Mel Gibson is not doing himself any favors over the past few days. In case you might have missed the might and majesty of the entire scandal that is Mel-Gate, worry not. TheFeed is here to recap the whole thing for you.
Friday, July 28th -
- Mel Gibson gets arrested in Malibu for drunk driving at approximately 2:30 AM.
- He is detained and arrested by the police, and released at 7 AM.
- That evening, information leaks regarding Gibson's mental state at the time of the arrest, including several potent anti-semitic statements made during the time of the arrest.
Saturday, July 29th -
- The full story of the arrest is leaked, including information that the Malibu police department ordered the arresting offcer to change his report to remove the offensive statements, and lock the original report away where no one could see it.
- Included in the statement is the revelation that Mel called one of the female officers "Sugar T*ts"
- The arresting office goes public with the cover-up
Monday, July 31st -
- Mel is chastised by the Jewish community.
- Gibson's mug shot is released. See above.
Tuesday, August 1st -
- American Catholic leaders come out in support of Gibson.
- ABC pulls Gibson't Holocaust miniseries.
- Mel apologizes to the Jewish community, characterizing himself as a victim of 'a world gone mad'
- Reports and pictures from the night in question surface, including information that Mel not only knew he was drunk, but refused a ride home.
- Disney chairman Oren Aviv chalks Mel's behavior up to a mistake, and comes out in support of Apocalypto.
- Superagent Ari Emanuel calls for a boycott of Gibson all over Hollywood.
- TMZ.com reports that Gibson has been arrested on at least two other occasions in Malibu for drunk driving, and the sheriff's department turned a blind eye.
- Arianna Huffington calls for Mel's agent to drop him from his client roster.
- The Anti-Defimation League accepts Mel's apology.
Whew. That's all there is for now, except that this story is dividing the Hollywood community, and people are upset that Gibson is receiving special treatment, and rightfully so. He has proven himself to be a Jew-hating drunk with multiple instances of throwing the law out the window. I've heard the argument that everyone makes mistakes thrown around a lot today.
I wonder if people would think that had he killed a child, drunk driving.