Mel Gibson and his good friend controversy

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Finally in 2010, Gibson was alleged to have made an ethnic slur against Latinos using the term "wetbacks" as he suggested turning in one of his employees to immigration authorities. The same time Gibson was dropped by his agency, William Morris Endeavor.

Finally in 2010, Gibson was alleged to have made an ethnic slur against Latinos using the term "wetbacks" as he suggested turning in one of his employees to immigration authorities. The same time Gibson was dropped by his agency, William Morris Endeavor.

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In July 2010, his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva allegedly taped violent confrontations between them. It all ended in Gibson paying $ 750, 000 in a bitterly fought custody battle.

In July 2010, his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva allegedly taped violent confrontations between them. It all ended in Gibson paying $ 750, 000 in a bitterly fought custody battle.

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According to the original report prepared by the arresting officer, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway for drunk-driving in 2006 and began swearing uncontrollably.

According to the original report prepared by the arresting officer, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway for drunk-driving in 2006 and began swearing uncontrollably.

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The Passion of the Christ was wielding alleged anti-Semitic imagery and overtones. Gibson denied the allegations, but critics remained divided.

The Passion of the Christ was wielding alleged anti-Semitic imagery and overtones. Gibson denied the allegations, but critics remained divided.

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Following an interview in Spanish daily El País, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) accused Gibson of homophobia for making derogatory comments about homosexuals in the interview. Gibson said he was "tickling a bit of vodka" and his qoute "came back to bite me on the ass."

Following an interview in Spanish daily El País, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) accused Gibson of homophobia for making derogatory comments about homosexuals in the interview. Gibson said he was "tickling a bit of vodka" and his qoute "came back to bite me on the ass."

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Once voted the Sexiest Man Alive, Mel Gibson has of late become the poster child for intolerance and related controversy. Here's a look at some moments that contributed to his downward spiral. Stay up-to-date with all the goss, follow us @htShowbiz

Once voted the Sexiest Man Alive, Mel Gibson has of late become the poster child for intolerance and related controversy. Here's a look at some moments that contributed to his downward spiral. Stay up-to-date with all the goss, follow us @htShowbiz

UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2011 07:22 PM IST
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