It's Divorce for Mel Gibson's Dad, 93

Is Hutton Gibson the victim of elder abuse?

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2012 9:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – So much for enjoying one's golden years. Mel Gibson's 93-year-old dad yesterday filed for divorce from his 70-something wife of 10 years. Though TMZ reports that Hutton Gibson marked the typical "irreconcilable differences" on his filing, the site also reports that the Gibsons apparently believe Teddy Joye has been abusing the patriarch. The row apparently boils down to the many medications the "seriously ill" Hutton is on.

Mel & Co. want to make sure he's taking his medicine, while Teddy apparently thinks medicating him is just dragging out his pain, and wants to call it quits on the meds so he'll die faster. That apparently has the younger Gibson crying elder abuse. TMZ adds that Hutton Gibson is seeking spousal support. The million-dollar question: Is this parent-of-celeb mess juicier than this one?

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Mel Gibson (L) and Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Marketing Sue Kroll attend the Cinema For Peace event .
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Mel Gibson (L) and Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Marketing Sue Kroll attend the Cinema For Peace event .   (Getty Images)
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