Left: Mel Gibson's Malibu mug shot, courtesy of The Smoking Gun
(Malibu, CA) Mel Gibson has checked into a rehab facility for alcohol abuse, according to spokesman Alan Nierob.
Gibson was arrested July 28 after deputies stopped him for speeding at 2:36 am, and he was clocked driving 87 mph in a 45 mph zone. The blood-alcohol test that was administered registered 0.12 percent.
According to police reports Gibson made anti-Semitic comments, threatened officers, and referred to a female deputy by the term "sugar t*ts."
The fallout from Gibson's drunken tirades is beginning to appear. ABC television has cancelled a planned mini-series about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson, although the spokesperson declined to disclose whether the decision was based on Gibson's arrest.
Gibson has also come under criticism for his non-specific apology, which only mentioned "despicable" comments that he made. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said and Gibson's apology for anti-Semitic comments were "unremorseful and insufficient" and that the incident "finally reveals his true self."
Gibson came under fire by some groups for the supposed anti-Semitic slant in Passion of the Christ, and he has made comments in the past that some construe as indicative of his bigotry toward Jews.