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Mel Gibson Arresting Officer

Bangs Out Settlement

in Jewish Discrimination Suit

2/14/2012 10:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. deputy who arrested Mel Gibson during the famous drunken Malibu tirade has struck a settlement deal in his discrimination lawsuit with L.A. County.

James Mee had sued the County ... claiming he felt he was unfairly punished and overlooked for promotions because the County allegedly targeted him as the person who leaked Mel Gibson's DUI arrest documents to TMZ in 2006.

But that claim had previously been thrown out by the judge, so Mee's only remaining claim was that he was discriminated against because he is Jewish.

Now, Mee and the County have reached a settlement in the discrimination case ... forever ending the saga between Mee and the County. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

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11:23 AM PST -- Mee's legal team tells us ... the settlement is not final yet ... and is still pending approval of the County Claims Board

Still, Mee's attorney, Etan Z. Lorant, tells TMZ ... "Deputy Mee did not file his lawsuit for money. He filed his lawsuit for the principle of what had happened to him.  He strongly believes in his case."

Lorant's co-counsel, Yael Trock, adds, "Deputy Mee loved and still loves being a Sheriff's deputy. All he wants is to put this employment dispute behind him and go back to his work to protect the public.

Trock adds, "He just wanted everyone to be treated equally and fairly. That was very important to him and he was willing to stand up for it." 

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Sara    

Mr. Mee, thrash in thrash out.________________________>

879 days ago
17.

TMZgossip    

beater-boi put up the $$
Mee knocked up Oxy

879 days ago
18.

THE BEAVER    


OutridersGhost: 40 minutes ago

You can be sued for farting too close to a jewish person.

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LOL Yeap, he can either say the person farted to say all Jews smell, and if that didn't work,when the person farted, it damaged his sense of smell.

879 days ago
19.

Cujeaux    

Flock I suspect most of the settlement money came directly out of Gibnuts' pocket.

I didn't expect that you would have to eat your words so quickly.
Settlement = payout = guilty.

Haha!

879 days ago
20.

Jim    

Well thats what you get for messin' with the celebs. Serves you right i glad you didn't get promoted.

879 days ago
21.

Jim    

I mean, who cares if this guy is jewish, baptist or what? Is he kidding. I wouldn't have paid him a dime. Mel Gibson is the best.

879 days ago
22.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Yeah, I'm not buyin' the update, Mee. You've whined too much for too long.

879 days ago
23.

Tammy    

He's getting money, which is all he really wanted in the frst place. As for Jew persecution, it's not the first time a Jew has screamed it and it certainly won't be the last.

879 days ago
24.

fuddyduddy    

Well, it sounds like an offer was made because attorney fees were getting out of hand.

879 days ago
25.

TMZgossip    

bet Mee doesn't spend any of his beater-boi money on The Beaver or Gringo!!!!

879 days ago
26.

realist    

OMG. I just read the update. Guffaws Galore. Typical loser statements.

879 days ago
27.

Pudding Tang    

If James (cir***cised turtle head) Mee makes a nickle off this he will be the happiest man on earth

879 days ago
28.

Seriously wtf    

Wonder how much he sold the story to tmz for in the first place.

879 days ago
29.

THE BEAVER    


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TMZgossip: 10 minutes ago

bet Mee doesn't spend any of his beater-boi money on The Beaver or Gringo!!!!
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Like Mel Gibson cares LOL

The Beaver was good, but Get The Gringo looks like a hit to me. The Passion Of The Christ movie, that others did not go in on lost out on, when it came to a money maker movie, they lost out big time. Stupid people that don't see this one, will lose out on a very good and VERY FUNNY movie.

879 days ago
30.

princess leia    

"The $50,000 settlement must be approved by a county claims board, but a trial scheduled to begin this week has been canceled" (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
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Ahhh, so the taxpayers win, I mean lose, again! Meanwhile, about 40 miles east, a teacher who, for years, allegedly harassed students with verbal insults/slurs is negotiating a settlement allowing her to stay on through the summer. Her cash settlement will come out of the taxpayers' pockets as well. Oh well...we have big pockets I suppose. Look at all the other ventures we finance all over the world.

879 days ago
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