Remember the fuhrer, er, furor over whether The Passion of the Christ was anti-semitic?
Sounds like his character in Lethal Weapon wasn’t that much of a stretch:
The report says Gibson told the deputy, “You mother f****r. I’m going to f*** you.” The report also says “Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he ‘owns Malibu’ and will spend all of his money to ‘get even’ with me.”
The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: “F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson then asked the deputy, “Are you a Jew?”
The deputy became alarmed as Gibson’s tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, “What the f*** do you think you’re doing?”
A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?”
We’re told Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and continued saying how “f****d” he was and how he was going to “f***” Deputy Mee.
LA cops have helped cover up Hollywood scandals for a hundred years so it’s no great shock to learn this stuff was redacted from the initial police report. Although the excuse given — that publicizing it would cause problems for Jews, not Gibson — is unusually precious.
TMZ has PDFs of the redacted pages. The anti-semitic stuff is on page 2. There are no identifying marks that prove the document’s provenance, but TMZ’s sources must be pretty solid. They’re staring at the mother of all libel cases if not, and I’m sure they know it.
I give it, oh, three days until Steven Spielberg issues a statement saying how “disappointed” he is, a week until Gibson’s Nazi-apologist father backs him up, and three weeks until Gibson does an interview with Diane Sawyer blaming his remarks on his “frustration” with Bush’s foreign policy.
And a month until he starts writing for the Huffington Post.
Update: Nice choice of photo by the Daily News, by the way. Really captures the crazy.