking their meds. The man is 93 years old and it was easy to say that he was just tired and resting. Everyone would understand and maybe not question it. Problem is that you can’t stop ALL of someone’s meds without incident. It reeks havoc on someone’s body.
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So I am thinking that after that hospital incident, the family started to observe what was going on very closely and making sure that he got his meds. Hutton recovers, regains his wits and now he is mad as hell. An old man of 93 doesn’t file for divorce for no reason. Finding out your spouse wants to accelerate your death might do it though.
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The time when Hutton passes away is not Teddy Joye’s decision to make. When that time comes it will most likely be a decision the entire family will make together and it will probably be done in a hospital, and he will be in palliative care.
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Elder abuse is something we pay very little attention to until we get old enough to realize that we too might have to endure it in the last part of our lives. I have seen it first hand and it’s just disgusting. Hutton is lucky that he has a family that cares.

765 days ago
83.

2idiots    

TMZGOSSIP

notice that woman-hater jumps to the "Teddy must have been skimming money" conclusion, rather then the more obvious one -- that she was the one supporting Hutton.

She ignores the fact that if Teddy was ripping off the ole Nazi, then that is a criminal matter, not a 'spousal support' one.
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Good Point Gossip. IF this were (truly) a case of abuse, why a divorce attorney?
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One would think that IF Teddy Joye were "abusing" (cough cough le snicker) Hutton, there would have been a thorough investigation and an arrest not just this lame divorce claim.
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Honestly the way the Gibby boys (seem to) treat women, you'd think they'd make the arrest as big a spectacle as the Queen's Jubilee Celebration. Gibby Jr could have FINALLY had a woman thrown in JAIL.
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I'm pretty sure Mr Mel is giving Hollywood MORE reason to shun him and I'm confident Hollywood is le snickering, le snorting and chortling their collective asses off.

765 days ago
84.

2idiots    

SCOTTY

Here's an equivalent:
You get a gift in a Tiffany's box, open it up, and it contains rabbit poop.
You're on TMZ, and comment to: anyone
and the response is from Sam!
15 HOURS AGO
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FUNNY!!!
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What I find really hypocritical about BUNNYAZZ is she almost ALWAYS says how something about MG or his family is NONE OF ANYONE BUSINESS - YET she comments OVER AND OVER AND OVER. You'd think that if something was NO ONE BUSINESS (including hers) she'd "leave it alone".

765 days ago
85.

2idiots    

when Teddy Joye fires back and opens a can of whoop-azz on MG and Papa Gibby it will be the final nail in MG's career coffin.
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It's well known that Hollywood is run by women and J=ws....mess with either and your goose is cooked. Once the female Power Players in Hollywood find out MG was begin the public crucifixion of (another) woman it will be GAME OVER.
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*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Have a sparkly Cheesy Curl Popov Day! Tee-Hee

765 days ago
86.

2idiots    

Cuj if you're lurking - I wanted to tell you I just Chortled, Tee-Hee'd, Le Snickered AND Le Snorted all at the same time.....imagine Miss Teddy hiring MISS GLORIA to rep her in her pending legal battle with Papa Gibnutz and Gibby Jr!
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Can you just imagine the flock's reaction to that?!?!?!?!
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Gloria would Roast Gibnutz over an open fire! Imagine how PISSED he'd be getting destroyed by a WOMAN in COURT!
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Have A SPARKLY DAY!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

765 days ago
87.

2idiots    

BELINDA

She also believes that’s what Hutton wants? Obviously not.
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My bet is this has something to do with Hutton Gibson being in the hospital a while back. Does anyone remember when that was? A few months ago I think. Maybe she already started her ‘accelerated death’ plan and while he was in the hospital the doctors probably brought it to the attention of the family that Hutton wasn’t getting his meds. Pretty sure Mel would have had lengthy meetings with the doctors attending to his father. I also wouldn’t be surprised if she kept him a little too sedated with sleep aids. All this would have showed up in any blood tests they would have done in the hospital. You hear about stuff like this all the time. Elders are alot of work for caregivers. It is just too easy to slip them sedatives to keep them quiet and easy to manage. At the same time while they are asleep, they aren’t taking their meds. The man is 93 years old and it was easy to say that he was just tired and resting. Everyone would understand and maybe not question it. Problem is that you can’t stop ALL of someone’s meds without incident. It reeks havoc on someone’s body.
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So I am thinking that after that hospital incident, the family started to observe what was going on very closely and making sure that he got his meds. Hutton recovers, regains his wits and now he is mad as hell. An old man of 93 doesn’t file for divorce for no reason. Finding out your spouse wants to accelerate your death might do it though.
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The time when Hutton passes away is not Teddy Joye’s decision to make. When that time comes it will most likely be a decision the entire family will make together and it will probably be done in a hospital, and he will be in palliative care.
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Elder abuse is something we pay very little attention to until we get old enough to realize that we too might have to endure it in the last part of our lives. I have seen it first hand and it’s just disgusting. Hutton is lucky that he has a family that cares.
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Where your theory falls apart is HUTTON was in the hospital in Phoenix back in OCT 2011 - why wud the family wait 8 months to take action?
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Remember Mr Mel was in Phoenix visiting Hutton when he had the fender bender and was spotted at the kareoke bar/strip club (at 3am drinking)...
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For Hutton to be in danger and no action taken for 8 months makes ZERO sense.
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The other part of this whole thing that stinks is WHY wud MEL allow a 78 year old woman to care for his 93 yo father? She's no spring chicken and caring for the elderly is not an easy task......again ZERO SENSE.
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I'm still guessing this whole thing is just smoke and mirrors to distract from something bigger that just on the horizon (like a baby announcement or something like that)

765 days ago
88.

2idiots    

Bunny you'll probably chew your arm off when Gloria Alred holds a press conference about defending Miss Teddy against the (what term do u use) BIG PLAYGROUND BULLY MR MEL.

765 days ago
89.

Tellthetruth59    

@Cug - sorry but there has to be some colossal misdeeds going on behind the scenes for a divorce at 93. I'll bet you $10 Mel owns the house his dad lives in. I'll also bet the house is staffed with azz wipers, nurses, gardners, pool boys, housekeepers, cooks - all on the Gibson dime. We'll find out soon enough. Miss Teddy's coming to TMZ soon, no doubt about it :-) Mel quote: "I will take care of my daughter." He takes care of his family and you can't argue with that.

765 days ago
90.

TMZgossip    

When does Oxy's Extortion/ Deportation trial start?

765 days ago
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