We find it a little hard to believe after listening to his countless taped rants, but the Department of Child and Family Services says that Mel has a good relationship with his 8-month-old daughter, Lucia.
The physical threats, the misogynistic, racist curse words, the barely controlled rage… We’ve heard all this and more on the Mel Gibson tapes, which makes us wonder if the Oscar winner could be anything but a danger to his daughter with estranged lover Oksana Grigorieva. But the DCFS, which launched an investigation into Mel, after the tapes first surfaced, has concluded that any issues Mel might have with his 40-year-old baby mama don’t extend to his daughter.
“The Department of Children and Family Services believes Mel has a wonderful relationship with his infant daughter Lucia,” a source close to the actor told RadarOnline. DCFS visited Mel at his home last week and determined that he is an excellent father who has a strong relationship with Lucia. This means that Mel is in no danger of losing access to her and that DCFS believes Lucia is safe with him.
“They have a very healthy father-daughter relationship,” the source said. “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.”
It’s the first good news in a while for Mel, who is being investigated by the L A. County Sheriff’s Department on domestic violence charges, and has seen what’s left of his career collapse in the wake of his outrageous behavior since he allegedly hit Oksana on January 6.
Not that we would question the wisdom of an organization like the DCFS (which has pledged to monitor the ongoing custody battle and will conduct more interviews with people connect to the caring of Lucia), but do we really believe that someone as volatile as Mel Gibson has been lately should be taking care of an infant? Especially an infant whose mom is pressing charges against him?