July 16, 2010 04:40:20 GMT
In a declaration submitted to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Robyn Moore insists that his ex-husband 'never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind' toward her before.
Robyn Moore, the ex-wife of Mel Gibson, has stepped up to defend the troubled actor amidst his nasty custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Learning that Mel was caught on tape lashing out at Oksana and launching offensive and racist tirade aimed at her, Robyn claimed Mel had never been rude to her before.
"Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage," Robyn wrote in a declaration submitted to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department overseeing the custody battle between Mel and Oksana over their illegitimate six-month-old daughter Lucia. "Mel was a wonderful and loving father." TMZ reported that the declaration was filed with the court on Thursday morning, July 15.
On why Robyn, who split from Mel in April 2009 after nearly 30-year marriage, chose to wade in the ongoing battle, a source close to her said as quoted by People, "Robyn felt she needed to speak out to protect her children and family. Robyn's tried to stay out of this, but she wanted to make sure there was no speculation of what happened within her family."
Robyn's support aside, Mel Gibson reportedly took aim at Timothy Dalton's son in the latest taped rant targeting the boy's mother and Timothy's ex, Oksana. On the tapes, which were leaked to Radar Online, a male voice which sounds distinctively like Mel's can be heard hurling expletives and abuse at Oksana, ranging "Look at what you've done, look at your son, he's a f**king mess, you f**king excuse for a mother."