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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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Danielle    

Mr. Gibson,

It never seems fair at the time but remember God only gives us what he knows we can handle. Remember to recite to yourself Ephesians 6:10-20 for protection. Prayers are with you to give you strentgth through this ordeal.

Danielle

1387 days ago
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Danielle    

god squaders always have excuses for their transgressions
they never own up to them

Posted at 11:41 AM on Oct 14, 2010 by TMZgossip
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You're just jaded.

1387 days ago
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azlee    

Mel I just want you to know that there are thousands and thousands of fans out here that do not think you are capable of doing the things Oxy says you did. I for one will go to see any and all of your future movies.You are loved by so many.I pray for you every day, for you and your family.The devil was after you all the time you were filming The Passion of the Christ and the Lord watched after you then and He will do it again.The most important thing is that the Lord loves you and you love Him.


kelly80

Posted at 11:13 AM on Oct 14, 2010 by kelly

1387 days ago
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azlee    

there you go curious. post it on your link page. :-)

1387 days ago
125.

azlee    

good grief, my threads are getting confused!

1387 days ago
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Colby    

Someone should introduce Mee to Oksana, they may have a lot in common...a desire to make a quick unearned million or so.

1387 days ago
127.

arlena    

This cops an *******! I guess the voltures are out this season.

1387 days ago
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