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Robyn Gibson Defends Mel to Court: Report
New York Post ^ | July 15, 2010

Posted on 07/15/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Mel Gibson's soon-to-be-ex-wife Robyn is coming out in support of the embattled actor in a sworn declaration filed with in court this morning, according to a new report.

"Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage ... Mel was a wonderful and loving father," she wrote, TMZ.com reported.

The document was filed as part of the custody battle between Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Lawyers for both sides are in a Los Angeles courtroom today in the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 07/15/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Mel is being set-up by clever audio editors.
2 posted on 07/15/2010 1:05:25 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Yeah, I think he’s being scammed. This was planned for a long time.

If he doesn’t have a history of this kind of stuff, I think it’s unlikely he’d start now.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 1:10:27 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: US Navy Vet

I have not condemned this man and have had suspicions. He is rich and he made a movie that upset HOLLYWOOD intensely. They never forgave him for that....setup? Possibly.....


4 posted on 07/15/2010 1:10:47 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: US Navy Vet

Mel is a complete jerk, an alcoholic with serious psychiatric problems. I pray for him; I think he’s been under attack by Satan since he created The Passion of the Christ.

That said, I can certainly believe that his wife never experienced any violence at his hands. It sounds as though, without her, he has had a nervous breakdown. I suppose it might drive a man mad to know that he has destroyed his family and his career, and lost half a billion dollars, because of his complete stupidity over a woman who turned out to be a golddigging whore. Wouldn’t be the first time.

I once knew a very sweet and gentle man who, after a lifetime of stability and highly responsible behavior, suffered a complete mental breakdown and for a period did a number of awful things. He received psychiatric care and has never done anything wrong since. But it was harrowing for his wife and family while he was going nuts.


5 posted on 07/15/2010 1:12:08 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: nickcarraway
Translation: Don't give that gold-digger b*tch any money.

She probably agrees with Mel that ‘babies mamma’ “deserved” a punch in the mouth; not that I would blame her if she did.

6 posted on 07/15/2010 1:12:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: correctthought

Have you heard the tapes? They are way wack!


7 posted on 07/15/2010 1:13:45 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: ottbmare

Sounds like he got involve w/ a phyco b*tch and she is trying to take him to the cleaners.


8 posted on 07/15/2010 1:13:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: nickcarraway

Gibson was married to Robyn for like 25 years, had 7 kids with her. Given he has been in Hollywood for such a long time, and has therefore seen what Hollywood is all about - its really dumbfounding to me why he would give up his family for what was clearly an unstable relationship with this Russian bird.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: ottbmare

AMEN...AMEN!!!


10 posted on 07/15/2010 1:20:20 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ShandaLear
Did Someone Mess With Mel Gibson's Audio Recordings?

Audio expert believes the taped phone conversations may have been altered.

11 posted on 07/15/2010 1:28:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: ShandaLear

I only heard a bit...; typically I don’t waste my time on entertainment news.

Yes, the bit I heard is disturbing; but like I said, I think this is a set up.

Wow, another conservative West of the Cascades.


12 posted on 07/15/2010 1:28:46 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: allmendream
Translation: Don't give that gold-digger b*tch any money.

Spot on! You might want to add "any OF MY money".

13 posted on 07/15/2010 1:37:19 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: PGR88

If he admitted to punching her, then he probably made the outburst that she released. It is quite dramatic if you have not heard it. I would like to know the mechanism, i.e. exactly how it was recorded. If it’s not a phone message, and it is not; how did she set it up and did someone help her?

Why do successful men fall for something as trivial as sex in a way that ruins their reputation, legacy and hurts their family? It’s not like he could not get it on the side, discretely. People close may look the other way. Not so with Spitzer and Morris; but they are political figures. Hollywood as in Europe is full of willing mistresses. Gibson is a political figure in a way, so he should expect to be outed for having a mistress, but so what? It would cause less damage than this. Come on Mel.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 1:39:41 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: ProfoundMan
Well after being married to Mel that long, and giving birth to eight(?) of his children; any money that Mel loses on this is money out of her and her children's lives forever.

