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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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beachgal    

Good for Mee. So sick of the corrupt LA sheriff's dept and also of psycho, racist, woman beater Mel Gibson. Don't anyone forget Mel is best buddies with Sheriff Lee Baca. Oh Sheriff Baca, how did Mitrice Richards die while on your watch and why did your deputies illegally remove her remains when the coroner told them not to... more corrupt secrets in your dept??

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roy    

This is just an example of how Gibbson has the L.A. police deparment in his huge ass pocket.That is why the district attorney is going after his soon to be ex wife?

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Majestik    

LMFAO...so, Harvey tell me something.

How is Mel an anti-semite for asking Mee if he's jewish yet the line in your write up states, James Mee, who's jewish. Then your second sentence stating he's suing because he's jewish make you any different than Mel. Oh yeah, that's right, since Harvey is jewish it's okay. Your post today is as assinine as your statement last week on The TMZ show that because you are jewish you are qualified to state whether a Black man doing a goosestep on stage and Jesse James hitler photo are totally different.

That would make Harvey about what, 95 since he was in the WAR and concentrate camps and saw the atrocities of Hitler, THAT WOULD qualify someone to make a statement, not your damn bloodline, sheesh.

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Midwesterner    

This is just an example of how Gibbson has the L.A. police deparment in his huge ass pocket.That is why the district attorney is going after his soon to be ex wife?

Posted at 12:03 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by roy

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Well, you certainly have a breaking story on your hands, roy. How did you find out that the DA is after Robyn Gibson, the only wife Mel Gibson has ever had?

1285 days ago
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Majestik    

Well thank goodness, Sam, posted. Haven't heard from her on email and she disappeared for a bit in here. LOL. I was about to send out the National Guard after her.

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TMZgossip    

Well thank goodness, Sam, posted. Haven't heard from her on email and she disappeared for a bit in here. LOL. I was about to send out the National Guard after her.

Posted at 12:09 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by Majestik
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twinkie sales havent fallen off, so you know she's alive

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Annie     

This is just an example of how Gibbson has the L.A. police deparment in his huge ass pocket.That is why the district attorney is going after his soon to be ex wife?

Posted at 12:03 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by roy

No, roy, you are very incorrect. The DA is looking at extortion charges against Mr. Gibson's ex girlfriend. And there is plenty of evidence to support the charges.

Mel's soon to be ex-wife is doing fine!

1285 days ago
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Majestik    

So, what's next folks, all the practising Jewish lawyers in L.A. and surrounding areas will start suing judges because they were prejudiced that they are Jewish, right?

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Majestik    

twinkie sales havent fallen off, so you know she's alive

Posted at 12:11 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by TMZgossip

Wrong, Tell has the twinkies and popov, curious has the cheese curls. Do you need Melonomics 101 to keep this straight? LOL

1285 days ago
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beachgal    

IIRC, Sheriff Baca used his authority to illegally obtain copies of Harvey's phone records to see if Mee had contacted him with the story. Wow, just wow, the corruption & betrayal of public trust is beyond outrageous. Baca needs to go share a cell with corrupt ex-sheriff & felon Mike Carona.

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Majestik    

Wow, there's an ex sheriff out there with the last name Carona. I would like him on our police department, he'd fit right in in Canada. LOL.

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beachgal    

Majestik, Carona is in prison lol.

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Majestik    

Majestik, Carona is in prison lol.

Posted at 12:21 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by beachgal

Well, they can send him here, he'd fit in with our corrupt system and anyone with the last name similar to a beer works for Canada, BWUAH!!!

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Crabbey    

I am glad to see the LA Sheriff's Department have to defend themselves in court. The cover-up for Gibson was inexcusable. I'm glad the real story came out. What an anti-semitic pig. I'm sure it will help Oksana too. Whatever you think of her, can you imagine putting up with Mel's insanity? Ugggh.

1285 days ago
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Majestik    

Whatever you think of her, can you imagine putting up with Mel's insanity? Ugggh.

Posted at 12:25 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by Crabbey

What I think of her would have me running over to Mel's insanity and becoming a part of that world, thanks.

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