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Inside the troubled life of Mel Gibson’s gay brother Andrew Gibson

Inside the troubled life of Mel Gibson’s brother: How the one-time aspiring actor is living in a Sydney housing commission flat and faces sentencing after pleading guilty to drug driving

Mel Gibson’s adopted gay brother Andrew has spoken about his troubled life in Sydney and being rejected by his father because of his sexuality.

The one-time aspiring actor, who now lives in a housing commission flat in Surry Hills, said on Friday he was never accepted by Mel’s conservative Christian dad Hutton Gibson.

‘[Hutton] didn’t want anything to do with me because I am tragic,’ Andrew told News.com.au.

Inside the troubled life of Mel Gibson’s brother: How one-time aspiring actor Andrew Gibson is living in a Sydney housing commission flat and faces sentencing after pleading guilty to drug driving. Pictured: Mel Gibson and his wife Rosalind Ross

‘My sexuality is an issue. [Mel] has never been anti-Semitic or anti-gay, but the decision was made. Hutton didn’t accept you for who you were,’ he added.

‘He barred me from the family, told me he wished he’d never adopted me, called me a son of a b***h. He called my genetic family criminals.’ 

Mel’s parents had 10 children before they decided to adopt Andrew.

Rejected: Andrew, who lives in Surry Hills' 'suicide towers', told News.com.au on Friday he was never accepted by Mel's conservative Christian dad Hutton Gibson. Pictured: Mel Gibson on November 16, 2017, in London

Rejected: Andrew, who lives in Surry Hills’ ‘suicide towers’, told News.com.au on Friday he was never accepted by Mel’s conservative Christian dad Hutton Gibson. Pictured: Mel Gibson on November 16, 2017, in London

Hutton, who denied the legitimacy of John Paul II as Pope and claimed the Holocaust was a hoax, died last year.

Andrew said he felt like he didn’t fit in after most of his siblings left home, and he decided to move out when he was 16.

By the time he left home in 1985, Mel’s acting career had taken off following the release of the Mad Max films.

Family: Mel's (pictured) parents had 10 children before they decided to adopt Andrew

Family: Mel’s (pictured) parents had 10 children before they decided to adopt Andrew

Meanwhile, Andrew is due to face sentencing after pleading guilty to drug driving with ice and cannabis.

He has lived in his apartment at the Northcott housing commission estate for the past five years.

Known as ‘suicide towers’, the complex is Australia’s largest single block of public housing units and has a notorious reputation for drug abuse, mental health problems and unemployment.

Andrew said that despite three internal locks on his door, he doesn’t feel safe.

He said his 70-year-old neighbour recently confronted him with a knife in the corridor outside their flats.

Past: Andrew said he felt like he didn't fit in after most of his siblings left home, and he decided to move out when he was 16. By the time he left home in 1985, Mel's acting career had taken off following the release of the Mad Max films

Past: Andrew said he felt like he didn’t fit in after most of his siblings left home, and he decided to move out when he was 16. By the time he left home in 1985, Mel’s acting career had taken off following the release of the Mad Max films

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