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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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31.

shirleyholmes    

Apparently the secret recording was made in December 2011 because JE's son was alledgedly scared sh.it.
That does not explain why he kept it all this time.
I mean, it is April 2012 now, months have passed,
surely he is not scared anymore, back home in Ohio.
So what could be the reason?

826 days ago
32.

anon    

Gibson's mentally ill because of the smoking.

The Nokia ring tone was the only pleasant thing about that.

826 days ago
33.

igotfleasfromtmz    

“I have never seen a more substandard first draft or a more significant waste of time.”

826 days ago
34.

♥TMZ but ...    

I hope he does
that is an invasion of privacy

826 days ago
35.

yo    

It's funny to watch Mel's PR reps come post here in his support.

826 days ago
36.

NobodySpecial    

Mel would be a fool to sue him. This would bring out all the evidence AGAINST MEL and Joe could use excuses like fearing for his life as a reason to release recordings.

Mel, you are finished in this business, anyone can see that.

826 days ago
37.

meems    

I feel bad for him. Before he got involved with Oksana you never heard a word. I think she really twisted his brain. He's definitely a target for money grubbing losers. I don't think his wife would have had 6-7 children with him if he was a maniac.

826 days ago
38.

bunny    

If Mel would just shut his yap he wouldn't have to worry about all these recordings.

826 days ago
39.

billybob    

The problem with Mel is, that these are NOT his recorded "worst moments". This is his normal state of Mel during his whole focking day.

Gibson needs to be looked up in a nuthouse BEFORE he really get's his worst moments...

826 days ago
40.

RaineeDrops    

Hope he has never and will never go off on any of his children like this.

Abusive.

826 days ago
41.

YouDontSay    

I am not going to listen to the tape recording, it is wrong period!

826 days ago
42.

nick    

He sounds drunk sad upset again but I didnt hear nothing compared too what I was told was a smoking gun......Also he sounds like the so called kid was hiding..........

826 days ago
43.

Truth    

NAHHH... HE WAS ALWAYS LIKE THIS EXCEPT EX-ROBYN GIBSON KEPT HER MOUTH SHUT AS THE DUTIFUL WIFE AND OKSANA TAPED THE BASTARD. THAT'S THE ONLY DIFFERENCE. IF THIS GOES TO COURT, ALL EVIDENCE COMES OUT AND MEL IS DONE REGARDLESS. JOE WOULD GET HIS SON AND OTHER WITNESSES TO HIS RANTS. DIDNT OKSANA'S SON WITNESS A MEL TIRADE AS WELL? HE'S DONE. HE'S LUCKY HE'S RICH AND CAN RETIRE WITHOUT A BLINK. #TRUTH!!

826 days ago
44.

Rob J    

Who the f*** wants to eat?! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

826 days ago
45.

sobernow312    

Obviously Mel is a HUGE a**hole, but it's wrong to be able to record someone in their own home and make it public... Sounds like this guy knew he was f***ing up and needed to record him so when he was fired , he could use the recording to blackmailing him.... just sayin..

826 days ago
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