Monday, April 22, 2024

Mel Gibson Still Can’t Unload Malibu Estate, Slashes Price by $2.5 Million After 2 Years on the Market


Two years ago, Mel Gibson put his let’s say unique Malibu estate on the market for $17 million. Maybe it was the juju around Mel, but no one wanted the 5.5 acre spread with an eccentric group of buildings with a 6,758 sq. foot main house.

Now you can have it for $14.5 million, in a fire sale. You do get five bedrooms with five baths, a guest house, and an apartment over the three car garage. If you’re thinking of jettisoning your original family and shacking up with a girl half your age, this is the place for you!

Mel’s been trying to sell this place for two years, as well as his land in Costa Rica and other places. One reason might be that his film career is in the toilet. His last movie, “Dragged Across Concrete,” played in one or two theaters and went straight to video. Basically, no one’s seen it.

If you buy Mel’s ranch, you’re not far from his church, Holy Name, where he’s parked $70 million in a not for profit foundation. The church goers do not believe in the Pope or the Arch Diocese (which doesn’t recognize it as a Catholic Church.) They are Holocaust deniers and hold Jews accountable for killing Christ. I don’t know when they play bingo, but I’m not going!

The church was built by Mel for his dad, the lovely Hutton Gibson, now unbelievably 100 years old. Hutton also doesn’t believe in the Pope or mainstream Catholicism, is a Holocaust denier and loved by neo-Nazis. It’s unclear if he comes with the house.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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