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Deputy Says Mel Gibson Made Racial Slurs During Drunk Driving Arrest

TMZ.com reports that actor Mel Gibson cursed at a police officer who arrested him for drunk driving in California and made anti-Semitic remarks.

Mel Gibson 2006.
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(MALIBU, Ca.) - The man who produced "The Passion of Christ" is accused of committing what some might call ungodly behavior in Southern California this week, when he was pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving in Malibu.

Gibson was pulled over on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu early Friday morning. TMZ.com said the Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who stopped the Oscar-winning filmmaker reported that Gibson became truculent, using obscenities, threatening to "get even" and asking him if he was a Jew.

Gibson's father is openly anti-semitic. UPI and TMZ.com report that the LA County officer who arrested Gibson was Deputy James Mee. He was asked to ammend his original report that he wrote describing Gibson's behavior, after superior officers decided it was "inflammatory."

Mee was reportedly told to write an expurgated version of his report and promised that the full report would go to the District Attorney, TMZ.com reported.

His superiors in LA are alleged to have brought up Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ," which was described in some quarters as anti-Semitic, and worried about the effect of press reports of Gibson's behavior given the situation in the Middle East.

TMZ.com posted the original report on Gibson's arrest by Deputy James Mee. It involves a rash of accusations of drunken behavior, verbal abuse, racial slurs, and an escape attempt. Not a bad read really, could be some real insight into Gibson's true character, at least according to TMZ.com.


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Anonymous July 18, 2011 9:45 am (Pacific time)

what happened to the old mel gibson

sam September 8, 2008 9:52 pm (Pacific time)

I would beg to differ.However a good case could be made for Catholics killing the most people.Does anyone remember why the dark ages were called the Dark ages?How about Constantine and his mother.who are the authors of the 1000 year inquisistion. sam california dui

Albert Marnell August 19, 2006 5:23 am (Pacific time)

Dear JEWS RULE, I know what it feels like to be part of an outgroup. But when you use a name like that you only inflame already existing anti-semitism and show your own predjudice against all other religions and races. Not smart or fair! Very racist! Very dangerous language...self destructive and harmful to others who do not share your Zionistic language.

Marina August 7, 2006 9:44 am (Pacific time)

Only in America can a bigot make millions for being an idiot!! This will only help his career!...and he knows it!

JEWS RULE August 4, 2006 2:05 pm (Pacific time)

and mel gibson shall go to hell

Anonymous August 1, 2006 9:26 pm (Pacific time)

TMZ.com has a link to the deputy's original report. It went far, far beyond just asking if he was a Jew.

Anonymous August 1, 2006 9:06 pm (Pacific time)

So what EXACTLY did he say? If all he did was ask if the officer was a jew who cares? He was drunk! And while I think that drunk driving is a serious offense you can't really hold him responsible for what he said in his stupor. In my opinion He should be apologizing for driving drunk!!

EdH August 1, 2006 8:55 am (Pacific time)

H=We all know he is a catholic anti-semetic...ther are so many

web t July 31, 2006 5:30 am (Pacific time)

how about we all reserve our immensley well thought out judgements until we hear if all this hearsay and rumour is actually true.

Ken July 30, 2006 2:20 pm (Pacific time)

Hate mongers like the addle-paged Gibson are the cause of the world's problems. Hate kills.

Albert Marnell July 30, 2006 11:54 am (Pacific time)

If you remember when Gibson first started his career, he was extremely homophobic. I don't think that he is anti-Semitic. I think that he is anti-everyone that is not exactly like he is and is totally insecure. He wants to be part of the majority. He is part of the majority of unevolved emotional fools. Maybe he will become strong and evolve into a real person. He reminds me of some of the jocks in high school that were hung up about everything including the size of their private parts.

David Silva July 30, 2006 11:12 am (Pacific time)

Yes I know Mel was wrong and showed him self to be ignorant . The Jews are not less than anyone. and are Gods chosen people. Do you think there was no sin in the desert for forty years? For we all sin. And there is forgiveness for all who repent there sins. Jesus Christ him self will accept everyone who repents there own sins as his chosen People even as sons of God almighty. And will be shown blameless in the sight of God through his Graceand mercy. By the cleansing of sin with his own blood;for he is the lamb of god who was sacrificed that we might be saved. So why don't we forget about Mel and sincerely wholeheartly ask Jesus to forgive us for our sins. And ask him to light-up our path to heaven. and lets pray that Mel Gibson is there. When his time comes.

bilbo July 30, 2006 1:49 am (Pacific time)

What you say is true Mel, just that people are scared to breathe the truth, COZ THEY CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH

Cathy Hay Australia July 30, 2006 12:23 am (Pacific time)

First of all, Mel is not Australian. Get that right, NOW! Not that we don't have our fair share of tossers here, but you guys have only yourselves to blame. You encouraged him and now he thinks his status can pull weight. But I do think people should be able to have their own views, even idiots like him, but I don't agree he should speak his tiny mind when it may insight the feelings now being shown by many. It is a tragic incident where he has now been used by the media to stir up more racial ill feeling. He shouldn't have been given a forum in the first place. I bet he wouldn't be spruiking his anti Jew sentiments in front of the many powerful Jewish men who run Hollywood if he was just another down and out actor looking for his next role.

Gin n' Juice July 29, 2006 9:51 pm (Pacific time)

How can you blame anyone for believing israel are nothing but murderous? I mean just look at them now.

SeanW July 29, 2006 9:40 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for the acknowledgement -- and for deemphasizing the story by taking it off the front page. If we were to find that one of our elected officials were an anti-semite, or something to that effect, I would certainly want that to be front-page news! (Let's hope that never happens, of course.)

KC in Spokane July 29, 2006 8:02 pm (Pacific time)

Perhaps someone should remind Mel that the Messiah was a Jew. As to Mel's comment that the "jews have started most of the wars in this world" I would beg to differ. However a good case could be made for Catholics killing the most people. Does anyone remember why the dark ages were called the Dark ages? How about Constantine and his mother (St. Helena-to the Catholics) who are the authors of the 1000 year inquisistion. Let's just do a little refresher course in History and see how the bodies stack up Mel.

The Editor July 29, 2006 2:47 pm (Pacific time)

Sean, I understand your point, it was just the anti-semitic stuff that moved us to run the story. We are glad that you want your news to be local and your point is well taken.

Chaz July 29, 2006 1:07 pm (Pacific time)

He directed and did not star in the movie.

Roy July 29, 2006 11:07 am (Pacific time)

I had become so sick of the good press this ass was getting over his "passion of Christ". Good to see the SOB caught and exposed.

Bill Clay July 29, 2006 10:10 am (Pacific time)

Gibson's father is a famous anti-semite. Mel has always been suspiciously silent about disavowing his father's racist views. Now we see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

SeanW July 29, 2006 8:41 am (Pacific time)

Why is this article posted on Salem-News.com? Don't we already get plenty of celebrity trash "news" from other news sources, whether local, regional, and national?

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