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Mel Gibson's Soon-To-Be-Ex-Wife DEFENDS HIM?!

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Angry Mom: Mel Gibson's soon-to-be-ex-wife Robyn came out with a statement defending him strongly: "Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage," she said. Robyn also said there was never any domestic violence perpetrated by Mel against any of their seven children.

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT THIS IS TRUE?

Think about it: Mel left Robyn and their seven kids for a hot Russian mistress. If you were in Robyn's shoes, wouldn't you want to get back at Oksana? Why would you take her side?

And wouldn't you want to protect Mel's name and reputation for future earnings? I sure would!

As for Mel Gibson not being abusive ... sorry, I just don't buy it. You don't become a batterer overnight!

I love how Gibson sympathizers are saying Oksana "pushed his buttons." A woman who "pushes your buttons" doesn't turn you into a batterer! Or what about the people who are excusing his behavior by saying he's bipolar? Being bipolar doesn't make you a batterer, either!

Mel Gibson IS an abuser, plain and simple. Let's just call a spade a spade and be done with it!


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Anonymous July 16, 2010, 1:32 PM

Glad you were a fly on the wall of their marriage. As crazy as it sounds, I knew a man who was once married and never abused his wife, got divorced and remarried and did abuse his second wife. After the 2nd wife left him, he remarried for the 3rd time and is still married (15yrs) and has never hit that wife. Why? I don’t know but I do know that the 2nd marriage was always filled with jealousy, anger and bitterness on both of their side. I certainly don’t support anyone who is abusive but I still don’t fully think that it is all his fault.

steve July 16, 2010, 2:15 PM

.. on the other side of the coin, why would a man’s ex wife, whom he left after many years of marriage, defend him in court and the public eye? I also like how you defend oksana, but you vilify Mel’s ex wife by making her out to be shallow and greedy. Well done, there’s a lot of objective journalism going down about this Mel Gibson story. Thanks for maintaining your integrity. Keep up the good work

Anonymous July 16, 2010, 3:45 PM

Isn’t possible she hit herself in the mouth? That is the new claim, or what if she was really shaking the baby and he felt he had no choice to make her stop… way to be objective… I think you are just jumping on the hate mel bandwagon. if he is guilty then he should be punished but I also think the russian chick is not innocent at all either…

cinnamon July 16, 2010, 4:29 PM

Has anyone ever heard of this, Not Guilty Until Proven and how about How you judge others will be done unto you? The media is as unscrupulus and abusive as the people they are villifying and condeming with only some tapes and heresay. It is a shame that any of this is in the news. While I believe that Mel needs counseling and anger management, he is being tried in the court of public oppinion and not where he should be. We can all hear the hurt and rage if these are indeed tapes of him, however what we don’t know is what was said or if the tapes were altered after they were made. There are women who use men and do it for money. Domestic violence is absolutely wrong, but it has also so hard for any man to get be able to clear their name, women all over the place now know if they don’t get their own way they can go down to the YWCA or another Domestic Violence office and get free legal counsel, they go and have the men locked up, take out a civil ex-parte and even if they don’t have a mark on them, these men are prosecuted and have to pay for a lawyer if they are employed, they are many times found guilty when they aren’t. Domestic violence is wrong and it is a horrendous thing to do to a person, however in an attempt to protect women, the pendulium has been swung too far in the opposite direction. Oskana does not sound totally innocent in all of this, if she was abused then she should have pressed charges immediately, not leaked these tapes amazing close to the custody hearing and most definitely not to the media. If Mel punched her in the mouth, where are the pictures? If he waved a gun at her why didn’t she press charges when she was free then? If he did all of this he should pay, but the media should stop condeming and automatically call him all these names until he is proven guilty in a court of law. As for what his ex is saying, I belileve her. It would be pretty hard to have hid physical abuse for all the years they were married. Family, friends, someone would have seen. I notice she states no physical abuse which leads to the conclusion that she may have suffered verbal abuse. I think we should just wait to see and truly it is really none of our business anyway. These were personal arguments and I am sure that if alot of the people reporting and commenting on this story’s business was put out there for the rest of the world to hear, you would hear some pretty degrading and disgusiting stuff too. Also we are supposed to hate the sin, not the sinner. After all we are all sinners, sin is sin and GOD says we are to take the tree out of our own eye before we judge someone else.

bayleesgram98 July 16, 2010, 7:09 PM

Mel needs to not speak to the woman. He would do well to have an attorney hire an agency to provide a baby nurse to accompany the child so that they can both have shared custody and not see or speak to one another. She seems to have played him. He needs to tell his “people to contact her people” They can set up a time when he is available and have a baby nurse take care of the infant and he needs only be her “Daddy” HE SAID SHE SAID NEEDS TO STOP. She could prove to be quite the “actress”

