ABC (USA) reports on Mel Gibson, icon of the US religious Right:
When [Mel] Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” hit movie screens in 2004, there were protests.
Gibson denied the charges. But they are back with a vengeance after his arrest.
From tmz.com in the USA:
Gibson’s Anti-Semitic Tirade — Alleged Cover Up
TMZ has learned that Mel Gibson went on a rampage when he was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving, hurling religious epithets.
TMZ has also learned that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department had the initial report doctored to keep the real story under wraps.
TMZ has four pages of the original report prepared by the arresting officer in the case, L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy James Mee.
According to the report, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway and told he was to be detained for drunk driving Friday morning in Malibu.
The actor began swearing uncontrollably.
Gibson repeatedly said, “My life is f****d.”
Law enforcement sources say the deputy, worried that Gibson might become violent, told the actor that he was supposed to cuff him but would not, as long as Gibson cooperated.
As the two stood next to the hood of the patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside.
Deputy Mee then walked over to the passenger door and opened it.
The report says Gibson then said, “I’m not going to get in your car,” and bolted to his car.
The deputy quickly subdued Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car.
TMZ has learned that Deputy Mee audiotaped the entire exchange between himself and Gibson, from the time of the traffic stop to the time Gibson was put in the patrol car, and that the tape fully corroborates the written report.
Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat.
The report says Gibson told the deputy, “You mother f****r. I’m going to f*** you.”
The report also says “Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he ‘owns Malibu’ and will spend all of his money to ‘get even’ with me.”
The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: “F*****g Jews…
The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson then asked the deputy, “Are you a Jew?”
There is a proverb of children and drunks telling the truth.
In this case, drunk Gibson of course spoke a blatant untruth on Jews and on the real causes of wars.
However, he may have provided some insight into his true paranoid views; as opposed to spin doctored ones.
See also here.
See also on this Internet Weekly.
Update: on Gibson’s second apology.
See also here.