Mel Gibson has entered a rehab program, following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He is pictured here in the Los Angeles County Sheriff Depertment’s booking photo.
Unfortunately, the suspected drunk driving and rehab are not the biggest stories here. In Gibson’s public apology this weekend he said, “I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said, and I apologize to anyone who I have offended.”
This set off a flurry of speculation as to what Gibson said and did during his arrest, and although details are sketchy the rumors are that he made several angry comments expressing feelings of anti-Semitism.
This is sad. Mel Gibson was one of the few Hollywood stars that seemed to really have it all pulled together. I’ll be very interested to hear the facts, when they finally come out.
The full story about the facts we do know, and a video of L.A. authorities denying that Gibson received special treatment, can be found at CNN Entertainment.