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Mel Gibson's new anti-Semitism row

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A HOLLYWOOD screenwriter has accused Mel Gibson of "hating Jews" and says the filmmaker used him to overcome his tarnished reputation as an anti-Semite.

Joe Eszterhas, who is known for his work on Basic Instinct and Showgirls, sent a furious nine-page letter to Gibson, accusing him of never wanting to make The Maccabees, a film about a Jewish revolt.

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"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, charges which have crippled your career," he said in a letter obtained by TheWrap.

TheWrap previously reported that Warner Bros. had put the film on hold, rejecting Eszterhas' script because it lacked "a sense of triumph."

 

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