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In an exclusive interview with Deadline Hollywood, Mel Gibson speaks for the first time since the tapes were released of him going batshit on his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. As you read this, please keep in mind that the interviewer’s last name is “Weiner”. Sounds Jewish. I’m sure Mel appreciated that.
DEADLINE’S ALLISON HOPE WEINER: Were people angry at you about what you said on tapes?
GIBSON: I was angry at me. But, no one expressed any anger at me. They may have felt it.
WEINER: Do you feel regret over what you said on the tapes?
GIBSON: Of course.
WEINER: After the tapes ended up on line, many people asked themselves how could someone who’s been around this long and knows the business managed to get into a position where so much of their private life ended up on line? Did you ever think that those private conversations would eventually get out?
GIBSON: [Looks at the ceiling and shakes his head and sighs] Who anticipates being recorded? Who anticipates that? Who could anticipate such a personal betrayal?
WEINER: People didn’t understand how you could say the things you did on these tapes. They wondered, what kind of person says those things. Right now, many people think you’re a racist and that you hate women from listening to those tapes.
GIBSON: I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality — period. I don’t blame some people for thinking that though, from the garbage they heard on those leaked tapes, which have been edited. You have to put it all in the proper context of being in an irrationally, heated discussion at the height of a breakdown, trying to get out of a really unhealthy relationship. It’s one terribly, awful moment in time, said to one person, in the span of one day and doesn’t represent what I truly believe or how I’ve treated people my entire life.
WEINER: Are you worried that audiences will hold what happened against you, and you won’t be able to act anymore?
MEL GIBSON: I don’t care if I don’t act anymore.
You can read the rest of the interview over at Deadline, but it’s basically boring and nothing really happens. I was fully expecting Mel to choke her out and possibly ask for a blowjob then cry and jack off to a picture of Hitler. God, what a disappointment this turned out to be.