Mel Gibson On Past Controversy: "I Was Loaded and Angry"

Mel Gibson has a very good movie out next week that he directed entitled "Hacksaw Ridge." By all means go watch that film which features some of the best war scenes I have seen since, quite possibly, "Saving Private Ryan." I have not been shy in my admiration for Gibson the director. Hell, he even had a fantastic performance this year in "Blood Father" a revenge tale that you should also catch. All in all it's been a pretty sweet year for Mel. Or as I like to call him "Bloody Mel." 
We had also reported a few weeks ago that Gibson is officially "Person Non Grata" in Hollywood, essentially meaning he's not blacklisted anymore. With that in mind, he has also been a little more open in discussing the controversy that started all of these problems. In 2006 he was arrested and then a tape of his arrest leaked featuring Gibson uttering anti-Semitic comments Speaking to Variety  Gibson just hopes that people have moved one because he sure has:
“It was an unfortunate incident,” he said. “I was loaded and angry and arrested. I was recorded illegally by an unscrupulous police officer who was never prosecuted for that crime. And then it was made public by him for profit, and by members of — we’ll call it the press. So, not fair. I guess as who I am, I’m not allowed to have a nervous breakdown, ever.”
“…for me it’s a dim thing in the past. But others bring it up, which kind of I find annoying, because I don’t understand why after 10 years it’s any kind of issue. Surely if I was really what they say I was, some kind of hater, there’d be evidence of actions somewhere. There never has been,” he added. “I’ve never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation. And for one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas to sort of dictate all the work, life’s work and beliefs and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair.”