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Deputy in Mel Gibson’s Arrest Sues Department for Religious Discrimination

While there’s a lot of drama going on in Mel Gibson’s life and it seems to even have spilled over into the cop who previously arrested him for driving under the influence (DUI) last 2006.

In the lawsuit filed by Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy James Mee, he claimed that since he was ostracized and pass over for promotions by the department. The deputy, who also happened to be Jewish, alleged in his complaint that his superiors also forced him to remove references to Gibson’s anti-Semitic slurs and was even transferred after the report was leaked to TMZ.

Mee claimed that he was not promoted during the 4-year investigation of the leak and missed out on being a traffic investigator or a motorcycle deputy position. His attorney further alleged that Mee was discriminated against for complaining about taping Mel Gibson’s religious slurs as well as being forced to change his initial report.

Mee, who has been working in the sheriff’s department since May 1989, is seeking unspecified damages for loss of income, benefits, medical expenses and for emotional distress and mental suffering.

The spokesman for the Sheriff’s department Steve Whitmore however, denied all of Mee’s accusations. According to Whitmore, Mee’s non-promotion has nothing to do with religious discrimination and that Mee was the subject of a criminal investigation regarding the leaking of his initial report.

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