Category: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson pours millions into extremist Catholic sect

Mel Gibson's Holy Family Catholic Church Australian actor Mel Gibson has poured another $15.2 million into his controversial private church in California’s exclusive beachside suburb of Malibu.

Gibson’s secretive sect is not recognised by the Catholic Church because it does not acknowledge the authority of the Pope or the Vatican and rejects the universally accepted teachings of the Second Vatican Council.

Mel Gibson Addresses Accusations of Anti-Semitism

Actor-director Mel Gibson told Diane Sawyer today that he was ashamed by the remarks about Jews he made during his July arrest for driving while intoxicated. As most people have heard, Gibson is devoutly religious, which is what inspired him to make The Passion of the Christ. His church is a Catholic splinter group called traditionalist Catholics. The group feels the modern Catholic Church has abandoned the real faith. His father, 88-year-old Hutton Gibson, is well known for his writings that attack the Vatican.

Mel Gibson asks Jewish community for help

LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson said Tuesday he is not a bigot or an anti-Semite and he apologized to “everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words” he used when he was arrested for drunken driving. “Hatred of any kind goes against my faith,” he said in a statement released through publicist Alan Nierob. “I’m not just asking for forgiveness,” Gibson said. “I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one-on-one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.” It was the

Sheriff’s Office Debated Gibson’s Arrest Report

Officials locked away deputy’s account of the actor’s alleged threats and anti-Semitic rants. A handwritten account by the sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson triggered a lengthy debate among department officials Friday over how much should be released about the actor’s allegedly profane and anti-Jewish comments, sources close to the investigation said Monday. The officials ultimately decided to place a portion of Deputy James Mee’s report under lock and key in an effort to prevent immediate public disclosure, the sources said. They declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the case. “They were like chickens running around with

Hollywood Split Over Mel Gibson’s Future

Hollywood Divided Over Whether Mel Gibson’s Remarks After Arrest Will Cause Backlash LOS ANGELES – A stunned Hollywood debated the future of one of its biggest stars Sunday as a sheriff’s watchdog launched an investigation into a possible cover up of a leaked report that quoted Mel Gibson unleashing a tirade of anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest. One media expert said Gibson irreparably damaged his career with his “crazy” behavior following his arrest by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Malibu early Friday. Charges of anti-Semitism were also leveled against the actor-director with the release of his 2004

Gibson outburst ‘was covered up’

Allegations that police in Malibu tried to cover up an anti-Semitic outburst by Mel Gibson are to be investigated by an independent review body. The actor and director was stopped for alleged drunk driving early on Friday. A bottle of tequila was reportedly found on the back seat of his car. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that Mr Gibson had been pulled over while speeding at 87mph (140km/h) and arrested “without incident”. But according to a website, the arresting officer’s original report said: “Gibson blurted out anti-Semitic remarks about ‘f***ing Jews’ yelled out ‘The Jews are responsible