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Joe Eszterhas

Mel Said John Lennon

Deserved To Be Shot

4/12/2012 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mel Gibson celebrates John Lennon's death, claiming he deserved to die ... this according to the screenwriter of the failed "Maccabee" project, Joe Eszterhas.

In a scathing 9-page letter, obtained by The Wrap, Eszterhas claims Mel once ranted about the departed Beatle, "I'm glad he's dead. He deserved to be shot. He was f**king messianic. Listen to his songs! Imagine. I hate that f**king song. I'm glad he's dead."

According to Eszterhas, Mel saved his true fury for Oksana Grigorieva, saying, "I want to f**k her in the ass and stab her while I'm doing it."

And on the business side, Eszterhas claims Mel said this of Ari Emanuel, the head of the William Morris Endeavor Agency: "He's a c*nt Jewboy."

Mel has fired back at Joe, claiming the letter is a pack of lies.



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HOly crap ! i know your f 'ing crazy, but at least have some respect for the dead, and now i have absolutely no repect for you. and will never ever watch one of your stupid movies. dumb ass go have another drink and beat up some poor defensless woman

932 days ago


Gibson is a raging racist jerk BUT Eszterhas is a known wacko,so who knows what is actually true.

932 days ago

David Godby    

I agree with Mel, Lenon was a commie POS

932 days ago


Mel gibson needs to be admitted to the hospital his mind is gone it is sad when you have celebrities walking around with a nervous breakdown any woman that f*** with him he abuses and beats them up he need some professional help.

932 days ago

Uncle Eccoli    

I hate that song, too.

932 days ago


Dr.Phil for Mellow Gibson / Jerry Springer for the Eszterhas Dude

932 days ago


The comments against Gibson are so predictable. The people who hate Gibson are the real haters. Can anybody stay neutral until the accused has spoken. I can understand it really, President Obama condemned a police officer and defended a college professor before he knew the real facts. That's racism too. If the president can say any thing that pops into his pea brain, why can't Joe Eszeterhas?

932 days ago

joanne marino    

they have soo much in common, perhaps they would make excellent roomates

932 days ago

Just a Guy    

Mel's a helluva loose cannon, but he makes great movies...

When are we going to appreciate the fact that most of the people out in Hollywood are wackos and quit taking them seriously. The guy's an ACTOR, which means he is good at ACTING like other people. Seriously, who gives a damn what these people say?

932 days ago

Billy Bob    

TMZ, which one of the Hollywood moguls put you up to this story? It's obvious they are threatened by Mel.

932 days ago


I'm devestated to hear that Mel dislikes John Lennon. "The Monkeys", I could comprehend, but John Lennon! It's sad, it hurts but we must all move on with life and still try to make the best of it. And maybe one day, we will have coped with the pain.

932 days ago


Oh, stop this! Don't you people have better things to do than tell lies on Mel Gibson? Like go pick the crap out of your own good for nothing asses, because you guys are full of BS!!

932 days ago


I doubt Joe is lying. That's not his style. He's not known for being a "liar". He wouldn't just start to lie for no reason to destroy someone. That's not how he operates.

Joe is an in your face confrontationalist. Mel Gibson is a well known anti-semite, and he's insane.

Crazy people aren't rational, so they can't make decisions that are in their best interests. Mel Gibson spouts out whatever goes through his hate addled mind.

I'm siding with Joe on this one.

932 days ago


Eszterhas is many things, but a liar?

Mel probably did go off, and that's little surpise. There's evidence of him going off many times before. Everyone around him probably sees him going off on a daily basis.

This isn't rocket science. Look to the psychology.

932 days ago


You just automatically believe this guy? He says his kid has tape, release it then. This is just ridiculous that you do this. You have no problem being the horrible gossipy jr. high girl, do you tmz?

932 days ago
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