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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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91.

Cujeaux    

On "HIGH ALERT" since the "THREAT LEVEL" is still at "ORANGE!!!!!"

923 days ago
92.

realist    

Just a cursory look at old files reveals that the arrest was in the wee hours of 7/28/2006. By that evening, the four pages of the report had found their way to TMZ and were posted at 10:15 p.m


And when were those calls between Mee's home and Harvey Levin?


I also find it "Odd" that the behavior of Mel was detailed as an indication of his level of insobriety. The BAC says it all.

923 days ago
93.

Scotty    

2idiots-
Aloha! You are in one of my favorite places, love Hawaii, and especially love Kauai! It's one of the oldest of the islands, and I think the most lush and beautiful. Enjoy!
Poor poor Sam. Can't even imagine getting onto an air-o-plane and flying to paradise that she accuses you of lying about it! LOL!
But on this thread, team mel is showing their true colors (maybe for the eight time)! I always thought that the glue that kept team mel together was a fascination with mel, and a misogyny towards Oksana. But on this thread it is so sad to see that their real connection with mel is a shared anti-semitism, especially given sam's hateful posts that NO ONE on team mel does anything to correct or counter in any way. Just like Whitney couldn't have partnered with Bobbie the drug addict unless she was one too, team mel can't interact with the likes of sam, unless they have the same bigoted outlook and anti-semitic leanings.

923 days ago
94.

kkg    

@Cujeaux,

If you're going to quote me, or anyone here for that matter, it's best to do it right. It's too easy disprove inaccuracies and you just end up looking like more of a mean spirited adolescent than usual.

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8 hours ago

Hi 2is and people of good will (which excludes flock). *+*+*+*+*+*

It appears flock chooses to turn a " BLIND EYE" to "ACTUAL" and "PROVEN" corruption when it doesn't serve Gibby's "PURPOSES". So far their "REACTION" seems to be stuffing their faces with "CHOCOLATES". Le "SNICKER!!!"


I think Sam expects you to be on a "DISNEY" vacation, since it's the only one she has ever "KNOWN". I can see why Sincy enjoyed this "STYLE" of "WRITING" since Sam "HATES" what she perceives to be Internet "SHOUTING". I don't know how long I can keep it going since - according to "MS. KATHLEEN" I possess a "LAZY" writing style and tend to "SKIM" posts with no "COMPREHENSION" or "APPRECIATION" for their "DEEP" and " HIDDEN BRILLIANCE!!!!"

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This was a reply to another of Cujeaux's posts copied from my profile page to which she is referring in the rant above;


112 days ago

You have a habit of skimming posts for words rather than meaning. My point was that 2idiots constantly ascribes one poster's action to the group as a whole. As do you. We've discussed this before to no avail. No point in discussing it any further.

Kathleen
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You'll note that nowhere in it do I refer to hidden brilliance or refer to any posters as being deep. Nor do I make any reference to Cujeaux's comprehension, or lack thereof, of any posts. But it does seem self evident.
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Cujeaux: about an hour ago
Really Unrealistic? We've all seen Sam's anti-Semitic comments here. Why does flock ignore those statements and continue to fraternize with her? Kathleen just said a couple of pages back that she was "honored to be on the same page with her". You can't have it both ways. Either you support what she says or you don't.
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Actual post:

3 days ago

Sam! Sam I am! I'm so happy to be on the same page with you! Literally! :o)

Kathleen
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And lest we forget Scotty, who has the tedious habit of posting non sequitur insults and endless accusations of anti-semitism, here is the following repost of a reply the last time he/she accused me of being in lockstep with opinions posted by...you guessed it... Sam.

94 days ago

Scotty,

Nothing is indefensible. Even your constant negativity. I'm certain you could find all kinds of excuses to justify it. Besides, I wasn't defending Sam; merely clarifying her reference for pkayh and pointing out your contradictory behavior. Sam has posted opinions with which I differ and she has disagreed with some of my posts. That's true for many posters here. Actually, I truly respect those rare occasions when you posted kindly to Tell. It's the insincere posts when you pretend to praise someone merely to get a dig in at another poster which are the most amusing. And predictable.


Kathleen

923 days ago
95.

michelle    

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121. Cujeaux: about an hour ago

"No explanation as to why you think it's "hogwash' says it all. If someone accused me of anti-semitism I would be compelled to defend myself better.


