Mel Gibson Unapologetic In Interview: 'What Did I Do, Really?': [ send to a friend ]
Mel Gibson is anything but apologetic in a new interview in which he discusses his troubled past and whether he considers Hollywood a forgiving town.
“No it's not," Gibson tells 'Coming Soon'. "They have to forget. I don't even think they're vindictive."
"I don't think they think there's reason to forgive. And forgive what to begin with? What are they asking for? It's almost like can you please forgive me for what? What did I do, really?"
"It is kind of ridiculous. So it's kind of hard to pinpoint exactly what needs to be forgiven and I don't consider that anything does because I didn't hurt anyone."
"But you know, hey that's life. It ain't easy and it's not fair. You've just got to slip the old water off the back and move on."
Gibson landed in hot water in 2006 after unleashing an anti-Semitic tirade upon being pulled over for a DUI.
But his reputation took the biggest beating after former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva leaked recordings in which the actor-director admitted hitting her and repeatedly threatened her.
He was subsequently dropped from a cameo role in the 'Hangover' sequel.
Even so, Gibson says after the numerous personal attacks, he's grown a thick skin.
"I've developed one. I wasn't born that way but I have a hide like a rhinoceros."