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Joe Eszterhas

Mel Gibson Made My Son

Fear for His Life

4/13/2012 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



0413_ eszterhas_videoJoe Eszterhas says Mel Gibson's behavior in Costa Rica was so threatening ... Eszterhas' son slept with a butcher knife under his bed because he was so afraid of what Mel might do.

Eszterhas, speaking with the "Today" show this morning, told Ann Curry that Mel said the "vilest and most threatening things" he's ever heard while Eszterhas and his family stayed with Mel in Costa Rica to work on a movie script, "The Maccabees."

Eszterhas went on to say that the staff at the house became so afraid of Mel ... they told their kids to go hide.

A portion of Mel's rants are on tape, as TMZ first reported, but Eszterhas is unsure if he will release them.

For his part, Gibson has denied most of the allegations, saying in a statement, "The great majority of the facts as well as the statements and actions attributed to me in [Eszterhas'] letter are utter fabrications."

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136.

THE BEAVER    

LOL that is like being raped and go live in the one that raped you house. Nope! Oksana doesn't fear Mel Gibson at all.

839 days ago
137.

tricia    

Okay, seriously? How stupid is it that someone records Mel Gibson whenever he gets wound up? Give me a break. Imagine if TMZ posted a news story about every one of its readers when they had a rant about something.
Harvey, if I wanted to read the Enquirer I would. Come on, already. Mel gets fired up. SO? Big deal.

839 days ago
138.

fuddyduddy    

Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:22 PM EDT

EXCLUSIVE: Kris Herzog, Former Bodyguard For Oksana Confirms Mel Gibson Wanted To Kill Her [PHOTOS]

By Amanda Remling


A letter sent to Mel Gibson from ex-film collaborator and screenwriter, Joe Eszerthas has hit the web, revealing not only more about Gibson's rage issues, but his continued death threats to ex-girlfriend, and mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva. According to Kris Herzog, owner of the Navy SEAL Bodyguard Group, The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills and former bodyguard for Mel Gibson and Oksana, Gibson has said on numerous occasions that he was going to kill Oksana.

"Mel says it to everybody," says Herzog. "He hates her, he really hates her."

Herzog, who has referred to Gibson's ex-girlfriend as a "sexual sorceress," heard Gibson say, "I'm going to kill that f***ing bitch and bury her in the f***ing garden." Herzog explained that Gibson could have been arrested right there because the threat he made is a felony in the state of California.

The former bodyguard for the couple said that Gibson didn't want Oksana raising his baby, and it infuriated him. Herzog also said that Gibson believed Oksana had been having sexual relationships with numerous other men, which fueled his death threats. "I personally heard Mel Gibson, between 2008 and 2010, threaten Oksana's life multiple times," said Herzog. "I believe her life is in danger because Mel Gibson has the financial wherewithal to hire someone to kill Oksana."

While a bodyguard for Oksana, Herzog had resided in the same house and has witnessed her breaking down in tears over Gibson's verbal attacks. Oksana reportedly told Herzog that she thought Gibson was going to kill her. "He told me he's going to kill me," Herzog said Oksana had confided in him.

It was Herzog who told Oksana to tape the actor during one of his aggressive rants after Oksana told her bodyguard that she didn't know how to convince her baby's father not to kill her. "Then he can't do it because the world knows," said Herzog of Gibson's death threats. "He'd be their number one suspect."

Gibson and Oksana's custody battle got ugly, with recordings of Gibson's angry rants being released in February 2010. Besides the tapes released to the public, an incident occurring the month before had Gibson allegedly hitting Oksana and breaking a veneer on her teeth. Gibson faced domestic abuse charges, in which he pleaded no contest.

In August 2011, Oksana and Gibson had reached a settlement in their custody case. Oksana received $750,000 and a house to live in until Lucia turns 18-years-old, reported the Los Angeles Times. The couple have joint custody of their daughter.

The involvement with Gibson and Oksana made Herzog a poster child for TMZ, with paparazzi constantly following him. TMZ had revealed back in 2010 that the bodyguard had criminal charges filed against in 2009. "I was falsely accused of non-violent crimes by the paparazzi, stemming from a 2009 non-violent verbal-only encounter with the paparazzi," said Herzog. Herzog returned to court this March where his counts were deemed misdemeanors. A not guilty plea was made by Herzog and his attorneys, and the charges against Herzog were dismissed by the court. Herzog provided the Official Court records from his cases, confirming all charges were dismissed.

The Bodyguard Group has been in the business for years, with Herzog's father founding the Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills in 1967. Herzog, a U.S. Veteran who employs his fellow U.S. veterans, has worked with celebrities ranging from Paris Hilton to Herman Cain. Herzog's history will be available in the near future, as Herzog is currently taking meetings to discuss his book and movie, along with the rights to his story and the 45-year history of the Navy SEAL Bodyguard Group and the Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills.

Herzog's book, "My True Hollywood Story" will be released on Amazon.com this summer. A preview can be found at www.KrisHerzog.com.

