LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mel Gibson’s estranged stepmother filed for a stay-away order against the actor on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) claiming he was violent with the elderly woman, who is embroiled in a bitter divorce from Gibson’s father.
The legal action is the latest against Gibson, an Oscar winner for “Braveheart” and star of the “Lethal Weapon” movies, to raise issues of anger control.
Teddy Gibson, who married the actor’s father John Gibson in 2001, filed for the restraining order in the Superior Court in Los Angeles. A hearing is set for July 25.
“Mel has sunken to new lows over the last year by committing several acts of domestic violence against his 78-year-old stepmother,” the court papers state.
The petition accuses Gibson of screaming at his stepmother after she questioned his preference for medical treatments in the care of his 93-year-old father.