Whoopi Goldberg, Oscar-winning actress and co-host of The View, has been making headlines this week for defending what many believe to be Mel Gibson’s racist rants.

“I don’t like what he did here but I know Mel, and I know that he’s not a racist,” Goldberg said on The View Monday.

It’s a bold claim considering a voice that sounds very much like Gibson’s can be heard screaming racial epithets and virtually every sexist remark imaginable on tape.

But this is not the first time Goldberg has stirred the pot of controversy. Remember when she claimed Roman Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape”?

Take a look at this slideshow to be reminded of a few other times the actress found herself in hot water.

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