Photographer: Mel Gibson shoved, verbally abused me

  • 24/08/2015
Mel Gibson (Reuters)
Mel Gibson (Reuters)

An Australian photographer is accusing Mel Gibson of shoving and verbally abusing her after she attempted to take photos of the actor and his girlfriend Rosalind Ross.

Kristi Miller, a photographer for the Daily Telegraph, said she thought Gibson was going to punch her in the face.

"He was spitting in my face as he was yelling at me, calling me a dog, saying I’m not even a human being and I will go to hell. He swore and called me a c ***. It was non-stop, he didn’t even breathe," she told the Daily Telegraph.

"I took a photo of Mel and his girlfriend and when I turned around he shoved my back really hard. It shocked me because I wasn't expecting it. I don't know if it was his hands or elbow."

Gibson said the photographer was "invading" his space and "disrespecting" him by taking the picture.

Tempers only cooled when Ross - a champion American equestrian rider – intervened and apologised to Miller.

The alleged altercation took place outside Palace Verona Cinema in Paddington, Sydney, on Sunday.

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