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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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Dian    

Thank you Mickey! I believe he didn't say it either! Hollywood Hypocites Leave Mel alone!

889 days ago
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Tammy Haynes    

we live in America, so whatever Mel says right or wrong...freedom of speech

889 days ago
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peachpie    

Micky rourke says he's not a racist, that's all i need.

889 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Love, Mickey! I like your style and I like your honesty.

889 days ago
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2idiots    

Ahahahah! Mickey's just hoping that Mel will give him a roll his a movie (if he ever makes another). Azz-Kisser

889 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Yep

889 days ago
22.

Canadasux    

Even though Mel Gibson's dad was known as an anti-semite, Gibson himself used to have such a sterling, "nice-guy" reputation in the entertainment industry and to his fans. But, "sometimes the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree."

889 days ago
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Sandra     

I agree with Mickey on this one!!

889 days ago
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northern gypsy    

i've always believed M.R. is a straight talking guy...
he's worked h-wood and knows how it goes...
M.G. crime is giving them enough rope to hang himself !!!

889 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

I agree with Mickey. Nobody cares about Joe EAstoiautimiwj or whatever the hell his name is.


Team Mel!

889 days ago
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Big Boy Pants    

Amen brother Rourke! Gibson will spend the rest of his life with a target on his back. And if people decide to take advantage of that, then they are no better than Gibson.

889 days ago
27.

Tigers Wood    

Joe Eszterhas should apologize to everyone for writing the screenplay for Showgirls!

889 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

This is a news site built on gossip. I hear Mel is a really nice guy.

889 days ago
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JOHN     

THE ONLY WAY TO SETTLE THIS IS..... PUT THE ALLEGED..RANTS... ON THE TABLE....SAME WAY THE .....DOMESTIC RANTS.. WERE TABLED....LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.PERIOD!

889 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

He's right! Joe Eszterhas is a major douche-bag and liar extraordinaire! Mel is in trouble but I don't think people like Jodie Foster would stand by him if she thought he was really that icky.

889 days ago
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