(Malibu, CA) I originally was going to ignore the news that Mel Gibson received a DUI early Friday morning. While drunk-driving is reprehensible, Gibson is hardly the first celebrity to rack one up.
Gibson, according to the sleuths at TMZ.com, apparently became belligrent, threatening officers and condemning Jews during a lengthy, drunken tirade. A copy of the handwritten report is available on the TMZ website.
The report notes that Gibson uttered a slew of anti-Semitic statements: "F*cking Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
After this particular exchange Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"
The report indicates that Gibson told the deputy, "You mother f*cker. I'm going to f*ck you." The report also says "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me."
TMZ has a police department source that claims Gibson harassed a female sergeant, yelling, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"
Gibson took two videotaped blood alcohol tests, and repeatedly said how "f*cked" he was and how he was going to "f*ck" the deputy that arrested him for drunk driving.
TMZ also has some interesting information on how police officials may have tried to censor the report of the arresting deputy.
Gibson, who came under fire by some Jewish groups for the supposed anti-Semitic slant in Passion of the Christ, will likely have a lot of 'splaining to do, as the deputy's report is almost completely substantiated by video cameras.
Addendum, 6:08 pm: Since this story broke, actor Mel Gibson issued a statement apologizing for his drunk driving arrest and saying that he has battled alcoholism throughout his life.
"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. "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."
While acknowedging that he "said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable," Gibson did not specifically apologize for anti-Semitic and sexist remarks he made.
Gibson, 50, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after deputies stopped him for speeding at 2:36 a.m. Friday. Deputies clocked him driving 87 mph in a 45 mph zone, and a field breathalyzer recorded Gibson's blood-alcohol level at 0.12 percent.
Addendum, 11:04 pm: CNN has the full text of Gibson's apology letter.