In a statement released Thursday by
“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of
production chief. “But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort
and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire
cast and crew.”
Gibson has been missing from the movies since audio
recordings apparently capturing his violent and racist rants against
In one of the recorded calls, Gibson apparently says, “You look like a
… pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of …, it will be your
Gibson also is said to have threatened her, saying
“I am going to come and burn the … house down,” adding, “but you will
(perform oral sex on) me first.”
Four years ago, when Gibson was arrested for driving
under the influence, he unleashed an anti-Semitic tirade against the
“Hangover 2” would have been the actor’s first movie since “The Beaver,” a
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