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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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31.

Sincerity    

Mr. Sharif probably received a "BILL" from his attorney pertaining to the lawsuit that was filed in June. I'm sure they've figured out by now that Gibson & company aren't going to settle and this rather "convenient" incident is being used as leverage to force a settlement offer. If no charges were filed or an investigation was conducted in Costa Rica then Mr. Sharif DOESN'T HAVE SQUAT!!! In fact, it seems as if Mr. Sharif was making himself a "public" nuisance and should have been arrested which is why he probably didn't file any charges. I doubt seriously if there are any laws in Costa Rica preventing someone from fleeing a "STALKER" who's being a "PAIN IN THE AZZ"!!!

1092 days ago
32.

panchang810    

Obviously a lot of people here CANNOT COMPREHEND what they read or they just don't know how to read. Clearly, Mel was being bullied by this person who for sure thinks that he can cash in on Mel's past history of losing his temper. But who doesn't lose any amount of temper especially when you deal with crazy people like the golddigger mother of his illegitimate daughter?

This man for sure has the clear and strong intention of blackmailing Mel. He obviously stalk him to provoke him and he does it in public places hoping that he could make Mel mad with all the people watching him. Unfortunately for that bastard, he lost when he provoked Mel.

It's not fair to blame Mel with all the allegations of people who obviously just want to extort money from him. Just because Oksana was able to extort him for money doesn't necessarily mean all gold diggers of all types can join in the bandwagon. It's really unfair to Mel.

1092 days ago
33.

Everyones~A~Star    

I dont approve of everything Mels ever done, its not ok to hit your wife, even if she is Oksana. Wanting to hit her is completly understandable but doing it crosses the line. If I was staff at that shop and someone was bothering my patron I would ask them to leave and call police if there was any sign o****gression. So! Why was this shop letting people harass MEL while he was their customer? I dont care who you are if your my customer nobody harasses you in my shop.

1092 days ago
34.

pattic    

I think TMZ got this wrong. Nadar wanted to invest in Oxy's recycled rubbers company .

1092 days ago
35.

ketjo    

I see the committee to destroy Mel Gibson meet again last week.....hints another attack against the man in the media...Since their Hired Russian Whore didn't get the job done and caused them to loose face they are going for little jabs instead of big attacks...never do your dirty work yourself when you can hire others really cheap to do it for ya...."Just wave the money honey and they will come running and swear to anything for ya "

1092 days ago
36.

EastCoastChopper    

then why is TMZ publishing a story that they have confirmed did not happen?

1092 days ago
37.

michelle    

Of all the Costa Rican bakery joints, in all the towns, in all the world, he walks into mine

it seems like the people claiming an 'out of control' M.G., are the ones who are out of control ....

the truth in lies

1092 days ago
38.

en Todo Momento!!    

did this all occur in costa rica? or why on earth is it important to mention that it is a costa rican bakery???! and what on earth is a 'costa rican bakery'??!

1092 days ago
39.

Cheetara    

Ewww @ Rogue Warrior's avatar.

1092 days ago
40.

jayjay    

Wow!Can't believe TMZ would even print this article! It's sooooooo ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!

1092 days ago
41.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

THE ONLY THING YOU GOTTA DO IS BLOW ME, SMILE, & HAND ME A F*CKING PASTRY, OKAYYYYYY B*TCH???

1092 days ago
42.

Cujeaux    

Why is it so hard to believe that the guy would walk out the door after buying a pastry? Most people take out at bakeries. So what if he walked out after Mel?

The bottom line is this guy thinks Mel did him dirty. He feels he has a reason to be mad, and probably does. I find it highly suspicious that a man of Mel's wealth and stature would be bothered with giving a guy who's relatively small potatoes investment advice. Why would he care?

Sharif has probably figured out that Mel is friends with the owner and was doing his friend a favor at his expense. It will be interesting to see if Mel knew that this company was going under when he made him this promise. It's probably all Sharif hopes to get out of this lawsuit is confirmation of that. Mel probably sold Sharif his shares. The problem with a gentleman's agreement is that not all parties are always gentlemen.

1091 days ago
43.

THE BEAVER    

WTF is this?!! Follow the leader? Oksana get rich act has caught on, I see. Can't others work a decent job like Mel Gibson has, and make their money the right way, without lying? My gosh!!

1091 days ago
44.

ignoramus    

This isn't entirely true.. It wasn't at a bakery, it was on a remote side street in Costa Rica. And Mel definitely did swerve at him.

1091 days ago
45.

THE BEAVER    

If sense were common everyone would have it.: about an hour ago

THE ONLY THING YOU GOTTA DO IS BLOW ME, SMILE, & HAND ME A F*CKING PASTRY, OKAYYYYYY B*TCH???


LOL.. you're user name..too damn funny!!
You make no sense at all, but it is so common of people like you!

1091 days ago
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