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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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346.

shirleyholmes    

Yes, I USED TO BE A BIG MEL SUPPORTER,
until I discovered that the man is an IDIOT!
who keeps doing idiotic things over and over again.
SELF DESTRUCTING IDIOT!
By Fidel's niece

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So you are acting this way because he does not live up to your expectations?

How you want him to be or act?

Just out of curiosity, do you still live with your parents and do they make all the decisions for you, or are you allowed to make your own mistakes?

879 days ago
347.

Fidel's niece    

Mel's SUPPORTERS
*
10 LITTLE INDIANS...
And then there were NONE!
Gone with the wind...
PS.
WHERE is Curious?
she used to defend Mr Mel...
*
Gone with the wind...

879 days ago
348.

Pat    

DIE -- Mel -- You're a washed-up piece of ****!

879 days ago
349.

Tellthetruth59    

I'm still Team Mel. If by "Team" you mean I support people that want to rant in private without being extorted by wannabe losers. I'll still watch his movies. His rants are not illegal. I detest people like Eszterdouche and Ox that try to scrape a buck off of another human beings weakness. They disgust me far more than Mel's insanity.

879 days ago
350.

Belinda    

Gee Fidel's niece, those are some pretty cheap shots ... even coming from you. We know you'd love to spend 30 minute with Mel, but it probably ain't gonna happen. Let it go and stop being so bitter.

879 days ago
351.

Fidel's niece    

Belinda,

everything comes to those who wait...
*
and IT WILL HAPPEN...
sooner than you may think.
Just saying, nothing else.

879 days ago
352.

kelly    

I still think what is being done to Mel is wrong. I will still go to see his movies. I will still buy his movies. He is a wonderful actor and director. He has done far more good for people than harm. When he rages it is because someone has done him a wrong and he has the right to be mad and speak the truth as he sees it. Not the way you see it. When he calls someone a name, they have earned it. He did not make them do all the crap that they have done.

I do not like what he said, but he still has the right to speak his mind. Just as you do and are doing.....

kelly82

879 days ago
353.

kelly    

And I am still here. Been here from day one...

kelly82

879 days ago
354.

fuddyduddy    

I think the big-to-do over the 'Mel Team List' is nonsense. Good grief -- that list was put together back when things were going like a house-a-fire with Mel and OG. If you recall, there wasn't anything posted for a long time about Mel. People have other interests, I'm sure. Just because all of the same people are not posting does not mean that they don't support Mel.

One more note -- it sure seems from the ROL article that OG is watching her words very carefully. Very different tone coming from her.

And Kelly82 -- you are THE BEST! Just love your posts and wisdom. Along with your courage to be using the computer like you do at 82! I applaud you, Miss Kelly!

879 days ago
355.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Hi there Ma. Kelly. Was just thinking of you last night. :)

Me too: I'm right here. I'm Team Mel and I always will be.

Don't you just love Idiots 'logic': we aren't posting therefor we are no longer Team Mel. Pft. HEARTLESS stupid fool that one, proves it over and over. Not worth the time it takes to type answers to it's stupid questions.

I see a lot of Mellers drifting thru this non story with no news worthy reporting, just crap,so shouts outs to them. I also notice since Mel threatened to sue, Joe Who has stfu.

879 days ago
356.

Tellthetruth59    

@Shirl - no problem. Don't even think about it.

@2I - Don't care much what the DA said. Casey Anthony is still walking free. No real justice in this world. Casey and Ox skated free. Bullsh!t.

@Kelly - You're still my favorite poster here. Hope all is well.

879 days ago
357.

kelly    

When have the haters put a smile on some sweet little face? When have they donated millions of dollars to rebuild homes for people when theirs has been destroyed? When have they gone to a hospital and played and cheered up some sick children? When have they paid for surg. that cost hundreds of dollars to seperated some children and gave them a life?

Think about it....Probably never.

kelly82

879 days ago
358.

fuddyduddy    

Cool Bunny -- just had the best laugh at your post to Miss Kelly. Just love the last line about Joe Who has stfu since Mel threatened legal action! Just laughed out loud at that one! Things did get quiet...didn't they? :)

879 days ago
359.

Karls    

LOL most are still reading not posting. How could anyone compete with 2 Idiots :)

879 days ago
360.

Karls    

@ FN you are seriously one scary person, spend 3 yrs stalking err I mean "researching" Gibson. Now your posting hate. Instead of chasing autographs and being the fashion police you should have been chasing down what meds Mel is on. Because your rants are not much different to his!!!

879 days ago
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