One of Mel Gibson’s Hidden Acts of Charity Revealed

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“[Robert Downey, Jr.], who had well-publicized bouts with drinking and drug abuse, said that by sticking up for Gibson, he was simply returning the favor. After his imprisonment and arrests on drug charges made him uninsurable and thus prevented him from being hired in Hollywood, it was Gibson who stepped up and paid his insurance bond on the 2003 film ‘The Singing Detective.’

“‘He kept a roof over my head and put food on my table,’ Downey remembered.

“He said that all Gibson asked in return was that Downey do the same for another person who was struggling.”

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12:26 pm on October 16, 2011