Skip to comments.Mel Gibson does deal on DUI
Posted on 08/18/2006 9:59:50 AM PDT by Hal1950
LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Mel Gibson has escaped jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving.
The 'Mad Max' star agreed a plea bargain with prosecutors on Thursday (17.08.06) and in return was given three years probation, ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and told to enrol in an alcohol abuse programme for three months.
Mel - who was also fined $1,300 and had his driving license restricted for 90 days - was arrested on July 28 after being pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway, in Maui, for speeding.
He then launched into an anti-Semitic tirade, during which he allegedly said: "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
Afterwards, the 50-year-old actor profusely apologised for his comments.
Mel said: "I acted like a persson 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, and I apologise to anyone who I have offended."
Mel - who signed the plea agreement and waived his right to a jury trial on Monday (14.08.06) - did not appear in court for the hearing. His lawyer Blair Berk entered the plea on his behalf.
Malibu's deputy district attorney Gina Satriano said in a statement: "This was an appropriate outcome which addresses all the public safety concerns of drinking and driving."
So now you are another one who believes the New York Post?? Don't you know you can't believe Page Six?
The original story appeared in The Readers Digest in which Mel Gibson did an interview with Peggy Noonan. February 2004. The quote is-My father never lied to be about my religion. The New York Post is a rag, not much above the National Enquierer. They altered the quote.
As far as working for publicists and clients of publicists, the same goes here. I know Alan Nierob personally, and he is one of THE classiest men in all of Hollywood. Devoutly Jewish, and he would NOT have a client who he believed was an anti-Semite. I don't care how much money he was making off of him. He has ancestors who are Holacoust victims, and he loves Mel Gibson as a brother. NOT as a client.
Veronica, I could not say that better myself. I always distrusted Gibson because of his father and was puzzled by whydevout Christians - whom he disdains - embraced him. This man, after all, does not believe that his Anglican wife is going to Heaven. As for Spielberg, Streisand, the other phonies who sympathize with the terrorists - I have zero use for them and won't see their films or listen to their lousy records. I refused to see Speilberg's movie Munich and have no use for self-hater Tony Kushner.
I will answer that question: because anti-Semitism is a disease whether it is in the form of Holocaust denial, "anti-Zionism" or the nutty idea that "Jews start all the wars". (did that include the War of 1812?) Why do you defend this guy?
My impression of Jesus, whom Gibson claims he worships, is that he was not a wuss and would have told Gibson and his father a few things!
You are a bit naive about Hollywood, methinks.
I liked Mel Gibson as an actor, way back when. He was compelling on screen. But like Tom Cruise, who he really is as a person has been revealed, and it's not pretty, IMO.
"My dad taught me my faith, and I believe what he taught me. The man never lied to me in his life." - New York Post, January 30, 2004
The quote is-My father never lied to be about my religion.
Alongside Huttons many pernicious views on topics like the Holocaust, which didnt happen, and 9/11, done by remote control, is Huttons religion, which encompasses the existence of a worldwide Jewish/Masonic conspiracy which has taken control of the Vatican, in the interest of establishing a single worldwide government and religion. All Popes since the Second Vatican Council are, of course, illegitimate.
It seems to me that either Hutton lied to Mel about his religion, or Mel shares those views, which sadly tie directly into Huttons worldview.
Personally, given the fact that hes apologized, it would seem to me sensible to see how he acts in the future. The statement about his dad was apparently a mistake.
BTW, what Devoutly Jewish is I dont know, but the idea that a Jew wouldnt have business dealings with a suspected antisemite is silly.
Is the Jew still actively anti-Christian -He is, for by being a Jew, he is anti everyone else.
Particularly if you believe all three. I presume all wars would include the War of 1812. If were to believe Goebbels diary entries during the Wannsee Conference, starting WWI and WWII was enough to earn the Jews extermination. Other than to the Huttons of the world, of course, who know the Jews just moved to New York, LA and Sydney.
Knock off, you know so much Hollywood crap. It is getting a little tiresome. I would wager I am just as involved in Hollywood as you are. I noticed you didn't reply to the fact that you had put up phony quotes from that rag the New York Post.
As I said, I would wager I am just as involved in Hollywood as you are. As I said, I know key people who are involved in the the Gibson case, and know people who know Mr. Nieorb personally.
Come off your high horse Veronica.
Me thinks that you don't know what Jesus would have said. Me thinks that only Jesus knows that, and that only Jesus knows that.
And methinks that Jesus would have been mighty proud of the movie that Mel Gibson made, and that Jesus will see what Mr. Gibson does with the rest of his life. Which is what the rest of us should do.
When someone apologizes, for something hateful that they have done, it is funny, because sometimes it brings out the hatefulness in everyone else. And other people's hate is revealed.
Again Julie, you STILL can't answer the question... you don't care about Mel Gibson, but you CAN't stop posting about. I still think you are in love with him!!!
Oh, come on Julie, you can admit it!!
Especially in Hollywood. Though Mel may find a few people who don't want to work with him now. At least for a while. Damage control is one specific thing publicists do, so they especially can't turn up their noses at potential clients. I think we see in the case of Tom Cruise, how catastrophic it can be when actors control their own PR. Particularly if they are wackos.
Hutton Gibson has a screw loose. A goods friend of mine went to school with a cousin of that family. He said his uncle was the smartest person he ever knew- but he was completely crazy.
And that's AFTER 6 million moved to the US and Australia.
Several screws loose. Ironically he's not done all that well with his mental "gifts", he never achieved any real prominance in the denier community, even in Australia, other than that based on his last name.
Well, at least he's not a liar on top of it. At least according to Mel, anyway.
Yes, I suppose you would like it better if he denounced his father, and broke a commandment. Would that make you feel better Veronica? O.K. well Veronica, you are a really great person. A really BIG person, full of forgiveness. You know you need to listen to someone like Michael Medved, or get a hold of Jackie Mason article on this situation. You know everyone talks about how what Mel said was hateful, but I have to say that his critics are just as hateful. You want Mr. Gibson to denounce his almost 90 year old father. What wonderful people you are. And how very commited you are to The TEN Commandments!!!
he never achieved any real prominance in the denier community
Gee, it never even occurred to me that one could achieve "prominence" for that.
Well, I guess he isn't a liar if he actually believes it, no matter how crazy it is.
Thank you for explaining to us what publicists do Veronica. We all needed you to do that. Alan Nierob is more than just Mel's publicist. He is his dear friend. Mel was present at Alan's son's bris, and Alan will be present at Alan will be present at Mel's daughter Hannah's wedding this fall.
As I said earlier Alan's Jewish grandparents were murdered in World War II, and Mel is one of his closest friends. Alan is a very religious (all right you don't like the word devout) Jew.