Jodie Foster Says Mel
Gibson Not Anti-Semitic - Video Tape Worse than TMZ Early Reports Police
Source Says - Avoid Going to Trial May Plead
August 6th 2006
Jodie Foster has come to the defense of Mel Gibson after he was arrested
and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Foster stared
with Gibson in the 1994 film Maverick, a comedic film about a poker
player who faces various mishaps and challenges. Foster played the
charming thief in the film. The actress says he is not anti-Semitic.
According to report in the Los Angeles Times, Foster said “Absolutely
not. Mel is honest, loyal, kind, but alcoholism has been a lifelong
struggle for him and his family." Foster mentioned others including
Christian Slater and Robert Downey Jr. as examples of nice guys who have
found trouble when addiction enters the picture. Foster added, “I do
not have personal experience with addiction, but I have seen it take
many paths in people I know."