Writer Sues Gibson for "The Passion"

This is kind of sad and kind of funny in a sad way. A screenwriter is suing Mel Gibson saying that he was underpaid for his work on "The Passion. Now, since this was a movie based on the Bible I'm thinking that pretty soon the estates of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are going to join in making it a class action lawsuit and really go after Gibson.

Newsmax writes:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon on Tuesday ordered Gibson to appear for a deposition by mid-January.

Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald claims he was underpaid for his work on "Passion."

His attorneys say Gibson spent tens of thousands of dollars on his children's education while filming in Italy and paid a chiropractor $78,000. They contend those expenses lowered payments to Fitzgerald.
I always hate to see these kinds of things go on but especially with this movie. If this is really about the cost of Mel educating his children I can't see it having much merit but one never knows. I hope it works out for everyone involved.

Comments

  1. $78,000 on a chiropractor? Dang! That schismatic is living in style! I bet he owns a nice spa too...do you suppose it's called the Lefebvre Bathhouse? No, of course not! For one, Mel is a sedevacantist and hates Jews and normal to only marginally weird Catholics. Second, he supported proposition 8, no?

    ;-P

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  2. What a baseless accusation against Mel. He did not support Prop 8. You just made that up.

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  3. Dude, of course he supported proposition 8, and we did too. It was the proposition AGAINST gay marriage. Please pay attention.

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  4. Which would be why he's against having a bathhouse in the above joke.

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  5. To be serious for a moment, the chiropractor is not so much living in style as the fact that Gibson has chronic back pain. During the filming of “The Bounty” he fell from the ship’s riggings to the deck below. As a result he has had a chiropractor on the set of every movie as part of his contract.

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  6. No disresepct here, Matthew. But the Passion was RIDDLED with extra-biblical scenes, dialogue and theology which I personally could have done without. IMHO there is already enough material there in the gospels as is, and Mel didn't need to add to it. So, frankly, the writer does have a case there.

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