WE TOLD YOU FIRST: Mel Gibson Is A Great Dad & It's Time To Stop Tearing Him Apart!

Wed, July 28, 2010 6:40pm EDT by 24 Comments
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Another source reaffirmed what HollywoodLife.com told you last week — Mel Gibson is a loving father and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t see his children!

Mel Gibson might be a cheating alcoholic with anger management issues, but he is ALSO a good dad. Another insider has come out to confirm what we told you last week: the LA Department of Children and Family Services thinks the 54-year-old actor is a perfectly fit parent and there’s no reason for him to lose visitation rights of his eight-month-old daughter, Lucia.

“[Mel and Lucia] have a very healthy father-daughter relationship,” an insider told RadarOnline about the DCFS investigation. “He is very involved with her. Mel is a great father to her and this is why there have been no changes as far as his visits with her are concerned.”

A source within the DCFS spoke to HollywoodLife.com exclusively and told us, yet again, that the Braveheart actor isn’t a danger to his children.

“As I said before, if DCFS feels the child is in immediate danger, we act on it. Lucia is not in immediate danger,” the insider told us, explaining, “Mel’s case certainly isn’t closed, but we don’t feel a need to step in and make drastic changes.”

Isn’t it obvious Mel isn’t a bad dad? He has SEVEN kids with his ex-wife of 29 years, Robyn, who range in ages from eleven to 29; all have supported their father, saying he is a great dad.

In fact, Robyn wrote a declaration on Mel’s behalf to the judge handling Lucia’s custody, describing her former husband as a “wonderful and loving” father.

Mel certainly has problems, but we can’t fault him for being a crummy dad, and neither should you.

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annie

Posted at 1:05 PM on August 19, 2010  

I am so tiered of everyone trying to tear Mel apart over those damn ugly phone calls. Oskana’s a gold digger, and getting more and more infamous for it. Just because a guy blew his top doesn’t make him a awful person. He attempted suicide with that car crash if you ask me……. or at least was thinking about it.
Come on people. Lets give a tiered, 50 year old beat up alcoholic a rest. It’d be different if she weren’t trying to steal his child, if she weren’t such a transparent fake…. but I believe we can all see that it’s not just as simple as, “ooooh, Mel sounds crazy.” That thing about him breaking her teeth was proven baseless, and I for one am sick of all this hate for Gibson.

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Lillian2

Posted at 5:07 PM on July 30, 2010  

I don’t buy it for one minute.. The guy is a screamer and an abuser and it didn’t happen yesterday. They are all liars, the s wife and the kids.. they know how to play it.

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Kimberly

Posted at 4:34 PM on July 30, 2010  

I know it’s completely INSANE

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kim

Posted at 5:44 PM on July 29, 2010  

ARE YOU INSANE!!!!! a GREAT DAD WOULD NEVER EXPOSE A CHILD HE LOVES TO THE CRAZY RANTS AND PHYSICALLY ABUSE HE SPEWS TO THE CHILDS MOTHER!! CALL A 12 YR OLD A P****!!! WHY DONT YOU GO DROP YOUR KID OFF FOR A VISIT. ANYONE THAT CAN NOT CONTROL THEIR BEHAVIOR, AS HE CLEARLY CAN NOT. IS THE BABY CRYING GOING TO SET HIM OFF ?WHO KNOWS?AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT WHAT A GREAT ROLE MODEL HE IS TO HER. MAYBE SHE WILL KNOW ABOUT ALL THE PET NAMES HE HAS FOR HER MOM AND HISPANICS AND BLACKS. money does not excusehis behavior and you should not try smooth over all the horrible things Mel Gibson has been saying and offending for many years. HE HAS ADMITTED HITTING HER(AND SAYING NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE HER)hE SHOULD BE IN JAIL AND I WILL NEVER SUPPORT ANY PROJECT MEL GIBSON IS INVOLVED WITH IN ANY WAY. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.PEOPLE DIE!WOULD YOU WEREN’T YOUR MOTHER OR DAUGHTER OR SISTER TO BE TREATED THIS WAY?

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Good Riddance Hollyweirdcrap

Posted at 7:06 AM on July 31, 2010  

I am done with your site. You have written insane, inane articles in the past that I could try to ignore, but this is not even worth arguing about. I am officially done w/ you, you guys are so beyond stupidity level that you are the puss on the ass of stupidity. Wow. What’s next? Hitler was just miquoted and misunderstood? He was good to his dog and mistress, plus he was nice to blond people – so everything else he did was not who he really was?

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chelsea

Posted at 2:18 PM on July 29, 2010  

His older kids are probably mortified to be his kids right now, even if he has been a good father to them.

