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24 June 2020 12:37

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Winona Ryder accuses of Mel Gibson of making homophobic and anti-Semitic comments, he denies claims

Winona Ryder released a statement to Variety insisting that Gibson made antisemitic and homophobic remarks at a 1996 party, saying the incident is a "vivid memory" for her. The statement comes after Gibson's representative told Variety that Ryder's claims were "100% untrue." Gibson's representative said: "She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she's lying about it now." Ryder has spoken about the incident in the past, but Gibson's comments have resurfaced after Ryder spoke about them again in an interview with The Times. Winona Ryder released a statement insisting that Mel Gibson made antisemitic and homophobic remarks to her at a party in 1996, after Mel Gibson called the claims "100% untrue." In her statement to Variety, Ryder provided more context for the incident: "I believe in redemption and forgiveness and hope that Mr. Gibson has found a healthy way to deal with his demons, but I am not one of them." Only by accepting responsibility for our behavior in this life, can we make amends and truly respect each other, and I wish him well on this lifelong journey." Ryder was responding to Gibson's own statement to Variety, which he made via a representative. Ryder has spoken about these comments in the past, including in a GQ interview in 2010, but they have recently resurfaced again after she spoke about the incident in an interview with The Sunday Times. "Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we're all talking and he said to my friend, who's gay, 'Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?' And then something came up about Jews, and he said, 'You're not an oven dodger, are you?'" Ryder said.

Ryder told The Times that Gibson later "tried to apologize" to her for his remarks, but Gibson's representatives refute this. Instead, the representative told Variety that Gibson approached Ryder himself "many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him." During a 2006 DUI arrest, Gibson was recorded saying: "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world!" Gibson called this incident a "breakdown" when he addressed the issue in a 2016 Variety interview. Winona Ryder said Mel Gibson once asked if she was an 'oven dodger' Winona Ryder said Keanu Reeves refused to make her cry for a scene in 'Dracula' after the director told him to After speaking out against Mel Gibson - who she claims used an anti-Semitic slur against her at a party several years ago - the story has made headlines and led to the Braveheart actor issuing a denial. 'We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends, and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar,' she told The Sunday Times Style last week. Winona alleges that Mel asked a gay friend she was with if he was going to 'get AIDS' merely by standing near him, before turning his attention to Winona, saying 'You're not an oven dodger, are you?' Nevertheless, a representative for Mel has now provided a statement refuting Winona's version of events.

He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him.' In 2006, Mel was stopped by the police while driving and claimed that 'the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.' Now, Winona has commented on Mel's denial via her own representative. Only by accepting responsibility for our behaviour in this life, can we make amends and truly respect each other, and I wish him well on this lifelong journey.' London, Jun 24 (PTI) Hollywood veteran Mel Gibson has denied the claims of actor Winona Ryder who has once again alleged that the actor-filmmaker made anti-Semitic and homophobic comments during a party many years ago. Ryder has levelled the allegation against Gibson many times, including in her 2010 profile interview with GQ magazine. She reiterated the accusations during an interview with The Sunday Times, where she was asked whether she had ever experienced anti-Semitism in the film industry. Ryder, 48, then recalled a Hollywood party in the 1990s and said that Gibson called her an "oven dodger", a derogatory term for a person of Jewish heritage, when he learned about her background.

And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we''re all talking and he said to my friend, who''s gay, ''Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?'' "And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ''You''re not an oven dodger, are you?''" the actor said. A representative of Gibson responded to Ryder''s claims, calling them as "100 per cent untrue", according to Variety. "She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she''s lying about it now. He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies, and she refused to address it with him," the actor''s spokesperson said. Ryder, however, is not backing down and released a statement to counter Gibson''s response.

Only by accepting responsibility for our behaviour in this life, can we make amends and truly respect each other, and I wish him well on this lifelong journey," she said in her statement. During a 2006 DUI (driving under influence) arrest, Gibson had said that, "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world". Actor Winona Ryder has accused Mel Gibson of homophobia and anti-Semitism. "This is 100% untrue," a representative for Gibson said in a statement to Variety. "She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she's lying about it now." Ryder, in a recent interview to Sunday Times had repeated a story she first told a decade ago.

Asked if she's ever faced bigotry in her career, recalled a story and said, "We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends. And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we're all talking and he said to my friend, who's gay, 'Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?' And then something came up about Jews, and he said, 'You're not an oven dodger, are you?'" "She lied about him trying to apologise to her back then," the representative said. 'He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him." Ryder had first told this story to GQ a decade ago. Gibson has a history of anti-Semitic statements. When he was arrested for a DUI in 2006, a police officer recorded him saying, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world!" He was also caught hurling racially tinged abuse at his ex-wife during an argument. Winona Ryder is calling out Mel Gibson for a series of outrageous and offensive statements he claimed she made to her and a pal at a Hollywood party. And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we're all talking and he said to my friend, who's gay, 'Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?' And then something came up about Jews, and he said, 'You're not an oven dodger, are you?'"