In 2006, Mel Gibson was cited for making racist comments towards the Jewish community. Now he is back in the hot seat issuing slurs that are hitting closer to home. Caught in an audiotape, Gibson was recorded verbally assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
Gibson and Grigorieva have a baby together, Lucia. Since the couple entered â€œsplitsvilleâ€, Lucia has been a sore subject. Both parents are still seeking custody and visitation rights, and allegedly, it was a heated argument over this topic that led to Mel's racial outburst.
According to Radar Online.com, who officially captured the recordings, they dubbed this outburst as, "one of the most explosive, racist and vile outbursts by a celebrity ever caught on tape".
Reports indicate the the fight was recorded only because Oksana was "forced" to because over the course of their relationship, Mel's verbal abuse has surpassed that of racial inappropriateness and flat lined into death threats. This particular tape captured Mel as he spat this hateful quote:
"You look like a f***ing pig in heat. And if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."
Oksana and Mel were only dating a year before they parted ways.
In his previous marriage to Robyn Gibson, with whom he fathered 7 children, there were never any reports of verbal abuse and not a single legal dispute was on file. He was married to Robyn for 28 years.
I am not making excuses for the man, but it does seem that he has had morphed from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde in recent years. Perhaps Mel did an excellent job of keeping his flaws private, and now that he doesn't have the screen of loving father and husband to hide behind, we are seeing the real Mel for the first time.
Either way, if Mel keeps on letting such ugly things come out of his mouth, I don't think anyone will care what he is doing professionally or personally.
Why can't we just have Mad Max back? I don't like Mad Mel.
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