From: The Telegraph
Mel Gibson’s ‘death by cop’ suicide attempt
The “Braveheart” star apparently tried to goad a police office into drawing his weapon and shoot by hurling anti-Semitic slurs after he was stopped for drink driving.
The incident four years ago led to the steady decline of Gibson’s once glittering Hollywood career and public shaming.
But a close friend has revealed Gibson wasn’t anti-Jewish but on a mission to die because he felt he had failed after his wife Robyn had left him.
Death by cop is a popular way of suicide in the US where people deliberately provoke police offices into using their weapons.
Gibson, 55, was said to be distraught at the break-up of his marriage when he returned to his Los Angeles home from filming and discovered his wife and seven children had moved out.