Discrimination Suit By Cop Who Arrested Mel Gibson To Go To Trial
01/15/12
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The sheriff's deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson and was the subject of his anti-Semitic rant should be able to take his workplace discrimination case before a jury, a Los Angeles judge ruled.

James Mee, who is Jewish, says he was subject to religious discrimination and a hostile work environment after arresting the "Lethal Weapon" and "Braveheart" star for drunk driving in 2006. He wants to take his case before a judge and jury.

Mee claims that his supervisors ordered him to remove Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks from the official incident report, placing them instead in a confidential supplemental report. He claims he was passed over for promotions in the department because he complained about purging the report.

Mee was accused of leaking his original report to the media, but he was investigated and found to be not culpable.

The trial will begin next month. Gibson could potentially be called as a witness.

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01/17/2012 - 10:31

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Theatre. This should be fun.

I almost fee sorry for the guy.
But I can't.

Good for James Mee; I hope he wins. His superior officers who asked him to 'edit' the report & then tried to retaliate against him should also be punished. It's bad enough that the rich & famous act like they are above the law, but it is truly disappointing when law enforcement officers are also intimidated by their own management.

I wonder why Mel Gibson with his millions can't hire a driver to drive his inebriated, out-of-control self around town. Thank god he did not kill someone in an auto accident.

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