Robyn Gibson has come to her ex-husband's defence following recent allegations by his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, that he struck her while holding their nine-month-old baby.
"Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage," Robyn told the judge who is overseeing the custody battle between Mel and Oksana.
Sources close to Robyn explained that she wanted to speak up in order to protect her children.
"Robyn's tried to stay out of this, but she wanted to make sure there was no speculation of what happened within her family”, sources said.
Robyn and Mel had seven children together during their 28-year marriage. The two parted ways in 2009 but their divorce proceedings are still ongoing.