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Legal War Over Mel Gibson's 2006 DUI Arrest

10/12/2010 5:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The County of Los Angeles is asking a judge to throw out the lawsuit filed by the deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for DUI in 2006.

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TMZ broke the story that James Mee -- the deputy who arrested Mel in Malibu and witnessed his anti-Semitic rant -- filed a lawsuit against the County of L.A., claiming he was retaliated against after the L.A. County Sheriff's Department alleged he leaked the police report to TMZ.

Now the County is firing back -- asking that the suit be dismissed -- claiming the assertion that the Sheriff was retaliating against the deputy because he was Jewish is simply unsupportable.  In legal papers, the County says, "Simply receiving a directive to proceed in one manner with respect to a police report cannot in and of itself be considered discriminatory."

As we first reported, Mee was ordered to take out all references to Mel's anti-Semitic comments.

As for Mee's other allegations -- that he was "unjustly" denied a promotion, got a negative performance review and was forced to transfer to a less prestigious station --the County claims Mee's religion had nothing to do with it.

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91.

kickaboo    

As surprising as it is that FOUR years after the fact of the Gibson DUI arrest, this lawsuit is now just taking place during the present Oksana/Mel headlines, I hope the truth comes out whether Mee was mistreated or not. Or is Harvey claiming all Jewish LE officers are mistreated at the Sheriff's Dept..? Too bad things don't get cleared up about all the people claiming they want to "get" Gibson for making a movie or drunk ramblings, now that would be interesting, wouldn't it--Ari?
Everyone deserves a shot at a promotion if they are performing their job correctly or above board. Harvey seems to want to dig up the past DUI of Gibson rather then promote the facts of this lawsuit. Hmmm, didn't Gibson do his punishment for his crime?

1386 days ago
92.

Anon    

I just love this. You and your "buddies" are reading internal reports about Mee's job performance because you guys are just sooo connected. Your "buddies" may be just as obsessed with Mel as you are and view anyone looking at him objectively as the enemy. Friends of a feather don't you know. And if your "buddies" at LASD are releasing internal do***ents, hopefully they will get in trouble for invasion of privacy, slander and anything they can think of. Mel Gibson is no saint. There is no special "Mel Gibson can do anything he wants" law as far as I know. You seem to want to create one.

1386 days ago
93.

Sefa    

If we had video evidence of Mel killing a man, and the blood was found in his car, and he would admit it on live television ... Team Mel would still deny everything and claim the evidence was falsified. LOL.

The worst part however is their personal attacks against anyone that they consider "his opponent". Oksana and this officer have been viciously attacked by these people and their ilk on many occasions, that alone makes me dislike them much more than any obsessive defence of Mel.

1386 days ago
94.

michelle    

If we had video evidence of Mel killing a man, and the blood was found in his car, and he would admit it on live television ... Team Mel would still deny everything and claim the evidence was falsified. LOL.

The worst part however is their personal attacks against anyone that they consider "his opponent". Oksana and this officer have been viciously attacked by these people and their ilk on many occasions, that alone makes me dislike them much more than any obsessive defence of Mel.

Posted at 12:11 AM on Oct 13, 2010 by Sefa
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to you and the other posters who think like this ....
i would do/think the same if it were you instead of M.G.
it's about seeking the truth .... isn't it

1386 days ago
95.

Your Aunt Bea    

Nicely done Sefa. Create the visual image of Mel killing a man on video. Oh wait, that's been done before, in braveheart, Lethal Weapons, Mad max, Edge of Darkness... you are too late. Nice try tho. Who you working for?

1386 days ago
96.

Natasja    

Isn't there a time limit for these kind of things?

I mean 4 years after it happened , did he need cash ?

1386 days ago
97.

Genna    

Watchdog lawyer Michael Gennaco found that the annual police department report examined the allegations that the Dept. had improperly sought to keep MG's alleged inflammatory statements from review by altering the original police report.
Mel Gibson received special treatment. When MG was arrested (2006) and transferred to a police station he referred to a female police officer as "sugartits", a moniker on here.
The evening of his arrest, TMZ posted the police report. TMZ is the biggest Mel hater, all members of team mel simply make money for TMZ with comment after comment.

Posted at 7:33 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Scotty

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Scotty; do you have a link that substantiates your comment about Gennaco? The reports I have read stated that Gennaco did not find any cause to believe that any special treatment was afforded to Gibson.