Not saying I don't believe her testimony, but that I do not doubt which side of her bread contains the refined salted dairy product. ;)

15 posted on 07/15/2010 1:40:37 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: cicero2k
If he admitted to punching her, then he probably made the outburst that she released

He and his people deny that he punched her.

Mel Gibson: She's Lying and She Secretly Taped Me

According to sources connected with Mel, on January 6, 2010, Mel and Oksana were arguing at home when Oksana took baby Lucia, ran around the backyard, threw herself on the ground, came back inside the house and began shaking Lucia like a ragdoll. Mel followed and the sources acknowledge there was physical contact, but insist Mel did not punch her and was just trying to protect the baby.

16 posted on 07/15/2010 1:43:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mel found out that the grass may be greener and younger but there is a lot of bullcr@p used to fertilize that lawn. You can put up with the smell and stench when you are younger but later you find you can’t tolerate it no matter how much you hold your nose.


17 posted on 07/15/2010 1:43:27 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: nickcarraway

My thoughts...

Didn’t Mel and Robyn have at least eight children together? That’s quite a brood and the marriage succeeded for a long time without any incident I recall.

Oksana alleges past abuse where her teeth were knocked out or something, yet I would think in today’s world this would not have escaped attention. It would have leaked to the Hollywood spies.

I also question Oksana’s setup, deliberately staging and recording her phone calls with Mel, unknown to him. I intensely hate that kind of dishonesty and sneakiness. It has been noted he goes quiet several times, but she eggs him on.

Mel has been very, very successful in the movie business and obviously rich, rich, rich. Oksana knew this going in, eh. So, making the custody battle into more than it is gives her the possibility of a higher settlement. Just sayin’...

I’ve kept quiet about the flurry of sensational tapes, but skeptical all the way. I’m not ready to give up “Braveheart” and Mel’s other stellar accomplishments. With his wife in his corner, maybe things will come around in his favor and I’d love to see some of the nitwits from ET bite their tongues off.


18 posted on 07/15/2010 1:45:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (with love, from me, to you)
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To: DJ MacWoW
In the recording she says words to the effect of ‘you punched me in the mouth and broke my teeth while I was holding our baby’ and his reply was “YOU DESERVED IT!”.

His people may well NOW deny that he punched her; HE HIMSELF was recorded agreeing that he did so, and assessing the situation after the fact as her being deserving of a punch to the mouth that broke her teeth while she was holding their baby.

19 posted on 07/15/2010 1:47:39 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Ann Archy

Please understand, I am in no way denying that Mel is a racist, a sexist, and a jerk. And he’s sure not being a good witness for his Catholic faith. You can’t tell me he’s been to confession in the past couple of years.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 1:48:33 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: ottbmare

AMEN, again! He has been possessed by Satan.


21 posted on 07/15/2010 1:51:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: allmendream

Except the validity of the recordings are now called into question. Link in post 11. And this ISN’T Gibsons people. Unfortunately I can’t get the video to play on my machine.


22 posted on 07/15/2010 2:02:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Well, when I see actual evidence of their being tampered with, and when I hear Mel actually make the statement that he didn't say what the tapes record him saying; then I might have an actual reason to doubt that he not only punched her teeth out while she was holding their child; but that after the fact he thought she deserved it.

Right now Mel has not denied that the tapes are authentic, and there is only speculation (which you apparently wish to accept whole heatedly) that there was any tampering of the tapes.

23 posted on 07/15/2010 2:08:16 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

Gibson has said nothing. Only his attorneys have. And they have said he only asks that this not be played out in the press. She has other ideas. There can be only one reason that she would release tapes to an online gossip site after a judge sealed them with a restraining order. And that reason is to humiliate.


24 posted on 07/15/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Ann Archy; ottbmare; All
I am in no way denying that Mel is a racist, a sexist, and a jerk. And he’s sure not being a good witness for his Catholic faith. You can’t tell me he’s been to confession in the past couple of years.
AMEN, again! He has been possessed by Satan.


