Mel Gibson Accused of ‘Hating Jews’

Joe Eszterhas has some harsh words for Mel Gibson. The Hollywood screenwriter accused Gibson of “hating Jews” and using him to repair his reputation. In a nine-page letter, Eszterhas said Gibson never intended to make The Maccabees, their joint project that was put on hold Wednesday, because he was anti-Semitic and described Gibson as “wild, crazed, and explosive.” Eszterhas charged that Gibson essentially denied the Holocaust and wanted to use the film to convert Jews to Christianity and often used racial slurs. "You continually called Jews 'Hebes' and 'oven-dodgers' and 'Jewboys,'” Eszterhas wrote.