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Mickey Rourke

I Believe In Mel Gibson

... He's an Easy Target

4/13/2012 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



0413_rourke_videoMel Gibson has at least one supporter in Hollywood ... his friend Mickey Rourke ... who tells TMZ, he thinks Joe Eszterhas is a LIAR ... who's out to smear Mel's reputation.

Mickey was leaving Caffe Primo in West Hollywood when we asked about Joe's allegations that Mel is a violent Jew-hater who hates John Lennon.

Mickey's response -- "Everybody is looking to make Mel look bad ... he's an easy f**king target."

He explained, "We live in a town that's built on envy."

It's not the first time Mickey's come to Mel's defense -- back in 2010, following Oksana Grigorieva's domestic violence allegations, Mickey said, "I wouldn't believe everything you hear ... I think he's a good dude, you know. And ah, screw the bitch!"

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moveover    

Wow ... THERE'S quite an endorsement!

741 days ago
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M    

Ummm ... Mel's and easy target because he's a DOUCHE BAG! It's really IS that simple... just like Mel's MIND!!

741 days ago
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Sin D    

Rourke is awesome, but there is just TOO MANY occurances with Gibson to ignore.

741 days ago
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Gretel    

Joe Ezsterhas, Mel Gibson,and now Mickey Rourke? This is a cast directly out of a nightmare.

741 days ago
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John dowser    

Mickeys the "Best". 100% truth spoken there.

741 days ago
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Rhubino    

Always liked Mickey. Even more for surviving the "town".

741 days ago
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Deb    

I don't imagine I agree with Mickey Rourke very often, but I was thinking the exact same thing.

741 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

One lies and the other swears to it.

Welcome to sociopath camp.

741 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

Looking forward to the release of Joe's tape.

741 days ago
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Delaware D    

I still think Mel Gibson is a total JERK! But I must admit, I like Mickey Rourke. He's a cool cat.

741 days ago
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Pompano Ann    

Hollywood itself it a big small town; start a rumor and add some fuel to it and will be spread like a Malibu wildfire. If you want to hurt someone in this town and with the leverage of of these media outlets and reporter wolves you can hurt someone!

741 days ago
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cindy    

I love Mickey Rourke! I'm for Team Mel and Mickey!

741 days ago
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Kathy    

Kathy's RULE N° 1: Do not make yourself an easy target. Duhhhhh

741 days ago
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Tigers Wood    

Mickey Rourke is anti-Semitic also for sticking up for Mel.

741 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

How can anyone "smear" Mel's reputation, unless it is smeared back to a good guy. MEL SUCKS!!

741 days ago
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