And you two holy and righteous people know this exactly how?
25 posted on 07/15/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: DJ MacWoW
I doubt her intent is to humiliate as much as it is to leverage for more gold payoff from the digging she did.

Gibson, if the tapes were inauthentic, should immediately stand up and loudly and publicly proclaim their falsity.

Problem is that he probably DID say, in response to her complaint that he knocked her teeth out by punching her in the mouth while she was holding their baby “You deserved it!” as well as speculating upon her being raped ‘by a bunch of n*ggers’, reporting her about hiring “wetbacks”, etc.

The guy is one twisted sick sorry excuse for a man. And I based that on comments and actions unrelated to these new revelations. Holocaust denial, “sugar tits”, ‘Jews starting all wars’; as well as for leaving his long term wife and mother of his children for this freakshow in progress.

Face it, the guy is demented, and a hateful racist; and apparently the kind of guy who would punch a woman in the mouth, knocking out her teeth, while she was holding their baby; and then say she deserved it.

A sick and sorry excuse for a man any way you care to look at it.

26 posted on 07/15/2010 2:22:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: nickcarraway

If she wants us to believe that there’s been no abuse, then she needs to show us those pearly whites.


27 posted on 07/15/2010 2:28:48 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: allmendream
I disagree but then I have read more about this. That she's a gold digger isn't in dispute. That he has bipolar disease isn't either. We have no way of knowing the authenticity of those tapes. None. There's a post on another thread that was enlightening.

Gibson has always kept his private life private. She's looking for a pay off. You can discount Robyns testimony if you want. I won't. And if he was so racist, I think we'd have heard from Danny Glover and others before this.

28 posted on 07/15/2010 2:30:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: TheThinker

You’re calling his wife a liar?!


29 posted on 07/15/2010 2:31:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Sounds like he got involve w/ a phyco b*tch and she is trying to take him to the cleaners.

My thoughts exactly.

Unless a guy has experienced a psycho b*tch firsthand for himself, he wouldn't understand.

It has to be experienced to be believed, otherwise you would think women like that are something wrtiers make up, like the ones in the movies, "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle" or "Body Heat."

But they really exist.

30 posted on 07/15/2010 2:31:20 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: TheThinker

As a corollary, I’d like to point out that there is such a thing as denial. My ex’s mother was beaten black and blue on a weekly basis. This is not in dispute; all four of her kids agree, as do her relatives. After the wife beater died, she denied he’d ever been abusive. True story.


31 posted on 07/15/2010 2:31:28 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter; TheThinker

This was a declaration filed with the court. Do you REALLY think if there had been abuse, there wouldn’t be dental and doctor records?! Are you so ready to smear him that you’ll smear an innocent person just for fun?


32 posted on 07/15/2010 2:36:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: allmendream

That sounds like a set up to me. She states something that was bad but not that bad and he replies “You deserved it.” Then it’s edited in later to refer to the teeth being knocked out.

I just find it strange that she thought she needed to remind him that he’d knocked her teeth out.


33 posted on 07/15/2010 2:38:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( Democrat-Republican, whatever)
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To: cicero2k

You don’t put recording equipment in your diamond earings before the man supposedly goes off on you without having some sort of agenda.


34 posted on 07/15/2010 2:38:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: DJ MacWoW

I didn’t smear anybody. And what kind of twisted mind thinks I posted what I did ‘for fun’??? Do you think recalling what my former mother-in-law went through was ‘fun’? Why are you attacking me? I didn’t do anything to you. I shared some firsthand knowledge. It may or may not be pertinent. Your overheated reply wasn’t appreciated. Tone it down, please.


35 posted on 07/15/2010 2:39:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter
From your post: I’d like to point out that there is such a thing as denial.

You responded to a poster that was questioning Robyn Gibsons veracity with the above statement. And you were called on it.

36 posted on 07/15/2010 2:43:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
You have no way of knowing the tapes are not authentic, none.

