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Mel Gibson's Arresting Cop Wins Court Victory

2/22/2011 4:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County Deputy Sheriff who arrested Mel Gibson in 2006 for DUI will be allowed to take his Department to trial, on grounds it retaliated against him after Mel's anti-Semitic rant appeared on TMZ.

James Mee

A judge just rejected L.A. County's motion to dismiss James Mee's lawsuit, on grounds he waited too long to file it.

Mee was ordered by his superiors to remove 4 pages of his original report, which detailed Mel's diatribe against Jews, including, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."  The Sheriff tried covering up Mel's behavior, claiming the DUI arrest was executed "without incident."

The L.A. County Sheriff and other officials believe Mee leaked the document to TMZ.

After TMZ obtained the 4-pages and published them, Mee, who is Jewish, claims his superiors went after him with a vengeance, getting search warrants, passing him over for promotion and allegedly harassing him.

Mee claims in his lawsuit  the Sheriff's Department is discriminating against him because he's Jewish.  Now a jury will decide if he's right.

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fuddyduddy    

Whatever...

1305 days ago
2.

fuddyduddy    

Would someone please explain to me how Rap lyrics degrading women and people, and inciting violence is OK, but Mel losing it is so terrible? What the hell is wrong with this picture? Rap and all it's crap is okay! I don't get it?

1305 days ago
3.

kp    

money don't talk

1305 days ago
4.

realist    

Oy vey!

1305 days ago
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jechrist    

team mel = team truth

1305 days ago
6.

Annie     

Mee just does not want to work and wants the taxpayers of LA to pay him anyway.

1305 days ago
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moussemaker    

Can Harvey and Mel be subpoenaed?

1305 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

This guy has set the world record for whining and bellyaching.

1305 days ago
9.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

WTF you trying to say here TMZ--why is Mel's picture up there: Mee suing Mel? No.

Mee is a big whiner, known as such throughout his career and by most of his coworkers. He has failed to preform adequately and hence has not been promoted.

He's a sorry whiner.
Whoever put up this report at TMZ is also sorry--for trying to spin this into something that is directed at Mel--like Mel had any control over how Mee was treated. Stupid and blatant prejudices TMZ. Very lame.

1305 days ago
10.

azlee    

there you are sam!

1305 days ago
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TMZgossip    

ahhh
poor Team LUNATIC
raging at anything that isn't pro your racist, antisemitic idol

this is just a case that will once again show how 'bought' and 'corrupt' the police commission is in LA

1305 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Hi all, bye all, not staying.

1305 days ago
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FLO    

If it was any Joe Schmo then the pages and video of him raging in the jail cell would never have been removed. Why is the Sherrif allowed to play celebrity justice with his buddy Mel Gibson is beyond me. He interfered with justice when he told the officer to make out a new arrest report with no mention of Mel Gibson's racial venom and those involved in the cover-up's should all be fired.

1305 days ago
14.

Fidel's niece    

Another loser out to
make millions by suing
(insert the co./dept. name!)

Beats WORKING for a paycheck.


***Team Mel***

1305 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

And this story breaks as the DA is about to make a decision about Mel Gibson and the lying gypsy grifter. Shocking. Obviously Gibson must be painted as having complete control over LE because General Grig is rightfully nervous about her scam. Everyone that a talentless loser should sue Mel Gibson just because he is not. How else are you going to have a life of leisure?

1305 days ago
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