Let’s talk about Gibson. Last week, a report swept the Internet that Disney was wasn’t going to distribute Gibson’s Mayan epic Apocalypto because of his drunken anti-Semitic tirade during his Malibu arrest. The corporation’s network ABC already had stopped Mel’s production company from producing a docudrama about The Holocaust. But the truth is that both Disney movie toppers Dick Cook and Oren Aviv both called Gibson’s people to reassure them that no way were they cutting Gibson off at the knees when he was on his knees seeking the Jewish community’s absolution. For crissakes, it’s part of Hollywood lore that Walt Disney himself was an anti-Semite who reformed.
So go ahead, Tom, sue (Or, better yet, get the Scientology attack dogs to sue first.) Get Sumner for all he’s worth. Which may be a lot in monetary terms but not even a penny in human ones.