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LOS ANGELES (CAP) - Mel Gibson's estranged wife, Robyn, has hired the Los Angeles law firm of Rothstein, Schoenberg and Rabinowitz to represent her in her divorce suit against her controversial movie-star husband, TMZ is reporting.
"We believe our client has an excellent case and we plan to see to it that she gets her due," said attorney Sol Rothstein. "We're going to give that meshuggener momzer such a zetz he's going to plotz."
Gibson has stayed mainly out of the public eye since making anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer who pulled him over for drunken driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in 2006. At the time he blamed the problem on his alcoholism, and said he was sincerely sorry that the Jews had caused all the world's wars. Israel ultimately accepted his apology.
Still, he has remained something of an outcast among the Jewish community, particularly in Los Angeles - which apparently has hindered Gibson's efforts to find a lawyer willing to work with him since his wife filed for divorce earlier this month.
"No Jewish lawyer is going to represent him, I'll tell you that much," said attorney and Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz. "So in L.A., that leaves about eight Irish guys who passed the bar on their fourth try."
In fact, Gibson apparently already fired his original attorney, Frank McCarthy, after he was unable to pronounce "pre-nuptial" at a preliminary hearing. McCarthy later admitted to having been on an "all-night bender" with friends at a pub in Long Beach.
"Oy, what a pisher," said Rothstein of McCarthy.
Gibson's legal troubles are only the latest in a series of embarrassments for the actor/director since the 2006 incident. In 2008, he was barred from an American Film Institute tribute to Steven Spielberg when he showed up without an invitation.
Gibson "kept saying that he was sure it was just lost in the mail. It was very embarrassing," said one bystander who asked not to be named. "Eventually Spielberg had to come out and tell him that if he didn't go home, someone from the Mossad would blow up his car."
It hasn't helped that Gibson has also offended gays over the years, both in remarks on talk shows and in his movie Braveheart, where a homosexual character was thrown from a window to humorous effect.
"I desperately hope that woman takes him to the cleaners," said Marc Hurwitz, whose Facebook group "I Desperately Hope That Woman Takes Mel Gibson to the Cleaners" has more than 200,000 members. "When I think of what I used to do while watching him in The Year of Living Dangerously on VHS, I just want to die, right after I throw up."
Gibson's attempts to mount a movie version of the Hanukkah story have also been unsuccessful, with many saying his offenses against Jews and homosexuals have made it impossible to recruit writers, producers, costume designers, makeup artists or accountants.
"A couple of lighting guys do not a movie make," noted one Hollywood insider.
For her part, Robyn Gibson, asked to respond to allegations about her husband, released the following statement: "I ask that, for the sake of my children, people refrain from intruding on what is a very private matter. That said, that shmegegge is fercockt."
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