Former Child Star Gaby Hoffmann Tells Her Mel Gibson Horror Story

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At this point, no one is surprised when someone comes forward with a tale of Mel Gibson's notorious rage. But this one is particularly upsetting. Gaby Hoffmann, who you likely know from Now & Then and Sleepless In Seattle (or her recent appearance on Louie), has come forward with her own story of the time Gibson verbally attacked her, when she was only ten years old.

"He screamed at me. Oh, God, he really screamed at me," Hoffmann said of an incident that occurred on the set of 1993 drama The Man Without a Face. Noting that no one had an easy time with Gibson, she went on to say, "I think I was acting like a kid instead of a professional actor. It happens once in a while when you're a kid actor." Then, "he just started cursing and screaming at me" until she burst into tears.

While Mel Gibson's abusive outbursts have come to the forefront in the last few years, Gaby Hoffmann, for her part, seems to have matured into a very poised adult. When asked what she'd say if she saw Gibson today, Hoffmann answered, "I'd say, 'I hope you're feeling better, Mel.'" We give her credit for taking the high road, but we're not so sure we'd say the same. (HuffPost Live via NY Daily News)

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