Saturday, June 23, 2007

Mel Gibson at Bar Mitzvah of Hess Oil Heir

“A kid whose dad is a multi-millionaire and owns the biggest gasoline company in America. They rented one of the most expensive banquet halls in New York and invited me [Sean Paul] to perform for 150 thirteen-year-olds. It was crazy.

A lot of money was poured into the event and I was really surprised by it all. I always presumed that this is a religious ceremony that is held with your family, and suddenly I’m there with people like Mel Gibson and Neil Diamond walking around drinking champagne.” ("A Yiddisher Rasta Man," Ynet, Boaz Arad June 22, 2007),7340,L-3415733,00.html

May 10, 2007 -- IT was a bar mitzvah party fit for an oil heir the other night as William Hess, the 13-year-old son of Hess Corp. chairman John B. Hess, was feted at a million-dollar bash at the Rainbow Room. ... Sean Paul performed ...

Also see:

Mel Gibson's Bodyguard an Israeli

Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 12:38 a.m. EDT

Considering Mel Gibson’s disparaging remarks about Jews during his recent DUI arrest, it might come as a surprise to learn that the "Braveheart” star’s bodyguard is – an Israeli.

He’s Avi Korein, 45, a former nightclub bouncer rumored to once have been in Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what "gasoline" company the family owns? Did this musician mean an "oil company?"

I ask because most people think the arabs all own the oil. I have never thought that was true.

Maurice Pinay said...

Thanks for making that point. It's William Hess. I've added that information to the post.