Mel Gibson has denied bombshell claims by Winona Ryder that the Aussie actor-director lobbed anti-Semitic slurs on the actress at a Hollywood social gathering within the mid-’90s.
The “Stranger Issues” star and Gen X icon accused Gibson in an interview Sunday of calling her an “oven dodger” when he realized of her Jewish heritage. The offensive time period is an obvious reference to Jewish prisoners who averted being incinerated at Nazi loss of life camps throughout World Struggle II.
On the similar business soiree, Ryder claims Gibson requested her buddy, who’s homosexual, “‘Oh, wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’”
“That is 100% unfaithful,” Gibson’s reps instructed The Submit in an emailed assertion.
“She lied about it over a decade in the past, when she talked to the press, and she or he’s mendacity about it now,” the reps stated, referencing a 2010 GQ article through which Ryder, now 48, first talked about the alleged incident. She additionally claimed Gibson as soon as tried to make amends for offending her.
Nevertheless, the 64-year-old “Braveheart” Oscar winner’s rep continued, “Additionally, she lied about him making an attempt to apologize to her again then. He did attain out to her, a few years in the past, to confront her about her lies, and she or he refused to deal with it with him.”
Ryder — who was born Winona Laura Horowitz — instructed The Submit she remembers the altercation fairly otherwise.
“I imagine in redemption and forgiveness and hope that Mr. Gibson has discovered a wholesome manner to take care of his demons, however I’m not one in every of them,” Ryder stated. “Round 1996, my buddy Kevyn Aucoin and I have been on the receiving finish of his hateful phrases. It’s a painful and vivid reminiscence for me. Solely by accepting accountability for our conduct on this life, can we make amends and really respect one another, and I want him effectively on this lifelong journey.”
Gibson was first accused of constructing anti-Jewish remarks in 2006, when he was booked for a DUI close to Malibu, California. The actor-director instructed a police officer, “Jews are answerable for all of the wars on the planet” and referred to a feminine officer on the scene as “sugar tits.”
The “Mad Max” actor’s father, the late creator Hutton Purple Gibson, infamously gave an interview through which he declared the Holocaust “fiction.”