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Mel's

Moonshadows Madness

8/1/2006 7:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned when an allegedly inebriated Mel Gibson left Malibu's Moonshadows restaurant in the wee hours of Friday morning, he walked past the valet attendant with his head down, hands behind his back and uttered "I'm f****d up."

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Gibson, who had not valeted, then crossed the street to his car, pulled out, made a u-turn and proceeded to step on the gas, driving past Moonshadows at a fast speed.

Shortly thereafter, as TMZ first reported, Gibson was arrested for driving 87 mph in a 45-mph zone with a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 (the state limit is 0.08).

The valet says the deputy who pulled Gibson over was actually driving in the opposite direction as the actor, but made a u-turn when Gibson flew by.

In Touch Weekly obtained pictures of Gibson partying with fans at Moonshadows hours before being arrested. 


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16.

.Francesca    

Being Jew haters is so passe' it makes me yawn.
Drinking and being drunk is very very sad
Mel ought to go to permanent detox Then learn Yiddish and Israeli and apologize in both languages.
F.

2969 days ago
17.

georgiana    

Since Mel Gibson was allegedly drunk at the time, he probably does not remember what happened that night. Our culture thrives on bad news. If Mel Gibson had donated one million dollars to a charity. No one would probably know about it because it would have been good news and good news does not get around as does bad news. He who is without sin cast the first stone. We are all sinners and have done things in the past that we regret. Because we are not all famous no one hears about them.

2969 days ago
18.

prescott    

Who cares? Everyone acts like they never drank and drove before. He just got caught.

2969 days ago
19.

annette    

Dear Eva Ross,
Who sounded the bullhorn in the first place? Surely the accused would have wanted the story to remain within the confines of Malibu knowing that it could endanger his career. Which sector of society made a big deal of this anyway, giving it more publicity than it deserved. Who's the one SPREADING the seeds of hatred?

2969 days ago
20.

EDNA WUNDER    

MEL GIBSON IS NOT ENTITLED DRIVE WHEN DRUNK BECAUSE HE IS WEALTHY. HOWEVER, HE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION. HE IS PROBABLY LOVING ALL THE AIR TIME. REMEMBER, SOMEONE ONCE SAID BAD PUBLICITY IS BETTER THAN NO PUBLICITY

2969 days ago
21.

ROBIN    

Those whores should be ashamed of themselves. They know that he is married and has children and they knew that the pics would be all over the media. Ladies you were totally in the wrong on this one!

2965 days ago
22.

Leigh    

What's sad is that a person that is in the media eye all the time can't f***up like the rest of society. I don't think that there is a person alive on this planet (except maybe Mother Theresa)who hasn't done or said something stupid that they've regretted afterward. Boy, it certainly is easy to cast the first stone. I find it sadly ironic that it's always the self-proclaimed "Christians", who always seem the first to point fingers and the last to offer forgiveness. Mel seems like a fun-loving guy who was out to have a good time. It's nice to see a guy like Mel having a good time with regular nobodies like me. It shows the kind of guy he is, one who doesn't think he's too good to party with just anyone. I can't speak for the rest of the world Mel, but you've just enhanced your image in my eyes. I also know how difficult it can be to quit an addiction and the fact you keep trying is proof of your character.

Hey Mel, so you made a stupid error, you apologized, now it's up to the rest of the world to forgive and move on!
Oh, next time party with me and I'll insist on driving you home!

A Loyal Fan!

2965 days ago
23.

ruben villarreal    

hey mel, hang tough, who were those good looking girls, next to u, did u get some ph. numbers.

2963 days ago
24.

Jaclyn    

So thats what he was doing!!!

2974 days ago
25.

Jaye    

I've tried really hard over the last few days to be supportive of Mr. Gibson, and I would love to believe that his apology to the Jewish community is heartfelt and sincere. But when I see photos like these, it destroys any credibility he had as a husband and father. Why in the world would a "devoted father" and "loving family man" even remotely consider partying at all hours of the night with "fans", and (had he not been arrested) then return home completely inebriated and beligerent? Anti-Semite or not, he's going to have a hell of a hard time convincing me he gives a damn about his family and their unintentional involvement in this mess.

2974 days ago
26.

dee    

Not that they are accountable or responsible, but shit, the valet, the people at the restaurant, no one gives a shit anymore about drinking and driving?

No one tried to stop him. If they did and they did not succeed, than that is just as sad. Someone should have gone the extra mile.

We cannot show outrage at drinking in driving if we continue to allow it to happen.

We make a choice to drink, we make a choice to drink and drive, but we also make a choice to allow others to drink and drive or not.

This sucks.

2974 days ago
27.

Kent    

Why Gibson apologize?

I agree with him that Jews is the cause of trouble worldwide. They created troubles in Europe before and now in Arab. Where else do they want to creat troubles?

2974 days ago
28.

Kent    

Benjamin, you are right, no apology for Jews because Gibson is just telling the fact. See what happened to MiddleEast.

Wonder why the World is so sensitive about the anti-semitic remarks?

2974 days ago
29.

Veronica E    

This is sad. Can you even imagine? He can't be a normal person -- just look at those women fawning over him. This deal with fans has gotta be constant, consistent thing in his life. How do you deal with it? ....And so, when he walks off drunk, they're still awestruck. Poor Mel. What a shame no one took care of him. What a shame he didn't take care of himself. What's going on is deep. Society should just leave him alone and let him figure his problems out -- just like they did when he walked out that door. He'll be all right.

2974 days ago
30.

Mary    

Where was his wedding ring? And what was he doing with his arms around all those women? This is a conservative Catholic man????????????

2974 days ago
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