The nine-page letter, which reignited the topic of Gibson's rage, was written on April 9 by Eszerthas and obtained by The Wrap. Eszerthas wrote the letter to Gibson because he backed out of making the movie "The Maccabees," which he describes as "the Jewish Braveheart." The screenwriter expresses his disappointment in Gibson, and goes on to list "things you said which appalled me."

One of the claims made by the screenwriter is that Gibson wanted to kill Oksana Grigorieva, mother of his child, Lucia. "I'm going to get rid of her. No one will ever know," Gibson reportedly said. "I'm going to kill her! I'm going to have her killed!" Eszerthas claims that Gibson had befriended two "FBI agents (or former FBI agents) and they were going to help you kill her."

Gibson responded to Eszerthas with his own letter, in which he says "the great majority of the facts as well as the statements and actions attributed to me in your letter are utter fabrications."


http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/327415/20120412/mel-gibson-oksana-eszerthas-death-threats-kris.htm

839 days ago
139.

Majestik    

Dear Mr. Eszterdouche,
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You aren't good enough to be the skid marks on Mel Gibson's undies.
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Next up, Lunch with his newest bestest friend, Oxykaka, Jimmy Hackson, Horkhisbitz and gasbag. A funfilled day for all to be had.

839 days ago
140.

Maria    

good... **** with an aryan man, pay the consequences. I think Mels a good guy imo.

839 days ago
141.

azlee    

Kris, you have flipped your story. You all let's go back and look at when KH came on the scene of Ox's body guard.

what the hell Kris?!

839 days ago
142.

2idiots    

AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH! Why would any of you think KH wud stay tue to anyone? 1st he was PRO-OG, the turned on her and ran to Campy Gibby, NOW he's back supporting OG and Joe......AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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Why wud he defect from Camp Gibby? Didn't Mr Mel pay up as promised?
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Maybe HE is where the MG/OG leaks came from--maybe KH was the SKIPPER of the USS Extortion...MAYBE he planted the TIGER WOODS MONEY thought. When that flopped he defected to Gibby's side. (to save his own ass)
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NOW we have a NEW PLAYER with new allegation and lookie lookie - Uncle Fester appears.....

839 days ago
143.

shirleyholmes    

@ Fuddyduddy

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/07/30/why-oksana-grigorieva-started-recording-mel-gibson-feared-for-lucia-life/


"Oksana realized that mother knows best, and called her own mom in Russia for advice. “It was her mother who told her she should start recording the calls just in case something happened to her and Lucia,"

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she said her mother, not KH

839 days ago
144.

fuddyduddy    

Hello, Shirley Holmes! That was a great catch! I remembered that one also, but the one I read was from People, but no matter, becasue they both said the same thing. Well, KH states it was his idea, and OG states it was her mother -- so which is it, I wonder? KH sure didn't take long to insert himself into this mess, did he?

839 days ago
145.

shirleyholmes    

Maybe HE is where the MG/OG leaks came from--maybe KH was the SKIPPER of the USS Extortion...MAYBE he planted the TIGER WOODS MONEY thought. When that flopped he defected to Gibby's side. (to save his own ass)
By 2idiots/Og

Thank you for this (inside?) information.

However, that does not make OG a saint.
She went along with it and if true, makes her just as guilty. Period.

839 days ago
146.

2idiots    


shirleyholmes: 7 minutes ago
Maybe HE is where the MG/OG leaks came from--maybe KH was the SKIPPER of the USS Extortion...MAYBE he planted the TIGER WOODS MONEY thought. When that flopped he defected to Gibby's side. (to save his own ass)
By 2idiots/Og
Thank you for this (inside?) information.
However, that does not make OG a saint.
She went along with it and if true, makes her just as guilty. Period.
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I see FREE-DUMB is shining thru! I bet u also use the moniker FREE-DUH.
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I pointed out my KH theory about him jumping from ship to ship and said MAYBE HE IS THE SOURCE of leaks....since it was never proven WHO leaked the OG stuff...KH claims to have had access to everything since he was involved in her meetings....who better to be the leak then the person who builds alliance on shifting sands. He DID need to save his butt, didnt he?

839 days ago
147.

2idiots    

By 2idiots/Og
Thank you for this (inside?) information.
However, that does not make OG a saint.
She went along with it and if true, makes her just as guilty. Period.
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Now you're pegging me to be OG.....like live said before Shirley - FREEEE-DUMB. Now i KNOW you're also FREE-DUH

839 days ago
148.

2idiots    

shirleyholmes: 2 minutes ago
Maybe but maybe not.
You tell me.
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welcome to 7th grade, huh? maybe I'll leave a note in your locker after class....
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I think we've found the REAL 2 IDIOTS - FREE-DUMB (Shirley) and FREE-DUH

839 days ago
149.

2idiots    

@ FREE-DUMB/DUH - I never said OG was a SAINT nor have I ever given her a pass. She's not smart enuf to have pulled off the "cough* extortion *cough* by herself...we both know that hence the KH connection. Think about it, he went from Team OG, to Team Gibnutz now he's Team JOE.....really?

839 days ago
150.

Muppet    

I think this guy has been drinking the Oksanity koolaid! There's nothing worse than a copycat!

839 days ago
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