Actor-director Mel Gibson, who enraged Jews around the world in 2006 when he launched into an anti-Semitic tirade after stopped by police for driving under the influence, reportedly plans to ask the court to expunge the DUI from his record.
According to the celebrity Web site TMZ.com, the actor’s lawyer will appeal to the court next week to take into consideration that Gibson has successfully completed the terms of his 3-year probation.
Gibson was arrested July 28, 2006, for misdemeanor drunken driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. His remarks to the detaining officer, detailed in a report leaked to celebrity TMZ.com, provoked outrage and he later apologized.
The report published in TMZ.com quoted Gibson saying “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
After pleading no contest to the charge on Aug. 17, 2006, Gibson was given three years’ probation, ordered to pay $1,400 in fines and attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
He completed the requirements of his no-contest plea in February 2008 and was not required to make further progress reports to the court.