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leslie

Posted at 2:13 PM on July 29, 2010  

Mel Gibson obviously has major problems, and he has probably been a good dad up until now. It’s too bad any of this is going on. I feel for both parties. I hope they BOTH get the help they clearly need.

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xoxocardinal

Posted at 1:54 PM on July 29, 2010  

Normally I enjoy your posts Kirstin, but this may lead me to quit reading HollywoodLife altogether. Not only does your site defend Chris Brown (another confessed woman beater) but now you’re saying Mel Gibson is a great dad!

Let me quote you – Mel Gibson might be a cheating alcoholic with anger management issues, but he is ALSO a good dad.

That is such a paradox. I’m truly ashamed that you would dig for publicity with an “exclusive video post” saying that people should lay off Mel. Robyn is defending him because of a MASSIVE payoff. I’m sick of celebrities being socially acquitted for beating women, and HollywoodLife is just helping perpetuate this ridiculous idea that they are above everybody else.

Maybe Oksana was being sneaky, maybe they are both terrible people. Regardless, his actions are inexcusable. He threw his son into a table, and hit his girlfriend who was holding his child. “Mel Gibson is a good father” is almost laughable. Keep up the good work, Kirstin – you’re doing great things for women everywhere, defending awful people like the alcoholic, anti-Semitic, racist, abusive Mel Gibson.

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Kirstin Benson

Posted at 3:29 PM on July 29, 2010  

xoxocardinal, this isn’t the first debate you and I have had on HL.com and I sincerely hope it’s not the last. Readers like you are what challenge us to continually improve and think on our feet.

That said, you said, “Mel threw his son into a table and hit his girlfriend who was holding his child.” That’s what Oksana is claiming, however, the DA has not officially charged Mel with these offenses. If DCFS thought Mel was dangerous, it would have promptly changed his visitation rights with his daughter.

They didn’t change a thing and neither did the judge…therefore, Mel Gibson is legally considered a fit father until proven otherwise. I would agree with you that “fit” doesn’t equate “great.” However, I’ll take Robyn and Mel’s seven kids’ word over Oksana’s any day…and they all say he’s fantastic.

Also, to be clear: I’m not a Mel Gibson fan. The point of this story was not to defend his verbally abusive behavior — but Oksana is seemingly using their daughter, Lucia, as a bargaining chip and I’m sick of it. The issue is between Mel and Oksana — not with his parenting.

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xoxocardinal

Posted at 7:43 PM on July 29, 2010  

Kirstin: I would agree with you that “fit” doesn’t equate “great.”

Then why is the title of your piece “Mel Gibson is a GREAT dad and it’s time to stop tearing him apart!”

The courts have declared him (so far) a “legally fit” father. I find it hard to believe that you think Robyn hasn’t been paid an incredible sum to say such a thing. With Mel’s fortune around a billion dollars, it would be nothing to throw some money her way in his defense.

Honestly, I think they are both terrible people, like I said in my post. However, that doesn’t make hitting and verbally abusing women okay, no matter how awful Oksana is. And I absolutely believe that the issue IS with his parenting. If both Oksana and Mel display reprehensible behavior, who matters more than the children? They are suffering at the hands of a gold-digging mother-figure and an abusive father.

After reading Bonnie’s “Worst Dad of the Year Award” piece, I’m shocked she would allow you to claim that Mel is a good father. Not just a good father, “a great dad.” Quit contradicting yourself, and go re-listen to the tapes. In my world, a great dad never calls his kid a p***** and scream racial slurs around the house on a regular basis. In my world, a great dad never hits a woman in front of children (OR AT ALL). But maybe the phrase “great dad” means something different to you than it does to me.

 
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dumbass

Posted at 12:18 AM on July 30, 2010  

you said everything that was in my mind, kristin really screw it up this time.

 
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why

Posted at 12:37 PM on July 29, 2010  

Why does anyone even care about Mel Gibson anymore? What’s he done lately besides cause himself constant grief?

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butler

Posted at 12:35 PM on July 29, 2010  

Even with all of the tapes, etc., I cannot help but feel like Mel’s gf is a gold digger. I thought that from day one though. I’d be angry if I were him, too. He got played.

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Tamara

Posted at 12:32 PM on July 29, 2010  

I agree with michele. Most likely both parties are to blame.

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michele

Posted at 5:12 AM on July 29, 2010  

It’s nice to see a blog NOT do the “group think” thing that it seems all the celeb entertainment blogs do. I don’t think either parties involved have clean hands at all!

The writers of this blog are allowed to form their own opinion on this situation and not have to conform to whatever people think they should. Life isn’t black and white, its shades of gray, so these tapes and accompanying info may not give use a complete picture of their personal lives. It is possible Mel could be a good father and a horrible boyfriend. Loads of people are walking contradictions, their personal business is just not for public display.

