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.
I don’t know if “without incident” is accurate.
Mel has acknowledged in interviews that he’s put his wife through hell - although he’s been vague as to what kind of hell it was.
In the context of the interview I saw - I tended to think it was alcoholism - selfishness - and cheating.
This latest rant was not his first.
He was raised by a racist whacko (do a google search of Hutton Gibson)
While he once described his wife as a “saint” - he also expressed his belief she could not be “saved” since she remained a non-catholic (episcopalean I believe)
One article I read about the breakup of the marriage described Robin refusing to speak to Mel for quite a long time prior to the official split.