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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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376.

Firefly    

If Mel hired this douch to write a screenplay and the douch doesn't come up with the goods then the douch is the problem. Joe was embarressed that his lack of work was criticized, that what he put forth was not worth a years pay or all the extra perks that Mel paid for in advance. In his embarressment he decided to put the spotlight on Mel so that others will focus on destroying Mel and not focus on his lack of product or a not worthy product. But to continue a saga that started with Oksana, and use the same ruse is disgusting, vile, and I hope it comes back and bites him in the azz.

829 days ago
377.

THE BEAVER    

424. Doktor Dark: 1 day ago

He's got a new lead role to play in the remake of a past hit movie called OLD YELLER!
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Your so called joke is as lame as your user name. LOL Funny, but all you mean azz people seem to use names that best showes your true self. LOL Doctor Dork. In other words..Doctor Lameazz

829 days ago
378.

THE BEAVER    

How come Oksana and Joe both waited a while to release tapes on Mel Gibson. Seems strange to me to wait that long, but I guess it takes a while to fc with tapes to get Mel to sound just as they want him to sound. Then the two wait until the right time to release it, for their OWN personal gain. You guys should be so damn ashame of yourseves. No wonder God didn't bless you two like he has Mel Gibson. You guys don't derseve $#!^ !!

829 days ago
379.

Cheryl    

I think Mr. Eszterhas is absolutely genuine. His motivations ring true to me, and I think he should be applauded for doing the right thing! So called "Mel fans" who criticize Eszterhas actions need to give their heads a shake! If they really cared about Mel, they would see that he is on a dangerous path and try to encourage getting him some help!

829 days ago
380.

igotfleasfromtmz    

I smell a set up

828 days ago
381.

THE BEAVER    

435. Cheryl: 21 hours ago

I think Mr. Eszterhas is absolutely genuine. His motivations ring true to me, and I think he should be applauded for doing the right thing! So called "Mel fans" who criticize Eszterhas actions need to give their heads a shake! If they really cared about Mel, they would see that he is on a dangerous path and try to encourage getting him some help!
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If losing your temper and yelling/cussing means you need to get help, then over half of the State of CA alone is fced up and needs help.. BAD! If Joe was a decent person, and not lik Oksana, he wouldn't have put his son up to record Mel, or pass the blame to his son and say he did it. How come Robyn never taped Mel to say he needs help, that Mel hit he or aboused her? How come Robyn never taped and release what goes on in their home, huh? Because she knows that everyone loses it and yells and cusses at times. What goes on in Mel own private home should not be recorded. It is getting so the man can't let a fart without someone getting it on tape.

LOL..Oksana told reports outside Mels home..this is private home,please leave, but then turns around and records a private talk between her and Mel and releases for money.
Oksana, it should go.. YOU ARE IN A PRIVATE HOME, PLEEASE LEAVE!! OR AT LEAST SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR A PERSON THAT IS LETTING YOU STAY IN HIS HOME WHILE HE PAYS ALL THE BILLS, AFTER WHAT YOU DID TO HIM!!

828 days ago
382.

Cujeaux    

I've got nothing to say. Just wanted to be #60...0.

827 days ago
383.

marlyn tracey    

Mel Gibson is sick and tired of being used, and for good reason to.
Mel come back to Clearwater Beach, Florida where you can live a quiet life. There are no foes here. Get out of Costa Rica. You have the right to scream and rate, its your God given right.
We love and support you, Anchor Mini Mart, 'FREEDOM" LOVE...THE TRACEY'S

827 days ago
384.

marlyn tracey    

Mel, get out of Costa Rica and come back to Clearwater Beach, Florida where no one will bother you.
You have been used up in L.A. and now In Costa Rica, come back to the U.S.A. where you made your bread and butter.
We love you, The Anchor Mini Mart, The Tracey family

820 days ago
385.

DaleVM    

Say, TMZ and Harvey, how much money did you pay James Mee for Mel Gibson's police report? Inquiring minds really want to know!!!

782 days ago
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