Winona Ryder has called for Mel Gibson to “accept responsibility” for his “hateful” words”.
The ‘Stranger Things’ star claimed in an interview over the weekend that the ‘Braveheart’ actor had used homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs in conversation with her and a friend at a party, prompting him to issue a denial about the remarks through his representative.
And now Winona has hit back, insisting the pair will never “make amends” until Mel admits to his alleged actions.
She said in a statement: “I believe in redemption and forgiveness and hope that Mr. Gibson has found a healthy way to deal with his demons, but I am not one of them.
“Around 1996, my friend Kevyn Aucoin and I were on the receiving end of his hateful words. It is a painful and vivid memory for me.
“Only by accepting responsibility for our behavior in this life, can we make amends and truly respect each other, and I wish him well on this lifelong journey.”
A spokesperson for the 64-year-old actor had dismissed Winona’s account as “100% untrue”.
They said: “This is 100 percent untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now. Also, she lied about him trying to apologize to her back then. He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him.”