Sunday, July 30, 2006


Le 29 juillet, l'acteur et réalisateur Mel Gibson a été arrêté par la police près à Malibu (Californie) pour conduite en état d'ivresse. Selon le site internt Tmz, il aurait déclaré : ''Les Juifs sont responsables de toutes les guerres dans le monde'' et demandé à l'officier de police s'il était juif. (Guysen.Israël.News)Il a été remis en liberté contre une caution de 5 000 dollars. Le 30 juillet, il a présenté des excuses pour sa conduite. Il a réalisé le film ''La Passion du Christ'' (2004) qui a suscité des controverses et réprobations de nombreuses organisations pour sa présentation des Juifs et la violence des images.

Bookmark to
document.write('Digg It! new');
Digg It! new
Last update - 06:06 31/07/2006
Mel Gibson apologizes for anti-Semitic tirade unleashed during arrest
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Australian movie star Mel Gibson issued a lengthy statement Saturday apologizing for saying "despicable" things to sheriff's deputies when he was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable," the actor-director said without elaborating. The entertainment Web site TMZ posted what it said were four pages from the original arrest report, which quoted Gibson as launching an expletive-laden "barrage of anti-Semitic remarks" after he was stopped early Friday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu while allegedly driving at almost twice the speed limit.
According to the report, in addition to threatening the arresting deputy and trying to escape, Gibson said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and asked the officer, James Mee, "Are you a Jew?" Gibson publicist Alan Nierob would not comment on the incident beyond the written statement. Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. John Hocking said he could not confirm the TMZ report, adding that detectives would begin investigating today. The Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site late Saturday that the sheriff's department's civilian oversight office will investigate whether authorities gave Gibson preferential treatment and tried to cover up his alleged behavior. Sheriff Lee Baca defended his department's handling of the case. "There is no cover-up," Baca told the Times. "Our job is not to (focus) on what he said. It's to establish his blood-alcohol level when he was driving and proceed with the case. Trying someone on rumor and innuendo is no way to run an investigation, at least one with integrity." In his statement, Gibson apologized for what he called "my belligerent behavior" when he was taken into custody. "The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person," he said. "I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse." He said he was taking "necessary steps to ensure my return to health." Gibson, 50, was arrested after deputies stopped his 2006 Lexus LS 430 for speeding at 2:36 A.M. Friday. A breath test indicated Gibson's blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, Whitmore said. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.


Post a Comment

<< Home