December 19, 2006 02:49:30 GMT
Movie star Mel Gibson is allegedly facing a legal battle from a young Australian woman who insists she is his love-child.
Trouble has found Mel Gibson, again. The actor is allegedly facing a paternity suit brought by a young Australian woman who insists she is his love child.
Painter Carmel Sloane is claiming that Gibson picked her mother Marilyn when she was hitchhiking in Australia in 1976. Gibson, who worked at an orange juice factory in Adelaide before he became one of the most recognizable faces in showbiz, apparently then romanced her in the back of his wagon, Unfortunately, Marilyn, who then got pregnant with Carmel, never saw him again.
Thus, Carmel wants Gibson to take a paternity test. "I'm not doing it for his money," the News of the World quoted Carmel as saying. "I just want to meet the man I've always known was my dad - and for him to get to know his grandson. I'd love it if he recognized us as family. I'm not looking for a meal ticket. I am happy with my life."