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Mel Gibson's 'death by cop' suicide attempt (After wife of 26 years ends their marriage)
The Telegraph ^ | 02/03/2011

Posted on 02/03/2011 7:55:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Mel Gibson attempted to commit suicide by "death by cop" after his wife left him and ended their 26 year marriage, according to a friend of the star.

The "Braveheart" star apparently tried to goad a police office into drawing his weapon and shoot by hurling anti-Semitic slurs after he was stopped for drink driving.

The incident four years ago led to the steady decline of Gibson's once glittering Hollywood career and public shaming.

But a close friend has revealed Gibson wasn't anti-Jewish but on a mission to die because he felt he had failed after his wife Robyn had left him.

Death by cop is a popular way of suicide in the US where people deliberately provoke police offices into using their weapons.

Gibson, 55, was said to be distraught at the break-up of his marriage when he returned to his Los Angeles home from filming and discovered his wife and seven children had moved out.

Soon after he was stopped for drink driving and launched into his now infamous rant against the arresting officer saying "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world".

A friend of the actor told Hollywood author Peter Biskind that Gibson was trying to get the officer, James Mee, to draw his weapon and fire.

"He felt that he had just absolutely failed as human being, " a friend told Biskin writing in the Oscar's edition of Vanity Fair magazine.

"Mel was trying to invite death by cop. I don't think this was being anti-Semitic. I think he was trying to rile that guy into pulling out a gun and shooting."

According to the friend Gibson had said goodbye to everyone in the restaurant before getting in his car.

"I believe what was going on that night was farewell," the friend said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: divorce; melgibson; suicide

1 posted on 02/03/2011 7:55:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, because we all know that cops draw and fire when faced with verbal anti-semitism. These people really think we’re all idiots.


2 posted on 02/03/2011 7:57:52 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it just me or are the articles coming out recently very poorly written?


3 posted on 02/03/2011 7:57:57 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoa!


4 posted on 02/03/2011 7:58:14 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 02/03/2011 7:59:10 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Michael Barnes

wat do u meen? thay look fyne 2 mee.


6 posted on 02/03/2011 7:59:33 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uh....okay. was this before or after the monkeys flew out of Mel’s butt?


7 posted on 02/03/2011 7:59:59 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish Mel the greatest success and will always support him, even if he was “drink” driving.


8 posted on 02/03/2011 8:01:37 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: thefactor

LOL That was my first thought.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 8:01:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves!…”


10 posted on 02/03/2011 8:03:05 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SeekAndFind

IF this is true (and there are a lot of doubts), then I would say Gibson is more selfish that I previously thought. His wife leaves him because he cheats on her and he wants to ruin someone else’s life by goading him into shooting him? I mean what would have happened to this law enforcement officer’s life? Just a thought.


11 posted on 02/03/2011 8:04:04 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SgtHooper

“Drink driving” is a term also used in Australia.


12 posted on 02/03/2011 8:05:17 AM PST by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: SgtHooper

I think drink driving is a brit term.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 8:13:01 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: momtothree

My thoughts exactly. In my eyes Mel just feel to the bottom of the barrel. I hope and pray he gets his act together for his sake. He needs to get a grip and understand, it just isn’t all about him.


14 posted on 02/03/2011 8:17:20 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “friend” here must be one more out of work actor, desperate for a little media play, to regirgitate this story four years after the fact.

As for Mel himself, he needs to stay on his meds from now on and be nicer to himself and all others.


15 posted on 02/03/2011 8:18:42 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: SgtHooper

RE: even if he was “drink” driving.

The Telegraph is a UK paper. We should expect them to use British terms and British spelling.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 8:20:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Those wacky brits . . .


17 posted on 02/03/2011 8:40:05 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hogwash.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 8:43:03 AM PST by Tax-chick (We don't like original material, unless it's been done before.)
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To: SeekAndFind

even if he was “drink” driving. .......................... One of these days the Brits should learn to speak proper English, otherwise fuggetboutit.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 8:43:05 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (I went to the Swiss News page and found this head line)
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To: SeekAndFind

Celebreties have access to all kinds of drugs I’m told. Wouldn’t it have been easier to OD?

Anyway, I ain’t buyin’ it. He’s just whacked.


20 posted on 02/03/2011 8:47:06 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: Michael Barnes

What? You don’t drink drive?


21 posted on 02/03/2011 8:50:35 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heh, and Peter Townshend was doing “research”.


22 posted on 02/03/2011 8:55:59 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind

Publicists can be very creative.


23 posted on 02/03/2011 3:08:37 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: SeekAndFind
Death by cop is a popular way of suicide in the US where people deliberately provoke police offices into using their weapons.

Less than 1/10th of 1 percent of suicides are by cop so I'm not sure how "popular" that is.

24 posted on 02/03/2011 3:14:53 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Don’t you watch TV? It happens all the time on there! /s


25 posted on 02/03/2011 7:30:52 PM PST by Vor Lady
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To: SeekAndFind

On July 13, 2009, when I woke to find my wife of 19 years and my children gone, I felt like suicide myself. Would have done it myself, though. The cops have tasers.


26 posted on 02/03/2011 7:46:55 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: SeekAndFind
"A friend of the actor told Hollywood author Peter Biskind that Gibson was trying to get the officer, James Mee, to draw his weapon and fire."

What response was the comment "sugar tits" supposed to trigger?

27 posted on 02/03/2011 7:59:15 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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