Mel Gibson comments on his 2006 anti-Semitic remarks
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Mel Gibson is still looking to put his 2006 drunk driving incident behind him, but -- as he puts it -- people keep bringing it up.
“Others bring it up, which kind of I find annoying, because I don’t understand why after 10 years it’s any kind of issue,” Gibson said. “Ten years have gone by. I’m feeling good. I’m sober, all of that kind of stuff, and for me it’s a dim thing in the past.”
During the podcast, Gibson acknowledged that he’d previously apologized for the incident, and he argued that he should be judged on his actions, not his words.
“Surely if I was really what they say I was, some kind of hater, there’d be evidence of actions somewhere. There never has been,” he said. “I’ve never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation.”
Of course, while Gibson would prefer everyone put the incident behind them, he did still have some points of contention about how his arrest was handled.
“It was an unfortunate incident,” he said. “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.”