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MEL GIBSON RANT: THE LATEST TAPE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mel Gibson’s efforts to overcome the atrocious publicity he received after his anti-Semitic blast at a police officer and his recorded rage against his former girlfriend suffered a new setback after writer Joe Eszterhas released a recording of Gibson exploding at his houseguests at a dinner at his home in Costa Rica. The recording, commented Britain’s Guardian newspaper, “further adds to the impression of Gibson as an unhinged, out-of-control figure.” The recording, reportedly made by Eszterhas’s 15-year-old son on his iPhone and released to TheWrap.com, lasts barely three minutes but would appear to be enough to end Gibson’s career, given the obscenity-laced fury he exhibits in it. Eszterhas said he released the tape because “Mel publicly called me a liar. … My son Nick, who made this recording, said to me: ‘We were terrified up there last night.’ Nick took a butcher’s knife and slept with it under his pillow. This recording shows him the way he really is. If he doesn’t get help and receive it then someone is going to get hurt.”