Mel Gibson handed BA Hons in Stating The Insultingly Obvious as he confesses to having a bit of a temper
HOLLYWOOD’S prime mentalist shaker, Mel Gibson, has had a busy private life. He’s spat out anti-Semitic insults (allegedly), threatened to kill his ex (allegedly), swore and moaned like a cow in labour at a party concerning work matters (allegedly), wished a raping on his ex (again) from a ‘pack of N-bombs’ (allegedly), worn a beaver on his arm (actually) and generally gone so terrifically insane that he’s now officially stranger than fiction.
With all this in mind, Mel Gibson talked to Jay Leno about his ongoing feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. During this televised chat, he noted: “Maybe you don’t know this about me, but I’ve got a little bit of a temper.”
Gibbo, dead in the eyes and constantly bristling with fury, said he is still upset his former friend recorded him losing his temper during a vacation at the star’s holiday home in Costa Rica. The release of the audio came just a week after Eszterhas appeared on TV news shows reprimanding Gibson for his behavior in front of his child. Oh, and before that, the screenwriter blasted Gibson in a nine-page letter which accused him of being an anti-Semite.
Gibson said about it all: “Has it really come to the place where you can’t blow off steam in your own home, even if you’re justified?”
“If he (Eszterhas) put half as much time and effort and creativity and imagination into a screenplay, which he was supposed to write, as he did into that letter, we wouldn’t be having this conversation… It’s kind of like you build a house, you hire a guy to put a roof on it, he comes over and eats lunch and talks about the roof, and then you get rained on all night. Wouldn’t you be kind of peeved?”
Elsewhere, Gibson has now completed a course of court-ordered anger management therapy as part of his probation from a battery charge, relating to an alleged attack on ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in 2010.
Yet we still keep burping up the word ‘allegedly’ just in case.