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Mel Gibson DUI Jail Video

Triggers Legal Dogfight

1/18/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson and Deputy James Mee
A videotape of a raging and drunk  Mel Gibson in a jail cell immediately after he was arrested in 2006 for DUI has become a huge bone of contention in a lawsuit filed by the arresting deputy.

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee is suing his department, claiming he's the victim of religious discrimination. Mee, who is Jewish, claims he has been targeted by his superiors because of his faith.

Mee wants the jury to see a videotape of Mel Gibson in the holding cell.  When TMZ broke the story about Mel's anti-Semitic rant, we referenced the video, which shows an out-of-control Mel handcuffed behind bars, complaining he had to urinate and then -- according to sources -- appearing to make an attempt to pee on the cell floor. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the video shows Mel running around the cell and at one point even trying to scale the bars like a monkey.  And when he attempted to use the phone, but couldn't get a dial tone, we're told he threw the receiver against the phone.

The County of L.A. -- the defendant -- has filed legal docs trying to block the admission of the video, arguing that it's irrelevant to Mee's religious discrimination claim and would only be used to "embarrass Mr. Gibson." 

The County also believes the video would inflame the jury, because Mel is "a controversial public figure." And the County claims ... showing the video would violate Mel's right of privacy.

The judge hasn't decided whether the video is fair game.

Mel's rep declined comment.

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91.

Scotty    

Bad Hare Bunny-
I may sue your ass! I'm a private person, and you have said libelous things against me! Expect to hear from my lawyers you MORON!

817 days ago
92.

Fidel's niece    

I would LOVE to see all the dirt
they can dig up on that rat face Mee...
credit history, family issues, employment
records, ex girlfriends, high school,
did he kick a dog...
everything and anything,
EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF DIRT that can be
dug up!
and see how he likes it being trashed in
the media and the gossip sites!

'cause he deserves it!
The f*cking MORON brought all
this on himself.

817 days ago
93.

Paulette    

Want to end hate?...... Start with yourself.

817 days ago
94.

em    

Paulette,
You are right love, generosity, kindness, honesty as well as hate and evil are an individual thing regardless of where you were born, where you come from or what background you have.

However, it is more effective if the intent is to divide people, to set people against each other when assigned to, or lumped in with a group, whether it be based on nationality, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or any other group.

Em
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in reply to:
I am from Louisiana. -- I am white. -- There is a stereotype of "white Southerners" that is prevalent. -- But you can't put people in a box. -- Racist whites or dumb white southerners ruin our individual reputations. -- IMO, Scotty has shown herself/himself to be full of hate for M.G. & other stuff, but Scotty is an individual. And hate is everwhere. -- Even "hateful nasty little prejudical mind" are everywhere. -- Not just the South. -- Please don't spread this "Southern stereotype" as a good example, because it hurts the many good people who live, grew up, & have roots in a "Southern State". And FYI about myself: 1.) I am married to a 4th generation Mexican-American, and 2.) The first time I heard the "N word" was when my brother had the sh** smacked out of him by my Dad for saying it. -- And, here's the real shocker, my Dad's family history includes owning a Post Civil War Plantation! -- The point: you can't stereotype white Southerners with an individual example of a one person.

816 days ago
95.

THE BEAVER    

Anyone can be called the N word, not just the blacks

True meaning of the N word:

A person of ANY RACE or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant,etc.

When Mel told Oksana that she could get raped by a pack of N's, he ment of ANY RACE, not just the black people!!

816 days ago
96.

2idiots    

THE BEAVER: 40 minutes ago
Anyone can be called the N word, not just the blacks
True meaning of the N word:
A person of ANY RACE or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant,etc.
When Mel told Oksana that she could get raped by a pack of N's, he ment of ANY RACE, not just the black people!!
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AHAHAHAHAHA! If he meant any race why is it necessary for you to clarify that he did not mean black people? Better yet, why has HE not clarified that he did not mean black people?

815 days ago
97.

THE BEAVER    


2idiots: 3 hours ago

THE BEAVER: 40 minutes ago
Anyone can be called the N word, not just the blacks
True meaning of the N word:
A person of ANY RACE or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant,etc.
When Mel told Oksana that she could get raped by a pack of N's, he ment of ANY RACE, not just the black people!!
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AHAHAHAHAHA! If he meant any race why is it necessary for you to clarify that he did not mean black people? Better yet, why has HE not clarified that he did not mean black people?

