Mel Gibson rants go online

A fresh audio recording in which Lethal Weapon star Mel Gibson

appears to acknowledge beating his Russian-born girlfriend surfaced yesterday,

further damaging the Hollywood star’s reputation.

It follows a recording also posted on Radaronline.com in which the

Oscar-winning Braveheart star refers to black people using racial slurs.

“What kind of a man is that?,” Gibson’s now ex-girlfriend Oksana

Grigorieva asks the actor in the eight-minute recording. “Hitting a woman when

she’s holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth twice in the face! What

kind of man is that?”

Gibson’s response: “Oh, you’re all angry now! You know what, you

fucking deserved it!”

The tapes are part of the ugly breakup between Grigorieva (40) and

“Mad Max” Gibson (54) following a January 6 beating she allegedly took from him.

Gibson allegedly knocked out some of Grigorieva’s teeth in the fracas.

Gibson and Grigorieva fathered a girl, Lucia, in October, months

after Gibson divorced Robyn, his wife of nearly 30 years and mother of his first

seven children.

Police in Malibu said on Thursday they were investigating a

domestic violence case at the couple’s home, but gave few details.

According to the celebrity website TMZ.com, Grigorieva made the

recordings after the January fight.

Gibson’s lawyers claim that Grigorieva, a singer who has a child

from a prior relationship, is trying to extort more money in their separation

settlement.

On the tape, Grigorieva denies it. “I don’t give a damn if you

don’t spend another penny on me,” she tells Gibson.

“I don’t care I am just fearing for the life of my daughter.”

Gibson accuses her of leaving when he stopped spending money on

her, but she answers: “Because I am saving my life and I’m saving my daughter’s

life! I don’t give a damn about my music and I don’t give a damn about you

spending another penny! I’m saving her life! You almost killed us, did you

forget?”

One consequence of the rants was that Gibson’s agency, William

Morris Endeavor, dumped the actor on Friday.



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