Mel Gibson’s stepmother, Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, has filed for a temporary restraining order against the actor yesterday (July 2) in Los Angeles Superior Court. The 78-year-old claims that the actor directed numerous outbursts at her for over two years regarding her disagreement with “controversial medical treatments” Mel and his sister Maura want for their father John Hutter Gibson.
Teddy says that when she objected to her husband receiving the treatments, “Mel began yelling and saying, ‘f— this and f– that’ while leveling other extremely offensive language at me,” warning her “not to f— with [Hutton's] treatments in any way.”
Joye also went on to describe an alleged incident that happened on May 2012 when the actor became “incensed and began acting like a wild man” around her, and at one point while screaming, she “could feel his spit hitting” her face. Joye says the incident left her “nervous,” unable to sleep and caused her to lose weight. She claims that Mel is “a very dangerous man” and that “it’s only a matter of tie before Mel crosses the line even further and physically assaults me.”
She is asking that Gibson stay 100 yards away from her and that he “not block or interfere with my attempts to communicate with my husband, Hutton Gibson.” Although according to some news sources, a judge decided to set a hearing for next month instead of granting the temporary restraining order.
Her marriage to Mel’s father ended last month when John filed for divorce, which she believes was a result of constant pressure and manipulation on the part of Mel and his sister Maura.