Yep!! There’s more!!
You see, Joe Eszterhas was working on a script for Mels’ The Maccabees. And when that was rejected, we guess he figured no use in keeping secrets anymore (that, or he devised an insane revenge plot)! So he wrote a massive letter exposing even more of Mel’s alleged hate.
He comes to the conclusion that Mel only wanted The Maccabees made to cover up his past… while spreading even more anti-Semitic hate.
To back this up, he writes:
I├óΓé¼Γäóve come to the conclusion that the reason you won├óΓé¼Γäót make [my] Maccabees is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews.
You continually called Jews ‘Hebes’ and ‘oven-dodgers’ and ‘Jewboys.’ It seemed that most times when we discussed someone, you asked ‘He├óΓé¼Γäós a Hebe, isn├óΓé¼Γäót he?’ You said most ‘gatekeepers’ of American companies were ‘Hebes’ who ‘controlled their bosses.
You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horseshit.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, you insisted ‘it’s in the Torah — it’s in there!’ (It isn’t).
HORRIFIED! ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIED!!
As we’ve said before, Mel calls Joe’s accusation ‘utter fabrications.’
Upset at Joe’s take on his intentions, Mel responds:
Contrary to your assertion that I was only developing Maccabees to burnish my tarnished reputation, I have been working on this project for over 10 years and it was publicly announced 8 years ago. I absolutely want to make this movie; it’s just that neither Warner Brothers nor I want to make this movie based on your script.
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