Mel Gibson has at least one supporter in Hollywood … his friend Mickey Rourke … who tells our sources, he thinks Joe Eszterhas is a LIAR … who”s out to smear Mel”s reputation.
Mickey was leaving Caffe Primo in West Hollywood when we asked about Joe”s allegations that Mel is a violent Jew-hater who hates John Lennon.
Mickey”s response — “Everybody is looking to make Mel look bad … he”s an easy f**king target.”
He explained, “We live in a town that”s built on envy.”
It”s not the first time Mickey”s come to Mel”s defense — back in 2010, following Oksana Grigorieva“s domestic violence allegations, Mickey said, “I wouldn”t believe everything you hear … I think he”s a good dude, you know. And ah, screw the bitch!“