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BULLETIN: Blair Berk To Be Mel's Lead Attorney

8/3/2006 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Blair BerkTMZ has confirmed that high-powered defense attorney Blair Berk will serve as Mel Gibson's primary counsel, representing him in the DUI case against him.

Berk, a veteran trial lawyer, has represented Lindsay Lohan, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Tracy Morgan, Tracey Gold and Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman). The cases of Morgan and Gold both involved DUI.

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Try This    

Just what was Mel Gibson's most “disgraceful” remark? – that “the Jews are responsible for all the world’s wars”? Oh my! Never! No truth there! Here’s another unforgivable line (to the arresting officer): “Are you a Jew”? How rude! Criminal! Just thinking about it makes me tremble.

By contrast, suppose we change Gibson’s ‘bigoted” remarks from “F**king Jews” to “F**king Christian Fundamentalists”. Would anyone even notice? Certainly, there would be no Hollywood hysteria over that comment. In fact, he’d more likely be the toast of the town, possibly feted with a Free Speech Award from the ACLU.

But as every public figure knows, offending Jews is not the same thing as offending Christians. No sireee!

And it’s particularly ironic coming from Tinsel Town with its levels of drug addiction, infidelity, billion-dollar porn-casting and open-faced warmongering."

I LOVE MEL GIBSON MORE THAN EVER NOW!!! I WILL NOW SEE ANY MOVIE THAT HE'S IN 2 OR 3 TIMES!! JUST ANYTHING -- ANYTHING HE IS INVOLVED IN, I WILL DOUBLE MY EFFORTS TO SUPPORT HIM!!!

LOVE YOU MEL HONEY!!!

2912 days ago
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Try This    

I agree with Loraine Christensen AND Allen Burns.
I love Mel Gibson more than everrrrrrrr!

2908 days ago
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Loraine Christensen    

Mel does not need an attorney. We will always support him. He is absolutly correct
in saying that the Jews start all wars of course they do, greedy bastards. They should gve the poor Lebeanese back the land they stole from them.
That shit Levin Jewish Bastard, greedy Pig !should shut his mouth or as a reporter get his facts right, I dont know why he is on TV, his oponion is crap and does not count one Bit. Mel will come out of this just FINE!

2913 days ago
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Sam Doe    

This is interesting about Blair Berk, who is definitely a hottie! Do you have any swimsuit photos? Also interesting is this taped interview with one of Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriends who talks about their interesting sex life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDGcQBBGlGc

2913 days ago
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mike    

I found a clear video of Mel Gibson being stopped by the police! Ms.
Blair, you have lots of work for yourself. I think Eleanor Roosevelt would be a better person to have on your team Mel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQlwKFleVxQ

2913 days ago
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Loraine Christensen    

Of course he is not going to slow down the gasoline levin, jewish BASTARD ! is
throwing on the fire, he has a business to run, GREEDY BASTARD!!!

2913 days ago
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spud    

oh, if i have to listen to that harvey levin...perking around like a little bird with a worm in his mouth, my god, the guy just bugs...so gossipy, just gleeming with all this "important information"...like a 7yr old school girl who has peaked into someones diary and cannot shut up about it

2913 days ago
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the kid    

I think Mel should take some time away from it all and go bodysurfing... leave all the sh*t on the sand.

2913 days ago
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TINA REYES    

I am married (now separated) from an alcoholic. I wish his name and face would be in the news so he would go get help! I have loved Mel Gibson for years and have a collection of most of his movies. I do not hold it against him for having a drink and getting caught! He is a great actor / producer and a dedicated husband and father. That's what shows above all. I was only married one year before having enough of a drunk. I would think that if Mel had such a problem, that he wouldn't have the family he has. He's not perfect......but who is? Maybe that's why the Media is going overboard with the stories. But, buyer beware...Mel is a good person and doesn't deserve such an enormous mad press. 80% of Hollywood is nothing but drunks. Get off Mel's back! He's human and I still respect him! He has done nothing but respect the entire would by appologyzing! How many normal people would do that? My husband must not be normal is what the media is telling me with all this press on him. No, Mel is just above normal and everyone I know feels the same way. The Media is just out for a story with no respect to anyone.

2913 days ago
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FrenchMaidTV    

It will be interesting to see how the first “Sexiest Man Alive”’s entry at Wikipedia
changes in the next few weeks.

2913 days ago
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Jay    

Woopie. It's a first offense which is a misdemeanor. There will be no jail time. An attorney is hired to simply file paperwork - big deal.

TMZ go back to reporting about hot gossip - this is boring.

I still like Mel. I like him for his movies, not his political, social or religous views. I don't personally like Susan Serandon, The Dixie Chicks, etc. However, they are entertainers and I still pay money to see them.

2913 days ago
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apples    

Loraine. You need therapy. You are an angry venom spitting so called human being!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2913 days ago
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FrenchMaidTV    

It will be interesting to see how the first “Sexiest Man Alive”’s entry at Wikipedia
changes in the next few weeks.

2913 days ago
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lisa richards    

The hatred against Jews that is levied against Levin by some of the people who post comments on this page further exhibit that Mel Gibson is part of a larger, still rampant situation (and mental illness), anti-Semitism.
Levin has done a great public service, not only in exposing just the preferential treatment and cover ups of the sheriff's department, but he has also further exposed that anti-Semitism in alive and well in America.
Idiots who attack Levin for exposing anti-Semitism shows how morally challenged some so-called "Christians" can be.
They are merely exposing themselves and what they are made of here.
Kudos to Levin.

2913 days ago
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Olga Pina    

I own a beautiful fine art gallery in Austin. I recently had a $12,000.00 Salvadore Dali stolen from the gallery by a third-year engineer student of the University of Texas. This was a felony.

Although a DUI is a lesser offense, it is still a crime. Should we forgive a first-time offense? What about countless petty crimes? Where does this end? When do these social incompetents learn their lesson? I can understand turning the cheek, but how many times do we do this without jeopardizing the public's safety?

These are, in my opinion, home-grown, home-bred, home-educated terrorists. They are no longer impeccable because of their youth or their public persona.

My mother used to say "Todos hijos de Dios, o todos hijos del Diablo".

I have lived a life of double standards. I see it. I know it is there. I hate to see it still at work. I fight that with a passion. I write letters. I get involved. I testify. I vote. I write more letters.

Double standards have got to end or there is no justice.

Olga

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