Joe Eszterhas to Mel Gibson: You Hate Jews!

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Joe Eszterhas, a screenwriter tasked with penning the since-rejected screenplay for Mel Gibson's latest movie, has accused the actor of anti-Semitism.

"You hate Jews," bluntly says Basic Instinct and Showgirls writer Eszterhas, who was to write Gibson's film about Biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

In a nine-page letter to Warner Bros., Eszterhas accuses Gibson of solely pitching The Maccabees "to deflect charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged [him]."

Mel then allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks throughout the writing process.

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In his letter, Eszterhas (who is Jewish) claimed that Gibson continually referred to Jews in front of him as "Hebes," "oven-dodgers" and "Jewboys."

He also claims Mel called the Holocaust "mostly a lot of horses--t"; and said his intention with The Maccabees was "to convert Jews to Christianity."

Not surprisingly, Gibson fired back just hours later.

Calling Eszterhas' claims "utter fabrications," the oft-troubled star responds, "I will acknowledge that like most creative people I am passionate and intense."

"I was very frustrated that when you arrived at my home at the expense of both Warner Bros. and myself you hadn't written a single word of a script."

"Not even an outline after 15 months of research, meetings, discussions and the outpouring of my heartfelt vision for this story."

"I did react more strongly than I should have. I promptly sent you a written apology, the colorful words of which you apparently now find so offensive. So let me now clearly apologize to you and your family in the simplest of terms."

Gibson, who wrote that he refused to address Eszterhas' missive line-by-line, adds:

"Contrary to your assertion that I was only developing The Maccabees to burnish my tarnished reputation, I have been working on this project for over 10 years."

"That was publicly announced eight years ago."

"I absolutely want to make this movie; it's just that neither Warner Brothers nor I want to make this movie based on your script."

The actor-director maintained that both he was "extremely disappointed" with Eszterhas' draft, which he claims he spent two years researching.

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Eszterhas is NOT Jewish. You can see it from the letter. He is from the princely noble family of Eszterhazy, who employed the composer Haydn, for instance.

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El Abagado has some serious problems!! El Abagado is el Assno, Asshole in our language!!

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Wow! Why so obsessed with us Mel? Read your Bible, WE are the promised people. You are merely a free rider on Jesus who was also Jewish. If you hate jews why are you in Hollywood when its well known that all studios are headed by Jews.

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And in other News, Joe Eszterhas declared that the sun rises in the East! Duh. Ofcourse Mel Gibson hates Jews. And pope following Catholics. And women. And Mexicans. And Blacks. And Gays. No surprises here. Hes been talking shyte in interviews since the mid 1980s. Next!

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G-d, "not so fast unbuddy", you're a fool.. every JEALOUS non-Jew says the same quote,,no one owns anything,, successful people make it,, the others don't,, get it.. How sad, how many people are still rooting for Mel..guess lots of folks hate the Jews too...jealous too...Mel Gibson hates everyone,, I'm sure its not just Jews..just an ugly, classless moron..deal with that part only...you've heard him; women, no one goes unscathed, I'm sure..see the first movie? That's how I picture him,, A very loose cannon...ready for death and swinging at anything that comes in his way, just trying to survive,, or a squirrel, trying to get his nut, the nut! haha..peace,,

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ESZTERHAS HAS WON THE GOLDEN RASPBERRY AWARD, FOR WORST SCREENPLAY, ABOUT 3 TIMES. IT IS NOW KNOW AS THE JOE ESZTERHAS AWARD, SO MEL'S NOT ALONE IN HIS EVALUATION OF JOE'S WRITING ABILITY.

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It appears that Mr. Eszterhas has his tail in a crack. Not Gibson's fault that Esterhas script sucks.

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The sreenwriter seems to be suffering from a large do$e of sour grapes. Not a fan of Gibson's but it's hardly his fault the script wasn't up to scratch.

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