Michelle the fact is you are too much of a coward to admit - even to yourself - that you hate Jews. And if you don't like my terminology, or can't catch my drift, you can eat ----. You're as phony as a 3dollar bill. "
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imo; you're a mad hater, though one does wonder why
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being cruel, isn't smart, isn't cool
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the only hate i have is for hate
i hope one day you can say the same
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btw; please look else where for someone
to 'spar' with, as is your unhappy habit
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If this be His will, may G-d bless you
with kindness toward those beyond your comfort zone
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923 days ago
96.

Paulette    

121. "...But on this thread it is so sad to see that their real connection with mel is a shared anti-semitism, especially given sam's hateful posts that NO ONE on team mel does anything to correct or counter in any way. Just like Whitney couldn't have partnered with Bobbie the drug addict unless she was one too, team mel can't interact with the likes of sam, unless they have the same bigoted outlook and anti-semitic leanings...."
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1.) Silence is often thought of as giving permission or agreeing with the statement. --- But that isn't always the case. Sometimes, people are silent because the timing isn't just right to make their point/correct/teach the truth. -- And to speak in those moment would often times do more damage than good in the end. -- Think of a baseball game. -- A player choose when to go for a goal. This is all based on what is going on around him/her. To be constantly shooting balls, including one you know aren't going to make a difference is foolishness & who knows... might even in some ways cost your team the game.
2.) As for me, personally, you are ignorant of me, my family, and my family history. -- Mark my words, if my dreams are from God, your jaw & others will drop someday.


Now, FYI: my husband's vacation starts today & if we get well enough, we will at some point be goin' down the bayou to my home town to enjoy family-friendly Madri Gras parades. -- Yes, they do exist! -- But they most certainly AREN'T in New Orleans. -- Too many tourist there that don't understand the history of Madri Gras & what it's original purpose was or at least they choose to ignore it & turn it into a kind of "pagan festival" whose theme is "do stuff so you will have sins to repent of at Lent". -- What a bunch of B.S., IMO. -- The point of this info. is that I'll hopefully be too busy having clean fun with my husband, kids, and parents to get online and read, let alone post. -- But, honestly, I do more reading than posting. -- I just choose to not always "shot my ball". :o) -- Y'all, have a good day. xoxo :o)

923 days ago
97.

Belinda    

Race and religion.


I bet you aliens stay away from our planet cause they think we are crazy creatures.


Can you imagine an alien tourist guide talking about our planet.


‘ Oh ... don’t go there ... we’ve listed that planet as a ‘no fly zone’. First off, even if you make it past the space junk flying around the planet, the planet is a polluted mess and there is one species of creature that has run amok. There are also these invisible lines on that planet so you have be aware of that because these creatures seem to be very territorial. They call them countries, whatever that means. They are like plots of land that these creatures seem to guard, sometimes viciously too. They are not a peaceful species, not only do they try to kill people from other plots of land, but they kill each other also. Oh no no ... not for food. Most it’s just because they don’t like each other. No ... they don’t eat each other, at least we hope not, but they do try to eat all the other species living on that planet. And if you go ... do not try eating the food or the people, everything seems to be riddled with all kinds of pollutants and/or chemicals. If it doesn’t kill you on the spot, you will suffer from a really bad case of the ‘Space diarrhea’ like you’ve never seen.’


‘What? Mining expedition? Don’t waste your time ... they are depleting their own resources at an alarming rate.’


‘If you really really still want to go then there is a list of all the vaccines you will need and a list of all the equipment you will need to survive on that planet.’


‘ Yes that figure is correct ... there are 150 vaccines that you will need to get before you go there.’


‘Now if you try to to fit in and walk around amongst them, not only must you be aware of which plot of land you have landed on, there is also the fact that they don’t look identical. Yes we know that the diversity of a species is really a wonderful thing, but some of them don’t. Anyway they call these differences ‘races’. No ... we are not making that up just to scare you.‘


‘Ok now here’s the kicker. There is one other very important fact to know. Besides living in territories and not looking alike ... these creatures are born into these clubs. Each club thinks that they are superior to the other clubs. Each club has a specific logo. There seems to be much ado regarding which club you are a member of. They call these clubs ‘religions’. They all worship someone who may or may not have existed in the past. One of them is named ‘God’ and comes from somewhere else called ‘ Heaven’. We haven’t found that planet yet. There is also one really bad guy they talk about, one name we know of is ‘The Devil’ and comes from somewhere they call ‘Hell’. We haven’t found that planet either. Who knows ... these two could have come from one of our early science expeditions ... those guys had such a sense of humour back then. Anyway they call these clubs ‘religion’ and this too has caused endless amounts of trouble on that planet.’


