Probably possessed. You knew he’d be a major target after The Passion of The Christ.
People will probably mock that comment,but I too believe it is to be factored in to his behavior.
The star of Passion, was interviewed after the movie, and commented that "You do not make a film about the Passion and not get some of it handed to you."
I think most of Mel's demons have been created by his own behavior.
But than aren't most.