Bipolar understanding July 16, 2010, 9:38 PM

My husband is bipolar. Even with medication, exercise, and a stable environment, he is still prone to severe mood swings. When a person who is born with a chemical disorder goes “off,” he is not rational. It is like a “jekyl/hyde” disorder. I believe that most criminals are untreated bipolars. Many, many creative and terribly successful people are bipolar, and the disorder manifests to different degrees and is usually accompanied by what the psychological community calls “axis II” personality disorders. The environmental influences that a bipolar person is in and around play a HUGE role in how these axis II tendencies get played out on a day-to-day basis.

If you have never lived with a bipolar person, or loved them, you might want to reserve judgment and also learn more about the disease from someone suffering from it. Everyone who loves a person who is “bipolar” can tell you it is a really, really hard burden. Especially for the person who was born with it, but by degrees also for those who live with and love the person.

It is not their fault they have it. But, like any other disease, it is their responsibility to do what they can to manage it. Mel Gibson is extremely fortunate that he has been loved, and has had a mostly productive life. Since bipolar is a progressive disease, and getting old sucks anyway, if you are inclined to believe in a higher power of some kind, pray for him and those he loves and who love him.

Bipolar understanding July 16, 2010, 9:39 PM

My husband is bipolar. Even with medication, exercise, and a stable environment, he is still prone to severe mood swings. When a person who is born with a chemical disorder goes “off,” he is not rational. It is like a “jekyl/hyde” disorder. I believe that most criminals are untreated bipolars. Many, many creative and terribly successful people are bipolar, and the disorder manifests to different degrees and is usually accompanied by what the psychological community calls “axis II” personality disorders. The environmental influences that a bipolar person is in and around play a HUGE role in how these axis II tendencies get played out on a day-to-day basis.

If you have never lived with a bipolar person, or loved them, you might want to reserve judgment and also learn more about the disease from someone suffering from it. Everyone who loves a person who is “bipolar” can tell you it is a really, really hard burden. Especially for the person who was born with it, but by degrees also for those who live with and love the person.

It is not their fault they have it. But, as with any other disease, it is their responsibility to do what they can to manage it. Mel Gibson is extremely fortunate that he has been loved, and has had a mostly productive life. Since bipolar is a progressive disease, and getting old sucks anyway, if you are inclined to believe in a higher power of some kind, pray for him and those he loves and who love him.

Quiet Observer July 16, 2010, 11:55 PM

I second the comments by Cinnamon. Let’s have some rational sensibilities here. The author creates a theory and says “let’s call a spade a spade”. That’s idiotic and stupid.

Everyone makes mistakes and has the right to get angry and say whatever the heck he/she wants. It is violence where we draw the line and Mel did not commit any.

So I’d recommend to the pack of hyenas that is after him to go back into your holes and leave the guy alone.

Vic July 17, 2010, 4:00 AM

Wow, you’re making a lot of assumptions about Robin and her motivation.

You’re also taking sides without knowing the full story. The first time I heard the tape I was furious at Mel, disappointed with him, and totally supportive of poor Oksana. But then the tapes kept being released, slowly, one at a time to make sure that the press and public got stirred up and stayed riled. And then I started to notice the difference in the quality of the tapes whenever he spoke and she spoke. I am waiting to make a judgment after this entire business has gone to trial. If the experts say these tapes are real and have not been tampered with, then I’ll follow my gut instinct and condemn Mel, but not before he’s had his day in court. Either way, Mel’s career is toast.

No man should hit a woman. Ever. But something fishy’s going on.

anonymous July 17, 2010, 5:29 AM

His ex-wife could be telling the truth. Mel Gibson could have recently developed a problem that causes changes in behavior like Alzheimer’s or a brain tumor. If we’re going to second guess her, why would she have stayed with him all those years if he treated her the way he treated his girlfriend? Why would she even be angry at his girlfriend? His wife could get plenty of money telling people he’d abused her. I’m inclined to believe her and wonder what has gone wrong with Mel Gibson.

Anthony DiCarlo July 17, 2010, 7:27 AM

Listen Mel Gibson is innocent.Absolutely innocent and there is no one that can or will prove me wrong.I promise and guarentee he will be proven innocent very fast also.Thats if it even makes it to trial.Them tapes are bogus no doubt.I have personally known Mel for years and know he is innocent.This is all BS..

tony Ippaletti July 17, 2010, 7:32 AM

your just a bunch of pissed off women that never had a real man in your life so stop being haters and get a life u over weight home wife.Mel is innocent and that will be proven in court….

