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Mel Gibson Said John Lennon Deserved To Die, Screenwriter Claims

Mel Gibson Said John Lennon Deserved To Die, Screenwriter Claims

Mel Gibson hates John Lennon and is glad he'd dead, according to a letter from screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who was working on Gibson's latest film project, a biopic about the Old Testament warrior hero Judah Maccabee before the project fell apart.

"I'm glad he's dead," Eszterhas claims Gibson said. "He deserved to be shot. He was f—ing messianic. Listen to his songs! 'Imagine.' I hate that f—ing song. I'm glad he's dead."

Gibson has refuted Eszterhas' allegations, responding in a letter of his own.

"The great majority of the facts as well as the statements and actions attributed to me in your letter are utter fabrications," Gibson's rebuttal letter read.

The letter also accuses Eszterhas of derailing the project with a substandard script.

"Not only was the script delivered later than you promised, both Warner Brothers and I were extraordinarily disappointed with the draft," wrote Gibson. "In 25 years of script development I have never seen a more substandard first draft or a more significant waste of time."

by RTT Staff Writer

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