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Mel Gibson Suffers Alcoholic Relapse

Mel Gibson was arrested in Malibu on suspicion of drunk driving on Friday night. Mel allegedly got so "out of control" that he was hurling anti-Semitic epithets at the arresting officers. Mel, who has stated in the past that his battle with alcoholism once nearly caused him to jump out a window, issued an apology and statement today:

"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the LA County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. 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. Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health."

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