Like I said, if someone had me supposedly on tape saying things I did not say, I would stand up immediately and publicly call them out as false.

That Gibson has not done this speaks volumes to me.

The guy is a Holocaust denying, Jew hating, conspiracy theorist; and the son of a Holocaust denying Jew hating conspiracy theorist. It didn't take these tapes to convince me the guy was a racist.

“oh, but he was drunk!”

Yeah, because feed me too many shots of whiskey and suddenly I think Jews started all wars and that the Holocaust never happened!

Sorry if I fail to worship your hero, the guy is one sick twisted sorry excuse for a man.

37 posted on 07/15/2010 2:44:25 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream
Wow, what a lynch-mob blast!

String him up before he has a chance to defend himself?

Everyone who wants to dispense with the bother of a trial should watch the Ox-Bow Incident movie with Henry Fonda.

You can see how a lynch mob gets carried away.

38 posted on 07/15/2010 2:44:53 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (As Wichita falls so falls Wichita Falls)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Some women that suffer abuse are in denial. This is a fact. I have seen it first hand. Whether or not it applies in this case I do not know. Another thing I don’t know is why you came after me with such a bizarre accusation. I can assure you I wasn’t having ‘fun’. I was simply sharing information. I didn’t appreciate you making it personal. I’ve never said anything hostile to you.


39 posted on 07/15/2010 2:46:46 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority; allmendream

There are a lot of posters that are enjoying the hunt. It makes them feel superior.


40 posted on 07/15/2010 2:47:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Yeah, and if I disagree with what you have to say I am infringing upon your First Amendment rights!/s

Whatever.

I didn't, by pointing out what a sick and twisted sorry excuse for a man Mel is, advocate lynching the guy.

But based upon his past words and deeds, these tapes do not seem at all out of character.

Nor do I think that Robyn Gibson is a disinterested party in the eventual payout to the Gold-digger; which was my point of entry to this thread.

41 posted on 07/15/2010 2:49:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Fantasywriter
You responded to a poster that was questioning Robyn Gibsons veracity. YOU said: I’d like to point out that there is such a thing as denial.

That statement also questions her veracity. She did not have to come forward. Her divorce is almost final. Silence would cost her nothing. She obviously couldn't remain silent. To indicate that she may be "in denial" was NOT nice.

42 posted on 07/15/2010 2:52:13 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway
Robyn defends Mel meal ticket to court.
43 posted on 07/15/2010 2:52:37 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: mkjessup

uh.....by his ACTIONS, maybe.


44 posted on 07/15/2010 2:55:07 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: allmendream; NoControllingLegalAuthority
Nor do I think that Robyn Gibson is a disinterested party in the eventual payout to the Gold-digger;

Robyn Gibson already has her money. It's set aside. $400 mil. The divorce is final this month. If you think hard enough, you may be able to smear a very respected lady some more.

45 posted on 07/15/2010 2:55:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: airborne

The divorce is final this month. The money is already set aside by the court.


46 posted on 07/15/2010 2:57:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Will you stop making accusations about what I said, please? I never questioned anyone’s veracity. If you believe there is no such thing as denial, then I suppose you could attack my comment-but why are you coming after ME? I shared something I witnessed first hand. I’ve said that I don’t know if it applies in this situation or not. But you can’t let it go. What have I ever done to you, that you are determined to put words in my mouth and make all these weird accusations against me?


47 posted on 07/15/2010 2:59:22 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: DJ MacWoW

And won’t she be getting part of his future earnings?


48 posted on 07/15/2010 2:59:53 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Robyn always made sure Mel was serviced Before she took a jacuzzi.


49 posted on 07/15/2010 3:03:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Ann Archy
uh.....by his ACTIONS, maybe.

Fortunately the King of kings and Lord of lords will be judging Mel one day, and not you or your eager-to-condemn pal. If at that time Mel is covered with the Blood of Christ, his sins will have been thrown as far as from the East to the West, never to be remembered again.
50 posted on 07/15/2010 3:03:35 PM PDT by mkjessup
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