Mel Gibson’s Jail Video May Be Shown to Jury in Discrimination Case

Deputy Wants Gibson Video Shown in Discrimination Case

Deputy Wants Gibson Video Shown in Discrimination Case

Trending News Channel
Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
Jan. 18 2012 4:38 PM

Mel Gibson’s Jail Video May Be Shown to Jury in Discrimination Case

The biggest movie Mel Gibson never wanted you to see may get a limited release, but not without a legal fight.

The deputy who arrested Gibson in 2006 for a DUI is suing his department, saying that superiors discriminated against him because of his Jewish faith. Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Deputy James Mee wants a jury to see video of Gibson after his arrest, which reportedly features the actor climbing the bars of his holding cell, throwing a phone, and attempting to urinate on the cell floor.

The Department’s legal team says releasing the video would only serve to embarrass Gibson and has no relevance to Mee’s religious discrimination claim. The actor’s infamous anti-Semitic comments during his arrest made headlines around the world. The judge has yet to decide whether the video will be shown.