We get it, Mel is your brother, but come on now…
Andrew Gibson, 43, has finally broken his self-imposed silence after watching his sibling’s reputation get torn to shreds in the wake of allegations by his ex-partner Oksana Grigorieva and his impending divorce from wife of 28 years, Robyn.
Defending the embattled actor, Mr Gibson, a PA to a financier, said the entire Gibson clan refused to believe alleged taped conversations of Mel, 55, using abusive, homophobic and racist language are really of him.
“When I heard them I just thought, ‘That isn’t Mel’. He has never said anything abusive, aggressive or racist in his life,” he told The Sunday Times.
“I just had to turn the TV off and turn it to the wall for two weeks so I didn’t have to listen. The rest of the family did the same.”
While he admitted his brother had made homophobic remarks during a 1991 interview, in which the actor referred to not wanting to “take it up the arse”.
“With this look, who’s going to think I’m gay? I don’t lend myself to that type of confusion,” he said at the time. “Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?”
But an openly gay Mr Gibson said his brother’s comments were not meant to cause any offence and, when he had come out to family and friends more than two decades ago, Mel had been supportive.
“He’s a straight man and he was illustrating that fact. In the same way a gay man wouldn’t want to have sex with a woman,” he said.
There is no way that you can defend the bullsh*t that Mel is on. Love your brother but keep it 100 mane!