Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's statement on his DUI arrest
Posted on 07/29/2006 1:51:47 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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 sheriffs. 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."
He's ashamed that his true views came out for everyone to hear.
Sounds like a Democrat
While I like Mel Gibson as an actor, his drunken, aggressive conduct and hateful words as a 50 year old father of six and a role model for many are reprehensible. I'm reminded of the old Roman maxim, "Vin Veneto Veritas" -- "with wine comes truth" (not literal truth, but what the inebriate really thinks when his tongue is loosened).
What did he say?
Let's spank him.
I see no apologies to the Jewish community.
Not very Christian. Boy, did I have him pegged.
Wow.....sounds like there is no compassion for people who have made mistakes in their lives.
It is an honor to be in the presence of those who never made an mistake. Thank you for being perfect.
So did Matt and Trey.
At least it is a sincere apology. It's still hard to accept -- not so much the drunk driving part as the other. I don't know what to think.
flamer........I am sorry you were a democrat.
You noticed that, too.
More evidence that the only thing he didn't "believe" about what he said was that the female deputy didn't have "sugar "t**s."
So we are not entitled to have an opinion when somebody fouls up?
Look, maybe Mel was honest, but I can't help but to be skeptical. Mel is going to have to do a lot more than just talk.
A spanking is a good idea.
The same holds true of folks who use the protective distance and anonymity of their computers to speak their "minds" about others. Personally, I don't know what Mel Gibson said when he was drunk, nor do I care. I know what he stands for in his life, and the faith and works of his life speak for themselves. When you find somebody who doesn't have a flaw or who doesn't sin, you've either found God or the person whom you think you are.
If Mel said derogatory comments about the Jews what would you suggest he do to make amends? Seriously.
...forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
Has Kennedy apologized for his alcoholism?
Gibson is human, just as we all are.
A alcoholic who takes a drink is not making a "mistake."
He is playing with fire intentionally, and he knows it when he takes that drink.
He deserves every bit of the contempt that will be heaped upon him over this. The man has six children, he endangered other people, said some horrible things about Jews, and is lucky he didn't have his head taken off for what he said to, and about, the deputies.