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Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson: Anti-Jewish rant drunkard’s ramblings

UK-based Evening Standard report says Hollywood superstar described his infamous anti-Semitic rant at a policeman as ‘the stupid ramblings of a drunkard’

Mel Gibson described his infamous anti-Semitic rant at a policeman as "the stupid ramblings of a drunkard," the UK-based Evening Standard’s entertainment guide This is London reported.


According to the report, the actor, who has a long history of fighting alcoholism, also said he has not had a drink for 65 days, but admitted staying sober is a struggle.


During an interview for an American TV show, he said: "All you can do is take another step, keep breathing."


The Evening Standard said Gibson admitted that after 15 years as a teetotaller, he had restarted drinking two months before he was stopped in Malibu in July, doing 87mph in a 45mph zone.


He was quoted by the Standard as saying, "Years go by, you're fine and then all of a sudden in a heartbeat, in an instant, on an impulse, somebody shoves a glass of Mescal in front of your nose and says, 'It's from Oaxaca. And it's burning its way through your oesophagus and you go, 'Oh man, what did I do that for? I can't put the toothpaste back in the tube'."


Gibson, 50, sparked a scandal when he unleashed what he later called "vitriolic and harmful words" during his arrest, the report said.


He yelled at sheriff 's deputy James Mee: "F****** Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and asked him: "Are you a Jew?"


'There's nothing I can do'

Mee's report said that Gibson "swore uncontrollably" and tried to run back to his car before being handcuffed, the Standard said.


On arrival at a police station, he allegedly shouted at a female officer: "What do you think you are looking at, Sugart**s?"


Mee said Gibson "continually threatened" him, boasted that he "owned Malibu" and would spare no expense "to get even".


The report said that in an interview with Good Morning America Gibson, clean shaven and dressed in jeans and a blue checked shirt, again asked for forgiveness saying: "The last thing I want to be is that kind of monster."


According to the report, he admitted some people in the movie industry will refuse to work with him because of his outburst.


Gibson was quoted as saying: "I feel sad because they've been offended enough to feel they have to do that. It's their choice. There's nothing I can do about that."


After a court hearing Gibson must attend alcohol rehabilitation classes, serve three years' probation and pay a fine. He has also volunteered to make a public-service announcement about drinking and driving, the report said. 


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