Mel Gibson - Mel Gibson Said John Lennon Deserved To Be Shot?
Joe Eszter has launched a scathing attack on Mel Gibson in which he claims the actor is ''glad'' John Lennon is dead.
Joe Eszter has claimed Mel Gibson is ''glad'' John Lennon is dead.
According to a letter by the screenwriter obtained by The Wrap, it alleges Mel was happy when the Beatles legend was shot and killed in 1980 because he had a messiah complex.
In part of the nine page letter, Joe claims Mel once said: ''He deserved to be shot. He was f***ing messianic. Listen to his songs! 'Imagine.' I hate that f***ing song. I'm glad he's dead.''
Mel has also been accused of ''hating Jews'' by the 'Basic Instinct' writer, who claimed he sabotaged a movie called 'The Maccabees', which they had planned together.
Joe wrote: I've come to the conclusion that you never had, or have, any intention of making a film about the Maccabees.
''I believe you announced the project with great fanfare - 'a Jewish Braveheart' - in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you.
''I've come to the conclusion that the reason you won't make 'The Maccabees' is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews.''