Mel Gibson Opens Up About His Infamous 2006 Arrest, Anti-Semitic Remarks

Oct 27, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Mel Gibson has made it clear that the incident in 2006 in which he was arrested on a DUI and was taped spouting anti-Semitic remarks isn’t one of his favorite topics of conversation. But the actor and filmmaker got to talking about it in an interview with Variety that’s on the publication’s “Playback” podcast.

Gibson told Variety: “It was an unfortunate incident. I was loaded and angry and arrested. I was recorded illegally by an unscrupulous police officer who was never prosecuted for that crime. And then it was made public by him for profit, and by members of — we’ll call it the press. So, not fair. I guess as who I am, I’m not allowed to have a nervous breakdown, ever.”

Gibson wants people to move past the incident, suggesting that his words during that encounter don’t accurately reflect who he is. “For one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas to sort of dictate all the work, life’s work and beliefs and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair,” he said.

We encourage readers to click here to go to Variety to listen to the full “Playback” podcast.


  1. Boo hoo. Love how he blames the cop… what a piece of work Mel Gibson is.

  2. So he doesn’t apologize for what he said and it’s everybody else’s fault. Good to know.

  3. Was he intoxicated when he called Jews “oven dodgers?”

  4. It was the Russians – yeah that’s the ticket, the Russians released the information. Sure I said those things but let’s blame the Russians.

  5. Seems to me as though Mel has taken a page out of Donald’s excuse book.

  6. How many pages does Hillary have left in her excuse book? She will need them all if she wants to avoid being part of the first couple that served as President and also were impeached.

  7. Use to like him as an actor. However, he’s proven himself to be a racist, Judeophobic, and your basic ignorant @hole on several occasions. Typical addict, blame it on everyone else. Never own it.

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