Mel Gibson's stepmother requests restraining order

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News3 July 2012

Mel Gibson's stepmother has requested a restraining order against him, according to reports.

Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson claims that the Aussie actor spat in her face during an argument and has tried to sabotage her marriage to his father Hutton – who she wed in 2001.


78-year-old Teddy says that both Gibson and his sister Maura manipulated Hutton, 93, into filing for a divorce from her, because she didn't approve of controversial 'ozone treatments' that she believes Gibson was pressuring him to undergo for various ailments.

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During one row, according to TMZ, she alleges: “Mel began yelling and saying, 'f*ck this and f*ck that' while leveling other extremely offensive language at me.”

In another, she says: “Mel became incensed and began acting like a wild man. He was so close that I could feel his spit hitting my face.”

She added that the actor's eyes looked like they were 'bulging out of his head' and that she was 'paralysed with fear' during the incident.

She also says that Gibson is trying to force her out of her home, because it is owned by a charity that is run by him.

Teddy has requested that Gibson stay 100 metres away from her, a request that will be considered during a hearing next month.

The news comes after Gibson alleged that Teddy was guilty of 'elder abuse' over her objections to her husband's medication, which she believes to be prolonging his suffering.

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