Mel Gibson has been caught once again running his mouth and saying some pretty controversial things. In a new e book written by screenwriter/author Joe Eszterhas, Gibson has been quoted as saying, among other things, that the Holocaust is Horsesh-t.
While that is not where the recollection begins, Eszterhas's e book, which has been published for Amazon, documents the time he spent trying to work on projects with Gibson.
Heaven and Mel, available on Amazon for only $2.99, details and confirms most of the rumors that have been floating around about Gibson and his alleged anti-Semitism, with even more references to his apparent alcoholism and anger issues.
The narrative starts out with a scene that depicts Gibson chain smoking while asking Eszterhas questions about his priest.
How old is your priest? Mel asked. In his forties somewhere. He's not really a priest then. I didn't understand. Any priest who came after Vatican II in the Sixties isn't a real priest, Mel said. I still didn't understand. That's when the church got ruined, he said. Read Bella Dodd. Who's Bella Dodd? I'd never heard of Bella Dodd. She's a former Commie who testified about the Commies taking over the Catholic Church.
Eszterhas goes on to talk about how Gibson trashes people all of the time and even cites a conversation where spoke negatively about his co-writer on The Passion, Benedict Fitzgerald.
He can't write, Gibson says of Fitzgerald. I wrote that whole script. And then he had the balls to sue me for more money! I'm the best thing that ever happened to him.
Next, Gibson goes on to call Randall Wallace, who wrote Braveheart, a loser and even suggests that He's worthless. He wouldn't have a career without me.
Moving on to further conversation where Gibson comments on the religious beliefs of former collegue, he starts to speak of Philip Anschutz, the head of Walden Media: They f-cked me in the -ss. They ripped me off. He's supposed to be a great Christian.
On the issue of therapy, which is something that many of his friends and family advised him to undergo, Gibson tells Eszterhas's wife Naomi that he has tried therapy and it doesn't work. I have so much rage and no one can tell me where it comes from.
Finally, in what is the most controversial of statement cited in Heaven and Mel, Eszterhas references a conversation that he and the actor had one night where they speak about a mutual friend named Alan Nierob.
According to the account, Nierob, Eszterhas's former publicity agent and Mel's current one, is a man that the two both view as a friend.
Eszterhas kicks off the dialogue by asking Mel, Do you know his dad is a Holocaust survivor?
Giving Eszterhas a convicting look, Gibson responds by suggesting that The Holocaust is mostly a lot of horsesh-t . . . they're just a bunch of oven dodgers,
While the author does say that Gibson gave him and actorly smile right after he said that, it might be a little hard for the public to believe that he was merely trying to enjoy a joke.