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Mel Gibson: A Lethal Weapon

by Mihal Levy

July 12, 2010 | 11:00 am

Not more than eight months ago, Mel Gibson and his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (now his ex-girlfriend) welcomed their new daughter into the world (see earlier post, “Mazel Tov Mel Gibson”), perhaps marking a new start for the actor.  An opportunity to set a good example as a parent this time around on tolerance, not hatred.  Now eight months since his “new start,” Gibson is under investigation for domestic violence and has also proven that the only new thing about him is that he no longer discriminates against Jews only.  His rants are no longer solely anti-Semitic, but racist and sexist in nature as well.

According to Radaronline.com, a taped conversation between Gibson and Grigorieva was released in which Gibson denigrated his ex with sexist and racist slurs.  “You go out in public and it’s a f***ing embarrassment to me.  You look like a f***ing bitch in heat. And if you get raped by a pack of ni**ers it will be your fault.  Alright?  Because you provoked it.” 
Radaronline.com reported that on July 5, Grigorieva filed a domestic violence claim against the actor.  The website also reported that according to a source, “Oksana had told police that Mel punched her on January 6, knocking out two of her teeth and was violent with her on several occasions.”

Gibson’s reps have not yet commented on the tape, however his agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, has reportedly dropped him according to the New York Daily News.  According to NJ.com “Hollywood types are distancing themselves from the actor with more alacrity than when Gibson’s infamous anti-Semitic rant (to a police officer who pulled the actor over for speeding) hit headlines in 2006.”  How many more racial and anti-Semitic rants before he is banned completely?

Perhaps it is time to call it quits, Mel?  Maybe next time you think of slandering a race, a religion or a people, you should ask yourself one question: “WWJD?” (What Would JC Do?)  I’m just sayin’...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Mihal Levy used to collect degrees as a hobby.  After receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees, she worked as a psychotherapist and research scientist before continuing her hobby of...

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