Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving last night, and besides resisting arrest, apparently, he went on an anti-Semitic tirade. Gee, guess those charges of Jew-baiting during the “Passion” weren’t all smoke, hm?
The TMZ website claims to have all the facts, including links to a PDF of the police report. I’d be more confident if it was The Smoking Gun, but hey, it sure fits the Mel Gibson Jew-baiting profile now, doesn’t it?
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.
[…] 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?”
[…] Deputy Mee then wrote an eight-page report detailing Gibson’s rampage and comments. Sources say the sergeant on duty felt it was too “inflammatory.” A lieutenant and captain then got involved and calls were made to Sheriff’s headquarters. Sources say Mee was told Gibson’s comments would incite a lot of “Jewish hatred,” that the situation in Israel was “way too inflammatory.” It was mentioned several times that Gibson, who wrote, directed, and produced 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ,” had incited “anti-Jewish sentiment” and “For a drunk driving arrest, is this really worth all that?”
Let’s see you squirm your way out of this one, Mel.
By the way, Gibson has issued an apology that sounds an awful lot like TMZ is telling the truth.
However, in a statement late today, Gibson said, “I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said.”
He added, “I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse.”
“Things that I do not believe to be true”—except, he said them. That would lead one to believe he thinks they’re true.
And oh, yeah—it’s alcoholism that’s to blame. I guess it wasn’t the Jews after all.
We had your number years ago, you anti-Semitic creep.