While the rest of the world has deemed Mel Gibson a terrible father for allegedly bruising his infant daughter, striking the mother of his child — Oksana Grigorieva — in the face and hurling a string of frightening threats which were caught on tape, the professionals who have actually observed Gibson with eight-month-old Lucia have come to the opposite conclusion.
“The Department of Children and Family Services believes Mel has a wonderful relationship with his infant daughter Lucia,” a source said after the Department of Family and Children Services visited Gibson last week. “They have a very healthy father-daughter relationship,” the source said. “He is very involved with her.”
And apparently Gibson is second-guessing his decision to divorce Robyn.
“Mel has been lamenting that he made a mistake in ending his marriage to Robyn,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “Robyn kept him together. As far as DCFS is concerned Mel is an outstanding father. Lucia is safe emotionally and physically with Mel, and that is the only concern for officials.”
And while the media reports suggest that it was Gibson’s idea to have his visits with Lucia monitored, it was the DCFS’s suggestion.
“The idea was actually from the social workers as a way to try and help the situation,” the source said. “There is such heightened tension surrounding the care of Lucia that if she had an accident… now there will be an independent witness to alleviate any potential issues.”
The source was someone “close to Mel.” Are you buying this or is it just a PR attempt to bolster Gibson’s perhaps irreparably damaged image?