Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is accusing Mel Gibson, his recent collaborator on a movie about Jewish revolt, of “hating Jews” and using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation.
In an explosive nine-page letter to Gibson obtained by TheWrap, the screenwriter wrote that the director of “The Passion of the Christ” never intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, called “The Maccabees.”
Instead, Eszterhas said, Gibson announced the project “in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you, charges which have crippled your career.”
Are you kidding me?
I thought he apologized and took counseling classes…
Wow… didn’t expect this.
- Joe Eszterhas to Mel Gibson: You Hate Jews! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Mel Gibson’s Maccabee project faces setback as screenwriter alleges Gibson ‘hates Jews’ (insidemovies.ew.com)
- Screenwriter To Mel Gibson: ‘You Hate Jews’ (huffingtonpost.com)