After getting the Anti-Defamation League on his side, Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhas continued his campaign against Mel Gibson this morning on the Today show. Eszterhas related Gibson’s alleged tirades and fantasies to co-host Ann Curry: Gibson allegedly shared a scenario of “sexual butchery” — involving Gibson’s ex Oksana Grigorievawith — with Eszterhas’s son, then 15, and wanted to use The Maccabees to convert Jews to Christianity.
Calling his script “a Jewish Braveheart,” Eszterhas called Gibson “heinous,” “vile,” “violent,” and “threatening,” saying his son was so afraid of Gibson’s behavior that he filmed it on his iPod for proof. He further claimed that he was not responsible for the release of his nine-page screed against Gibson earlier this week and dismissed Gibson’s response. See Eszterhas’s full interview below. READ FULL STORY