Very few people believed Winona Ryder when she claimed that she shoplifted that stuff because she was studying for a film role (or was it that she claimed that the employees said she could "have" the stuff? I forget...) but since most people are on the "Mel Gibson is a crazy rage-filled racist asshole" train, chances are that they're going to dive into her story pool these days.
In her interview with GQ magazine, Ryder explained that she had encountered the unedited version of Gibson long before anyone else was paying attention. "I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke," says the actress. "and somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"
But they'll believe you now, Winona. Great timing, by the way.
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