Kate July 17, 2010, 6:57 PM

First of all. Mel and Robin had been separated for 3 years before Oksana came into the picture, so I doubt Robin has any revenge toward her .Lots of ugliness going on with those tapes. We will never know the real truth. But is does sound like Mel is bipolar and that Oksana was a fire explosion with him. He was very ugly on tape, but she was passive aggressively egging him on to get more on the tape.

Ivorygirl July 17, 2010, 9:21 PM

My take on this, having a daughter with Bipolar and having researched away in order to gain as much insight as possible about Bipolarity in order to best support her, is that Mel Gibson was diagnosed and treated for his Bipolar and somewhere along the way stopped taking his meds.

Lots of people with undiagnosed/untreated Bipolar self-medicate with alcohol and drugs and once diagnosed and put on the right meds go on to lead perfectly normal and productive lives drug and alcohol free. But since Bipolar is a chronic illness it is imperative that they continue to take their meds in order to maintain their stability.

From what I have known about Mel Gibson and his first marriage was that he was a wonderful husband and father to 7 children, in fact, many people were amazed by his being one of the few actors who’s marriage survived the fame of Hollywood.

Which leads me to believe that he somehow must have stopped taking his meds and the Bipolar mania took over leading to hypersexuality, impulsivity, overspending, and irrational and illogical decisions which have led to where he is today.

Once in this state it is difficult for the person to see that they need help and my guess is this is what has happened with Mel. I am not saying that this is an excuse for his behavior because in the end it is his responsibility to seek the help he needs to regain his stability and any consequences that stem from his instability he should be held accountable for.

I just wish the media would stop rubbing salt in the wound and instead educate the public about Bipolar and at least allow people to have some empathy towards Mel and others who have a Mental Illness and deserve the same empathy and support as somebody who has any other chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.

Bipolar affects the brain, the most complex organ in the human body, which is responsible for our emotions, processing of information and executive decisions whereas when one’s heart or pancreas are affected you do not see the illness exhibited in the way it does when the brainy is affected…the organ which is responsible for not only life sustaining functions but also all our emotions, thinking and executive decision making processing.

Just like it is often not easy to understand what it’s like to have cancer, kidney disease or any physical ailment unless you have a family member who has suffered from these, it is also difficult to even understand how Bipolarity affects a person unless you have the disorder or love somebody who does.

There is alot of stigmatization that accompanies Bipolar and other Mental Illnesses to the point that many people avoid getting treatment in fear of having to deal with peoples judgement of them.

Mel was one of the first actors that came out in order to fight this stigmatization and to his credit I applaud him for doing so.

At the same time, for those who do have Bipolar Mel’s recent spotlight in the news will serve as a painful reminder of how quickly one’s life can change if they were to stop taking the meds that have allowed them to find stability.

I thank you for reading my words and hope that it will at least allow some of the public to see that the best thing we can do for Mel is pray that he seeks the help from his psychiatrist to help him regain his stability before he causes any more damage to his life and the lives of those who truly love and care about him…family, friends and fans too.


ZB July 18, 2010, 1:27 AM

I also think bipolar is an excuse and a psychological catch-all. If Mel Gibson’s brain is messed up—it’s because he’s destroyed his neurons with so much alcohol. The amazing body can bounce back only so many years. He has abused his body with alcohol and cigarettes.
I was married to a raging alcoholic, and I know that he used me as an excuse. When we divorced, he had to face many of his demons because he lost his excuse.
Robyn Gibson may have been an enabler. Also, they were often not together due to his work. Apparently she stated that he did not “physically” abuse them. What about verbally and emotionally? Maybe she’s scared of him. There is no excuse to talk to anyone the way Mel Gibson talked to Oksana. He was out of control (probably why he was so mad). Everyday the news is filled with people who killed their loved ones and sometimes themselves when in a rage. Definitely, Mel Gibson sounds like he could do this. He could hurt the baby to get back at her. His threats should not be taken lightly.
No one needs to give him “excuses.” He needs help.

Ivorygirl July 18, 2010, 10:36 AM

I wholeheartedly agree that Bipolar shouldn’t be used as an excuse.

However, you wouldn’t KNOW about it unless you lived with it, much like you those who have lived with an alcoholic.

Before my daughter was diagnosed and treated she said and did the most horrific things…she actually pulled out a knife and threatened to kill me and herself when in a mania, so yes, this should be taken quite seriously.

