Posted on Wed Feb 2, 2011 11:33 AM PDT
Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic slurs aimed at a traffic cop back in July 2006 were a "death by cop" suicide attempt by the actor, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Gibson told the officer, "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
The infamous DUI incident took place after Gibson split from wife of 26 years, Robyn. The actor reportedly felt "he had failed."
Gibson's friend tells VF,
- "He felt that he had just absolutely failed as a human being. Mel was trying to invite death by cop. I don't think this was being anti-Semitic. I think he was trying to rile that guy into pulling out a gun and shooting him. I believe what was going on that night was a farewell."
The 55-year-old actor has since been accused of abusing his estranged girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. In return, Gibson has accused his ex of a multi-million dollar extortion plot.
Read more of Gibson's legal woes after the jump ...
In court, Mel said Oksana suffers from the disorder, Trichotillomania ... a condition that causes a person to pull their own eyelashes, eyebrows, hair and other areas of hair on the body.
In a written declaration, Gibson says:
- "During our relationship Oksana often had scratches and bald spots on the side of her head as a result of this disorder (scratches she is now, apparently, attempting to blame on me!"
The Sheriff's Department, back in October, wrapped up their investigation that claims Gibson punched Grigorieva in the face during the January 2010 incident. Just recently, his attorneys met with LA prosecutors to plan their next step.
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