Winona Ryder accuses Mel Gibson of anti-Semitic remarks

Winona RyderIn a recent interview Hollywood actress Winona Ryder, who starred in the hit movie Beetlejuice, said that fellow actor Mel Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks to her at a party fifteen years ago when he was drunk.

Ryder claims that they were both at a big Hollywood party back in 1995 when Gibson made the offensive remarks.

Winona, who has also been in a number of other movies including Edward Scissorhands with Johnny Depp and Mr Deeds with Adam Sandler, claims that Mel Gibson called her an 'oven-dodger' which she said referred to the gas chambers that were used during the holocaust to kill millions of Jews.

The thirty nine year old actress told interviewers: "I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke. 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."

Ryder is half Jewish, and she claims that Gibson, the Australian actor who has starred in movies such as Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, and The Patriot, also made homophobic remarks at the party in reference to her friend. Ryder has made her allegations just weeks before Gibson's new movie, The Beaver, hits the screens.

This is not the first time that Mel Gibson has been accused of making remarks like this, having hit the headlines on a number of occasions for allegedly making homophobic and anti-Semitic remarks.