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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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2idiots    

Saw a comment a page or 2 back - cant remember who said it - something about JE's wife and kid coming forward to confirm what JE is saying. To that I say, I cant believe NO ONE from the Malibu dinner party (Fr. F-cko or Rabbi Clueless) or the Costa Rica gathering (Nick or the other guys) have stepped up to discredit the allegations.
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You wud think that others who were there who could (possibly) make JE look like a fool wud do so.....so far nothing. Remember Mel's buddy who ran after the pap in Malibu who then fell flat on his ass? He stepped up right then and there....but on this - NO ONE is coming forward (not even his attorneys) Could it be there's no way for them to discredit JE's statements?
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I'm still surprised there's been no flack about this being leaked as in WHO leaked it.

923 days ago
122.

txcn    

Yeah they were real scared, so scared they continued to stay at Mel's house. What, there is no hotels in Costa Rica? Isn't that what a real man would do move his family to safety, rather than stay and mooch and tape a so called tyrant? Looks like maybe Eszterhas knew his script sucked and he had a backup plan. Looks like he took a chapter out of the Book of O the Ho. Monkey see, monkey do.

923 days ago
123.

2idiots    

@ Fuddy, I saw earlier where you referenced Robyn's defending Mel (the note she wrote)....It said (paraphrasing) he was a wonderful and loving father and that he never engaged in PHYSICAL abuse before during or after their marriage.
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Notice she doesnt say he was a wonderful and loving husband (speaks volumes) - nor does she say anything about MENTAL or EMOTIONAL abuse. She just addresses PHYSICAL. Why not say he was never abusive and kill 2 birds with one stone.
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Let's dont even discuss the snuff fantasy....anyone who thinks about that kinda thing and shares it is SICK -- and you say JE has mental issues???? Really?

923 days ago
124.

Jambi    

2 sleazy Hollywood slobs with severe talent depletion taking out their male menopause on one another. It was shocking to see 10 min of network news time given to this Eszterhas sissy ass complaining about his tiff with the overbreeding Aussie idiot. My god like a couple of old men hissy fitting in a retirement home while the world moves on WITH FAR MORE SERIOUS AND GRAVE ISSUES..they sit and s$it in their piles of money. Drop dead a-holes and stop wasting 02.

923 days ago
125.

Alicia    

Mr Eszterhas your comments are reprehensible as well as questionable. If people were indeed fearful of Mel why didn't they leave? If your son was so afraid he slept with a knife why didn't he get on a plane and return to the U.S.? Your claims have a ring of blackmail and extortion, and if you were taping someone without their knowledge, your behavior is much more frightening than having someone use regrettable language. Trying to resurrect your career by "exposing" Mel? Calling you a lowlife is an insult to insects.

923 days ago
126.

Mister Big    

They're both right. Mel said those things, did those things. Joe's script was a turd held together by three brass brads.

923 days ago
127.

Frances    

Joe "whatever his last name is" is a JOKE! He's washed up, writes terrible scripts, publicly fights with everyone in the entertainment business and he's angry because he's "been out of demand"....so now he wants to blame Mel Gibson for noone liking his washed up work. What better way to do it? Call Mel a jew hater in an industry dominated by jews. Joe, ought to be ashamed of himself and stop using Mel Gibson as a scapegoat and I do not blame Mel Gibson for not responding...I wouldn't either! Because of all this, now Joe "whatever his last name is" is back in the press at someone else's expense. GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD JOE.....YOUR OLD, WASHED UP, YOUR WORK IN NOT IN DEMAND, NOBODY WANTS TO WORK WITH YOU BECAUSE EVENTUALLY YOUR'LL MAKE IT A PUBLIC SPECTACLE. YOUR RESPONSIBLE FOR NOONE WANTING TO WORK WITH YOU.....JUST LIKE MEL.

923 days ago
128.

Majestik    

Did Eszterdouche hire Kris Herzog or is that him in disguise?
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923 days ago
129.

Diane    

I would be stark raving mad with anger issues too if every person wanting to get close to me and do business with me was a lunatic looking for a secret payoff.

