LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson fired back Thursday at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas for accusing the "Braveheart" star of anti-Semitism, calling the writer's comments "utter fabrications" and saying he was angry over a rejected film script.
Gibson, who has been dogged by similar criticism since making an anti-Semitic statement in 2006 to police in a drunken rant, had been working with the "Basic Instinct" screenwriter on a movie about the ancient Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.
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