The Oscar-winning actor and director unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against traffic cops who pulled him over for speeding at 87mph along Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway.
Gibson, whose controversial 2004 film The Passion of the Christ revived ancient accusations that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, was stopped in the early hours of Friday.
Meantime, in a statement the 50-year-old actor said he has “battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse.”
He added:“I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable.”
However, the US Anti-Defamation League said in a statement on Sunday that Gibson’s response was “unremorseful and insufficient” and that his tirade “finally reveals his true self.”