Could it get worse? Well, David Farrar over at Kiwiblog tipped me off about this TMZ story.
TMZ says that a drunk Gibson was very aggressive, threatening and hurled anti-semitic abuse against the officer arresting him for driving while drunk.
Gibson has admitted to the drunk driving and said he was out of control. He's apologised for that, but has not said anything about the alleged anti-semitic tirade.
Link to PDF file of what TMZ says are four pages of the original report written by LA County Sheriff Deputy James Mee under "More Information".
Update The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has issued a statement on Gibson's drunken anti-semitic tirade.
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman says:
Mel Gibson's apology is unremorseful and insufficient. It's not a proper apology because it does not go to the essence of his bigotry and his anti-Semitism.
His tirade finally reveals his true self and shows that his protestations during the debate over his film "The Passion of the Christ," that he is such a tolerant, loving person, were a sham. It may well be that the bigotry has been passed from the father to the son. It is unfortunate that it took an excess of booze and an encounter with a traffic cop to reveal what was really in his heart and mind.
We would hope that Hollywood now would realize the bigot in their midst and that they will distance themselves from this anti-Semite.
Update II The inimicable Kiwi Herald has the scoop on Israel demanding the extradition of Mel Gibson. Update III And some South Park to go with it all:
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