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Mel Gibson Recorded While Ranting Yet Again: Twitter Reacts

Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas released the recording

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Actor/director Mel Gibson has certainly not been shy in recent years about speaking his mind, which has gotten him into hot water and all but guaranteed his shunning from Hollywood. In 2006, he was arrested for a D.U.I. and went off on an anti-semitic diatribe directed at the police officer who pulled him over. In 2010, tapes were released online of Gibson’s verbal abuse towards the mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva.

Still, he’s managed to self-fund a few projects that had a fair amount of success, although those came at the cost of having A-listers turn their backs on him after his tirades.

Now, it seems, he’s determined to hammer that last nail in his career’s coffin by not keeping his temper in check. The most recent outburst was directed at Joe Eszterhas–infamous screenwriter of “Showgirls” and “Basic Instinct“–who secretly recorded Gibson’s rant after he was invited to the actor’s home in Costa Rica in December to discuss a project.

“Why don’t I have a first draft of “The Maccabees?” What the f— have you been doing?” Gibson screams on the recording before moving on to an explative-filled rant about Grigorieva, saying she takes advantage of him (I probably don’t have to warn readers that the audio clip is NSFW, but I will anyway).

Gibson is reportedly looking into a lawsuit against Eszterhas for invasion of his privacy, but the damage has already been done.

Just heard Mel Gibson’s latest recorded rant. Wow! He makes an angry Christian Bale sound like Gandhi.(image) 10 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Happy Holocaust Remembrance Of Mel Gibson’s Rant About Hitler’s Birthday Eve, Twitter. Sincerely, Confused Jewess.(image) 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Heavens. The tape of Mel Gibson ranting at Joe Estherhas and his family is truly terrifying http://t.co/Tjvbhoto(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Ok you guys #MelGibson is officially insane! This recording of him screaming & cursing is horrific & scary! Listen: http://t.co/QGUEqCZa(image) 29 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

WHY DON’T I HAVE A FIRST DRAFT OF “THE MACCABEES”?!…Oh, how long is this going to go on? http://t.co/yZE0UZvO #tcot #teaparty(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Mel Gibson Recorded While Ranting Yet Again: Twitter Reacts


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  • Muhamed

    Can anyone think for themselves? The recording is EDITED kids, yup listen to it. Why is Mels voice so clear but Joe with kid and ipod next to him is garbled at best? Cmon people use your own brain not the collective.

    • Shai

      I think Southpark makes depicts this guys level of sanity perfectly. He is a anti-semitic ass! And those who choose to defend him and shove it under the rug are most like anti-semites themselves. No surprise though :)

  • Victor Navidad

    Mel Gibson is quite a wonderful actor/director I have ever seen only that way, but needs Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and Lord and repentance through the priceless blood of Him He paid Gibson off.

  • http://www.webpronews.com/melgibson-reco Dcr

    I, think the first rant Mr Gibson did was horrific, it shows he has issues regardiging prejudice., however, lets all be honest within ourselves if we are going to throw stones at those glass houses do we even know how many times mr gibson asked for that first draft? do we kno have proof after his first horrific outburst that the mother of his child who just so happened to have a tape recorder handy to record his outburst did not goad him first then turn on the recorder? Instead of thinking it would be genious to set mr gibson up, it would have been more productive to have been thinking of doing the right thing, everyone doesn’t neeed to jump on the bandwagon in judging an individual to prove a point, by doing this the point has just been proven that we all have anger management issues otherwise why would be hip hip horraying to take someones only means of income away making them homeless and hungry?(i’ve been there its awful)mr gibson’s problem isn’t he doesn’t get it he does, he just doesn’t know how to channel it, and ask for the help he needs in his anger management issues., however, there aren’t that many of us out there that haven’t had a momment or two or even more whre something has pissed us off to the point where we went over or maybe beyond the boiling point where maybe even a friend said hey calm down its not that serious, to thine own self be true.

  • http://Yahoo Avidfan

    Why don’t you people leave Mel Gibson alone. Come on – SERIOUSLY – How would you like to go through out your entire life wondering who is recording you and putting it on the internet. You cannot tell me you have never said anything outloud that could be offensive to someone else. Especially if you are in the privacy of your own home. With today’s technology anyone with a cell phone can ruin someones reputation with a photo. Leave Mel alone. What has happened to the years of accomplishments and good things he has done. Why is all of that erased because he has made mistakes or errors in judgement. I feel sorry for the people who feel they need to tear another person down, just to feel better about themselves.

