Roseville, CA – Who says you are too old to get a divorce? That is not the case with Mel Gibson’s dad, Hutton Gibson. Hutton Gibson, who is 93 years young, had submitted a petition at the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the dissolution of his marriage to Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson.
John Hutton Gibson cites irreconcilable differences as the basis for the divorce petition. Fun fact, in California there are only 2 options that are listed for the divorce petition: irreconcilable differences and incurable sanity, nullity of marriage is a totally different issue. That is the reason why irreconcilable differences is listed on the majority of the petitions received by the court.
Based on the court documents submitted, Hutton listed the date of separation as May 28, 2012 and is asking the judge to award him spousal support and that his wife, Teddy Joye Hicks, pay for his lawyers. The couple was married in 2002 and has no children together. Before marrying Teddy Joye Hicks, Hutton was previously married to Anne Reilly. Reilly passed away in 1990 leaving him with 11 kids and 50 grandchildren.
Mel Gibson maybe his Hollywood A-Lister son but Hutton is already a mini-celebrity in his own right. What most people don’t know is that Hutton was Jeopardy grand champion of 1968, he is also a World War 2 veteran and a writer on Sedevacantism. Getting a little bit off-track, Sedevacantism is a position similar to the papal seat. It is believed by some traditional Catholics that with the embrace of modernism in Catholic faith that the current occupants of the papal see are not real popes and neither true Catholics. For a person who is into the traditionalist Catholic faith, he suddenly pulls the plug on marriage which is a big no-no.
A tinge of family drama seems to be the primary reason for the divorce. According to sources, Hutton has been quite ill and has been on a ton of medication. Allegedly, Hutton is a victim of elderly abuse because his wife Teddy Joye Hicks is refusing to give him his medication because does not want to prolong his suffering and wants to hasten his demise and believes that is also what Hutton wants(a tad short of directly murdering him). Mel Gibson was livid about this and according to sources wants Teddy Joye kicked out of the house immediately.
If it was really true that Hutton no longer wanted to prolong his suffering and is almost euthanizing himself, it is kind of weird that he himself filed and signed his own divorce petition. The handwriting on the petition may have been shaky but it was certainly his.
In California, elder abuse can be a criminal or civil crime. Almost 200,000 of Californian baby boomers are victims of elderly abuse. The crime may either be passive or active but it is still considered a crime to abuse old people. Failure to report elderly abuse is considered as a misdemeanor and could be punishable by jail time, be imposed a fine or both. So far, no word if the Gibson’s will pursue an elderly abuse case against Teddy Joye but reports say a storm is brewing between Mel and Teddy Joye and they will both probably end up in court to settle this.
Mel Gibson maybe known for his rants against his ex, Oksana and his anti-Semitic statements but one thing is for sure, he seems to love his father and that is why he and his family is currently taking care of him and is making sure that he is able to take his medication.
And speaking of dads; June 17, 2012 is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all dads in Roseville, CA and to all the fathers in the world.