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Why is it necessary for me to clarify that he didn't mean black? Becausee dumbazz people (like you) keep caling Mel a racist, and he is not one. If he is a racist, so are blacks, because they also call each other the N word. I have also heard the blacks call the whites, not only white bread, but the N word too. LOL
Which proves that the true meaning of the N word that I posted is the truth... that ANY RACE can be called the N word. Keep your user name, it fits you very will, because you are 2 idiots wraped up in one person.

815 days ago
98.

THE BEAVER    


161.


Ira Black: 3 hours ago

hey why is the 'n' word the most offensive when white trash is the equivalent , why doesn't anyone in Hollywood do a film of in the beginning of the United States white folks were slaves from birth to death, not indentured servants, they were slaves from birth to death in America, huh ? There is a book in a local library entitled, 'They Were White and they Were Slaves' by someone with a Jewish background I believe, a guy with the last name of Hoffman or something, anyone know it ? I think the first name is Michaele or something
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Yeah, white people have been called white trash, white bread etc, but I guess that is ok, we deserve it, I guess. Like we that had nothing to do with slaves back then are still paying the price for it today. They even have their Black History Month, to make sure we pay the price until the day we all die. I have nothing against the blacks, and never called one the N word, and sure in the hell would let them sit by me on a bus. I would never have one as a slave, because they are people too, and deserve to be treated as such. We the whites shouldn't have to be hung on a cross for what others did to them years and years ago. One is just as bad as the other is. Two wrongs, don't make a right !!

815 days ago
99.

2idiots    

THE BEAVER: 47 minutes ago

2idiots: 3 hours ago
THE BEAVER: 40 minutes ago
Anyone can be called the N word, not just the blacks
True meaning of the N word:
A person of ANY RACE or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant,etc.
When Mel told Oksana that she could get raped by a pack of N's, he ment of ANY RACE, not just the black people!!
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AHAHAHAHAHA! If he meant any race why is it necessary for you to clarify that he did not mean black people? Better yet, why has HE not clarified that he did not mean black people?
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Why is it necessary for me to clarify that he didn't mean black? Becausee dumbazz people (like you) keep caling Mel a racist, and he is not one. If he is a racist, so are blacks, because they also call each other the N word. I have also heard the blacks call the whites, not only white bread, but the N word too. LOL
Which proves that the true meaning of the N word that I posted is the truth... that ANY RACE can be called the N word. Keep your user name, it fits you very will, because you are 2 idiots wraped up in one person.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! More stupidity from a flock member! The Fraus keep going on about how when MG used the N word it wasnt in a racial context. The more you keep defending his "non-racial" use of the N word the more you prove it WAS racial. Why keep bringing it up? Why must the flock continue to clarify it?
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Why did you only post PART of the definition of the N word. Why not post the FULL definition?

815 days ago
100.

2idiots    

So Beaver let me guess, you're also going to try and convince folks that when Mel referred to one of his employees as "wetback' THAT too wasn't racist.....right?

815 days ago
101.

Scotty    

Paulette-
You actually engaged in a conversation with a person who thinks that I am from Ginger City Alabama!! LOL!

815 days ago
102.

Paulette    

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Scotty: 4 hours ago

Paulette-
You actually engaged in a conversation with a person who thinks that I am from Ginger City Alabama!! LOL!
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Scotty,
You realized that you actually just implicated that you are a liar?

815 days ago
103.

Scotty    

Paulette-
I created my profile with one of my children, who thought it would be funny if I said I was from Ginger City, Alabama! Do you not get the humor here? For Sam to take those ridiculous words and turn me into a KKK when all I have done on this website is oppose anti-semitism and racism! If you think my profile makes me a liar, I think you are a fool! Let's remember where we are, on TMZ, a gossip website, which is chock full of idiots like Sam, eager to latch onto nonsense information because they have nothing better to do!

815 days ago
104.

