Par­ty­ing in Hol­ly­wood with Mel Gib­son... dis­graced Yard chief and his gush­ing wife

Daily Mail - - News - By Stephen Wright As­so­ciate News Ed­i­tor

HIS story has all the mak­ings of a Hol­ly­wood crime block­buster.

A real-life clas­sic fea­tur­ing a jailed Scot­land Yard chief who rein­vents him­self as a ‘highly suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional en­tre­pre­neur’.

Now dis­graced for­mer Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice com­man­der Ali Dizaei, 56, is rub­bing shoul­ders with act­ing roy­alty in Hol­ly­wood – din­ing with his ‘very good friend’, Mad Max star Mel Gib­son, 62.

The shamed po­lice chief’s wife Sha­ham posted a pic­ture on­line of the cou­ple din­ing with Gib­son and his girl­friend Ros­alind Ross, 28.

Mrs Dizaei, 43, gushed: ‘Un­for­get­table night with a very good friend of my hus­band a Leg­end, a Su­per­star, Os­car win­ner ac­tor, an Award win­ning Di­rec­tor and a Hol­ly­wood mogul. No- one will ever for­get Mad Max, Brave­heart, Lethal Weapon, Pas­sion of Christ and many more. It was also a plea­sure to meet beau­ti­ful Rose.

‘Thank u for the din­ner in­vite look­ing for­ward to see­ing u both in Lon­don soon and…to see­ing next Block bust­ing movie u are work­ing on now. The world knows it will be an­other great film.’ Dizaei’s ex­tra­or­di­nary trans­for­ma­tion from crooked po­lice­man to in­ter­na­tional jet- set­ter has seen him live in a £5mil­lion house in Sur­rey and drive a £250,000 Rolls-Royce con­vert­ible – which he up­graded last week­end to a £400,000 Roll­sRoyce coupe. Ira­nian-born Dizaei’s ap­par­ent friend­ship with con­tro­ver­sial Gib­son will raise eye­brows among for­mer po­lice col­leagues. A drunken Gib­son stunned Hol­ly­wood in 2006 af­ter he made an­tiSemitic com­ments to po­lice who ar­rested him for drink-driv­ing.

‘F***ing Jews. The Jews are re­spon­si­ble for all the wars in the world,’ he said. He later is­sued a grov­el­ling apol­ogy, blam­ing the out­burst on al­co­holism.

In 2010, dur­ing a recorded phone call be­tween Gib­son and then­girl­friend Ok­sana Grig­orieva, he al­legedly said: ‘You’re an em­bar­rass­ment to me. You look like a f***ing pig on heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s, it will be your fault.’ He later pleaded no con­test to bat­ter­ing her.

Yet two years ago, he made an as­ton­ish­ing come­back with his crit­i­cally-ac­claimed movie Hack­saw Ridge, claim­ing it was ‘re­ally un­fair’ that peo­ple still fo­cus on his pre­vi­ous shame­ful be­hav­iour. Just how he met Dizaei – an out­spo­ken critic of racism as for­mer pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Black Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion – is un­clear.

But the pic­ture of them beam­ing to­gether at a Hol­ly­wood restau­rant sug­gests a warm friend­ship.

Ear­lier this year, Dizaei was pic­tured in the back of a Rolls-Royce with F1 boss Bernie Ec­cle­stone’s for­mer son-in-law James Stunt, 36, whose god­fa­ther Terry Adams has been dubbed the head of Bri­tain’s most no­to­ri­ous crime fam­ily.

Dizaei was pre­vi­ously branded a ‘crim­i­nal in uni­form’ and was jailed for four years in 2010 for per­vert­ing jus­tice and mis­con­duct.

In 2015, a court heard that Dizaei had ‘con­sid­er­able debts’ and had been un­able to find work. He has since claimed to have a port­fo­lio of busi­ness in­ter­ests in­clud­ing a se­cu­rity firm and an im­port-ex­port com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in Iran.

‘Good friends’: Ali Dizaei put his arms round Mel Gib­son as he and wife Sha­ham dine with the star and his girl­friend Ros­alind

£400,000 car: Mrs Dizaei poses with new Rolls-Royce last week

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