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Mel Gibson's Daughter Marries a Jewish Man

Has actor Mel Gibson's daughter married a Jewish man?

Published Sep 16, 2013


Claim:   Actor Mel Gibson's daughter has married a Jewish man.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, September 2013]

Did Mary-Catherine Regina Gibson, Mel Gibson's daughter marry Ezekiel Sharon, a prominent record producer?


Origins:   On 10 September 2013, the Daily Currant published an article about Mary-Catherine Regina Gibson, the daughter of actor Mel Gibson, having married a devoutly Jewish record producer and converted to Judaism:

The daughter of actor and noted anti-Semite Mel Gibson married a devout Jewish man over the weekend.

In a ceremony at the Temple Emmanuel of Beverly Hills, 36-year-old Mary-Catherine Regina Gibson married 42-year-old Ezekiel Sharon, a prominent record producer.

The couple has been secretly engaged for two years and are planning a long honeymoon in the south of France before meeting up with relatives in Israel. Mary-Catherine has

reportedly already converted to Judaism.

Mel Gibson was asked about the surprise nuptials during an interview with E! News while promoting his upcoming documentary on how the Rothschild family killed Abraham Lincoln. The acclaimed actor and director said that although he is disappointed in his daughter's decision, he hopes that eventually she will see the error of her ways and get a divorce.

"You know I've got nine kids," Gibson told E! anchor Melana Scantlin. "So I guess it's not surprising that one of them turned out to be a complete f*****g loser. But when I think about all the time and treasure I put into that one: the Catholic school tuition, the monthly private jet to Lourdes, the rosaries made of diamonds ... and then she goes and does something like this?

By the following day links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news article. However, that article was just a bit of political humor which satirized Mel Gibson's history of anti-semitic comments and outbursts. (For the record, Mel Gibson has no daughter named
Mary-Catherine Regina: his two daughters, one by his ex-wife Robyn and one by Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, are named Hannah and Lucia.)

As noted in the Daily Currant's "About" page, that web site deals strictly in satire:

The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.

Q. Are your newstories real?

A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world

Last updated:   16 September 2013

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