- Associated Press - Thursday, July 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mel Gibson’s estranged wife has filed a court declaration stating she and her children never experienced any abuse by the Academy Award winner.

A source familiar with the case but not authorized to speak publicly tells The Associated Press that Robyn Gibson filed the statement in a custody hearing between her husband and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR’-yeh-vuh.)

Robyn Gibson filed to divorce her husband of 28 years in April 2009. The divorce is ongoing.

Neither Mel Gibson nor Grigorieva appeared at a daylong hearing in the custody case held Thursday in Los Angeles. The hearing was conducted in closed session. The former couple have an 8-month-old daughter together.

Sheriff’s detectives investigating Gibson for possible domestic violence obtained audio recordings from the court Thursday.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Mel Gibson’s estranged wife has filed a court declaration stating she and her children never experienced any abuse by the Academy Award winner.

A source familiar with the case but not authorized to speak publicly tells The Associated Press that Robyn Gibson filed the statement in a custody hearing between her husband and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR’-yeh-vuh.)

Robyn Gibson filed to divorce her husband of 38 years in April 2009. The divorce is ongoing.

Neither Mel Gibson nor Grigorieva appeared at a daylong hearing in the custody case held Thursday in Los Angeles. The hearing was conducted in closed session. The former couple have an 8-month-old daughter together.

Sheriff’s detectives investigating Gibson for possible domestic violence obtained audio recordings from the court Thursday.

(This version CORRECTS to say Robyn Gibson filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage.)