  • G C

    I agree with Dcr, let’s not cast stones. It seems Mr Gibson has been set up. And yes, he has anger issues that he needs to address, geez we almost all do . He’s only human , flawed, but human. ‘Hey Mel, we still love ya ! “

  • RICK

    Let the guy alone…..He gets little out of it ..ohhh well that happeneds…everyone gets mad…and get out of control ..leave it alone geezzzz

  • Diane

    I agree. Leave Mel alone. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It is obvious he has been set up by a man looking to be in the spotlight. After all, what remains is this “where is his draft for Maccabees?”. He apparently had 18 months to come up with it, so if this is Mel, I would be screaming too!

  • Kirk

    I’m now beginning to believe that in Lethal Weapon I, after Mel and that suicidal guy both did a header off the roof, followed by that classic confrontation with Danny Glover inside that building next door, that maybe that was much more Mel Gibson than it was acting.

    I feel sorry for him. I like Mel. He’s an excellent actor. It’s sad to see anyone that miserable. You only have one shot at life. No seconds. I wish everyone could have the perfect life. I hope Mel somehow fights through his anger and seeks professional help.

    It’s easy to kick and beat on someone when they’re down. Makes one feel a little superior, doesn’t it? The people in this country used to be a lot more caring, and considerate and understanding. Not any more. What a shame.

  • CAROLE

    When I saw Mel Gibson in the headines I could only think about “what has he done now”. He needs some serious psychological help and I am wondering why he has not been committed somewhere. His anger is scary and I am not sure why he has ANY friends or making films. I will not see any film he is in. Does anyone know if he has a gun? That thought is really scary. By the way, he uses “free speech” the wrong way. I am 74 years old and really detest Gibson’s behavior.

  • george barnes

    Those who have not lost it on occasion are few and far between so dont throw stones. I would say however that Gibson is one dumb SOB. He should have learned that you cant trust a soul in Hollywood. Most would sell their soul to the devil in order to fulfill their agenda, especially a screenwriter….

  • pmsou

    They won’t hire you to act anymore so bypass them mel.make another movie. I understand he is furious over the betrayal of “friends”. don’t even suggest this wasn’t provoked. Make a good movie mel. People will watch it.

  • cjmsaudi

    First of all, why are they recording Mel in his own home without his knowledge? That is WRONG. Second, We do not have the whole story, they may have been not following through on their end and dragged on. That would make anyone angry. Third, sounds like they edited it, we hear Mel but the others we do not who are next to the recorder….come on. much is wrong with this picture!

  • http://yahoo.com nancy

    I don’t think anyone should judge him in anything,we don’t know his
    history so until we do don’t judge him if he is troubled he may need
    help and maybe just maybe all this is a cry for help ya think??

  • Alfreda Patterson

    I think he is having a mental melt down and really need to talk to a professional. I pray for him, as well as the person that made the rude and outdate comment about being eaten by a bunch of wild n#$%^&. Both need to have an intake and assessment for the correct diagnoses. WOW !!!!

  • mae

    mel can’t get a break..i think he has been taken advantage of and i think something probably triggered that rant..how many men and women HAVE been USED by people for personal gain!!!! i hope he gets his
    act together before he loses everything..he was a good person who let his guard down one time too many and got taken for a ride…the girlfriend knows what buttons to push and so do some people around him…i’d say his wife and kids are his true friends and i hope they give him some time…he’ll bounce back if he gets around the right people….good luck mel

  • Rorshach

    It’s no coincedence that this recording was released just as Mel Gibson was having the press conference for ‘Get the Gringo’, just as it was no coincedence that Eszterhas’ supposedly private and confidential letter to Mel Gibson was somehow ‘leaked’ to the press a single day after Warner Bros flat out rejected Eszterhas’ apparently shoddy script for the Maccabees movie… and where was Mel’s supposed anti-semitic rants on the tape, the ones Eszterhas supposedly has recorded!?

    Mel clearly has anger management issues, but this whole thing is clearly a set-up by a disgruntled has-been screenwriter who sees an opportunity to get some column inches for himself, I hope and pray Mel gets himself together soon, he is easily one of the best directors in the world today, and I would love nothing more than to see both the Maccabees movie as well as ‘Bezerker’, his long-mooted Vikings movie…

  • smith

    WOW, hollywood cut him down to size, we all know who runs that place LOL

  • Mickey

    I’m beginning to think Gibson may have suffered an injury to the limbic area of his brain (which helps us modulate our reactions to stimuli). He sounds like he has what my father (a neurologist/psychiatrist) calls “limbic rage or “limbic seizure.” Why do I know? Because I’ve experienced it myself. As I’ve grown older, they’ve become far less frequent, and I’ve also developed coping strategies for preempting them. But when I was in my 20s, my parents used to fear for my safety. The condition is not rare, but in Gibson’s case, when combined with his racist and misogynistic ideations, and his celebrity, it makes for sensational press coverage. Perhaps if he’d admit his difficulty, he could present himself as a some species of poster boy for the affliction.

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