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Ryder 'had awkward run-in with Mel Gibson'

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Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder has revealed that she once had an uncomfortable run-in with Mel Gibson at a Hollywood party.

The Black Swan actress told GQ that she was offended by an off-colour joke that Gibson made during the encounter.

"Fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties," she said. "And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke."

Ryder contended that the Braveheart star also seemed to insult her Jewish heritage.

She explained: "And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers', but I didn't get it.

"I'd never heard that before. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic'. No one believed me."

Last week, Ryder admitted that she does not use the Internet.

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