Posted at 8:05 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Genna

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A CBCnews report dated Dec 22,2007

The title is "Police didn't follow procedures in Mel Gibson arrest"

Posted at 8:29 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Scotty

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Here is what that article states:

“According to the report, the Lethal Weapon star was allowed to leave the station in Malibu without providing a palm print or signing a statement to appear in court as required. Then, a sergeant drove Gibson to a tow yard to retrieve his car, without clearing it with his station commanders.

Gennaco says other than that, the employees followed procedure and handled Gibson's arrest and prosecution professionally.”

Nowhere in that article does it state that Gennaco found the police report to being improper. In articles subsequent to this, it also states the tow yard incident was to avoid media chaos. Gennaco also stated in that article that the department needs to develop guidelines on how to handle the media when it comes to high-profile cases

In other words, Scotty, you lied.

Here is the link to that story (I now understand why you didn't provide the link):

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2007/12/22/gibson-report-arrest.html

1386 days ago
98.

KoalaBabe    

scotty spinning his yarn again Genna? lol
His usual.

1386 days ago
99.

Justice    

Listen people.
Anyone can say anything they want to say. It's a free country.
If I or anyone want to spout off about the blacks and say the N word like they do in all their rap music then that's ok. Who cares? I can say whatever I want to say just like Lil Wayne and Kanya can.
If Mel wants to say that the jews are the cause of all the wars in the world then let him. Who cares? He can say whatever he wants to say. It's his right. The jewish agent head at that agency that dropped him is the real bigot. He is against free speech and people expressing themselves. He's jewish right? For someone whose people died in the gas chambers this guy is a disgrace to his people. Maybe if someone would have spoken up sooner then maybe some of his people wouldn't have been murdered by Hitler. People should be allowed to talk and say what they want
What is so wrong about Mel calling the female jailer sugar teets?
If he in fact said it then who cares?
Maybe our culture needs to get over all this and move on. Let people talk.
In the meantime, in N.C., a deaf 10 year old girl with one leg has gone missing and is now presumed dead at the hand of her step mother. Some of their former neighbors witnessed her mistreating the little girl yet nobody bothered to say anything until after the fact. ??? An evil step mother kicking a 10 year old girl with one leg? WTF? What is this? Some evil fairytale? The parasite regurgetation Hollywood system should do a move about this real life nightmare but is instead making their vomit crap 3 and 4. Transformers 10 and Spiderman 12. American culture cesspool. Speak up people, speak up.
Oh and BTW - I read the Oksana interview today in People mag and she is one big fat liar. Does she really expect people to believe that a grown man punched her twice in the face yet there were no bruises?
She is one lying evil conniving extortionist that one is. Mel Gibson may be crazy, he may say stupid things when he is drunk as a skunk but why would anyone believe he is a threat to his infant daughter. Oksana is a parasite evil person and so is this fat cop.
Note to all jewish people. Stop being victims.You aren't black. Your people did not come here as slaves. You are not the indigenous population of the Americas who were slaughtered so we could have highways to nowhere. We are sorry about WW2. Please do not sue us. Mel Gibson is an actor.

1386 days ago
100.

KoalaBabe    

We are sorry about WW2. Please do not sue us. Mel Gibson is an actor.

Posted at 7:17 AM on Oct 13, 2010 by Justice

Lol Justice your a peach and right on target too.

1386 days ago
101.

V    

This title is WRONG. This is about DEPUTY MEE and his dissatisfaction with his position where he works. The Sheriff's department spokeman said when the case was filed againt the County (and I am paraphrasing)

the facts alleged are false, we look forward to setting the record straight.

I was disappointed this was a DEMURRER with no bite. When someone claims discrimination whoever the perpetrator is needs to be able to level the playing field to help STOP the misperception and the allegation if the claim is false, don't they? Shouldn't they be allowed in court replies at the very least to use the do***ents one side alleges proves discrimination (and conveniently forgets to attach them to the suit).

I was looking forward to actually reading his job performance records at the very least.

1386 days ago
102.

KoalaBabe    

I was looking forward to actually reading his job performance records at the very least.

Posted at 7:50 AM on Oct 13, 2010 by V

V, that will probably come if he pursue this case, maybe an egg on his face or two will do.
After all he never had any promotion for 16 year or more before Mel Gibson dui on 2006.

1386 days ago
103.

Bill F. Murray    

I wondered where you all were hiding out! :)

1386 days ago
104.

KoalaBabe    

115.

I wondered where you all were hiding out! :)

Posted at 8:03 AM on Oct 13, 2010 by Jeffro11

Jeffro11 we still lingers on the old thread:)

1386 days ago
105.

Muppet    

Who the heck writes that many pages for a DUI arrest????? I'm sure they rarely take the time to write a report that long. Maybe that's why he's not getting promotions?? He's a time waster!

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