Downey Jr.: ‘Forgive’ Mel Gibson

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Honoree Robert Downey Jr. (L) and actor Mel Gibson pose with 25th Annual Cinematheque Award during The 25th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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    Looks like Mel Gibson has somebody in his corner. Robert Downey Jr. used an acceptance speech Saturday to tell Hollywood that it’s “time to forgive” Gibson. “Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong f--king industry—you should forgive him and let him work,” Downey said. The actor said that he “couldn’t get hired” during his own struggles with substance abuse and Gibson went out on a limb and helped him. Gibson has been persona non grata around Hollywood since being arrested for DUI, several public incidents in which he made racist or anti-Semitic comments, and allegations of domestic abuse. Downey insisted, “There’s nothing so much wrong with him … he’s a good dude with a good heart.”

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