Home Celebrity Mel Gibson Far From Broke: Private Church Fund Now Worth $60 Mil

Mel Gibson is heard shouting on those Oksana tapes about being broke.

He is far from it.

The new federal tax filing for Mel’s A P Reilly Foundation is in. And guess what? Mel added $9.6 million to his investment in his Holy Family  Church, built on 17 acres. The Agoura Hills religious group — through A P Reilly–now claims just under $60 million in assets. That’s a lot of money for a church that serves around 100 people.

Holy Family, as we know, was built by Mel for “true” Catholics who don’t believe in the Pope, the archdiocese, or the Second Vatican Council of 1965. They’re Holocaust deniers who blame the death of Jesus on the Jews. The Catholic Church doesn’t give Holy Family its blessing.

On the tax filing, there’s one other change. Mel’s ex wife Robyn has been taken off the A P Reilly paperwork as an officer of the foundation. She’d been listed as an officer for the last several years.

Sixty million dollars--and it does look like this whole enterprise has been kept of the Gibsons’ divorce. Maybe Oksana will find god now. Or the money.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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