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Old 07-29-06, 01:18 AM   #1
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Mel Gibson and his DUI.......

I heard about this earlier in passing, but I wasn't privy to these details.

His reputation as a nutjob alcoholic is well documented.

I wonder how much of this is true....

http://www.tmz.com/

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Old 07-29-06, 01:43 AM   #2
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Isn't TMZ that site that just creates their own celebrity news if they can't find any?
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Old 07-29-06, 01:44 AM   #3
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i NEED to see that footage. I simply must.

Funny how his career is coming full circle. He's now become Riggs in the first Lethal Weapon.
 
Old 07-29-06, 01:50 AM   #4
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Old 07-29-06, 02:01 AM   #5
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Old 07-29-06, 02:03 AM   #6
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Classic.
 
Old 07-29-06, 03:06 AM   #7
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Isn't TMZ that site that just creates their own celebrity news if they can't find any?
That's them. Even got a mention of this very fact on tonight's Best Week Ever.

And Mel? What would think?

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Old 07-29-06, 05:41 AM   #8
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5149782.stm

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Old 07-29-06, 07:07 AM   #9
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wait when is his new film coming out?

consipiracy much!
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Old 07-29-06, 07:09 AM   #10
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Old 07-29-06, 08:25 AM   #11
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Old 07-29-06, 08:48 AM   #12
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wait when is his new film coming out?

consipiracy much!
He was set up to drive drunk (without which none of this would have happened)?

As far as the obscene and antisemitic tirade, we'll just have to wait and see if the allegations hold up. If they do, his reputation should be mud (much more for the latter than the former).

If this is all true, including the police at first refusing to release the report or even the mugshot, perhaps the "conspiracy" was going the other way, an attempt to protect him.
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Old 07-29-06, 09:29 AM   #13
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Last month, the actor sliced four tendons and an artery in a shaving accident at his London hotel.
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Old 07-29-06, 02:42 PM   #14
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Too bad if true... it damages his religous testimony and work for sure. Not exactly the kind of promotion Disney wanted for Apocalypto.. if I were them I'd order Mel not to give any interviews and let them do the marketing themeselves.
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Old 07-29-06, 02:44 PM   #15
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I'm sorry, but there has to be a better source than TMZ. TMZ has no credibility. Funny how few other news sources seem to be reporting this. Not to mention the comment about the Jews seems to out of place in that tirade, and completely made up.
 
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He should have learned from Jesus. I'm sure Jesus was smart enough to know he should employ a driver.
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Old 07-29-06, 03:57 PM   #17
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Well well Mel, the apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?
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Old 07-29-06, 04:09 PM   #18
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Mel Gibson's statement:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...a/15153946.htm

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Mel Gibson's statement on drunk driving arrest
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The following is the complete text of Mel Gibson's statement regarding his arrest for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol:

"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County sheriff's. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person.

"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.

"Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry.

"I have battled the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health."
That statement would seem to confirm that he at least behaved very badly and said "despicable" things.

I'm starting to believe the reports.

He's clearly trying to blame his drunken state and his "disease," an alcoholism "relapse." Well Mel, a person who isn't a bigot could get as drunk as a skunk and would never spew the vile filth you have been reported to have said. If you indeed said those things there is no excuse and no one should ever give you any respect ever again. And your protestations of not being anti-semitic are totally blown, whether or not your film was actually anti-semitic (I didn't think it was although I thought it stunk).
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Old 07-29-06, 05:30 PM   #19
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Stan or Kyle: "Holy Shit! Mel Gibson's f***ing crazy!"

Interesting how Cartman's idolizing of Mel Gibson for being supposedly anti-Semitic now seems pretty accurate.

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Old 07-29-06, 05:41 PM   #20
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At least he said he was sorry and didn't blame anyone else except for himself.

Though I think society demands more than that. I'd say fine the hell out of him esp since he's a famous person or send him to jail and let him really think about what he did.
 
Old 07-29-06, 05:46 PM   #21
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I do not defend Gibson at all....

however, I'm amused that an apology no longer works at all anymore.
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In this case, the apology seems to confirm the worst reports. All that stuff I read that he said goes in the "things I'd rather not have ever not known about, but do" file.
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Old 07-29-06, 05:59 PM   #23
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Mel Gibson's statement:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...a/15153946.htm


That statement would seem to confirm that he at least behaved very badly and said "despicable" things.

I'm starting to believe the reports.

He's clearly trying to blame his drunken state and his "disease," an alcoholism "relapse." Well Mel, a person who isn't a bigot could get as drunk as a skunk and would never spew the vile filth you have been reported to have said. If you indeed said those things there is no excuse and no one should ever give you any respect ever again. And your protestations of not being anti-semitic are totally blown, whether or not your film was actually anti-semitic (I didn't think it was although I thought it stunk).
Agreed, however I do give him a very small amount of credit for at least taking responsbility and apologizing properly.
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Old 07-29-06, 06:00 PM   #24
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True. But that's the point of an apology - I agree I blew it and I am sorry.

But it seems like (from this thread), that denial and 'no way that happened' is indeed the better way to go, EVEN IF the worst is the truth.

An apology now only makes people madder, because the apology affirms that the 'bad thing did happen'.

In the past, an apology meant that the person was sorry for what happened and would try to do better - and the response TENDED to be - ok, we'll see if we can forgive you, rather than ---- damn - it's true? You're TOAST, man.
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It was good that he apologized but the guy was drunk and speeding.

As I said before, society demands more than an apology esp. since over 10,000 were killed last year due to alcohol-releated car accidents.
 
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