Joe Eszterhas and Mel Gibson are currently in the middle of a war of words. Eszterhas, who was working with Gibson on the new movie about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, accused Gibson of going on anti-semitic rants while working on the new film. Gibson has denied the allegations, but now Ezterhas says that he has proof.
Eszterhas says that his son taped some of his meetings with Gibson and captured some of the violent and anti-semitic rants. Eszterhas said: “I don’t know what I’m going to do with (it).”
Warner Bros. put the movie on hold after receiving Eszterhas’ script. Gibson said that the script was terrible and that he wouldn’t be using it for the film.
Eszterhas said that he put his heart and soul into the script and delivered the Jewish version of “Braveheart.” Eszterhas said:
“I’m heartbroken. I put my heart and soul into a script for someone who hates Jews. The piece I wrote is the Jewish ‘Braveheart.’ I’m proud of it.”
Eszterhas said that Gibson only wanted to make the movie to change the public’s perspective of him. According to Eszterhas, “he wanted to do a movie … that would convert the Jews to Christianity.” Eszterhas also accused Gibson of being “happy” that John Lennon was shot and of having fantasies about killing his ex-wife.
You can read more about the brewing feud between Eszterhas and Mel Gisbon here.