Diane Sawyer: “How much did you read of people who came out and said, Do not work with him again? What do you feel about them?”

Mel Gibson: “I feel sad because they’ve obviously been hurt and frightened and offended enough to feel that they have to do that. Um, and it’s their choice. There’s nothing I can do about that.”

— excerpted from two-part interview Sawyer has taped with Gibson, set to air on Thursday and Friday morning on “Good Morning, America