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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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316.

areyouallidiouts    

Like all truth tellers poor Mel is persecuted. Look what they're doing to Teg Nugent.

827 days ago
317.

Pust    

Mel's a friggin' puss.

827 days ago
318.

SerfCityHereWeCome    

Uh oh, wouldn't that mean that Mel would have to hire a Jew? Just funnin' ya Mel...

827 days ago
319.

Deb    

I am on Mel's side too. Give it a break. He is an awesome actor that has had a rough time from an opportunistic woman and either way has gone through a terrible time. LEAVE HIM ALONE and pick on actors and actresses that really DO have a BAD TEMPER for no reason. If you were getting divorced and loosing your child wouldn't you be in a bad mood? OLD NEWS!!! THINK OF SOMETRGING ELSE TO PRINT!!! SUE THEM MEL!!!!

827 days ago
320.

2idiots    


shirleyholmes: 4 minutes ago
Why would MR MEL call OG a "filthy little c'sucker"? Isn't she the "SAME" "c'sucker" from whom he demanded BJ's? Isn't she the same "C'SUCKER" HE decided to HOOK-UP with? Isn't she the same "C'SUCKER" he KNOCKED UP? Isnt's she the same "C'sucker" who is the mother of his 8th child?
By 2idiots/og
You have used the word "c'sucker" 5 times in 5 sentences.
So what are you saying, that it su.cks?
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Your stupidity is actually painful. FREEEEEEE-DUMB

827 days ago
321.

shirleyholmes    

Your stupidity is actually painful. FREEEEEEE-DUMB
By 2idiots

Careful now, your pattern is showing again

827 days ago
322.

michelle    

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J.E. has taken M.G.s time and effort far too long, best to leave him to find his own way, screen writers there are a plenty and can be had with payment upon approved script, how many would love to have their work combined with M.G.
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827 days ago
323.

Name    

Mike Tyson: Woman Beater. Rapist. spent time in jail.
James Brown: Woman Beater. Rapist. spent time in jail.
Chris Brown: Woman Beater.
Mel Gibson: some some crazy messed-up stuff when he was drunk and in his own house.

IF Joe Eszterhas was concerned about his family...ole boy should have left and called the cops.

826 days ago
324.

fuddyduddy    

OG dropped her crimminal claim against Mel. Why was that, 2idiots?

826 days ago
325.

fuddyduddy    

2idiots -- CORRECTION -- OG dropped her DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLAIM AGAINST MEl. Why is that?

http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/04/oksana-grigorieva-mel-gibson-domestic-violence-restraining-order-terminated-protective-order-judge-scott-gordon-family-court-custody/


Remember? This was the time in court where the attorneys for Mel AND the judge were visibly shocked? What happened here, 2idiots?

826 days ago
326.

fuddyduddy    

Regarding child support Mel is paying, along with whatever else --- I can understand why he's mad. OG does not have to account for her spending of 20k per month. There is no way she is spending 20k per month on Lucia. That money is being used for Lucia, OG, and Timothy Dalton's son, Sasha. Timothy Dalton never provided a home for his son, but Mel is. So, yes -- OG and Sasha are the beneficiaries of Mel's money -- and both of them turned on Mel -- so, I can understand why he would be mad. But, even though they are getting a lot, at least it's much less than what they would have enjoyed if OG would have signed the final settlment agreement...plus, she STILL has to pay attorney George for the settlment! Which is 1 million dollars...#250k more than what she received from Mel. Talk about karma biting you in the tush!

826 days ago
327.

Fidel's niece    

CAREER KAPUT:
MEL GIBSON REALLY USED UP
ALL HIS HOLLYWOOD LIFELINES?
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(from Fox411)
"The fact that Gibson's rant involves the film's
screenwriter will almost certainly lead to a
blacklisting," PR pro Glenn Selig told Fox411
Pop Tarts column.
"IT ALSO IS A PROOF THAT DESPITE (EVERYTHING)
GIBSON HAS NOT CHANGED AND IS STILL IN A
DESPERATE NEED OF ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELING,
AND THAT HIRING HIM ON ANY PROJECT INVITES TROUBLE,
UNWANTED NEGATIVE PUBLICITY AND BRINGS WITH IT
UNPREDICTABILITY."
*
more...he is 'SHUNNED BY MOST IN HOLLYWOOD'
*
Mel has no other projects except for a
"rumored" small part in Machete 2
*
Mel is a box office poison, his last
2 movies BOMBED and The Gringo will be
his 3rd BOMB in a row,
Hollywod Rule - 3 strikes and you are OUT!
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Mel is DONE IN HOLLYWOOD...

826 days ago
328.

Fidel's niece    

Little Lucia to her daddy Mel:
"Daddy, what is C*nt?
Daddy, what is C*cksucker"
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Poor little girl,she is almost
2 1/2 years old
and she may hear her daddy Mel's
enraged rants too.
*
ANY OF YOU MORONS THOUGHT OF THAT ONE?
NO??? Just keep on defending him...

826 days ago
329.

shirleyholmes    

@ Fidel's niece

Pure speculation. Where is your proof that Mel says these things while Lucia is around?

Or was Lucia also present in Costa Rica?

826 days ago
330.

shirleyholmes    

Did any of you read the article on ROL that Ira posted last night (yesterdaymorning/afternoon for most of you)?

826 days ago
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