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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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361.

Karls    

Sam, Maj , Lar, Curious, Realist, Kathleen & all you other nice posters.. G'day :)

852 days ago
362.

kelly    

It is getting to be my bed time. So I will say goodnight to everyone and have sweet dreams. Will see you tomorrow if the good Lord is willen.

kelly82

852 days ago
363.

fuddyduddy    

Cool Bunny -- I posted to you in #409. :)

852 days ago
364.

Parker    

The writer must be like Mel's craziest fans believing it was all the gf's fault and it wouldn't happen to him -- it was just an anomaly. It's weird that he believes that many people are like that at their worst moments. You'd have to run in some major f-ed up circles.

852 days ago
365.

Joseph     

Wow , and for those that think he has the right to act that way , well you are wrong especially since he yelling and throwing things with someone else in the area.
What it shows is that Mel is an abusive and disturbed individual who needs extensive help.

852 days ago
366.

canook    

just a question to Joe Eszterhas
something is not correct...
WHEN?
did all this happened?
December 1010? 0r December 2011?
b/c in your 9 pages long letter to Mr. Gibson
you did mentioned that Nick was 15 years old
well..
your son Nick was born September 1995
if all this happened December 2011
your son should be 16 years old...
and if all this happened December 2010
then WHY?
you did not spoke sooner?

852 days ago
367.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Who is Joe's agent? Anyone have an IMDb account? Please check?

852 days ago
368.

Doktor Dark    

He's got a new lead role to play in the remake of a past hit movie called OLD YELLER!

852 days ago
369.

igotfleasfromtmz    

TITLE V
SOCIAL RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES

ARTICLE 50. The State shall procure the greatest welfare of all inhabitants of the country, organizing and promoting production and the most adequate distribution of wealth.

Every person has the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment, being therefore entitled to denounce any acts that may infringe said right and claim redress for the damage caused.

The State shall guarantee, defend and preserve that right. The Law shall establish the appropriate responsibilities and penalties.

852 days ago
370.

igotfleasfromtmz    

ARTICLE 24. The right to intimacy, freedom and secret of communications is guaranteed.

852 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Private do***ents and written, verbal or other communications of the inhabitants of the Republic are inviolable. However, a law, which enactment and amendment shall require the vote of at least two thirds of the entire membership of the Legislative Assembly, shall determine those cases in which Courts of Justice may order the seizure, search, or examination of private do***ents, whenever this is absolutely necessary to clarify matters submitted to their cognizance.

Likewise, this law shall determine the cases in which Courts of Justice can order the intervention of any communication and indicate the offenses in which investigation the exercise of this exceptional investigatory power can be authorized, and the period of time during which such an intervention shall be permitted. The law shall also determine the responsibilities and penalties of any officials who apply illegally this exception. Any judicial resolution under this provision shall be duly reasoned and can be immediately enforced. Its application and control shall be the responsibility of judicial authorities and cannot be delegated.

852 days ago
372.

PAUL    

I don't like him and I can't watch his films anymore, but he is right - secretly recording someone is not ethical. In fact, it's even worse than being a complete schmuck.

852 days ago
373.

juliamaria    

My question is: why does TMZ have the need to play his recording over and over and over? Is it the religion thing?...Mel is religiously damaged...what is YOUR EXCUSE?
Other rants??...SO WHAT? the hungarian didn't get his way...boo hoo, go get another job and move on, instead of making sure you don't get one in the future? really smart

852 days ago
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THE BEAVER    

I hear the State of California law for recordings is a two person concent, with a fine of 2,500 dollars, and a year in jail, or both. Also if you repeat it, it is like 10 thousand dollars.

SO.. BETWEEN OKSANA AND JOE, THEY OWE MEL GIBSON A TOTAL OF 12,500. LOL

851 days ago
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THE BEAVER    

NO, I GOT THAT WRONG. OKSANA KEPT ON RECORDING MEL GIBSON.
I WOULD SAY SHE OWES HIM 50 THOUSAND FOR RECORDING HIM MORE THAN ONCE. 50 FOR LYING ABOUT HIM. 50 FOR MESSING UP HIS GOOD NAME. 50 FOR MESSING MEL UP IN SHOW BUSSINESS. 50 FOR ROBBING HIM BLIND. 50 FOR EMOTIONAL DESTRESS. HELL, OKSANA, WOULDN'T HE BE BETTER TO JUST SAY THE KID ISN'T MELS'? LOL

851 days ago
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