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.