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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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106.

fran    

@ John

and yet, Gibson has admitted in numerous interviews that he lost control and spewed his anti-semetic remarks.
He also issued 3 different apologies for his outburst

claiming he didn't make the remarks is nonsensical

Posted at 2:08 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by TMZgossip

Mel apologized because he said he didnt remember what or if he said anything...Ari Emanual was playing the Jewish card to the hilt ...so because Mel wasnt sure, he apologized. However Ari being really mad and jealous of Mel Mad because Mel made the movie Passion of the Christ, and jealous cause Mel made the movie as a independent and made a lot of money. Ari has been at Mel ever since, and because Ari is a big wig in Hollywood, Mel has had to take the brunt of Ari's hatred....hey maybe Mel should sue Ari and make him shut-up.

1368 days ago
107.

fran    

Interesting spin on this story.

It's not about whether Mr. Mel said dirty words, it's about Officer Mee having a tantrum because his poor performance record - which dates back LONG before the 2006 DUI arrest as posted by V - cost him cushy jobs.

So he tried suing, playing the religion card, and the County ain't buying it. Why should tax payers have to pay for Officer Mee's lawsuit when his own performance record speaks for itself?

Posted at 4:10 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Curious

Hi Curious and everyone
I read on one of these posts awhile back that Mee isnt even Jewish??? I also read that he was on the police force for around 17 yrs and never got a promotion I guess because of his attitude or ineptitude.....so he used the DUI on Mel, to get noticed, 17yrs is a long time to be turned down by your peers so I think he is not such a good cop. 17 yrs on the force before Mel entered the pic, so he cant blame Mel for his probs.
Mr.Mee you sir, are a whinnnnnnnnnnnnnner

1368 days ago
108.

fran    

interesting spin?
more like "making it up as you go"

the Mee "poor performance" record didn't start until AFTER he refused to file a false report. Unfortunately, this case will never see the inside of the courtroom. The county will try to go the dismissal route, and when that fails there will be a settlement.

LAPD is not about to let this story hit the courts and risk exposure on both their white glove treatment of celebrities, and the vendetta that went on for 4 years before they finally closed the investigation on who leaked info to TMZ.

settlement
non-disclosure
retirement

Posted at 4:37 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by TMZgossip

Sooooo Mee is going to extort LAPD....just like Oksana is extorting Mel...very interrrrrrrresting

1368 days ago
109.

fran    

because he admitted to it?
because he didn't deny it?
because he apologized for it?
because he has commented about it in dozens of interviews since the DUI

and, because I am not blinded, like you Team Rabid people are.

Posted at 4:04 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by TMZgossip

He has never admitted to it, he has always said he doesnt remember saying it......he apologized in case he did say it...he is asked about this everytime he is interviewed he never brings it up....he has even said "its been 4 yrs give it up already" I have seen those interviews myself...Mee put himself in the spotlight not Mel...so as far as Mee's performance within the police dept, it was police business and kept there...Mee brought this out into the public so let him live with it what a whinnnnnnnnnnnerrrrrrrrrr He reminds me of Oksana blaming Mel for her reputation when in fact she is the one who is displaying who and what she is....Mee is doing the same thing....Mel dear you must start talking, your getting blamed for it, anyway . GO MEL

1368 days ago
110.

fran    

Good grief, why don't you Mel apologists just call him God and render him untouchable. I have never seen a group so obsessed with defending this guy. Now you need to defend the LAPD because of their association with Mel? Seriously, you guys are ridiculous.

Mel has a long record of these outbursts. The LAPD may have gone easy on him and who can explain that. But Mee may have a very good case. It is not in the LAPD's interest to say Mee is right. That doesn't not mean Mee is wrong and there's no reason to attack him. You don't even know him.

Posted at 4:42 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Anon

can you quote a few outbursts that you have personally heard him say, or watched him say....may I have some proof...thank you Oh yes Mel is my earthy God.

1368 days ago
111.

BlancheDevereaux    

Good grief, why don't you Mel apologists just call him God and render him untouchable. I have never seen a group so obsessed with defending this guy. Now you need to defend the LAPD because of their association with Mel? Seriously, you guys are ridiculous.

Mel has a long record of these outbursts. The LAPD may have gone easy on him and who can explain that. But Mee may have a very good case. It is not in the LAPD's interest to say Mee is right. That doesn't not mean Mee is wrong and there's no reason to attack him. You don't even know him.

Posted at 4:42 PM on Oct 12, 2010 by Anon

You sound constipated.

1368 days ago
112.

fran    

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.

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

Justice...thats a fantastic post.. maybe you should send it to Ari Emanual and his brother Rahm, who are the ones keeping the jewish thing going in Hollywood...by the way Rahm is running for mayor in Chigago, hope you dont live there LOL

1368 days ago
113.

kelly    

Sounds like this Mee has a problem of being Jewish. Is he ashamed of it?

sunny

1368 days ago
114.

fran    

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.@ Justice

Justice, that is so horrible, I hope that little girl finally gets some Justice in her young life. Its amazing how many children suffer at the hands of their parents.... I hope God
finds that little girl in New york and she is okay, and is given to someone who will love her and care for her.

1368 days ago
115.

Janeny    

For someone whose people died in the gas chambers this guy is a disgrace to his people. _____Jews were not the only one who died in the gas chambers. I too believe it's a free country, and until somebody shows obvious HATRED against the other one, no reason to condemn him. Calling a Jew a Jew is not a crime, nor it is offensive as well as calling a black guy a negro cannot be offensive because guess what IT'S A RACE:

******negro - relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.

When I am called a Caucasian (of or relating to a racial group having white skin, especially one of European origin) shall I take it as an offense?

It's a given FACT that Jews killed their Jesus, and in fact 70% of them still deny Him. Gibson has all the right to make a movie or a show or whatever to express his VIEWS. If Lady Gaga can walk NAKED wrapped herself in RAW MEAT why can't a decent man say what he THINKS?

Jews or whoever else are very welcome to share THEIR VIEWS. People need to learn to respect and communicate over different views or opinions. Personally, I knowing who I am and what I am won't give a sh.t if somebody calls me what I know I am not. Who CARES?

1368 days ago
116.

Anonymous    

The world would be a calmer simpler place if people just treated each other nicely. Where it gets complicated is when people intentionally stir things up to cause trouble.
Do not image for one moment that one race or ethnicity is more tragic than another. Over 500 tribes existed in this country prior to European contact they are no longer here and even now the healthcare environment seeks to limit care of the elderly...Where and when does it stop?

1368 days ago
117.

sugart*ts    

Thought less popular thread would be more civil. Be mindful of "scrapers" per WSJ and try to keep it fit for print.

1368 days ago
118.

sugart*ts    

Mee's protocol (or lack thereof) and like merits during 17 years on force speak for him. And yes, Mel pays for more widows of LASD than all of us combined. That in itself does not protect him from the long arm of the law. He'd be the first man to tell his kids, I fought the law and the law won but the press beat the gobshyte out of me.

1368 days ago
119.

MARK DALY    

While I dont like Mel particularly he surely has the right to privacy until it comes to trial.

Love the Jews and hate the Zionists

1367 days ago
120.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

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.

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


FABULOUS POST. Wish I'd said it.

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