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Mel Gibson

May Sue Joe Eszterhas

For Releasing Audio of Epic Rant

4/19/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mel Gibson
is seriously considering suing Joe Eszterhas for secretly recording him at his home in Costa Rica last December, and then releasing the audio rant.

Sources connected with Mel tell TMZ ... the actor believes he has a "basic human right" NOT to be secretly recorded in his own home. 

We're told Mel's people are looking at the laws of Costa Rica to determine if recording laws were violated and, even if they weren't, if Mel's right of privacy was violated by the release of the audio.

Mel explodes in the recording about Eszterhas' lack of progress with "The Maccabees" script  -- "What the f**k have you been doing!!" He also unloads on Oksana Grigorieva, calling her a ""F**king c**t, c**ksucking whore."

We're told Mel believes anyone recorded "at their worst moment" would sound awful, and it's unfair to trap people in their refuge.

One Mel source notes with skepticism that Eszterhas has made other allegations against Mel ... that the actor also ranted against the Jews and expressed pleasure that John Lennon was shot and killed ... but none of that is on the tape.

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271.

NickHentoff    

Slate's article on the United States Supreme Court's 1974 decision in Cantrell v. Forrest Publishing, in which Joe Eszterhas was found to have fabricated facts in a news article. "False Light, Camera, Action. The story Joe Eszterhas forgot to share"
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2004/02/false_light_camera_action.html

816 days ago
272.

Scooter Mabscott    

Yeah, Lennon was a douche

816 days ago
273.

lbbleecker    

Just put me down for TEAM MEL. Geez...is it really fair game to record someone in their own home. Esterhauzy obviously knew he could get a rise from him, perhaps for doing crappy work that he is being paid for. As for Oksana, the words may not be pretty, but methinks accurate.

816 days ago
274.

Spitfire    

Get 'em Mel!

816 days ago
275.

Saryndypyty    

Mel- people keep recording you because they're afraid others won't believe how psychotic you sound lol. You're a nutcase dude, get some real problems. Nothing in your life could possibly be that bad to have such epic insane flipouts. What a psycho! And no, at my worst moment there's no way I sound like you!!! OMG get help!

816 days ago
276.

angelika466    

I have to admit I really like Alex Jones take on Mel Gibson.

http://www.infowars.com/out-come-the-knives-the-smear-campaign-against-mel-gibson/

816 days ago
277.

Paul Ferguson    

Mel may well bemoan the breach of his "basic human rights", but with total disregard for the BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS of those on the receiving end of the rant not to be abused in an aggressive manner, regardless of being in his home or not... I am a massive fan of Mel's films and an advocate for freedom of speech but it all boils down to one simple thing... MANNERS COST NOTHING and. no matter how big/rich/famouse you think you are, courtesy is valued above all else #mannerscostnothing let's get it trending :)

816 days ago
278.

THE BEAVER    

272. 2idiots: about an hour ago

What I found strange was how Mel commented about the writer (?) not "looking Jewish". REALLY? You say something like that after MORE accusations come out about your being an anti-semite. Joke or not it was totally uncalled for (not to mention immature).
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Hey Mel, you dont "LOOK" like a misogynist, alcoholic, racist, homophobic hypocrite with RAGE issues.
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Yeah, and you ARE an idiot and most likely you LOOK like one too!


Mel was referring to the guy as being a nice guy. Not looking or acting like the Jews that don't like him, being mean to him, and making alot of trouble for him.

As far rage issues are concern. Anyone that was done like Mel has (from a lot of people) would be screaming their head off too!! The man is under attack, but I guess you are too much of a lame azz idiot trouble maker ignorant azz to know it. If you are a homo lover, dude. God never said being homophobic is bad thing.. God said being one is. As far as being a hypocrite. Standing up for what is right,and telling the truth does not Mel Gibson a hypocrite. It makes him a good person and great Christian. Say, your problem doesn't really fall under you think Mel is a racist, being an alcoholic, or yells his head off. Your problem is that Mel is Christian and don't think being a homo is right. When Mel said the azz is for taking a $#^ only. You got very offeneded by that, right? Mel can have his values and morals. Mel (like anyone else) should be able to voice is opinon on how he feels about things, and stand up for what he things is right. After all the gay rights people can have their say, so can Mel Gibson.

816 days ago
279.

2idiots    

Char: 44 minutes ago
Some guest!!! More like a traitor in his midst. This was someone invited into his home, and sells their tape. These Hollywood types are disgusting - anything for a buck. I think I would go crazy with all the backstabbing!
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Who told you the Joe SOLD the tape?

816 days ago
280.

THE BEAVER    

300. Saryndypyty: 15 minutes ago

Mel- people keep recording you because they're afraid others won't believe how psychotic you sound lol. You're a nutcase dude, get some real problems. Nothing in your life could possibly be that bad to have such epic insane flipouts. What a psycho! And no, at my worst moment there's no way I sound like you!!! OMG get help!
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Oksana recorded Mel because she's a money hungry gold digger
Joe got his feeling hurt by Mel saying what he wrote wasn;t good enough. Mel should have said that to Okskana than to make those god awful videos and a cd of her trying to sing.
Mel has learn I see to not be too much a nice guy after being too good to Oksana. Mel told Joe the truth. What you wrote wasn't good enough. Joe got his feelings hurt. Now he is causing trouble for Mel by putting his poor son up to recording him to save his own azz, because the kid is only a teen, isn't he? If you had your son to record Mel, and your son didn't do it on his own just fooling around with his phone. You are by far worse of a person than you are trying to make Mel Gibson out to be.

816 days ago
281.

Angry American    

So Mel has a temper tantrum in his own home. Who has not?
Let the innocent among you cast the first stone.
Esterhaus is a backstabbing traitor.

816 days ago
282.

Rob J    

Mel has a "basic human right" not to be secretly recorded??

Errr, I've heard the recording. I don't think he's human.

816 days ago
283.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I LOVE Mel movies, always have, always will. He can scream and act crazy all he wants too. It's his actions that matter.

Privacy of his own home should mean just that: PRIVATE.


TEAM MEL!!

816 days ago
284.

csp    

Just read this article about Mel Gibson yesterday. Now hearing about this recording today, maybe there's some truth to it.


http://www.infowars.com/out-come-the-knives-the-smear-campaign-against-mel-gibson/

816 days ago
285.

THE BEAVER    

310. Rob J: 3 minutes ago

Mel has a "basic human right" not to be secretly recorded??

Errr, I've heard the recording. I don't think he's human.
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Let someone come into your house and record your azz, dude. See how you like it. Mel shouldn't have been record by Oksana either.
Oh, well, I have heard the Demonbrat talk, and I don't think its human either. More like a jackazz. LOL

816 days ago
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