Mel Gibson: "He’s an Absentee Father"
It’s never pretty when couples with children split up. That’s especially true if the dad in question is movie star Mel Gibson.
Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva and Mel have daughter Lucia Gibson together, and after another drinking bender which ended in a minor car crash last week, Oksana wants to renegotiate custody rights.
A source revealed, “When Oksana read about the accident on the Internet, she became panicked because she thought Lucia was inevitably in the car with Mel.”
But it turned out that Brave Heart star Mel was not even in the same state as his daughter during his allotted time with 23-month-old Lucia, and instead had left her with a nanny.
The source continued, “On Monday, Mel was in the midst of a four day custody visit and he chose to go to Arizona.”
“Mel had not informed Oksana that he was travelling nor did he provide regular updates about Lucia’s welfare.”
“Oksana felt communication was highly lacking and did not appreciate being unaware of her child’s whereabouts.”
The couple is due to appear before a court in Los Angeles this week to ratify their 50-50 custody agreement, but Oksana is apparently going to complain that Mel is an ‘absentee father’, and should have less custody.
However, it’s not all bad for Mel. Last week Robert Downey Jr used his time on stage at an award ceremony to ask Hollywood to forgive the troubled star.