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Mel Gibson's statement on his DUI arrest
GrandForksHerald.com ^ | 7/29/06

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."


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1 posted on 07/29/2006 1:51:48 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
I am deeply ashamed of everything I said.

He's ashamed that his true views came out for everyone to hear.

2 posted on 07/29/2006 1:54:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LdSentinal
"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.

Sounds like a Democrat

3 posted on 07/29/2006 1:54:59 PM PDT by badpacifist (yo deo oh ...oh de oh)
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To: LdSentinal

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).


4 posted on 07/29/2006 1:55:27 PM PDT by laconic
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To: dfwgator

What did he say?


5 posted on 07/29/2006 1:55:45 PM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: LdSentinal; fanfan; Lady Jag
"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.

Let's spank him.

6 posted on 07/29/2006 1:55:59 PM PDT by Millee (A joke then, a joke N.O.W.)
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To: dfwgator

I see no apologies to the Jewish community.


7 posted on 07/29/2006 1:56:25 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: dfwgator

Not very Christian. Boy, did I have him pegged.


8 posted on 07/29/2006 1:56:35 PM PDT by veronica (Clown Posse - bear-ly sane...)
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To: badpacifist

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.


9 posted on 07/29/2006 1:56:52 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: veronica
Not very Christian. Boy, did I have him pegged.

So did Matt and Trey.

10 posted on 07/29/2006 1:58:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LdSentinal

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.


11 posted on 07/29/2006 1:58:41 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Yorlik803

flamer........I am sorry you were a democrat.


12 posted on 07/29/2006 1:58:46 PM PDT by badpacifist (yo deo oh ...oh de oh)
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To: LdSentinal
I see no apologies to the Jewish community.

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."

13 posted on 07/29/2006 1:58:49 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: Yorlik803

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.


14 posted on 07/29/2006 1:59:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Millee

A spanking is a good idea.


15 posted on 07/29/2006 2:00:15 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: laconic
"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)."

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.

16 posted on 07/29/2006 2:00:28 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: LdSentinal

If Mel said derogatory comments about the Jews what would you suggest he do to make amends? Seriously.


17 posted on 07/29/2006 2:00:31 PM PDT by Scarlet7
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To: veronica

...forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us


18 posted on 07/29/2006 2:01:39 PM PDT by ardara
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To: badpacifist
Sounds like a Democrat

Has Kennedy apologized for his alcoholism?

Gibson is human, just as we all are.

19 posted on 07/29/2006 2:01:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: Yorlik803
Wow.....sounds like there is no compassion for people who have made mistakes in their lives.

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.

20 posted on 07/29/2006 2:02:07 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: sinkspur
He was angry at "Israel for causing all the wars in the world."

Some will drink themselves to a stupor because of that, while others will shoot up a Jewish center.

21 posted on 07/29/2006 2:02:10 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: dfwgator
Sounds familiar...


22 posted on 07/29/2006 2:02:36 PM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: TheCrusader

The guy was only a .12 % BA?
What a light weight, the homicide dicks I worked with started their day higher than that ;^)


23 posted on 07/29/2006 2:02:55 PM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: Scarlet7

An apology for starters.


24 posted on 07/29/2006 2:03:00 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: veronica

I think some of us have you pegged, too.


25 posted on 07/29/2006 2:03:02 PM PDT by jla
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To: LdSentinal
He made some mistakes, and his first one was picking up the bottle. He is powerless over alcohol, and his life immediately became unmanageable.

I'm willing to give him a pass, if he's willing to plug the jug.

26 posted on 07/29/2006 2:03:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: laconic

"with wine comes truth" (not literal truth, but what the inebriate really thinks when his tongue is loosened).

you definitely have nailed that right on the head.....unfortunately I know that from experience.


27 posted on 07/29/2006 2:03:53 PM PDT by RacerX1128
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To: LdSentinal

I agree but would you believe it? Would it be enough?


28 posted on 07/29/2006 2:03:54 PM PDT by Scarlet7
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To: LdSentinal

Glad he released this statement. Guess he's human after all.


29 posted on 07/29/2006 2:04:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: TheCrusader
I know what he stands for in his life, and the faith and works of his life speak for themselves.

He apparently despises Jews.

