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Mel Surrenders to Sawyer

10/11/2006 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson says he's "indefensible" against the power of alcohol.

Gibson tells ABC's Diane Sawyer about his feeling powerless in his lifelong fight against alcoholism, telling her "Even fear, the risk of everything, life, limb, family, is not enough to keep you from it, that's the hell of it."

TMZ broke the story detailing Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade the night of his DUI arrest in Malibu. He has since pleaded no contest to drunk driving and was sentenced to three years probation. The actor has also entered an Alcoholics Anonymous program.

The full interview with Mel will air tomorrow and Friday on "Good Morning America" and it appears that Mel Gibson's tour of attrition is already working. TMZ posed the question to our readers yesterday "Do you forgive Mel?" and the response was a bit surprising.

At last check, nearly 7,500 people voted in the poll, with nearly two-thirds voting yes.

Seems like whatever Mel is saying, it's working so far.


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Love U Maven. December 8th Apocalypto in a theater near U!

A Devoted Mel Fan

2899 days ago

Laura Batista    

Hmmm yea Im an idiot, and possibly evil and twisted. BUT I will not condemn a person by their actions. Mel is a dumbass Im a dumbass and alot of other people are too. I may be evil BUT Im not without my own twisted set of morals.

He who is without sin cast the first stone, isn't that what christians say? Yea quite blowing this all out of proportion. And if you have a problem with me, take a look at the first things I said, I'll say the same to you.

And have a very pleasantly ignorant day.


2899 days ago

Alyn Brodsky    

Regarding #31: The very last thing I need is to be lectured to, on any subject, by some piece of French trash. You people cannot accept the fact that you're now a fourth-rate power, your president's pretensions notwithstanding.

What's more, I don't think the news has gotten round your country about the invention of soap.

I have never figured out the French aveersion to cleanliness.

But then, I haven't spent all that much time trying.

2896 days ago
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