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."
Actually I find his statements that Alan Greenspan should be hung and that it's near the time that "Americans", the "real Americans", will have to take up arms.
You know what Veronica, as I said before, well it is true that what Mel Gibson said the night he was drunk was hateful, the people who are critical of him, are just as hateful.
Mel Gibson apologized twice for his remarks (Oh, I forgot you don't believe he wrote those statement), he is seeking help for his problem, now why don't we just see what he does with the rest of his life. I don't know about your religion, but in MY religion, we believe in forgiveness and redemption.
And by the way, if you really want to be accurate (which I know you don't care about, Hutton Gibson never denied the Holocaost.
He married three years before The Passion came out. Anybody who is almost ninety, and making silly comments like those would have to be senile.
Again, I have no respect for media people calling up parents of celebrities. If it was somebody that you liked and respected, I doubt if you would care for it either.
Brigada, you insist on putting this False Idol known as Mel Gibson on a pedastal. And Jesus did not like hateful people which is what Holocaust deniers like Gibson and his dad are. I read the Peggy Noonan interview and Mel made a fool out of himself - and he is making a fool out of his defenders, such as YOU!
In post 134 you're citing Mels interview
As Mel has stated about his father in that same Reader's Digest interview to Peggy Noonan, "My father was orphaned when he was two years old, he grew up poor, he fought in World War II, he came back and married my mother and had 10 children. He was always a good and loyal father.
Three posts later youre attacking me, and contending, based on your personal knowledge I presume, that Hutton is senile.
Again, it says more about you that you think it is all right for these creeps to be callling a senile 90 year old parent of a celebrity than it does about Hutton Gibson.
Yet the same interview you cite addresses Huttons health a couple lines later
And then other people said, 'Well, he's just an old kook.' He's not an old kook. He's very intelligent. He's in complete possession of all his mental faculties. And if he says something he has a reason why he says it and he can back it up.
Was Hutton senile at the time of the interviews? Was Mel lying? Or, based on your intimate knowledge of the players alluded to earlier in the thread, did you let the cat out of the bag?
Personally I think Mel told the truth, Hutton has his faculties.
First of two but I don't drink anymore. It was easier to quit drinking than to quit driving.
So Hutton is a senile Holocaust denier and Mel is an anti-semite when he's drunk. I think I get it now.
Hutton Gibson is a big time Holocaust denier who also called Pope John Paul II the "Koran Kisser". According to Hudson, the Nazis could "not have killed so many Jews . . . because they are living in Brooklyn"! Brigada, I think you are a Holocaust denier - you are known by the company you keep. You have problems, dear. In my religion we believe in REAL CONTRITION - not the CHEAP CRUMMY KIND that you advocate.
No Julie you are the fool, by continuing to come here and post about a man that you continue to say you don't care about. I will ask you for the fifth time-why are you posting about a man you don't care about???
Veronica, Brigada and her ilk are in denial on their "idol".
I consider that recent for someone his age.
Anybody who is almost ninety, and making silly comments like those would have to be senile. Again, I have no respect for media people calling up parents of celebrities. If it was somebody that you liked and respected, I doubt if you would care for it either.
Should I take your word for it?
As I noted in the last post, that means Mel is an outright liar.
Wrong question: ARE YOU A HOLOCAUST DENIER who has found common cause with Hutton and Mel Gibson?
It is MY opinion that a ninety year old man who speaks the way Hutton Gibson does is senile. Anybody who speaks the way Mr. Gibson does has something wrong with them.
Do you think that Mel Gibson is going to say that his father is senile. Again, those of you on this board won't stop until Mel attacks his father-why is that so important to you???
Brigada will defend Gibson until we are all marched off to the Death Camps, such is her loyalty to her Idol.
You know you are disgusting-and just has somebody said about you the other day Julie, you talk about him like you are a jilted lover.
Brigada, dear, you are very sick - and you offer no intellectual argument at all in support of Gibson. Just your "love" for him.
No, you are the one who is sick. I am the one who is offering the arguments. You can't answer me one time why you keep posting here if you don't care about him. Why is that Julie. You are the one who is obcessed with him. Why you know more about him than I do. You have read more about him in the rags than I have. You are sick Julie, get over it dear.
Along with being a Hollywood insider you're a shrink too? Word have meanings, frequently hard to escape.
Hutton made numerous despicable comments, on radio and in the New York Times which received wide coverage throught the world. Applauded in many circles.
Would I expect Mel to acknowledge his fathers supposed senility, you bet. Or to say nothing.
Since you seem to want to push the issue, his response
He's very intelligent. He's in complete possession of all his mental faculties. And if he says something he has a reason why he says it and he can back it up.
is despicable. I have to take your word that Mel is lying, I don't think he is, but the response clealy validates his fathers positions.