Miffed Mel Gibson Calls Reporter A-Hole

Edge of Darkness star gets testy after being asked about DUI bust
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 4:43 AM CST

(Newser) – Mel Gibson's on the comeback trail after his 2006 DUI arrest and anti-Semitic rant—but he may want to brush up on the charm a little more. The actor, out promoting new flick Edge of Darkness, called a reporter at Chicago's WGN-TV an asshole after he was questioned about the events that caused Gibson to fall out of favor with Hollywood, E! Online reports.

"That's almost four years ago dude. I've moved on. I guess you haven't," Gibson told reporter Dean Richards "I've done all the necessary mea culpas. Let's move on dude, c'mon." Gibson—apparently believing he was off-air—then took a swig of his coffee and muttered the insult as Richards wrapped up the interview.

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