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Gibson stunned by level of forgiveness

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 19:58 IST

Actor-cum-director Mel Gibson is taken aback by the level of forgiveness he has been shown in the wake of his arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic tirade earlier this year.

The Braveheart actor was arrested in California in July on the suspicion of drunken-driving and is said to have made racist comments to the officers who arrested him.

Gibson, in an interview with talk show host Jay Leno, claimed he was coping with the fallout from the scandal, reported

He said: "I've been overwhelmed by the understanding. It just tells you how you get things wrong sometimes. It's a work in progress. I did the right thing - walk on, keep your side of the street clean and move on."

Gibson added that he had been sober for four-and-a-half months.