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Mel Gibson's at it again...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:05 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote:Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas says he and his family were house guests at Mel Gibson‘s Costa Rica home in December when the Oscar-winning actor-director went on a violent, profanity-laden rant that was recorded on an iPod by Eszterhas’ son.
Eszterhas provided the recording, about two-and-a-half minutes long, to gossip website The Wrap.
Gibson’s rep declined to comment on the recording. But TMZ reported that the actor is looking into whether Eszterhas and his son, Nick, violated any laws in Costa Rica by secretly recording him in his home.
Eszterhas says the audio file features an enraged Gibson ranting against the “Basic Instinct” screenwriter and Gibson’s ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
“Why don’t I have a first draft of ‘The Maccabees’? What the f*** have you been doing?” a man’s voice is heard screaming on the recording. Eszterhas said at the time of the recording he had yet to deliver a script for a new project they’d been working on, set to be titled “The Maccabees.”
The voice on the recording continues, “I am earning money for a filthy little … [person] who takes advantage of me.”
Gibson settled his custody case in August with Grigorieva, with whom he has a 2-year-old daughter, Lucia, agreeing to give Grigorieva $750,000, as well as continue to pay for the multimillion-dollar home he purchased for her and Lucia and provide additional financial support for the child, according to Associated Press.
The recording was made on an iPod Dec. 7, 2011, by Nick Eszterhas, the screenwriter’s 15-year-old son, who had accompanied his parents to Gibson’s lavish Costa Rica estate.
Joe Eszterhas, 67, told The Wrap that he released the recording in reaction to Gibson’s comments last week that the screenwriter is a liar, which followed Eszterhas’ nine-page letter published in The Wrap, which accuses Gibson of “hating Jews” and asserts that Gibson used the writer to deflect Gibson’s anti-Semitic reputation.
The plot of “The Maccabees” is intended to be about Jewish heroism, and would be a new turn for Gibson, who was criticized for his portrayal of Jews in the blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” in 2004. Gibson also made anti-Semitic in 2006 during a DUI incident in Mailbu, California. The actor later apologized to “everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words.”
Eszterhas told The Wrap,”Gibson called me a liar. And I also have some reason to believe he’s creating a PR blitz questioning my truthfulness.”
The tirade reportedly began while guests were gathered for drinks and Gibson, 56, was staring at a photo of himself and his baby daughter, Luci. According to Eszterhas and his family, Gibson abruptly flew into a rage about how he is aging and hates ex-girlfriend Grigorieva, knocked over a totem pole and threw a cellphone.
Screenwriter Randall Wallace, his girlfriend Elizabeth Topp, Gibson friend Brad Hillstrom and household staff were all present at the time of the incident, Eszterhas said.
The release of the recording is the latest in a public dispute between the screenwriter and actor-director, which went public with Eszterhas’ nine-page letter in which he accused Gibson of wild, out-of-control behavior, anti-Semitic remarks and threatening violent against Grigorieva.
Gibson responded last week by calling Eszterhas’ allegation “utter fabrications” and maintained that the studio was unhappy with his script first draft. He also apologized to Eszterhas for venting his frustration at the screenwriter’s failure to produce a script on time.
“I did react more strongly than I should have. I promptly sent you a written apology, the colorful words of which you apparently now find offensive. Let me now clearly apologize to you and your family in the simplest of terms,” Gibson said in a letter published by Deadline.com, while adding, “In 25 years of script development I have never seen a more substandard first draft or a more significant waste of time.”
“The bottom line is it shows to me he badly needs help,” Eszterhas told The Wrap. “My interest isn’t to damage him with this tape but to prevent damage being done to others, starting with Jews, including Oksana and now, I’m sure, me. I strongly believe that unless he seeks and receives some kind of psychiatric help, someone is going to get hurt.” http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/04/mel-gibson-caught-in-new-rant/
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:23 AM
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Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:57 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012 2:01 AM
America loves a winner!
Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:54 PM
Beir bua agus beannacht
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:59 AM
Quote:Originally posted by RionaEire:
And this is a huge part of why I don't ever want to be really famous, all your private bidness gets spread around like peanut butter on bread and everyone judges you for things which you've said, done, thought about doing, been told to do, what people think you've done and why they think you've done it etc. No thanks.
I assume you're my pal until you let me know otherwise.
"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya.
Monday, April 23, 2012 11:30 AM
Monday, April 23, 2012 1:23 PM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Quote:Originally posted by Storymark:
Mel obviously has anger issues, no argument there. But in this case, I would have flown off the handle, too. You hire a guy to write a script, pay him (very well, no doubt), and then after 15 months, he has not written a word - and then tries to turn a work session into a vamily vacation.... Yeah, I'd be screaming at him too.
I don't see how this makes Mel a liar, as Esterhas claims - Mel talked about this very fight in his response, even.
"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"
Monday, April 23, 2012 1:35 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012 2:40 PM
Quote:Originally posted by whozit:
It's only a matter of time before he starts saying things like, "Tiger Blood" and "Winner"! If he's not on drugs then he should be on drugs.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:45 PM
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