Mel Gibson loses half his $850m

2011-12-25 19:14

Los Angeles - Mel Gibson's ex-wife has been awarded half his $850m fortune in their divorce settlement.

The Braveheart actor is now officially a single man after his almost 30-year marriage to Robyn Moore - mother of seven of his children - was officially ended at a Los Angeles court on Friday.

The huge payout is thought to be one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history.

Because the couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage and she is also entitled to 50% of Mel's future film earnings.

Robyn - who has two Malibu homes worth an estimated $22.5m - filed for a legal separation in April 2009 citing "irreconcilable differences" as a reason for ending their marriage.

Earlier this month, Mel won praise from Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is overseeing his battery case against former girlfriend Oksana Grigoreiva, after he completed double the amount of anger management and domestic violence counselling he was required to undertake.

The 55-year-old star has pleaded no contest to misdemeanour battery against his ex-girlfriend - who he has two-year-old daughter Lucia with - and is currently on informal probation.

In March, Mel was sentenced to a year-long domestic violence counselling programme over the incident, which occurred in January 2010, and he was also served with a protective order not to "threaten or harass anyone involved in the case".

Comments

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-25 20:14

    Long time coming for a big payout

      rbczovczov - 2011-12-27 08:35

      A lot of men don't realize the true worth of their wives, until a judge decides the alimony amount.

  • Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-25 21:08

    Why does a actor have so much money?

      Graham.Cooper2 - 2011-12-26 12:50

      Cause he worked for it never expected demands handouts.

      Warren - 2011-12-26 14:12

      ANC politician + work = heart attack.

      Comrade - 2011-12-26 16:10

      because he a) Studied...b) worked hard....c) never complined or went on strike .....d) Was an honest person. >>>>> GET IT!!!

      gawie.botha - 2011-12-26 17:07

      .................if u are good then u are good!...and then u get lots of money because u are one of the few BEST! And remember this is all legal money...............no bribe and coruption like in Africa!

      Pixie86 - 2011-12-26 22:44

      @comrade, i suppose if you'd studied too you would not have 'complined'

      Jerhone - 2011-12-27 16:07

      to Pixie i suppose if you had studied too you would have spelled complained correctly

  • fishycraig - 2011-12-25 22:33

    I wonder if he is entitled to half her earnings? Not that it would be much I suppose.

  • conrad.swart - 2011-12-26 13:37

    Lekker!!!

  • sias1 - 2011-12-26 18:03

    7 children, she deserves more LOL.

  • Jaba - 2011-12-26 18:28

    Mel Gibson is pathetic... hope his 7 kids take after their mom, and not their retarded father.

  • darren.peach - 2011-12-27 17:10

    OK. She gets 425 million dollars. Aint that enough ? What more could she possibly want ? Mel Gibson is a total retard for what he has done but he did earn that money, Not Her.... I feel the law here in this instance is a little draconian.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-06 11:59

      No she just managed his household for 20 years, acted as his personal assistant, put her own aspirations aside, raised his children, supported him, loved him and got kicked to the curb for someone younger. There's no amount of money that can make that right.

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