Just one week after Mel Gibson’s longtime agent Ed Limato passed away, his agency William Morris Endeavor has confirmed that the controversial actor is no longer a client. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news this afternoon. It really comes as no surprise that WME, which is topped by Ari Emanuel, would cease to do business with the former Mad Max. Back in 2006, after Gibson’s well-publicized anti-Semitic tirade was made public, Emanuel pleaded with Hollywood to stop doing business with the man.
That didn’t happen, but Gibson’s last outing Edge of Darkness, grossed only $43 million domestically and was a disappointment for the filmmakers. Gibson recently finished Jodie Foster’s new comedy The Beaver which Summit Entertainment is supposed to distribute. The actor is currently in the middle of an ugly custody battle with his former girlfriend. And an audiotape of his purported rant to his ex appeared online today.