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Mel Gibson's Dad

Allegations of Elder Abuse

6/5/2012 12:01 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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No one over 80 should be on multiple drugs at taxpayer (Medicare) expense. Pain management meds is all anyone should get after 80. Man up and go to the light already, Mr Gibson, you resource-sucking *****.

836 days ago

bob bernstein    

who gives a dam about gibsons father he and his son are anti semetic jew hating bastards and he has also included blacks there are more important thing to think about then mel gibson and his bitter old man bob

836 days ago


this makes it complete. an entire family of anti semetic raving lunatics.

836 days ago


I'm feeling really good about this.... Put the NAZI piece of crap in a oven and end it.

836 days ago


I've been through the same thing with my dad and his second wife. He fell and complained about his chest hurting - his wife claimed all he wanted was sympathy - we wound up in the emergency room about week later and my dad had seven broken ribs.

836 days ago

Gracie Jake    

Who cares that the Nazi-lover dad is being abused - not me! Nor would I care if the Nazi-lover's son was
being abused.

836 days ago

John C. Billingsley, Jr.    

ha, Mel put on your " We were solders" outfit and blow the bitches head off.

836 days ago


Things aren't always as they seem. If you have ever cared ( been a caretaker) of an elderly person, you will realize that they can also be led very easily. Not saying this is the case here but ::::

836 days ago


When anyone especially the elderly are taking several medications, there is a need for a medical reevaluation of the patient. Many of the medications taken by the elderly often have serious side effects when taken together especially if the patient is losing his/her appetite. I suggest a thorough discussion is in order with all concerned parties and making sure everyone gets heard!

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835 days ago


PLEASE listen to the father, John Hutton Gibson, and let HIM decide what he wants to do ... let him live, and die, with dignity!

835 days ago


Why have we been fprced to look at this walking corps "Olsen" for the past two decades? Jesus, she's hard to look at... I want to adminster an IV bag of fluids and then force feed her for a week. Please, stop photographing hern and get her to a doctor.

835 days ago


Anything that Gibson is part of, should be scrutinized, he is not a trustworthy person. Maybe she is or isn't abusive, can't answer that. Maybe Gibson just wants her out of the way so he and Dad can get looped together

835 days ago


Take him off the Drugs and he may live to 150!!!
The Pharma is Killing him!

835 days ago


Don't wish the father any ill.....can't help wondering if he will ever recant his absurd position that the Holocaust never happened.

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