Via our friends over at The Daily Beast – Every catastrophe has a beneficiary, and Mel Gibson’s shocking fall from grace is no exception.
In three weeks, he has gone from being a slightly damaged man, nearly recovered after accusations of anti-Semitism, to being the most hated celebrity in America since O.J. Simpson. In the court of public opinion, he’s been convicted of being a woman-hater who apparently beat his girlfriend as he hurled racist remarks her way, telling her, among other things, that he would “burn down” her house and predicted that she would be raped by a “pack of n——s.”
But one person clearly relishing his downfall is David Perel, the editor in chief of RadarOnline, the year-old website financed with money from American Media (publisher of the National Enquirer and Star), and the supermarket magnate, Ron Burkle.
“It’s the celebrity story of the year, no question,” says Perel. “It’s just so shocking. And it works on so many different levels.” To read the rest of this story visit The Daily Beast.