Mel Gibson issued an apology on Tuesday 1 August to the Jewish community for the anti-Semitic remarks he made early Friday morning when he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Pacific Coast Highway.
“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” he said through his publicist. “I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge. … I’m not just asking for forgiveness. I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one-on-one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.”
He added that he would seek the support of the Jewish community in his battle with alcoholism.