Troubled movie star Mel Gibson is accused of faltering in his battle with alcohol addiction, in a forthcoming issue of American tabloid National Enquirer. In July (06) the actor was arrested for drink driving and launched into an anti-Semitic rant at his arresting officers. He apologised, pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years probation. Confessing he suffers an alcohol addiction, he checked into outpatient rehab clinic. But the magazine claims he was spotted drinking in a bar in Austin, Texas, on 22 September (06). Musician STEVEN SMITH tells the Enquirer, "I couldn't believe my eyes. Mel Gibson was swigging a Bud with two adoring young women hanging on his every word." Gibson's spokesperson has slammed the story, telling MSNBC.com's The Scoop, "The story's not true. He wasn't drinking anything alcoholic."