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    Saturday, July 29, 2006

    Mel Gibson arrested for DUI - and it goes downhill from there

    Some really nasty news it if all turns out to be true came out yesterday about Mel Gibson being arrested on suspicion of a DUI (and speeding 87 in a 45 zone).

    What's worse is that it appears he was very belligerent during his arrest - to the point of bolting for his car once.

    What's worse is that it appears he started cursing and hurling anti-semitic remarks during his arrest. And that's just a start.

    What's worse is that the L.A. County Sheriff's Department might have been caught red-handed trying to cover-up for him. Ouch.

    The ApocalyptoWatch Blog (which tracks the progress of his next movie and news related to Mel Gibson) has links and is keeping up with the developments.

    I have a feeling this whole thing is going to be extremely nasty. The combined gossip and media feeding-frenzy will be huge. There's already many people who hate Mel, and he just gave them all a perfect in. Great.

    Update: Mel has issued an apology:

    "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the LA County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. 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. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said. Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. 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. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health." [source]


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