Mel Gibson “100%” Denied Winona Ryder’s Anti-Semitism Accusations

( Mel Gibson isn’t exactly known for bowing down to the outrage mob, and recently, he made it very clear that accusations from Stranger Things actress Winona Ryder are “100 percent untrue.”

Ryder recently made the shocking accusation against Mel Gibson in a profile piece for The Sunday Times, a British newspaper. Ryder said that Gibson made anti-semitic and bigoted remarks to her and her friends about homosexual and Jewish people. She asserts that the comments were made during a party.

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends,” she told the Times. “And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’”

Mel Gibson’s spokesperson categorically denied the claims in a statement given to Variety. The spokesperson said the claims were “100 percent untrue.”

“She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now.

Ryder, in what may be an attempt to make the story sound more believable, claims that Gibson later attempted to apologize to her for the comments she alleged he made. Gibson’s representatives denied this, however, asserting that it was another lie.

“She lied about him trying to apologize to her back then,” the representative claimed. “He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him.”

Claims like this are even more serious than usual, given the extreme difficulties celebrities face for historic jokes that might today be considered politically incorrect. An assertion like this could potentially damage Gibson’s career forever, and may be likely to egg on mobs of far-left extremists who want Gibson to never work again.

Though, if there’s anyone that can survive in the face of an extreme backlash from the left, it’s Mel Gibson. Back in 2006, Gibson was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and later allegedly asking the police officer if he was Jewish.