‘So now beware. They might look alike but don’t come from the same territory/country or club/religion. Or ... they look different but do come from the same country but different religions. Look ... it’s all mixed up on that planet and they seem to be in a mess about all this. If you go ... do not even talk about the countries unless you’re asking for directions. DO NOT talk about the races or the religions or you’ll get into trouble.’


Have a nice trip!

923 days ago
98.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Well, PLEASE go thru my profile and pull up all those 'anti semitic' statements!

Right...oft.

923 days ago
99.

TMZgossip    

Belinda: about an hour ago

Race and religion.


I bet you aliens stay away from our planet cause they think we are crazy creatures.


Can you imagine an alien tourist guide talking about our planet.


‘ Oh ... don’t go there ... we’ve listed that planet as a ‘no fly zone’. First off, even if you make it past the space junk flying around the planet, the planet is a polluted mess and there is one species of creature that has run amok. There are also these invisible lines on that planet so you have be aware of that because these creatures seem to be very territorial. They call them countries, whatever that means. They are like plots of land that these creatures seem to guard, sometimes viciously too. They are not a peaceful species, not only do they try to kill people from other plots of land, but they kill each other also. Oh no no ... not for food. Most it’s just because they don’t like each other. No ... they don’t eat each other, at least we hope not, but they do try to eat all the other species living on that planet. And if you go ... do not try eating the food or the people, everything seems to be riddled with all kinds of pollutants and/or chemicals. If it doesn’t kill you on the spot, you will suffer from a really bad case of the ‘Space diarrhea’ like you’ve never seen.’


‘What? Mining expedition? Don’t waste your time ... they are depleting their own resources at an alarming rate.’


‘If you really really still want to go then there is a list of all the vaccines you will need and a list of all the equipment you will need to survive on that planet.’


‘ Yes that figure is correct ... there are 150 vaccines that you will need to get before you go there.’


‘Now if you try to to fit in and walk around amongst them, not only must you be aware of which plot of land you have landed on, there is also the fact that they don’t look identical. Yes we know that the diversity of a species is really a wonderful thing, but some of them don’t. Anyway they call these differences ‘races’. No ... we are not making that up just to scare you.‘


‘Ok now here’s the kicker. There is one other very important fact to know. Besides living in territories and not looking alike ... these creatures are born into these clubs. Each club thinks that they are superior to the other clubs. Each club has a specific logo. There seems to be much ado regarding which club you are a member of. They call these clubs ‘religions’. They all worship someone who may or may not have existed in the past. One of them is named ‘God’ and comes from somewhere else called ‘ Heaven’. We haven’t found that planet yet. There is also one really bad guy they talk about, one name we know of is ‘The Devil’ and comes from somewhere they call ‘Hell’. We haven’t found that planet either. Who knows ... these two could have come from one of our early science expeditions ... those guys had such a sense of humour back then. Anyway they call these clubs ‘religion’ and this too has caused endless amounts of trouble on that planet.’


‘So now beware. They might look alike but don’t come from the same territory/country or club/religion. Or ... they look different but do come from the same country but different religions. Look ... it’s all mixed up on that planet and they seem to be in a mess about all this. If you go ... do not even talk about the countries unless you’re asking for directions. DO NOT talk about the races or the religions or you’ll get into trouble.’


Have a nice trip!

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tl;dr

923 days ago
100.

Scotty    

TMZgossip-
I actually think that you are the most pathetic person on this site! You treat everyone with contempt! You have managed to zero in on a group of low self esteem women, who treat you with respect, god knows why, and in return you give them names like "hump me dump me"! And Azlee actually still talks with you! You pick your victims well!

923 days ago
101.

realist    

Scotty 3 hours ago
Sam you are proving my point my dear, thank you!

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There's another one that needs a hat.

922 days ago
102.

peskybarb    

This guy is a piece of crap, pure and simple. He made up that bullsh** about Mel... I have known that since day 1. I mean, seriously - how did they get from discussing his being drunk and suddenly for no reason Mel is screaming about Jews?! This guy is a frickin liar, that's how. He got paid by TMZ (and that inceident put TMZ on the map, my friends. NO ONE had heard of it before that happened). I also noticed that the article on TMZ conveniently left out the fact that there were several calls on the cop's cell phone to Harvey Levin right before the leak... but this ****head still claims that it wasn't him. That is why the other cops hate him ... he's a liar and a pile of crap. Pisses me off that he keeps piling up the money simply by whining and crying. Karma will get this pos.

902 days ago
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