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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas: Mel Gibson Said John Lennon "Deserved to be Shot"

| by Michael Allen

According to a 9-page letter, obtained by TheWrap.com, screenwriter Joe Eszterhas claims Mel Gigson once said of John Lennon: "I'm glad he's dead. He deserved to be shot. He was f**king messianic. Listen to his songs! Imagine. I hate that f**king song. I'm glad he's dead."

Eszterhas also wrote that Gibson ranted about ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva: "I want to f**k her in the ass and stab her while I'm doing it."

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Additionally, Eszterhas claims Mel slammed Ari Emanuel, the head of the William Morris Endeavor Agency: "He's a c*nt Jewboy."

Mel Gibson has fired back at Eszterhas, calling his claims a "pack of lies."

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Eszterhas was the screenwriter of Gibson's "Maccabee" film, which Warner Bros. has put on hold.