Fidel's niece    

This is going to be a VERY long post...
more like an essay but (hopefully) worth reading.
*
Saturday night Mad Max Trilogy screening
at The American Cinematheque/The Egyptian Theatre
the Q & A with Mel
****************************************
This event was last night at 7.30, I got there
about 6 PM, there were already 100 people in line.
(I got my ticket in December).
OUTSIDE
First, there were actors/models male and female dressed
as the road warriors, with mohawks, in leather,
chains, masks - you name it. You could have a photo
taken with them too.
More people arrived...The security personnel and then -
There was THE car, the black Interceptor, that Mel drove in
Mad Max and in The Road Warrior. This was
all outside the theatre. The theatre personnel walked the line and anounced that NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING IS ALLOWED INSIDE the theatre,
(that one is for YOU, O$kanky)lol!
INSIDE
We got in around 6.35. The theatre sits 616
and by 7.30 it was packed. All kinds of people
some comic book fans,Mel's movie fans, even some
film industry tipes even some biker tipes. Mostly twentys/thirties/forties crowd.
MOVIE SCREENING
Mad Max screened first. There was applause,foot stomping and hollering.
After that movie screened, Geoff Boucher from The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog
(the guy that was doing the Q & A with Mel) came out and started a little introduction, mentioning some other movies Mel starred in (Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously,Braveheart, POTC and Apocalipto) each title he mentioned was followed by the applause from the crowd.
He anounced Mel, and HERE COMES MEL, from the side exit door, procededed and followed by the security/body guards and the crowd went wild, MEL GOT A STANDING OVATION!
So Mel and Geoff sat/perched sideways on these stools they had in front of the screen.
MEL'S WARDROBE
Mel was dressed in dark color jeans, black or navy
shirt dark/charcoal jacket and black boots.
THANK GOD NO checked OR FLANNEL shirts/LW jacket or sandals!
MEL GETS an A FOR THE LAST NIGHTS WARDROBE! LOL!
****
Q & A with Mel
He looked good, clean shaven and still handsome.
THE VOICE
Second, his voice...like velvet...lol!
I could listen to that voice for EVER, even reading the garden manual or whatever... the VOICE! like roll me in
melted butter and deep fry me...lol!
At one point Mel asked for some water, and Geoff
said it was under the chair, Mel said "as long as I did not put it there" LOL!
His phone rang on 2 separate occacions,
when it happened second time and he pulled
the phone out of his pocket to see who was calling him
(was it a "desperate for attention O$kanky" ???)
Geoff said "It's TMZ" - everyone (including Mel) laughed!
and Geoff said "I am sure they are here" looking at the
audience.
At one point in the Q & A Mel said, hat he
has a 2 year old he watches Happy Feet 2 with her.
(directed by George Miller who also directed all 3 Mad Max movies)
Geoff mentioned how Mel went through some difficult
times in the past few years. Mel said how everyone
has ups and downs, and every day you wake up and that he kept waking up every daythat so what the f*ck, (he dropped the F bomb,LOL!)More laughter from the audience...
One of the questions was about meeting famous people in
Hollywood and Mel spoke about a party he was at in NY in
1984 with Mark Lee (his co-star in Gallipoli) and they were
so green and still had "kangaroo dung on our feet" (lol!)
and Andy Warhol would turn around every few minutes and take
photos of Mel and Mark)...
meeting Truman Capote and Marlon Brando...
Mel has 2 PROJECT STILL ON the BURNER (actual words he used_
Maccabee and Viking project, just got a second re-write
on Maccabee (from William Wallace, Braveheart writer)
Crowd went wild at the mention of the Viking movie.
Mel is no longer interested in acting, DIRECTING IS WHAT
HE WANTS TO DO IN THE FUTURE...
and more... I was enthralled to listen to all that.
It went on for 35 -40 min...too short for me,
I could have listened to Mel talk about movies and his project for DAYS, he is so interesting, his turn of phrase, I just LOVE the way he expresses himself, and Geoff also mentioned Mel's interest in old Hollywood movies (Cary Grant's name also came up in the Q & A), about over acting, about directing and lots of other stuff...
and then it was over...ANOTHER STANDING OVATION FOR
Mel as he left with the security personnel (front and back)
through the back exit!
After there was an intermition and I went to the restoom,
and there was the brunette wearing huge reading glasses(I saw her earlier looking for a seat, she was with some nerdy looking young guy), I had to to a double take - WTF! can't be O$kanky, but a look-a-like sort of, all pale and washed out...
probably not the gold digger, but you never know where
she might pop up! LOL!

The Road Warrior screened,(my favourite of the 3, the crowd had a great time,more applause, hollering and feet stomping, laughter...
I did not stay for Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome,
I HATE it...and Mel said his favourite is The Road Warrior)
Yay!
Oh, and Mel had fond memories of working with Tina Turner (on Thunderdome) he called Tina Turner "Thunder Thighs" LOL!
and said he wished she would call him, they have not been in
touch in years...
I had a blast!
Dying my hair brown and
moving to Malibu STAT! LOL!

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PAULETTE
There were no questions from the crowd,
so sorry, could not ask your Braveheart question!
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***Team Mel***

815 days ago
105.

kelly    

Thank you so much FN for the report on Mel..Sounds like he got a really warm reception. I am glad to hear that. And again Thank You..

kelly81

815 days ago
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