Celebrity gossip outlets have judged Mel Gibson harshly over the years.
It's hard not to when the actor drove drunk, insulted Jewish people and referred to a police officer as "sugar tits."
But might the Internet be too swept up in the admission of Oksana Pochepa - pictured, a 24-year old Russian singer who says she's been carrying on a relationship with the actor - to consider one important fact:
Gibson and wife Robyn have been separated for almost three years. While divorce proceedings just got underway this week, the marriage has been over for a long time.
Does this get the Oscar-winner off the hook for banging a pop star that's younger than his daughter? Perhaps Gibson, a dedicated Catholic, figures he was already headed to Hell for his impending divorce... so why not get some young nookie in the meantime?
You tell us! Weigh in now: Was Mel Gibson wrong for sleeping with Oksana Pochepa?