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EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Jesse Jackson Says Mel Gibson 'Has Fundamental Character Flaw'

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Jul. 1 2010, Published 6:35 a.m. ET

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In an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com, Reverend Jesse Jackson slammed Mel Gibson’s racist rant.

"Mel Gibson's outburst demonstrates once again that we are far from a society that is ‘beyond race and racism.’ His penchants for anti-Semitic and racist diatribes reveal the actor's fundamental character flaw. He needs help.  But as a society we must redouble our efforts to combat racism and eradicate racial inequalities wherever they may exist," said Reverend Jackson.

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RadarOnline.com broke the world exclusive story that Mel Gibson unleashed a racist tirade against Oksana, the mother of his infant daughter Lucia.  "You're an embarrassment to me," Mel tells her in an audio recording. “You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."

Following his 2006 arrest for suspicion of drunk driving, Mel spewed bizarre anti-Semitic remarks to the cops.

"F**king Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," Mel said.

He also allegedly told a female officer, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar t*ts?"

Mel apologized after the remarks sparked worldwide outrage for the actor.

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Plans To Honor Child Support, Says His Attorney

Oksana told a source she taped Mel because she feared for her life. On tape he says: “I am going to come and burn the f**king house down... but you will blow me first."

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