Skip to comments.Mel Gibson says he survived 'public humiliation'
Posted on 01/20/2010 9:01:37 AM PST by JoeProBono
Mel Gibson says he has been made stronger by the "public humiliation" of his drink-drive arrest in 2006.
Gibson's arrest sparked outrage after a leaked police report quoted him making anti-Semitic comments to the arresting officer in California, who was Jewish.
"You ask anybody what their number one fear is and it's public humiliation," he told the UK's Mirror newspaper.
"Multiply that on a global scale and that's what I've been through. It changes you," he added.
But the Lethal Weapon star was philosophical about his troubles, saying: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's really that simple."
"You can't do anything but live in the moment and leave the future in the hands of providence and don't regret the past too much. Maybe just take a lesson from it."
Gibson's conviction for drink-driving was erased last October, after he successfully completed probation.
The actor had been ordered to perform public service work and attend Alcoholics Anonymous for three years.
He has reportedly given up drinking entirely since his arrest.
But Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais made a dig at his expense during Sunday night's award ceremony, joking: "I like a drink as much as the next man... unless the next man is Mel Gibson."
The 54-year-old took it in his stride, pretending to slur his words as he took to the stage to present the best director prize....
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Gibson presented the best director award at Sunday's Golden Globes
If Mel Gibson had been a liberal darling, all would have been immediately forgiven.
Not me. My #1 fear is America being overrun by ragheads and my head being cut off by some savage from the dark ages.
Next would be a tornado.
Then is hemorrhoids.
Ditto on the savages. They want to inflect as much pain as possible using a rusty, dull knife.
I can only imagine. I’d hate to have my dirty laundry aired all over the world. Just hope he doesn’t blame anyone but, himself.
It’s too bad he has chosen to re-humiliate himself by doing a remake of Edge of Darkness.
Every American’s first fear should be your fear #1.
But since 50% of America is stupid democrats, they are blissfully unaware of scary reality #1.
I share your fear #2, as I experienced the total destruction of our farm when I was a kid. God spared the house, everything else was flattend, including the chickens.
I’d add in as a fear, having a foreign muslim marxist and his like-minded evil minions in The White Hut for the next 3 years.
Clinton was a piker compared to what we are enduring now.
The tide has turned though, and how poetic that today is Jan.20th, one year after the illegal inauguration of The Kenyan.
Happy Anniversary Barry! NOT!
So, is he still running around with the Russian floozy?