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Winona Ryder Reacts To Mel Gibson's Claims That She Told Lies About His Hateful Comments Towards Her

Winona Ryder is speaking out again after Mel Gibson has denied saying derogatory remarks towards her and a friend at a party many years ago.

In her interview with The Sunday Times, the 48-year-old actress revealed that Mel had made anti-Semitic comments towards her and homophobic ones to a friend of hers, makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin.

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends,” she recalled. “And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’”

Mel then said that Winona was lying about his remarks.

“This is 100% untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now,” his reps shared to press.

After hearing his reaction to the accusations, Winona is sticking by her story.

“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,” Winona shared with the NY Post. “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.”

She added that “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.”

In the same feature, Winona also opened up about how her lifelong friendship with Keanu Reeves first started. Learn more here…

Winona Ryder's Friendship With Keanu Reeves Started When He Refused To Do This On a Movie Set

Winona Ryder is opening up about how her friendship with Keanu Reeves first started and it’s all because he refused to do something on the Dracula set.

During her eye-opening interview with The Sunday Times, the 48-year-old actress recalled that Keanu defied director Francis Ford Coppola‘s instructions on the set of Dracula to yell profanities at her.

“To put it in context I’m supposed to be crying,” Winona recalled. “Literally, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu [Reeves]…Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry.”

Francis apparently was also yelling “you whore!” at her off camera, as well.

She added that “Keanu wouldn’t, Anthony wouldn’t. It just didn’t work. I was, like, really? It kind of did the opposite.”

While she and Francis are good today, Winona revealed that the movie was still horrible.

“It got the worst reviews,” she said. “That movie, for some reason, every reviewer was like, ‘This is the worst movie in the world,’ and it was really rough.”

Something else happened on the set of Dracula with Winona and Keanu, too. See what it is here…

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Mel Gibson's Rep Claims Winona Ryder Is 'Lying' About Anti-Semitic Statements

Mel Gibson‘s representative is slamming Winona Ryder‘s claim that he made anti-semitic and homophobic statements towards her and a friend at a party years ago.

“This is 100% untrue,” Mel‘s rep told TooFab. “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.”

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Winona first made these claims in an article written back in 2010. You can see exactly what Winona said that Mel said during the party right here.

Winona Ryder Accuses Mel Gibson of Making Anti-Semitic & Homophobic Statements

UPDATE: Mel has released an explosive statement in response to Winona’s allegations!

Winona Ryder is revealing a comment that Mel Gibson reportedly made to her about being Jewish.

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends, and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’” Winona relayed to The Times.

“There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty,’” she added. “There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family.”

Apparently, Mel “tried” to apologize at a later date. Winona originally relayed this story back in a 2010 issue of GQ.

Winona recently defended one of her famous exes who is entangled in a legal battle.

Winona Ryder Defends Her Ex Johnny Depp, Says Amber Heard's Accusations Are 'Impossible to Believe'

Winona Ryder has filed a declaration in Johnny Depp‘s defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 48-year-old actress, who was once engaged to Johnny and starred alongside him in Edward Scissorhands, defend him against the domestic abuse allegations made by Amber.

“I am aware of the violence allegations that have been made publicly for the last few years by Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard,” she said in her declaration. “I knew Johnny very well years ago. We were together as a couple for four years, and I counted him as my best friend, and as close to me as family. I count our relationship as one of the more significant relationships of my life. I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience.”

“I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him,” Winona continued (via The Blast). “The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations.”

Winona added, “He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen. I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man- an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him.”

“I do not want to call anyone a liar but from my experience of Johnny, it is impossible to believe that such horrific allegations are true. I find it extremely upsetting knowing him as I do,” Winona concluded.

This isn’t the first time that Winona has spoken out in support of Johnny.

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Winona Ryder & Zoe Kazan Join Co-Stars At 'Plot Against America' Premiere

Winona Ryder and Zoe Kazan get sandwiched in by John Turturro and Morgan Spector at the premiere of HBO’s The Plot Against America held at Florence Gould Hall on Wednesday night (March 4) in New York City.

The four stars of the upcoming limited series were also joined by young co-stars Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, and Caleb Malis.

Morgan‘s wife, actress Rebecca Hall, was also spotted on the red carpet.

The Plot Against America imagines “an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.”

The series is set to debut on March 16.

25+ pictures inside of The Plot Against America premiere…

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See Who's Returning for 'Stranger Things' Season 4!

We now know who is returning for Stranger Things season four via a video just released by Netflix!

The video shows everyone reuniting for a season four table read, confirming who is back for the new episodes.

David Harbour was seen, despite his character’s apparent death in season three. Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Cara Buono, and Priah Ferguson were also featured in the video.

Season four is expected to debut this year.

Check out the video!