If, as thee saying goes that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” then I’d love to see how someone’s going to make chicken salad out of todya’s chicken shit spectacular: Mel Gibson’s drunk driving arrest.:
LOS ANGELES – A blitzed Mel Gibson launched into an obscenity-laced tirade when he was busted on suspicion of drunken driving early yesterday, threatening an officer and making anti-Semitic and sexually abusive remarks, according to a police report.
The “Passion of the Christ” director repeatedly said, “My life is f—-d,” according to the report by Los Angeles County Deputy James Mee, which was obtained by TMZ.com. The celebrity news Web site posted excerpts of the handwritten report.
Please note the “repeatedly.”
Gibson, 50, was pulled over for speeding at 3:10 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., cops said. The Oscar-winning “Braveheart” star and director was driving 80 mph when he was snared by a radar trap, sheriff’s deputies said. The speed limit in that area is 45 mph to 55 mph.
Gibson failed both alcohol breath and field sobriety tests, deputies said. His blood-alcohol level was .12, Deputy Anthony Moore said. The legal limit is .08 in California.
According to the incident report obtained by TMZ.com, the Road Warrior embarked on a belligerent, anti-Semitic outburst when he realized he had been busted.
“F—–g Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” Mee’s report quotes him as saying.
“Are you a Jew?” Gibson asked the deputy, according to the report.
Now isn’t that special? Much has been made lately in “mainstream” press of Liberals’ alleged “difficulty” in commenting on Israel and the campaign its waging in Lebanon. Well Mel has no “Jewish Problem.”
He hates the Jews. No Problem.
The actor also berated the deputy, threatening, “You motherf—-r. I’m going to f— you,” according to Mee’s report.
The actor also told the cop he “owns Malibu” and would spend all his money “to get even with me,” Mee said in his report.
TMZ quoted a law enforcement source as saying Gibson noticed a female sergeant on the scene and yelled at her, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugar t–s?”
Wasn’t “Sugartits” a short-lived Warner Bros. television series back in the 50’s?
Deputy Mee then wrote an eight-page report detailing of the incident, but higher-ups in the sheriff’s department felt it was too “inflammatory” to release and would merely serve to incite “Jewish hatred,” TMZ said.
Reached for comment on TMZ’s report last night, Deputy Moore said the department would neither deny nor confirm its content. He could offer no explanation for why Mee’s report was withheld from reporters.
Hmm. Must be a fan of NASCAR Jesus
Gibson rep Alan Neirob could not be reached for comment last night.
Earlier, when asked about the arrest, his assistant said in an e-mailed statement, “At this time we don’t have any information on this matter but are checking into it.”
A devout Catholic, Gibson has been dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism – which he has steadfastly denied – since his 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ,” about the crucifixion of Jesus.
Once known as a Hollywood bad boy, the Aussie-raised Gibson was known to down five beers before breakfast at his partying peak. But Gibson has said he gave up drinking in the 1980s at the urging of Tina Turner, his co-star in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”
Gibson was previously busted for driving under the influence in 1984. In that case, he ran a red light and struck another car in Toronto while filming “Mrs. Soffel” with Diane Keaton. He pleaded guilty and was fined $240.
After yesterday’s bust, Gibson was booked at the Lost Hills sheriff’s station at 4:06 a.m. The father of seven spent a few hours in the lockup before being released on $5,000 bail at 9:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies said.
His case will be further investigated and sent to the district attorney’s office for review. No court date has been set.
The sheriff’s department has previously released mug shots of other stars arrested for drunken driving, including actress Kim Delaney in 2002, but Gibson’s booking photo “was not available,” according to department spokesman Steve Whitmore.
Sheriff Lee Baca personally ordered Gibson’s mug kept under wraps, a deputy told the Daily News.
The California Highway Patrol, which has busted stars including Nick Nolte and former “Growing Pains” cutie Tracey Gold for DUI, routinely releases stars’ mug shots, no matter how unflattering.
Well its’ a shame Sheriff Baca doesn’t think Mel is “ready for his close-up.” But something tells me that mug shot’s going to surface sooner or later.
Meanwhile, a true story.
Back in 1981 to celebrate the release of Gallipoli, Paramount held a media day, replete with food, drink and Mel. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict with a major film festival (I think it was Sundance, though it might have been Cannes) few journalists were on hand. David Chute and I were among the lucky few. We had Mel all to ourselves, and were most anxious to hear about the film he’d just shot Mad Max 2 aka. The Road Warrior as we’d both been fans of its less dystopic (but ineffably stylish) predecessor Mad Max. Mel was quite charming and enthsiastic about the film and appeared to be right on the verge of major stardom — as indeed he was. However an oddly disquieting note crept into the conversation when Mel asked “Have you ever heard of shit-blisters?”
Men of the World though we are, David and I hadn’t. So we were all ears as Mel explained this “unusual” S&M practice in which fecal matter is injected into the surface of the skin via a hypodermic syringe. It’s then “popped” at the height of passion.
To this day we have never been able to ascertain the degree to which Mel was “having us on” or talking about something that’s actually done by individuals with “special tastes.”
Whatever the case it serves to explain the physical violence of his greatest box-office triumph, and the fact that the man who claims to “own” Malibu also thinks “My life is fucked.”
Well if it wasn’t before it sure is now, babe!