Foster Offers Gibson Her Support

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Jodie Foster has come to the defence of her troubled MAVERICK costar and friend Mel Gibson in the pages of newspaper Los Angeles Times. The Silence Of The Lambs star agreed to take part in a campaign to boost the actor's tarnished image following drunken, anti-Semitic remarks Gibson made during a traffic arrest last week (28JUL06). The Mad Max star blasted Jews in front of a Jewish highway patrolman, who had arrested Gibson for driving drunk in Malibu, California. Gibson has since apologised for his remarks and called for Jewish community groups, who are furious with him, to help him save his good name. And now, amid all the criticism, level-headed Foster has offered the troubled star, who checked in to rehab earlier this week (31JUL06), her support. She tells the Los Angeles Times that she doubts claims that Gibson is prejudiced against Jews. She says, "Is he an anti-Semite? Absolutely not, but it's no secret that he has always fought a terrible battle with alcoholism." Insisting that her Maverick co-star will recover from the scandal, Foster adds, "(He was) a shining example of how low you can go when you are young and still pull yourself up. "He took his recovery very seriously, which is why I know he is strong enough to get through this now."


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