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Mel Gibson divorce settlement could set record
MSNBC ^ | updated 11:35 a.m. ET, Tues., April 14, 2009

Posted on 04/14/2009 7:55:11 PM PDT by Perdogg

Mel Gibson may soon be writing one of the biggest checks of his life — to his wife.

With no indication that the estranged couple — who married 28 years ago — had a prenup, Robyn Gibson, 53, is legally entitled in their divorce to half of everything the actor-director-producer earned from their marriage in 1980 to the date of their legal separation: A fortune estimated at close to $1 billion.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: divorce; hollywood; melgibson
Wow, was she worth $1 Billion?


1 posted on 04/14/2009 7:55:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: lainie; PennsylvaniaMom; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Tax-chick; TexasCajun; sarasota; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/14/2009 7:55:41 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Perdogg
i don't know about a billion $, but, hubba hubba.

mel, what happened to fidelity?

3 posted on 04/14/2009 7:59:26 PM PDT by robomatik
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To: Perdogg
Wow, was she worth $1 Billion?

No. You can rent women like her for much less, and get a great variety of choices without being burdened with the overhead or baggage that comes with buying.

It's clear what he sees in her. But get a grip, Mel.

4 posted on 04/14/2009 8:01:44 PM PDT by airborne (Obama is finishing what Osama started! The destruction of the American economy!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Who is that woman?


5 posted on 04/14/2009 8:02:24 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: diamond6

Mel’s woman on the side. A Russian pop singer.


6 posted on 04/14/2009 8:03:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Perdogg

I take she’s the potential next Mrs. Gibson.


7 posted on 04/14/2009 8:07:25 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (If your glad it's baseball season then jump out of your seat and dance!!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Aftr so many years and children. I say good for her.

I usually do not but considering that she stood by him for so long and he is being a peen, good for her. She will still have the kids.

He may loose his half to the first gold digger he knocks up. Then his kids will have nothing.


8 posted on 04/14/2009 8:10:22 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Perdogg

Ya need to post a pic of Mel. He is looking more than just rough these days. The years are not being too kind. It seems like there is an awful lot of money for both Gibsons to share. You would think though that after 28 years the marriage would be pretty ‘solid.’ Pity.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 8:11:26 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Shyla

Their finances are the in the stratosphere...so I don’t think, when mom and dad share 1Bil that anyone comes out living in the poor house.

They only have one minor child, a son; and the others are all grown (and no doubt working in dad’s production company or some such enterprise). I wouldn’t fret the finances of any of this bunch...


10 posted on 04/14/2009 8:14:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
December 2008


11 posted on 04/14/2009 8:23:09 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Something happened to him around the time he did Passion of The Christ and he has not been the same actor or person since..


12 posted on 04/14/2009 8:26:57 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: knarf

Thanks, knarf...not only is Mel wearing his ‘crazy eyes’ he trying to rock that whole Satan look. Ewwwwww...but I gue$$ the Ru$$ian gal enjoy$ it!


13 posted on 04/14/2009 8:27:14 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I believe you are correct...midlife crisis, meets substance abuse meets the Passion. Not a good mix. Throw in some anti-semitism, a DUI, a wife whose not 20 anymore...recipe for...TABLOID FARE!!!


14 posted on 04/14/2009 8:29:08 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: knarf

He’s looking more like Billy Bob Thorton than Sir William Wallace (Movie version) these days.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 8:34:13 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: Perdogg
That's not the same girl. This is Oksana, photographed with Mel:


16 posted on 04/14/2009 8:36:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

In the second photo, is Oksana dooling out his meds? What an odd, odd picture...


17 posted on 04/14/2009 8:41:04 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Got me. She kinda looks like Jessica Alba.


18 posted on 04/14/2009 8:42:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Yes, I agree. He was great, and looked normal (and purty darned good....) in We Were Soldiers, and he did Passion and also Apocalypto and since then he has behaved strangely and his appearance has changed. Perhaps the stress and the pressure from being involved in these three movies with such emotionally overwhelming themes took its toll?

Perhaps it is some kind of drug/s or some kind of psychosis, but I am not surprised that his wife is divorcing him. He has changed and she would be the first to tell you.

19 posted on 04/14/2009 8:42:30 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

Yep. She has been through infidelity with him before, this is something different and this is something she could not live with — and probably didn’t want their young son to live with, either. He has almost become psychotic, you can see it in his eyes when he’s interviewed, this is not “the” Mel Gibson of old... he was mischievous and happy go lucky, this man is demonized.


20 posted on 04/14/2009 8:52:44 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: robomatik
what happened to fidelity?

Mad Maxx had guts and courage to persevere, but it appears Mel is a marriage quitter.

21 posted on 04/14/2009 8:57:23 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: diamond6

She’s his “mid life crisis” incarnate.


22 posted on 04/14/2009 9:01:10 PM PDT by papasmurf (Save us from 0bama, I prayed. Then I heard, "the 2nd, I saved")
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To: papasmurf

I don’t know about his new girlfriend, but with 1/2 $B, his soon to be ex-wife is looking pretty good to me - and I haven’t even seen her!


23 posted on 04/14/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Perdogg

Catholics aren’t allowed to have a pre-nup.

This is so sad, but it seems that once crazy, always crazy, and Mel Gibson has certainly been crazy all his life.


24 posted on 04/14/2009 9:32:18 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

doesn’t mean that the marriage wasn’t solid...lots of solid guys go through mid life crises...

But he is an on and off alcoholic, and may have bipolar or other problems, so his wife deserves half of his money for putting up with his bad times...

and I say that even though I love Mel’s work and pray for him.


25 posted on 04/15/2009 12:26:08 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Perdogg

Is that $1 Billion in Australian Dollars?


26 posted on 04/15/2009 4:05:05 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ugh.


27 posted on 04/15/2009 4:41:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I believe it is US.


28 posted on 04/15/2009 5:48:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

“I don’t know about his new girlfriend, but with 1/2 $B, his soon to be ex-wife is looking pretty good to me - and I haven’t even seen her!”

You’re first, after me!


29 posted on 04/15/2009 7:42:59 AM PDT by papasmurf (Save us from 0bama, I prayed. Then I heard, "the 2nd, I saved")
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To: Perdogg

He wasn’t rich when he married but I can’t believe guys lie Spieldeberg didn’t get a prenup.


30 posted on 04/15/2009 8:31:30 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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