How much of this stuff can a person take before losing their temper?

923 days ago
130.

Cujeaux    

Ut Oh.... Cue the Twilight Zone muscial intro......

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

923 days ago
131.

THE BEAVER    

Wow, first Joe said his son taped Mel. Same thing has been done by Oksana. Now Joe, like Oksana, is using the same BS that they fear for their life. If anyone belives this BS, will believe anything, and too stupid for words.

923 days ago
132.

2idiots    

How funny wud it be if Kris H and Joe E were able to produce WRITTEN proof that Mr Mel wanted OG snuffed out. Mel did elude to it on the infamous rant tapes, JOE confirmed it, Nick (the boy) said Mel wanna to bang her in the poop shoot and stab her while doing it and NOW Kris H is backing JOE!. Wait didnt JOE reference MEL's FBI connection to the OFF-ing of OG?
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You can't make this stuff up! Didnt OG tape Mel because she said that if anything happened to her she wanted everyone to know WHO wud have done it?!?!?!?!.
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I bet that's why OG never faced (cough cough) extortion or deportation.....because (evidently) MR MEL did want to OFF her (maybe the Rose Garden wasnt really a "facility in MEL-A-BOO after all)

923 days ago
133.

THE BEAVER    

Go play Santa in the mall this year, you loser!!
LOL You should have played in the movie Bad Santa, because you sure like to deliver a lot of BS to people. Oksana could have played your wife.

923 days ago
134.

TMZgossip    

lol @ HumpMeDumpMe Herzog
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Kris Herzog, famous Hollywood celebrity bodyguard and owner of The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills says that he was approached by supporters of Casey Anthony to protect her, so she could move to Beverly Hills, CA.

For the 1st time in over 43 years, The Navy SEAL Bodyguard Group and it’s parent company The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills refused to take a job, the Casey Anthony protection job.

Chris Jones, former U.S. Secret Service Presidential and White House security detail member is director of The Bodyguard Group Threat Assessment unit. Chris Jones and the Command staff of The Bodyguard Group, including Navy SEAL Team members from our Celebrity Bodyguard unit wrote a Threat Assessment on Casey Anthony.

They refused to protect her for these 3 main reasons:

1. Casey Anthony’s prior behavior and do***ented actions strongly indicated Casey Anthony would not adhere to or be able to agree to live within a Presidential type Protective Bubble.

2. Casey Anthony’s team and Attorney’s prior behavior and do***ented actions strongly indicated that they would not adhere to or be able to agree to help Casey live within a Presidential type Protective Bubble.

3. It is the 43 year professional opinion of The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills that Casey Anthony, whether by accident or intentionally was involved in the Death of her daughter and cover up after the fact.

The company decided that Casey Anthony is NOT the type of person they would ask their Navy SEAL Team and Special Forces Celebrity Bodyguard Team members to risk their lives for. Consequently, they refused to take the job.

923 days ago
135.

THE BEAVER    


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2idiots: about a minute ago

How funny wud it be if Kris H and Joe E were able to produce WRITTEN proof that Mr Mel wanted OG snuffed out. Mel did elude to it on the infamous rant tapes, JOE confirmed it, Nick (the boy) said Mel wanna to bang her in the poop shoot and stab her while doing it and NOW Kris H is backing JOE!. Wait didnt JOE reference MEL's FBI connection to the OFF-ing of OG?
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You can't make this stuff up! Didnt OG tape Mel because she said that if anything happened to her she wanted everyone to know WHO wud have done it?!?!?!?!.
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I bet that's why OG never faced (cough cough) extortion or deportation.....because (evidently) MR MEL did want to OFF her (maybe the Rose Garden wasnt really a "facility in MEL-A-BOO after all)
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if you were a fcing woman, and got your face REALLY knocked off by Mel Gibson, and fear for your life. Would you even want to live in his house? Oksana didn't fear Mel. The only thing she feared was if her scam will send her to jail or not.

923 days ago
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