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Troy

Posted at 1:01 AM on July 29, 2010  

This is disturbing if true.

Mel has abused the mother of his child, and possibly his own child and Oksana’s other child.

He should not be allowed anywhere near his daughter considering the state he is in. This may be more proof that if you are wealthy and a celebrity you can buy justice.

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ohnohedint

Posted at 12:34 AM on July 29, 2010  

Thanks for being objective regarding Mel after all of the negative publicity he’s been receiving. It’s refreshing after all of the other stuff that’s been reported lately.

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Goya

Posted at 11:41 PM on July 28, 2010  

Fine Bonnie!! Mel is a loving Father — that doesn ‘t make him a GREAT DAD. Great Dads don’t hit their baby mamas or scream disgusting vile abuse at them and abuse their other child, or suggest that their baby Mamas have sex in front of their other child with the child’s Father.

You are an amazing hypocrite. Mel Gibson is a great Dad and Jane Pitt is totally SUPER MOM for keeping Angelina Jolie away from her home on holidays. YUP, American family values at work.

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just my opinion

Posted at 9:13 PM on July 28, 2010  

He may never have harmedhis children in any way. But if he Truly Cared about their well being, he wouldn’t have been so awful to his baby’s momma. I totally believe she is a wench of the highest degree, but then just show her the door, pay your child support and share custody. Don’t creat a nightmare mess she will have to see when she is older. How embarrasing for all his kids.

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Tiffany

Posted at 7:53 PM on July 28, 2010  

I did want to note that Mel’s ex did NOT write a deposition…wrong terminology. She wrote the court a declaration. Depo is when 1 party to the action is interviewed by opposing counsel, transcribed by a court reporter.

Secondly, thank you HL for getting this right! People are ruining his life because he has a temper…and who wouldn’t when you’ve learned you’ve been played and taken advantage of by a gold digger? He provided her w/ a home and even invested in her singing career. The most damaging evidence against her is she waited over 6 months and if she truly believed her life was in danger, she would have left or informed police.

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Kirstin Benson

Posted at 12:34 AM on July 29, 2010  

Thanks for pointing out the deposition vs. declaration, Tiffany. I appreciate it. Also, I agree with you — why did Oksana wait so long to say anything?

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karen lee

Posted at 7:31 PM on July 28, 2010  

.She walked on $15-million, a mansion RENT-FREE, her so-called recording “career” and MILLIONS in child support … for the simple reason: it wasn’t ENOUGH. In retaliation, she tried to destroy the father of her own child.
A tragedy if it wasn’t so IRONIC.

Her bald-faced lies set back abused women DECADES. Any woman who’s REALLY been battered (especially before abuse was recognized)) must be livid.
A time when we women called police EVERY TIME .. & they just laughed in our faces and did NOTHING.

Octo-Russki is an AFFRONT to every woman who was ever TRULY BATTERED.
An abuser doesn’t do it ONCE and stop. IN 50-yrs, Mel has never been even accused of battering any woman — or child

Everyone hates abusers – but women crying “wolf” are far more heinous!

Putting this country & every movie fan through turmoil she deliberately created (just to make even more $$$ from Mel is reprehensible. Anyone with a brain can see she altered every bit of the so-called powerful “evidence.”

Since JAN 6th (and the ONE DAY she/he really got into it … the ONE DAY in which EVERY single “recording” & trumped-up photo supposedly took place, there’s been NOTHING since.

FOR 6-MONTHS, she allowed Mel to continue seeing THEIR BABY … WITHOUT expressing any “fears” about the baby while in Mel’s solo care — and that is UNBELIEVABLE.

So UNREALISTIC and ludicrous as to have to be a total fabrication. AND IF she was truly concerned about her daughter’s safety — she would have IMMEDIATELY moved heaven & earth to protect the baby. INSTEAD she did NOTHING but devote her time destroying him.

Key point: a batterer continues abusing until they are STOPPED. Her entire “case” is only based on ONE DAY (when she drove Mel ballistic) and then: NO EXPLOSIONS since. PREPOSTEROUS! And downright actionable.

When her treachery is FINALLY exposed for what it is — she will have brought into question EVERY abused WOMAN.

She should be deported BACK to Russia, where she so clearly BELONGS. LEAVING LUCIA W/ MEL & ROBYN.

THE REAL REASON TO FEAR FOR LUCIA: Her bio-mother PIMPING Lucia out to support Easy-ANA’s extravagant lifestyle.

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Stew

Posted at 7:29 PM on July 28, 2010  

seriously. shut up. this blog has become such a joke.

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karen lee

Posted at 7:37 PM on July 28, 2010  

THE ONLY ” joke ” is ALL THE LIES & DISTORTED “evidence” Octo-RUSSKI has been peddling.

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