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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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46.

THE BEAVER    

ignoramus: about a minute ago

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.


Ignoramus, perfect name for you! LOL

1126 days ago
47.

THE BEAVER    

TMZgossip: 6 hours ago

it's good that gibletz has his 7 kids to act as witnesses
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*smirk*


You need to change your user name to dumbazz

1126 days ago
48.

Jerry    

Mel should have learned the 4 rules of living in Costa Rica
1. Never trust a Tico!!!
2. Never trust a Tico!!!
3. Never loan a Tico money!!!
4. See rule #1!!!!!!!

1126 days ago
49.

THE BEAVER    

What You Really Want To See: 16 hours ago

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


LOL.. to damn funny! I wonder why Oksana didn't think of that one. Instead of her using a goofy azz, smiling after being so called hit and teeth knocked out, lame azz, fake picture. Looks more like a lame azz ignorant woman that was must told she won the lottery, and she didn't even buy a ticket.

1126 days ago
50.

Lilian Cristina Pires    

It is unjust to judge violent Mel. It is a good and sensible person. To judge violent Mel for its films? It is one cineasta realistic historian and. If Mel is violent, the directors of films with Van Dame, Oliver Stone and others are worse. To say that Mel is violent for what said the mother of its son Lucia is pure injustice. OG is interesseira and alone it wants to take off money of Mel. This citizen that accuses Mel for having lost money? Mel forced it to invest? All investment has a risk. As the witness in relation to the presumption says has attacked of Mel it, this man is lying and wanting to take off money. A liar.

1126 days ago
51.

Swede    

Poor Mel! How can he stand it? All this **** from people. Who can he trust? It cant be that easy to be to such a famous star like Mel!He´s one of the best actors in the world (and still the worlds sexiest and good looking man).

1126 days ago
52.

THE BEAVER    

Lilian Cristina Pires: 8 hours ago

It is unjust to judge violent Mel. It is a good and sensible person. To judge violent Mel for its films? It is one cineasta realistic historian and. If Mel is violent, the directors of films with Van Dame, Oliver Stone and others are worse. To say that Mel is violent for what said the mother of its son Lucia is pure injustice. OG is interesseira and alone it wants to take off money of Mel. This citizen that accuses Mel for having lost money? Mel forced it to invest? All investment has a risk. As the witness in relation to the presumption says has attacked of Mel it, this man is lying and wanting to take off money. A liar.

Lilian, hun, we know. Mel was smart to make his own Church, but some stupid azzes will say he did it for all the wrong reasons. Yeah, right! Mel is in there knocking women's teeth out that do not blow him in Church after servies is over, drinking, having sex,and ripping people off with bad bussiness deals. Mel made that Church like he made The Passion movie, to worship God, and show his love for Jesus.

1126 days ago
53.

middleagedcrazy    

Good morning / afternoon / evening all folks of good will !!!


Just thought I would mention that Mr. Gibson building a church and starting a congregation would most likely be for security issues. See the Kobe Bryant flap.


One of the things that really got me about all this flap about Mr. Gibson in movies is that since PoC came out, everything has religious overtones and is viewed through some religious prism.


I am sure that most established 'stars' do not want people gawking at them or playing sanctimony games while they are trying to practice whatever faith they have.

* + * + * + *

1126 days ago
54.

IA    

scarlett06: 1 day ago
Can Mel Gibson go just ONE week without getting into some kind of altercation???
______________

Well... no, not really. That's because it's the altercations that come to him, fabricated by those who want him to pay or fall, and their greed and hate are unstoppable, and their lies and spin frequent. Chances that this guy would meet Mr. Gibson anywhere? Zilch. Obviously the guy was stalking him.

1126 days ago
55.

IA    

Hi MAC,

Though the reason you gave for him building his own church is relevant, I believe it has a lot to do with his family's rejection of Vatican II. But, in any case, you do make a good point.

If MG were to attend a "public" church, sooner or later we'd hear a story from some disgruntled guy, that MG attacked him and tried to hit him in the head with a large crucifix or something!

1126 days ago
56.

IA    

Mr. Gibson, don't let those against you discourage you from your project!
Here's for you


M el's


A mazing


C reative


C apacity


A lways


B egets


E xtraordinary


E ntertainment!

1126 days ago
57.

middleagedcrazy    

@ IA -- Don't know if there are any Latin masses in that area of CA, but I am sure that the combination of factors weighed very heavily in the decision to build a new church.


I just can't get my mind around the kind of people who are so nasty as to hound someone in church. That goes for EVERYBODY. An offhand rude comment about a religious group does not compare to the concerted HATE directed at someone because they are a 'star.'


Making jokes about religious groups is fine with me, but the absolute vitriol against some individual schmuck and projecting whatever religious angst on an individual is just wrong. Now someone's faith (or lack thereof) and projecting what is in someone's personal beliefs on the public is just wrong.


Bleah.

1126 days ago
58.

IA    

@MAC: well said.

1126 days ago
59.

THE BEAVER    

scarlett06: 1 day ago
Can Mel Gibson go just ONE week without getting into some kind of altercation???

Wow! The jerks gave Mel a week off from hell. How nice of those azzholes to do so.

1125 days ago
60.

carla    

THE TRUTH ABOUT MEL GIBSON
The biggest problem is the quality of the press we have today. Is obvious that editors and journalists who know Mel Gibson. They know that Mel is not anti-Semitic, they know that Mel is not racist, they know that Mel is not the big monster they want to do.

But what is the real interest of the press today? The press speaks the truth? Or is just to make a profit? Even if that profit causes the death of one or more people? This is serious, my friends. The press today
is not honest, is not clean.

The press made ​​so many achievements in the world and helped so much humanity, now becomes a mercenary activity. The press destroys the life of any person in exchange for some money. Without scruples, without any shame, without any human feeling.

Mel Gibson has been married 28 years, today most people are not married 5 years. Mel Gibson has earned everything he has with honest work. Mel Gibson gave an honorable life for his children. Mel Gibson is not perfect, but he was always a hard worker and honest.

What Mel Gibson said about Jews was at a time in which he was drunk. This could not be taken into account for 4 reasons: 1) All people talk nonsense when they are drunk, and most people drink. 2) Nobody is perfect and nobody has the right to judge him or judge anyone else. 3) There are more serious and urgent things on earth for the press attention. 4) The Jews are wonderful, but they are no better and no worse than any other people.

The big problem with Mel Gibson, in my view, was he had a relationship with a woman of questionable goals. No woman who is thinking of building a serious and honest family, would be recording conversations of boyfriend, for money later. This relationship was the reason for so much misery in this man's life.

But the press, even knowing the truth, is not interested in truth. The press sells persons as stores selling products. The press puts the persons to the lions. The press does anything for money.

Unfortunately many people need the press to fight for them, but the social press that looked abandoned persons, this press is dead.

The great comfort is: all mediocre journalists who destroy the image of Mel Gibson will never be clean and honest as Mel Gibson, they will never be the excellent professional and sensitive man who Mel Gibson is.

1125 days ago
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