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.
According to celebrity website TMZ.com, Robyn Gibson wrote in the declaration, "Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage." She also noted that "Mel was a wonderful and loving father."
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.