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Mel Gibson’s Dad Officially Divorced

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It’s official, Hutton Gibson, the 94-year-old father of actor Mel Gibson, has finalized his divorce from his wife of 11-years, Teddy Joye Hicks.

The couple, who married in 2001, first separated in May 2012, with Hutton filing for divorce a month later. At the time, TMZ reported Mel Gibson believed his stepmother was trying to cut off his father’s medication “to accelerate his death.”

Teddy responded to Mel’s accusations with a court filing to obtain a restraining order against the star. Ms. Joye claimed the Braveheart actor spit in her face and exploded in anger on her several times.

She also accused Mel of sabotaging her marriage.

As for details of the divorce settlement, court documents obtained by TMZ show Gibson’s dad walks away from the marriage with a paltry $23,000, and half of the former couple’s community property, which is reportedly worth $22,000.

Teddy Joye, on the other hand, will pocket $640,000 in liquid assets and will hold on to the pair’s Lincoln Town Car.

Hutton had no kids with Teddy, but had 11 kids with his first wife, Anne, who is deceased. He has more than 50 grandchildren.

Aside from being the father of actor Mel Gibson, Hutton is also known for his controversial views on the Holocaust and for being a proponent of several conspiracy theories.

In a 2003 interview with the New York Times, Hutton rejected that Al Qaeda hijackers had anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks. Instead, he suggested the attacks were perpetrated by remote control.

Gibson was further quoted as saying the Second Vatican Council was “a Masonic plot backed by the Jews”

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6 Responses to “Mel Gibson’s Dad Officially Divorced”

  1. Cindy Merrick Frye

    SERIOUSLY? Mel Gibson himself isn't even newsworthy and now we have to see on the front page that his friggin father got divorced? On what planet does this qualify as "news"? There's something seriously wrong with journalism when THIS is even a blip on the page. EPIC FAIL.

  2. Anonymous

    SO? I'm sure glad I don't make headlines because of what's going on in my parents' lives.

  3. Bobbi Smythe

    It was HER money to start off with. Both took what they came with to the marriage. Hutton never ever denied the holocaust. Why don't you stupid hateful sheeple read up on what exactly Hutton and Mel have said in the past instead of just relying on the slanted yellow 'media' (like in this 'article') and swallowing what they want you to swallow?