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Mel Gibson by choosing to follow the footsteps of the disgraced golfer, Tiger Woods has only made his reputation slump from bad to worse. Just like Tiger chose to keep quiet Mel Gibson too, remained out of the media eyes as soon as the accusations of domestic abuse and the rant tapes got viral on the web. Even when this celebrated actor was dumped by his agents at William Morris he chose to keep silent and to remain in the oblivion, which was a badly executed reputation management plan from his side.
Even When Gibson’s attorneys fiercely defended their boss by firing salvos against his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva’s allegations, Gibson never came out into the open. So, did Gibson also made a costly mistake by not addressing his serious reputation issues, which assumed massive proportions with every passing day. But, Perhaps his silence has made the public believe that the tapes were probably real, which made his situation worse.
Gibson might have played it safe as he is infamous for his vitriolic tongue and by keeping his mouth shut he might have thought to scramble home safely. Mel has been through such issues earlier also and with each incident it is becoming all the more difficult for him to salvage his reputation. Silence might be golden in real world but not in the web where making noise is the best way to prove your point, pull the crowd and to safeguard your online reputation.