Skip to comments.Troubled Mel 'leaving the States' after selling his New York mansion at cut price
Posted on 07/18/2010 7:12:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Mel Gibson is poised to quit the US after selling his mansion near New York.
The disgraced Lethal Weapon star, who faces allegations of violence from his Russian former girlfriend, sold the mock Tudor property, known as Old Mill Farm, for £16 million £10 million less than the asking price.
Gibson has also put his Malibu home, Lavender Hill Farm, on the market for £10 million, according to a property newsletter.
He has told friends that he will move back to Australia - where he grew up after moving from America when he was 12 - with his ex-wife Robyn, who still supports him.
Gibson, 54, is ready to contest the allegations of Oksana Grigorieva, 40, who claims he punched her and hurt their baby, Lucia, in a drunken rage in January.
A source close to the family said: Oksanas allegations have united Mel and Robyn and this move is her idea.
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No worries mate. Smooth move. Lucky guy. He escaped from New York.
Someone who posted a comment on that site couldn’t help but make this a political issues.
Here’s the comment...
Mel Gibson is not moving out of the USA to avoid bad publicity. And he’s not “disgraced” in my mind as much as Obama and his Democrat Party.
He’s leaving because of the Obama Economy and the complete lack of opportunity in Hollywood due to the political correctness of the Democrat State and the taxes that kick in in 2011. Too bad I can’t go, but I’d rather stay here and fight the Democrat Party Police State anyhow. This is my country. God Bless the USA (and Mel Gibson)!
Looks like Robyn is one smart woman and knows a good move when she sees one. Too bad Mel can’t say the same thing about himself.
I just hope the man finds peace and can mend the damage done to his family.
This will not help him..he is taking himself with him
I defended Mel on many occasions when he was under attack - but there is no defending him this time. He has stepped way off my planet. I listen to most of the tapped phone calls and all I heard was a raving lunatic.
Mel Gibson Audio Tape #2 - Threatens to KILL Girlfriend
(WARNING - very bad language)
That's pretty heart-warming. And they had called Oksana a "home wrecker." /s
If it is true this is the best news possible for him.
Have you read the posts where there is proof that the tapes were altered?
If this is all true, she must have a very forgiving, compassionate heart.
She can't be doing it for the money....she already has that...
..she must be truly selfless & full of mercy.
He did this to himself. This chick is a gold digging whore and he should have seen right through her.
Going home seems like a smart move for him. I give him a lot of credit for taking this step to get his act together.
This entire relationship was about money from Oksana Grigorieva perspetive with a baby to cement the relationship. Oksana Grigorieva was ugly on the inside and the outside.
Ask yourself this. How many times has a spouse or loved one TAPED YOU when your were angry and also drunk? Do you really think Oksana Grigorieva would be that CALM and prim in her responses as she TAPED Mel? She pushed Mel's buttons. Mel is thin skinned and took the bait. Se baited him. SHe set him up when he was drunk. She probably looked the part of a whore to get him going. We are not hearing all of it or SEEING what provoked this mess.
It wasn't enough for her to clean up fininancially. She wanted to ruin him when the relatiosbhipe went south.
Gee, I wonder how those tapes were released? Part of their agreement was to "never have those tapes see the light of day". If she didn't do it directly, she had someone else intervene and release those EDITIED tapes. More is coming out on that.
Those Obama fans, have YOU ever described Obama in a verbal manner that you woudn't want taped and aired in public? I admit, I have. Do I regret it? No. The truth isn't always pretty or politically correct. I also have my doubts about the "assault" on her teeth and baby. Time will tell and the truth will prevail.
I saw that one too!
Gibson, who has had his Greenwich estate, Old Mill Farm, on the market for over a year, recently dropped the price from $39.5 million to $35 million.
Beautiful pics at link.
Yes, it is. I was hoping that this could happen. I hope they are successful and remarry.