Gibson’s Audio Rant Deeply Disturbing

Well, that didn’t take long.
 
Yesterday in this space, I noted that secret recordings of Mel Gibson ranting and raving at his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva had not been publicly released because of a judge’s court order.  (Gibson and Grigorieva are fighting over custody of their 8-month-old daughter.)  However, RadarOnline and TMZ had acquired their own copies of the couple’s arguments and had been posting some of the more incendiary quotes in brief online reports.
 
Before today, you could only read some of what Gibson was saying on these tapes.  Now, in what is likely to be the first of several forthcoming releases, a 2-minute audio portion of a phone call between the couple can be heard online.  If you live outside of Canada, you can hear it by clicking here.  Canadian visitors (and everybody else, for that matter) can click this YouTube link while you can.  (I’m sure RadarOnline will order it removed, along with all the others posted on that site, since this is an enormous exclusive for them.)  It begins at the 5-second mark.
 
If you thought the written quotations were awful, brace yourself for the audio.  While Grigorieva remains remarkably calm and rational throughout the entire phone conversation, an enraged and unmistakable Mel Gibson is irrationally obsessed with her fake breasts claiming she lied about their enhanced nature.  (She denies it.)  Then, he worries about how her breastfeeding will affect his child’s health.  As a result, he immediately orders her to remove the implants.  When Grigorieva refuses he totally loses it.
 
Sounding paranoid and jealous Gibson seethes about how she allegedly presents her breasts to the outside world arguing that she’s “provocatively dressed all the time” in “tight clothes” (she calmly denies it) which leads to the infamously racist line about provoking “a pack of niggers” to gang rape her.
 
He ends his rant by breaking up with her in no uncertain terms while simultaneously ordering her to stay home.  It’s deeply unsettling.
 
What little good will Gibson still had left after his previous racist rant in 2006 will likely disappear for good now.  He’s already been dropped by his talent agency, he’s being investigated for allegedly hitting Grigorieva (as I noted yesterday), CNN’s Jim Moret mentioned that Leonardo DiCaprio has changed his mind about working on a movie with him and who knows if his next two completed films (The Beaver and How I Spent My Summer Vacation) will be released in the near future.
 
This whole sordid mess is sadder and scarier then we originally thought.
 
Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, July 10, 2010
11:23 p.m.
 
UPDATE:  A second tape has surfaced.  (Canadian visitors can hear it on Perez Hilton’s site.)  Clocking in around 8 minutes, it is far more chilling then the original clip.  An unhinged Gibson resorts to screaming as he viciously and repeatedly threatens and insults his ex while astoundingly giving her one more chance.  Most disturbing of all, he actually admits culpability in hitting the mother of his eighth child.  Grigorieva stays calm right up until the last couple of minutes or so when she reaches her breaking point and starts to fight back.  Gibson is completely unsympathetic and actually mocks her concern.  He gets himself so worked up over the phone that he literally loses his breath a number of times and starts panting.  If he ever gets offered another role in Hollywood, it would have to be a heel turn.  Thanks to these uncomfortable audio clips, no one will want to root for him ever again.
 
Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Monday, July 12, 2010
4:31 p.m.
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