Again let me stress that such behaviors are exhibited in UNTREATED Bipolar and not everyone with Bipolar will become violent in such a way because there are many spectrums to the disorder.

Well meaning friends and even family members wanted my daughter to live in a residential treatment center and for me to give up on her…heck I almost did myself.

But what was happening was the doctors were treating her for depression and we had alcoholism on both sides of the family and a maternal grandmother with manic depression that was never treated (back then there was no treatment for it)

Thing is, the antidepressants were inducing an mania in my daughter, and it was quite horrific at the time but what should have been done with our family history was to have her on a mood stabilizer before putting her on an antidepressant.

She even self inflicted cuts on her face and called CPS on us which led to a full investigation which of course was dismissed.

It wasn’t until she was arrested for shoplifting, yes another impulsive behavior that comes out when somebody is manic, and she went before the judge that she got the right help that she needed.

The judge court mandated a full psychiatric evaluation and our daughter was in a children’s psych facility for an entire summer.

It was there that she was properly diagnosed and finally put on the right meds.

We knew that the diagnosis was right when she was on a home visit and I took her shopping and she told me how GREAT it felt to not go into a store and feel as if you had to take something.

Since she has been diagnosed and treated we have our daughter back.

When BP took over her brain and was left untreated we were dealing with an entity that we barely even recognized much like we are seeing with Mel Gibson!!

Today we have our daughter back, a bright, sensitive, loving 19 year old who is in a honor’s program in college. She won the High School Idol Contest in High School and if you were to see her you would NEVER even know that she had BP unless she told you.

Bipolar is stigmatized and lacking in empathy from the public to the point that many people refuse to seek out the treatment that they need in fear of being stigmatized and labeled. This needs to be changed and perhaps if the media handled this a little bit differently we could fight the stigmatization by showing people that BP is treatable but people will relapse if they don’t treat it like any other chronic illness.

Sadly, most likely your ex husband and many others even Mel have had to resort to using alcohol and drugs that provide only short term relief from this disorder. And then we have a dual diagnosis of addictions on top of the Bipolar which makes it even more difficult to treat.

Some of what you say is true….that the more one cycles the more damage there is to the brain and the more difficult the BP becomes to treat.

But it is obvious that Mel had many good years before this all came to a head. He had a marriage that many envied in the Hollywood spotlight with good morals and character. And 7 kids as well.

Nobody knows what happens behind closed doors but I have a feeling that he had his meds in place and was stabilized but then did what many do with this disorder and took himself off the meds, got into alcohol and spiraled downward which led to his infidelities and behaviors that we are seeing over the past few years.

Not making an excuse here but in reality if somebody in Hollywood suddenly came down with cancer they would get a lot more support from the public than somebody battliing a chemical imbalance of the brain which is deserving of the same type of empathy. Unfortunately, the symptoms don’t come down to fatigue, bleeding, pain or easy bruising, rather they are more behavioral and violent and less tolerable because they are how the brain shows it’s injury and symptoms when in crisis.

Again, my words are meant to just educate not offered as an excuse.

What can be done????

I say that people start writing to Mel acknowledging his bravery in the past of admitting he has a mental illness and imploring him to get the help that he needs to regain his stability.

I think that such an action is more productive than all this negative publicity that most likely is not just hurting Mel Gibson but also his children who have to witness the illness that is taking over their daddy’s brain and that they are unfortunately genetically predisposed to.

Once Mel does get the treatment he so needs I hope that he will then use that opportunity to educate the public even more about his illness and how important it is to remain compliant with the treatment so that it doesn’t get to the point of the consequences of your non-compliance hurting not only yourself but all those who care about you as well.

Sharon July 18, 2010, 7:53 PM

Russian woman had an affair with a rich married man..oh well she is no angel..if he really hit her and chip her tooth why her lip not swelling????think about it..

forex robot July 18, 2010, 11:15 PM

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

colette mahoney July 19, 2010, 9:23 AM

The very idea of having a baby by somebody who is married and having your picture taken all over the place like you’re proud of it— she’s nothing but trash. She has no regard for his wife and kids, and he got mixed up with her when he went on a drinking binge. He has no respect for her, and that’s why he treats her the way he does.

voodoo August 16, 2010, 6:01 AM

Personally i think she has planned all this out there has been no reports about Mel beating his ex wife, i think Oskana has planned this all out and is nothing but a gold digger and i hope she gets caught out and locked away to rot and i am no Mel Gibson Fan either so this is just my honest opinion


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