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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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91.

NobodySpecial    

Mel's new movie is going straight to TV. LOL !!!

887 days ago
92.

SYLVI212    

Mel's still drinking.....

887 days ago
93.

Anon    

Other people have "worst moments". For Mel, this is just a typical Thursday.

887 days ago
94.

rosa    

HE SUCKS but I think he's right. Its just a basic right that we have a certain expectation of privacy in our home. I'm sure this guy is profiting these nasty tapes. Two idiots for sure don't make a right.

887 days ago
95.

NobodySpecial    

Remember "The Beaver", Mel Gibsons comeback film? Well it didnt even make one million in the total domestic box office. NOT EVEN ONE MILLION !!

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=beaver.htm

887 days ago
96.

telluwhat    

I think that Mel is an easy target. He should sue that creep that taped him, and I hope he wins. Mel is an excellant actor, and people need to leave him alone and let him work. Joe is just mad cause noone liked his script so what, get over it Joe....GO FOR IT MEL AND SUE THE CREEP THAT TAPED U, U HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO IT. EVERYONE SEEMS TO WANT TO TAKE U DOWN START TAKING THEM DOWN: TEAM MEL

887 days ago
97.

Neville Bartos    

Who gives a fat rats ass if Mel throws a totally justified tantrum in his own home? The way people close to him, sponge off him and then betray him, who could blame him? I hope that this maggot Eszterhas never works again. He clearly can't be trusted.

887 days ago
98.

DORENE    

what a ****ing idiot! hes a has been! he needs to get anger managment classes, dessperatly! sickening listening to that ****. acts like a 2 yr. old. he needs to shut the **** up!!!

887 days ago
99.

PL    

Right out of a horror movie. Scary sound clip.

887 days ago
100.

LisaL    

Team Mel all the way.
I don't see what he's said as anything too bad. I've gotten super pissed before and I'm sure if anyone had recorded me at those moments, I would've sounded just as terrible if not worse.

887 days ago
101.

rosa    

Truly I must admit I was disappointed lol. The best part was when he was asking who was hungry LOL!!

887 days ago
102.

cindy    

You can't really hear anything he's saying. Just him screaming in the background.

887 days ago
103.

Mayu    

surprise surprise. The "anti-Jew" rant was "not caught on tape". Gee. Shock. Another no-talent liar trying to make a name for himself by "taking down Mel Gibson". I'm so sick of it. He said a stupid thing while drunk and apologized... and this guy is trying to capitalize on it. I bet he took a page out of Oksana's book and was trying to extort money from Gibson so he wouldn't release the tapes. Yet we have a child drugger and rapist who escaped arrest lauded as a Hollywood cinema hero (Roman Polanski)... and a Horror director who was convicted of having having oral sex with a boy under 14, and possessing child pornography. He's a registered sex offender who is still working and is about to release Jeepers Creepers 3 (Victor Salva)... Yet everyone wants to go after Mel. Does ANYONE see anything wrong with that picture? Mel Gibson a ranter demonized, child rapists praised as directing icons?

887 days ago
104.

Kari    

It felt so GREAT to say it, I'll say it again: THREE STRIKES YOU'RE OUT, MEL!!

887 days ago
105.

phyllismc    

It's not suing for no reason. YOUR OWN HOME is the one place you should be allowed to cuss about anyone or anything you want. Unless there's a warrant by law enforcement personnel, no one should be allowed to come into your own home and secretly bug/wiretap/record you.
The stuff Mel said may have been nasty, but we've all probably said nasty stuff in our own homes. What would you do if someone you had invited as a guest decided to record you in your house?

887 days ago
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