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Gibson's Racist Rant Triggers Immigration Complaint

7/27/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Mel Gibson got ratted out to the government after an immigration group heard him use a derogatory term for illegal aliens -- and the complaint could spark an investigation into who's working for Mel.

The San Diego Minutemen tell TMZ they dropped a dime on Mel with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because they heard him refer to one of his domestic workers as a "wetback" during the secretly-recorded rant at Oksana Grigorieva.

The Minutemen are volunteers whose mission is "to demand maximum border security and immigration enforcement" -- and we're told Gibson's use of the epithet led the group to wonder if he is employing illegal immigrants. So they called the ICE hotline last week to report Gibson.

The Minutemen tell TMZ they were told an investigation would be opened.

A rep from the Los Angeles ICE office could not be reached for comment. Same for Mel's rep.


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1. How would Mel know they were illegal? It is "racist" to ask for IDs now, didn't you hear that from Washington?
2. Who wants to work for a "racist douche"? You mean like the "wise-latina" supreme court justice? Or the "f-ing retard" chief of staff? Or the "typical white person" grandson, who is president?

1550 days ago


Yay! There will be a few less people abusing our social services. Something good will come out of this after all. Thanks Mel!

1549 days ago


So you think he employs illegals so you report him? Where is your proof? I think you posted this to get your groups name in the paper! Shame on you, jumping on a hate band wagon for self promotion. The minutemen should have taken more than a minute to decide this was a really bad idea. I have lost all respect for this group and am withdrawing my support immediately.

1549 days ago


A lot of the people that either support the minutemen or part of the minutemen are racist white rednecks. I saw a do***entary on these guys and wow. You can not tell me those guys arent racist. But so are a lot of mexicans i have met as well. It seemes the majority of them have huge racism towards black people. Different strokes.

1549 days ago


You anti Mel clowns are grasping at straws. You're as desperate as that Russian Barbie doll who now realizes that she will have to start over from square one at the grand age of 40+.
I bet she is rethinking that b.l.o.w.j.o.b or should I say those b.l.o.w.j.o.b.s. Sorry Oxmetic, you can't be trusted. If you're looking for forgiveness, it looks like you will have to see his lawyer and since she's a female ,looks like you wouldn't be able to make any "headway" har,har,har.
Too late just like the Minutemen or should I say "A.s.s.h.o.l.e.s peeved at not being noticed anymore" trying to make their irrelevance relevant.
TEAM MEL wins and continues to win and we're all waiting for his next set of movies.

1549 days ago


Oh lord, as if they have any right to call the government.. an illegal trying to take the law into his hands.

What a joke!!

1549 days ago


Ummmm Do we still have freedom of speech in this country. Not that I agree with the things Mr Gibson has said but here in America we have the right to say whatever the hell we want to say. If you don't like it don't live here.

1549 days ago


isn't mel australian?

1549 days ago


ok, I can't help it. I totally cracked up at mixfeelings statement of Jesus's name. lol

but for an explanation here you go: interesting reading and I'll just do part of it and give a link.

The first letter in the name Yeshua ("Jesus") is the yod. Yod represents the "Y" sound in Hebrew. Many names in the Bible that begin with yod are mispronounced by English speakers because the yod in these names was transliterated in English Bibles with the letter "J" rather than "Y". This came about because in early English the letter "J" was pronounced the way we pronounce "Y" today. All proper names in the Old Testament were transliterated into English according to their Hebrew pronunciation, but when English pronunciation shifted to what we know today, these transliterations were not altered. Thus, such Hebrew place names as ye-ru-sha-LA-yim, ye-ri-HO, and yar-DEN have become known to us as Jerusalem, Jericho, and Jordan; and Hebrew personal names such as yo-NA, yi-SHAI, and ye-SHU-a have become known to us as Jonah, Jesse, and Jesus.

1549 days ago


#32 minutement are American citizens...also to another post Mel has duel citizenship.

1549 days ago


"The Minutemen are volunteers... "

So in other words, they are just unemployed racial profiling idiots who think they are a wild west posse/witch hunters.

1549 days ago


I live in Tucson Arizona and near the border. There are two different "minutemen". There is one group that is a stray group and they don't always use the humantarian way. The original group of Minutemen was to drive and police the ranches around the border and turn in activity when they saw it. Hoping someone would respond.

Read about it a bit. The illegal crimes (drugs) that have surrounded this issue is a deadly one here and on any southern border. Lives are threatened weekly, property thrashed, animals killed.

1549 days ago

passin thru    

who gives a crap? NO one should be offended, simply because NO ONE was supposed to be hearing it ...other than his bi*tch of a wife. the immigrants, esp. the illegal ones..should be happy they are working and STFU.

1549 days ago


Well, he did tell Oksana he was not going to pay the "wetback" so the nanny he was talking about may not be working for him now. It doesn't hurt to check though.

1549 days ago


You can't be serious???? this story is just too stupid to be real
but im sure it is real.

1549 days ago
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