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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."

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The blogging aficionados at TMZ.com have alerted the Gossip to the fact that Mel Gibson apparently went on a rampage Friday after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, and that the Los Angeles police may have tried to cover up the extent of the actor's tirade.

According to the report filed by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Gibson freaked after being pulled over on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., and told he was going to be detained for drunk driving. The actor began swearing uncontrollably. Racial epithets were apparently thrown around like Paris Hilton at an all-night fraternity party.

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"My life is f--ked," the Passion of the Christ director reportedly said.

Worried that Gibson might become violent, the deputy on the scene, James Mee, told the actor he would not be handcuffed as long as he cooperated. As the two stood next to the hood of the patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside, at which point Mel proclaimed "I'm not going to get in your car," and bolted to his own vehicle. The deputy quickly subdued Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car.

The deputy taped the entire exchange between himself and Gibson, from the time of the traffic stop to the time Gibson was put in the patrol car, and that the tape fully corroborates the written report obtained by TMZ.

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Mel Gibson Biography

Mel Gibson mug shot Mel Gibson used to be known only for acting and directing. Now, you can add hating Jews to that list. Despite massive success as an actor... More »
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