Man claims Mel Gibson tried to kill him

Nader Sharif, who launched a lawsuit against Mel Gibson last June for allegedly tricking him into investing $20,000 in Green Rubber, a Malaysian company that recycles tires, now claims Mel tried to kill him when they ran into each other at a bakery. According to TMZ, Sharif says when Mel spotted him, the actor became violent, calling him “vile and offensive names” and threatened to physically harm him. Sharif claims Mel stormed out of the bakery and got into his car, then when Sharif exited the premises, Mel “accelerated the car to a high rate of speed” and drove directly at him while giving him the finger. Sharif says if he hadn’t jumped out of the way, he would have been killed and that’s why he filed a new lawsuit yesterday. However, a witness told TMZ that although Mel may have a reputation as a hothead, Sharif’s story just isn’t true. He says Mel was enjoying a cup of coffee and a “sweet pastry.” He claims Sharif confronted Mel, who asked him to leave, and when the man didn’t comply, Mel got up and left, but Sharif followed him. The witness also denies that Mel drove his car at Sharif.

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  1. Connie • September 22, 2011 @ 9:04 AM

    Awww. Poor Mel. He was just munching on a “sweet pastry” when some lunatic comes up to him, and so Mel, the peaceful people lover calmly walks away. Uh-huh. How much did he pay the witness? Or maybe it was someone from the church he paid for?

  2. Germain • September 22, 2011 @ 9:19 AM

    And the alleged victim screamed “you might take my life, but you will never take MY FREEDOM!!”

  3. L1feless • September 22, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

    lol @Germain

  4. Al • September 22, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

    Some jerk trying to get a cash settlement by making up a bs story… Leave Mel alone!!!

  5. Angela • September 22, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    Wacky story involving wacky people!

  6. David • September 22, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

    I still like Mel in spite of all the negative media. I am hoping for a Lethal Weapon 5!

  7. jjjones • September 22, 2011 @ 11:12 AM

    You kill me Germain. That was brilliant.
    No comment on the article, but would like to hear from Witness #2, so it’s not a he said/he said story.

  8. Age A • September 22, 2011 @ 11:16 AM

    Perfect example of 3 sides to every story…my side, his side & the truth…It seems Mel’s life is one looooooong movie with a wacky script…

  9. whocares • September 22, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

    Like who really gives a s#*t

  10. Natureboy1469 • September 22, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

    I’ll wait for the movie to come out!

  11. Margaret • September 22, 2011 @ 1:12 PM

    Nader Sharif sounds like an lying opportunistic weasel. Mel Gibson isn’t stupid. If Mel wanted that guy dead, he’s be dead and not done in the way he’s saying.

  12. C-Dub • September 22, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

    Please tell me the witness was jewish then case closed!

  13. susan • September 22, 2011 @ 1:37 PM

    After hearing him shoW his temper to Osanka I would believe this guy’s story. BUT stuff like that is really hard to prove.

  14. TIM DEVLIN • September 22, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

    People see poor Mel as a potential money pit…they think because of his reputation people will believe anything they say…I think Mel should counter sue these people because he has a witness that its a lie.
    One win and other opportunists will back off..

  15. Kim • September 22, 2011 @ 2:26 PM

    So this happens in June and now the guy decides to sue. (no surprise). Did the guy call the police or is he making this up while he goes along. As for the witness, why would they lie. Was there any other witnesses outside that may have seen this. Everyone is out for their 15 minutes of fame. I guess this is his. I say leave Mr. Gibson alone. He’s had his day in court.

  16. mary • September 22, 2011 @ 5:25 PM

    I have vowed to never see another Mel Gibson movie. Regardless of how I feel about Mel, this sounds like nothing but a money grab.

  17. Maureen Merrifield • September 22, 2011 @ 7:38 PM

    I blame the Jews.

  18. BT • September 22, 2011 @ 8:05 PM


  19. BT • September 22, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

    Mel is bad

  20. Jimbo • September 22, 2011 @ 8:42 PM

    Never mess with Mad Max Rockatansky. Ever.

  21. Billy • September 22, 2011 @ 8:57 PM

    He ain’t as bad as my mother in law

  22. Tam • September 22, 2011 @ 10:46 PM

    I agree…who really give a sh#@t? Honestly, don’t people have thier own lives to worry about? I say if this is important to you then you need to find more to keep you busy and productive.

  23. matt • September 23, 2011 @ 2:47 AM

    i say respect the art, the artists lives is irrelevant he should counter sue the prick for putting him in public eye again

  24. Terry • September 23, 2011 @ 8:30 PM

    Nuther opportunistic money grabber after poor ole Bad Ass Melly. How mad could they have made each other during a casual encounter in a bakery? Story is fabricated.

  25. So • September 23, 2011 @ 8:49 PM

    You may yell at me, call me all kind of names and make a public scene but you will never touch my delicious triple fudge pastry

  26. huku • September 24, 2011 @ 1:32 AM

    Yeah, I call bullshit on this one too. A man almost kills you and you fine a lawsuit only a year and more later? Lol, gtfo troll.

  27. Jessica • September 25, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

    can we say money grab? and crazy person? mel can be an ass but i highly doubt he would try to run down a guy in broad daylight with lots of witnesses around…..can you say *cough* money hungry *cough*
    sharif, no one believes you and this should be laughed out of court.

  28. Rcramer • September 27, 2011 @ 7:16 PM

    Maureen I hope you are just kidding

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