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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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76.

THE BEAVER    

ATTENTION ALL MEL GIBSON FANS!

HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HOLLYWOOD UNTIL THEY LET MEL GIBSON BACK IN!!

BOYOT THEM! WHY NOT? OTHERS SAY TO BOYCOT MEL GIBSON, RIGHT?

HIT THEM WHERE IT COUNTS.. IN THEIR POCKET BOOKS.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL SEE THAT WHAT THEY DID TO MEL GIBSON WAS VERY WRONG. I CAN'T SEE THEM ADMITTING TO THAT, BUT I CAN SEE THEM NOT WANTING TO LOSE MONEY OVER THIS.

819 days ago
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Paula    

Mel needs help. I don't know what switch flipped in him or if this was always under the surface but he's dangerous. He's very talented but that shouldn't overshadow the sickness and seriousness of his outbursts. I fear for his daughter having to witness these things. Sooo disappointed.

815 days ago
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Thomas Duhon    

I know the some evil is trying to stop Mel Gibson. After he made the movie "The Passion of Christ" things started changing for the worse for him. The devil is real and always looking for your weakest link. Mel needs to pray. I have been through tests by the evil one and it took me over 10 years to finally realize at the time he struck. I was doing something not on a giant scale like Mel but enough to get people to think about Jesus and I have still have to stay on guard, and watch all I do and say because all it takes is one weak link and you life can be changed... I would like to email either Mr. Gibson or Mr. Rourke I have faced it and I am now back to helping people again. And I am not a preacher. Just someone who always respected Mel Gibson and have seen what has happened to him happen to someone else. It is something you need someone who will listen and pray with you. I am also not a radical religious fanatic I am just an everyday Catholic who has seen this before.

815 days ago
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