Mel Gibson’s planned mini-series about the Holocaust may be axed by American TV network ABC after his alleged drunken anti-Semitic outburst at a Los Angeles police officer.
An intoxicated Gibson reportedly launched a verbal attack on sheriff’s deputy James Mee after he was pulled over for drunk driving last week near his home in Malibu, California.
Now his nonfiction TV movie Flory, charting the true story of a Dutch Jew named Flory Van Beek and her non-Jewish boyfriend who sheltered her from the Nazis, is in jeopardy.
American rabbi Abraham Cooper is urging The Passion Of The Christ producer to drop the “inappropriate” TV programme and it is believed some Jewish film executives have pledged never to work with the actor again.
An ABC spokeswoman says only, “It’s in development, but not very far in. It’s not at the point where you would make those determinations.”