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.
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.....
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.