In a scary twist of events, it turns out that Gary Oldman and Mel Gibson are similar in more ways than one! The Batman star apparently feels sympathetic for Gibson because they both allegedly abused women, The National ENQUIRER reports.
Oldman, 56, who defended the Braveheart star in the July/August issue of Playboy, allegedly got into a terrible fight with his then-wife in May 2001, and it ended with him hitting her with a phone and choking her, according to a police report obtained by The ENQUIRER.
Donya Fiorentino, the victim, told police that her husband called her a “whore” before attempting to leave their home with their kids. After trying to stop him from leaving, Fiorentino became frightened and called the police. While she was on the phone with a dispatcher, Oldman allegedly pulled the receiver out of her hand and punched her with it.
His now ex-wife received a blow to the left side of her face.
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“The suspect then grabbed the victim by the neck with unknown hand and began to choke the victim,” the police report states.
The marriage soon ended after the reported incident. Oldman would go on to marry his fourth wife, Alexandra Edenborough, in 2008.
Gibson also has been found in a domestic violence controversy, having pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor involving his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. He received three years probation for the crime.
“These guys are two peas in a pod!” an insider told The ENQUIRER.
Oldman denied the attack, but apologized for his controversial remarks in the magazine saying he was “deeply remorseful.”