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Deputy Says Mel Gibson Made Racial Slurs During Drunk Driving ArrestSalem-News.com
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.
(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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