Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's 'death by cop' suicide attempt (After wife of 26 years ends their marriage)
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 ...
Yes, because we all know that cops draw and fire when faced with verbal anti-semitism. These people really think we’re all idiots.
Is it just me or are the articles coming out recently very poorly written?
wat do u meen? thay look fyne 2 mee.
Uh....okay. was this before or after the monkeys flew out of Mel’s butt?
I wish Mel the greatest success and will always support him, even if he was “drink” driving.
LOL That was my first thought.
“Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves! ”
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.
“Drink driving” is a term also used in Australia.
I think drink driving is a brit term.
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.
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.
RE: even if he was drink driving.
The Telegraph is a UK paper. We should expect them to use British terms and British spelling.
Those wacky brits . . .
even if he was drink driving. .......................... One of these days the Brits should learn to speak proper English, otherwise fuggetboutit.
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.
What? You don’t drink drive?
Heh, and Peter Townshend was doing “research”.
Publicists can be very creative.
Less than 1/10th of 1 percent of suicides are by cop so I'm not sure how "popular" that is.
Don’t you watch TV? It happens all the time on there! /s
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.
What response was the comment "sugar tits" supposed to trigger?