Mel Gibson’s Father Claims Abuse in Divorce Action

Mel Gibson’s 93-year-old father seems an unlikely candidate for divorce at his age. But John Hutton Gibson is claiming elder abuse as the reason behind his divorce action against wife Teddy Joye.

TMZ reports:

We’re told Mel and his family have been tending to 93-year-old Hutton Gibson, who is seriously ill with a panoply of ailments. Hutton is taking a slew of medications for his conditions, but we’re told his wife, Teddy Joye (who is in her 70’s) believes her husband’s family is prolonging his suffering and wants to discontinue all medicines to accelerate his death. She also believes that’s what Hutton wants.

We’re told Mel has taken the lead to ensure his dad is getting his meds, and believes Joye is guilty of elder abuse by her conduct. Sources say Mel wants Joye out of his dad’s house — stat


Gibson’s famous actor son Mel is taking sides with his father and agrees with his belief that Joye is guilty of elder abuse by withholding all the medications he needs to deal with a variety of serious ailments. Mel Gibson and his father believe that Joye’s actions are motivated by her wanting to hasten his death, although Joye says that Gibson’s family is simply causing the elder Gibson to suffer even more by extending his life.

Sources close to the actor say that he wants Teddy Joye evicted from his father’s residence but there is no word if Mel Gibson intends to help his father take legal action to get that done.

In the meantime, Mel is making sure that his dad gets whatever medications his doctors have prescribed for his medical condition.

Mel Gibson's Dad Claims Elder Abuse, Files For Divorce

Mel Gibson's Dad Claims Elder Abuse, Files For Divorce