Winstone Defends Gibson Over Drink Driving Shame

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British actor Ray Winstone has defended Mel Gibson over his drink driving arrest in 2006, insisting it could have happened to anyone.
The Braveheart star was arrested after he was spotted leaving a Malibu, California bar and subsequently sentenced to three years probation on a misdemeanour driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
He also prompted outrage after it was revealed he made anti-Semitic remarks to the arresting officer.
Gibson subsequently issued two public apologies about his comments, but he's still the brunt of Hollywood jokes - as Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais made clear during Sunday night's (17Jan10) ceremony.
The funnyman poked fun at the movie star's past drinking problems, joking, "'I like a drink as much as the next man... unless the next man is Mel Gibson."
But now, Winstone, who stars alongside Gibson in new movie Edge Of Darkness, has spoken out in favour of the Lethal Weapon actor, calling for people to stop giving him "a hard time".
He says, "Mel gets a hard time but you know what, it's all complete bollo**s. He's a proper geezer (great guy). Anyone can be drunk and get into a bit of bother with a copper who's got the hump (upset), you know?"


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The reason why Mel Gisbon said "what i allegedly said" and said "what incident" to sam rubin at the KLA motning news, is because he actualy never made any anitsemitic rant when he was arrested!the lie was planted by officer Mee on behalf of Harvey Levi from TMZ who paid him largely to create a fake police report, stating that Mel Gisbon had said antimsemitic things.IT WAS ALL A LIETHERE IS 2 POLICE REPORTS, A REAL ONE STILL AT THE POLICE STATION, AND A FAKE ONE THAT TMZ GOT FOR MONEY!SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH, THATS HARVEY THAT SHOULD APOLOGISE TO MEL GISBON, AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SHOULD BLAME HARVEY!IT WAS A LIE, MEL NEVER SAID IT THAT OFFICER ALSO WROTE IN THAT POLICE REPORT THAT MEL GIBSON HAD CALL AN OFFICER SUGAR TITS.WELL THIS ONE WASNT TRUE EITHER.THE FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT MEE HAD ALSO LIED ABOUT THAT ONE AND THAT IN FACT IT WAS OFFICER MEE HIMSELF THAT ALWAYS CALL OTHER FEMALE OFFICER FOR "SUGER TITS" JURIDICALLY WHEN ONE WITNESS LIE IN PART OF THEIR TESTIMONY, THE ENTIRE TESTIMONY IS NON -CREDIBLE.WHEN OFFICER MEE COULD LIE ABOUT THAT, THEN WHAT MAKE YOU THINK THAT HE DIDNT LIE ON THE PART WHEN THERE WAS NO WITNSSES AT ALL?OF COURSE HE LIED!BESIDFE TRY TO THINK IT THROUGH: HOW COME THERE IS 2 POICE REPORTS TO BEGIN WITH ?AND HOW COME IN THAT SECOND ONE, THE SUPPOSED PARTS TO BE REMOVED ARE STILL VISIBLE?ITS ALL A FAKE AND VERY BAD MADE TOOOFFICER MEE WORK IN THAT STATION AND WROTE THE ORIGINAL POLICE REPORT, SO HE COULD EASILY HAVE ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL LIKE THE DUI BLANKET AND MAKE A FAKE REPORT FOR TMZ FOR MONEY, AND INCLUDDE IN IT SOME FAKE LINES..ADD TO IT THE FACT THAT THE FILE ON MEL GISBON WAS ON MEE'S DESK AND YOU'VE GOT IT ALL.PEOPLE GET SO TAKEN BY THE SCANDAL-STEAM AT THAT TIME, AND ALL THE FRENZIC THAT NOBDOY THOUGHT OF THE MOST OBVIOUS: HARVEY LEVI, DIRECTOR OF TMZ WAS GOING DOWN,HIS ONLNE THING WAS NOT WORKING, HE HAD NO SCOOP AT ALL, AND WAS GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE HIS BUSINESS. AND TMZ REPUTATION WAS VERY LOW. IT WAS FAMOUS FOR HAVING ALL ITS FACTS WRONG, AND FOR ITS STORIES TO BE FAKE. HE DESPERATLY NEEDED A SCOOP.THEN MEL GIBSON GET ARRESTED, AND HE SAW A CHANCE TO GET THE SCOOP THAT COULD SAVE HIS SHOP. AND THATS WHAT HAPPEN.AND TO THE DAY TODAY, TMZ STILL LIVE ON THE FAKE SCOOP THEY MADE ON MEL GIBSON!SHAME ON THEM! HARVEY CLEARLY TOLD SO IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, IN AN INTERVIEW.YOU DIDNT HEARD IT??
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