Perhaps you admire people like that.

I don't.

30 posted on 07/29/2006 2:04:04 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: veronica
True, but I'm nice.

Let's go out. :^)

31 posted on 07/29/2006 2:04:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: veronica

Gibson showed his true colors last night during his arrest. I argued with you about THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and his portrayal of Jews. I stood up for Gibson to you and a number of my Jewish friends. Now, I'm sorry I did.


32 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:00 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: LdSentinal

He is accepting responsibility?

Un un-Kennedy-esque.


33 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:02 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: LdSentinal
They say alcohol reduces your inhibitions.
Wasn't his father said to have been "leary" of people who practiced the Jewish religion?
It appears the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Having been caught on video however, he really had no choice but to apologize.
34 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:08 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: dfwgator
These two may have more in common than appearance...

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35 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:10 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: LdSentinal
Absent a denial, we must assume the quotations are accurate. Hmmm. In vino veritas. That's pretty damn disappointing.
36 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:14 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: Scarlet7

Who knows? But he first has to apologize.


37 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:16 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

I seem to recall another quote about Jews starting wars:

"If international finance Jewry inside and outside of Europe should succeed once more in plunging nations into another world war, the consequence will not be the Bolshevation of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe." - Adolf Hitler, 1939.


38 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Love Mel for what he is. We don't need to love his problem with alcohol. Put another way. Hate the sin, Love the sinner.


39 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:20 PM PDT by encm(ss) (USN Ret.)
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To: Yorlik803
Wow.....sounds like there is no compassion for people who have made mistakes in their lives.

The "mistake" was driving drunk. In this he is no different than Patches Kennedy.

The Jewhatred is something else altogether. In this he is no different than your basic garden variety Neo-Nazi.

40 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:30 PM PDT by veronica (Clown Posse - bear-ly sane...)
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To: veronica
>Boy, did I have him pegged

Didn't some Freepers
give you hell? Has anyone
said, "You're right, we're wrong?"

41 posted on 07/29/2006 2:05:52 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Mr. Brightside

So, he apologized? Big deal...he's a Jew-Hater and I will NEVER give him another dime of my money.


42 posted on 07/29/2006 2:06:03 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: badpacifist

?????


43 posted on 07/29/2006 2:06:18 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: Scarlet7
If Mel said derogatory comments about the Jews what would you suggest he do to make amends?

Move to New York and run for the U.S. senate?

44 posted on 07/29/2006 2:06:47 PM PDT by jla
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To: encm(ss)
Love Mel for what he is.

And what exactly is he? He's a movie-maker who hates Jews.

45 posted on 07/29/2006 2:06:57 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: veronica

Judge not, lest ye be judged.


46 posted on 07/29/2006 2:07:02 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: LdSentinal
OK, he said all this wacky stuff on only 0.12 % alcohol level?

That isn't "crazy drunk". That's just crazy.

Mel has built up a lot of infrastructure around his religious views. If he seriously wants to solve what's going on in his mind, there is going to be a lot of fallout to those around him.

47 posted on 07/29/2006 2:07:15 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: LdSentinal
Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto. Oh yeah ask him about the Pope too.... not the real pope he says very quietly
48 posted on 07/29/2006 2:07:33 PM PDT by badpacifist (yo deo oh ...oh de oh)
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To: LdSentinal

I'm going to give him a break here for one reason: there are things that I have done and said that I am deeply ashamed about, and reflecting and meditating on that flawed behavior has changed me as a man. Maybe he is a screaming Jew hater. He can change. One thing that Christianity has taught me is that all have sinned and all can be forgiven. Another lesson I've learned is that people are transcendent beings. We are not stuck on autopilot like God's lesser creatures. In fact, some of things that I am deeply ashamed about are contained somewhere in documents that are now sealed, so I know what it is like to have your shameful behavior posted in public for all to see. I know how small and stupid I felt; for a star like Mel Gibson, that public display must be extraordinarily humilating. I hope Mel uses this incident to become a better man.


49 posted on 07/29/2006 2:07:39 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: dfwgator
Lots of denial going on here. It's difficult when your hero falls so far.
50 posted on 07/29/2006 2:08:06 PM PDT by veronica (Clown Posse - bear-ly sane...)
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