When celebrities screw up, they tend to obfuscate and try to scatter the blame. It's somewhat refreshing, therefore, to see Mel Gibson take all the blame for the actions leading to and after his arrest:
Gibson also apologized for what he said were "despicable" statements he made to the deputies who arrested him early Friday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. "I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse."
Gibson also apologized Saturday for what he called "my belligerent behavior" when he was taken into custody.
"The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person," he said, adding he "said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable."
Of course, only Gibson and God know if he's
severe sincere. Still, I'm glad to see a celebrity stepping up and accepting the blame. (Edited for content based on sk's helpful comment.)