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Mel Gibson

Accused of Pastry Meltdown!

9/21/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Mel Gibson
allegedly tried to run over a man outside a Costa Rican bakery ... but at least one eyewitness tells TMZ the man's a liar.

Quick backstory -- Nader Sharif sued Mel, claiming the actor swindled him out of $200,000 by cajoling him into investing in a recyclable rubber company.

Sharif filed a lawsuit in June, but he's filing new documents today, in which he claims Mel tried to mow him down in July, after the two ran into each other at a Costa Rican bakery.

Sharif says Mel got violent, calling him "vile and offensive names" and threatening him with physical harm if he didn't skip town.

Sharif alleges Mel stormed out of the bakery and got into his car. Sharif  says he left the premises moments later, and Mel "accelerated the car to a high rate of speed" and drove the car directly at him while multitasking by giving him the finger!  Sharif says he jumped out of the way... narrowly escaping his fate as Costa Rican roadkill.

But a witness tells TMZ it's all hogwash.  He says Mel was trying to enjoy a "sweet pastry" and a cup of coffee, when Sharif walked in the bakery and tried to confront him. He claims Mel asked Sharif to leave, to no avail.  The witness says Mel left ... Sharif followed. The witness says at no time did Mel drive toward Sharif.  And he says there are at least 7 other witnesses who will tell the same story.

If only Oksana was there to record the incident.

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igotfleasfromtmz    

bs

1037 days ago
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What You Really Want To See    

Not another, 'this bakery isn't big enough for the both of us' story...I bet Sharif would throw himself at a car for a few bucks.... I'm with fleas... this is bs

1037 days ago
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RonBurgundy    

...and with Mel's impeccable track record this is just so hard to believe.

Mel Gibson is a violent lunatic that makes bad movies.
I hope he dies very soon.


Racsist piece of garbage that hits women....

A real tuff guy.

1037 days ago
4.

Rage    

sad.. first it was Lindsay as a lawsuit target, now Mel.

1037 days ago
5.

beachgal    

Mel is a psycho, of course he tried to run the guy over. Believing anything Mel says is like believing anything Casey Anthony says.

1037 days ago
6.

Cujeaux    

Ut oh, I sense another flock attack on the horizon. This guy's character will be picked apart worse than Tipi Hendron.

At least all Mad Mel has to do is pull out his billfold in Costa Rica. American dentists are much harder to please.

1037 days ago
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What You Really Want To See    

RonBurgundy: 18 minutes ago
...and with Mel's impeccable track record this is just so hard to believe.
Mel Gibson is a violent lunatic that makes bad movies.
I hope he dies very soon.

Racsist piece of garbage that hits women....
A real tuff guy.

++++++++++++++++

If that were true, he'd still be a few levels above you. I was wondering what p.o.s rock you crawled out from under... but then I could care less. Wishing someone dead is lower than low. The lowest.

1037 days ago
8.

scarlett06    

Can Mel Gibson go just ONE week without getting into some kind of altercation???

1037 days ago
9.

BB in CA    

Step away from the Mel.

1037 days ago
10.

Jackie    

Sharif you are a loser. You ain't getting $ from Mel.

1037 days ago
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little aussie reader    

"drove the car directly at him while multitasking by giving him the finger!"

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LOL! That is gold! Nice try Nader. Better luck next time.

1037 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

It sounds to me like the witness is telling the truth since Sharif himself claims he left the bakery right after Gibson. Sounds like he was harassing Gibson and Gibson was trying to get away from him.

1037 days ago
13.

Annie     

Ron, it is not nice to call Nadir a female. He may sue YOU next!

1037 days ago
14.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Geez.

Poor Mel.

1037 days ago
15.

Rhubino    

Mel didn't mess with Sharif, but I don't know about the Deputy.

1037 days ago
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