A recording said to be of Mel Gibson exploding into an expletive-filled rant
at his Costa Rica estate has been released to TheWrap.
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Recorded by the 15-year-old son of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas while
Eszterhas' family were guests of Gibson's, the former Mad Max star launches into
a tirade ranging from why the writer had not delivered a first draft of The
Maccabees script to how former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is taking advantage
of him and questioning why God has robbed him of his good looks. He also
reportedly hurled his cell phone into a wall.
Eszterhas says that Gibson's rant began unexpectedly as guests had gathered
for before-dinner drinks and the embattled star saw an unflattering photo of
himself holding his baby daughter. He screamed, in part, "Look how terrible I
look! Answer me, God! Why did you turn your back on me!?"
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Eszterhas says that he released the recording at the insistence of his son
Nick because, "Gibson called me a liar. And I also have some reason to believe
he's creating a PR blitz questioning my truthfulness."
"The bottom line is it shows to me he badly needs help," Eszterhas told
TheWrap of the troubled Gibson. "My interest isn't to damage him with this tape
but to prevent damage being done to others, starting with Jews, including Oksana
and now, I'm sure, me. I strongly believe that unless he seeks and receives some
kind of psychiatric help, someone is going to get hurt."
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