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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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16.

Good riddance!    

Wow, first time listening to that. Someone get him a tailored shirt that has long sleeves that tie together. Not at all surprising though, given his past threats and rants. Dude's finally lost those screws that were loose years ago.

736 days ago
17.

Sqiggy    

Well well well seems Mr.Gibson is up to his old tricks again........ Personally I wish there was more tapes the stuff this maniac says is nothing but PURE GOLD.

He needs to record himself and write a script from the bile that spills out of his disgusting mouth now that I would pay to see.

The eating bit GOOD F'ING LORD that was beyond funny.

Ok but now you need to stop defending this maniac if he was upset about not getting a script from this guy OK that is fair you don't freak out like this on the man infront of his wife/girlfriend and his child. You set up a meeting with him alone and discuss it rationally or even yell but never infront of his family clearly Mad Mel wanted to humilate and torture this man by doing this in front of his family.

He's a very very disturbed person who is in great need of help the therapy and anger management classes FAILED or he didn't really care about getting better and did it to just be done with it.

The ones defending him,If you really cared about him by now you realize he's mentally unstable instead of defending him write him or his fanclub or his church and ask him to seek REAL HELP. If the fans he still has left would do that perhaps he might take that as a sign and seek help.

736 days ago
18.

Clytemnestra     

Mel, if you're reading these comments, please consider you will end up suffering even more damage to your reputation if you prolong this debacle by suing. Joe E. may be in the wrong, but that won't matter.

736 days ago
19.

txcn    

Well even if this story is true which I doubt he wouldn't be able to sue Eszterhas because Eszterhas wasn't man enough to tape Gibson, he had his kid do it. No point in suing the kid he has nothing.

Better and more effective would be to charge the spawn of Eszterhas with illegal taping, and nailing Eszterhas with aiding and abetting a minor. Make an example of the two so that maybe the other bottom feeders out there will think twice before they tape Gibson or any other celeb, in the privacy of their homes,.... for a buck.

736 days ago
20.

Fidel's niece    

Go ahead Mel, make my day!
*
ALL the sh*t will come out,
the witnesses will be called...
Randall Wallace, his GF Elizabeth Topp,
Brad Hillstrom, and the staff at the ranch.
*
No, Mel will NOT sue.He will THREATEN TO SUE,
He will settle...he will PAY
"to protect the privacy of my family".
Right! 'cause the dumbazz does not THINK fIRST
what this kind of idiotic behaviour
does to his own family,
BEFORE HE THROWS ANOTHER HISSY FIT LIKE
A 2 YEAR OLD.
*
Go ahead dumbazz,
you have NEVER FAILED TO DISAPOINT ME
with you assinine behaviour...
GROW THE F*CK UP!
You are a disgrace and embarasment to your
family and a poor role model to your kids.
*
Poor Tommy, poor Lucia,,,
to have a raging MANIAC for a father.
*
Disgraceful and shameful!

*
and The Gringo will BOMB!
3 bombs in a row ...
Mel, you are DONE IN HOLLYWOOD!
*
Warner's pulled the plug on Maccabee...
The Viking movie has not been given a green light...
LW is being done with different actors
Mad mAX, tHE Thunder Road with other actors...
*
Mel has NOTHING... he is OVER AND DONE,
STICK IN FORK IN HIM DONE!
*
and tonight at the Austin screening he
told the producer of Get The Gringo
(Stacy Perski,who is Jewish)
"You don't look Jewish"???
WTF! Mel, the dumbazz!
A MENTAL CASE!

736 days ago
21.

shirleyholmes    


Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

736 days ago
22.

Fidel's niece    

FreeeeeeeeeeeeeDUMB!

736 days ago
23.

Liz76    

I will never see any of his movies or support his projects. This guy has a serious rage problem. It's inexcusable.

This is not your typical losing your temper type moment, he SOUNDS vicious.

People continue recording his ass - no one deserves it more than this sorry excuse for a man.

736 days ago
24.

shirleyholmes    

"I think a screenplay is your creative baby and you have a responsibility to fight for it, as you would for your children........"

see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000390/bio

For a writer words are important but I believe it is actions that really count.
Why did JE not leave?
Why expose your child to alledgedly possible danger, why have him sleep with a butcher knife under his pillow?
I guess it all comes down to one's "priorities"

736 days ago
25.

amandajf    

Oh my God, someone losing their temper in their own home (have you honestly never done it?!). He raged about the scriptwriter's lack of urgency at completing the script (which he had already admitted to), probably because the studio were paying the guy and he wasn't doing the work, which would cause the film to be rejected - which it was. As far as I have seen Joe Eszterhas' using Mel Gibson's lack of professionalism (really thats all it was) to hide his professional failings (look him up, he's no saint). As far as Gibson's ex goes, I would be mad as hell if I was forced to fund her lifestyle, after clearly being used and abused too.

736 days ago
26.

Jipper    

Anger Management. This guy is a nut case. One tirade like this I would give him some slack but this is like a weekly thing man. He either has some serious substance abuse issues or is Bi Polar or something. He needs real serious help. Not Promises Resort Oh I mean "Rehab"

736 days ago
27.

Fidel's niece    

When I heard that Mel hired Eszterhas
to write the script, I was STUNNED...
I KNEW that this "colaboration" would not
end well.
Eszterhas wrote 2 good movies I like
"Betrayed" and "Music Box"
and he also wrote some crapy ones
(Basic Instinct and SHOWGIRLS,the last one
was panned by the critics and bombed in the
theatrical release, but MADE OVER 100 MILLION
in video sales!
***
So Eszterhas wrote a crapy Maccabee script...
and Mel went on a RAMPAGE like the sport fans
do when their team looses, burning cars and
doing property damage...
*
Watch out guys,
if you give Mel a badly written script
he may SHOOT YOU...
He has no sense of proportion,
he is totally UNHINGED.
My advice to him would be -
Build a padded cell in your house,
where you can go and throw a HISSY FIT,
hit the walls and roll on the floor!
Dumbazz!

736 days ago
28.

Truth    

GO CRY A BUCKET MEL... SEEMS JOE WASN'T LYING AFTER ALL. DIDN'T MEL DENY EVERYTHING UP TO THIS POINT AND NOW PART OF THE TAPE IS RELEASED THE FOOL IS UPSET. STFU ALREADY. DUDE SEEMS TO HAVE A HISTORY OF "PRIVATE MOMENTS" GONE CRAPPERS. #TRUTH!!

736 days ago
29.

levi    

What a vile little man Gibson has turned out to be. So many negative stories surrounding him over the years.

736 days ago
30.

Bwoy dem    

There are plenty of "BAD" people you watch and idolize on television and film routinely, they are just fortunate enough to not have had people secretly tape and release their private musings when attempts at extortion for profit fail. Have one of your bad days broadcast on TMZ and lets see how quickly you'll be unfairly judged.

736 days ago
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