This was almost certainly not the sequel-rich franchise Mel Gibson was looking for to revive his moribund acting career. Yet another audio recording of Gibson, 54, breathlessly and viciously screaming at and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, emerged Wednesday (July 14).
Like the previous tapes leaked by RadarOnline.com in which a person identified as Gibson can be heard berating Grigorieva with a string of vulgar obscenities, racist and sexist slurs as well as an apparent death threat, the latest tape finds the actor apoplectic in his rage against the mother of his nine-month old daughter.
In the three-and-a-half-minute clip (warning: recording contains explicit and offensive content), Gibson can be heard demanding oral sex from Grigorieva and threatening to burn her house down. "I deserve to be bl--n first!" screams the "Passion of the Christ" director, whose wife of 27 years filed for divorce last year. " ... OK, I'll burn the g--damn house up, but bl-- me first! How dare you!"
Yelling and panting as if out of breath, Gibson also admonishes Grigorieva, 40 — whom he was reportedly dating for three years before they broke up in February of this year — for choosing sleep over having sex with him in their hot tub. "I should've woken you up and said f---ing bl-- me, bitch! I should've f---ing woken you up and said bl-- me! You would've liked that better, yeah? But you need the g--damn sleep!"
Gibson is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on domestic-violence allegations, and his lawyer is reportedly set to meet with police next week to discuss the case. According to reports, during a heated argument in January of this year, Gibson allegedly got physical with Grigorieva and knocked out two of her teeth.
Given the uncontrolled rage exhibited on the tapes, it's not surprising that a friend of Gibson's said the "Braveheart" actor began seeing a therapist earlier this year to deal with his emotions over the breakup with Grigorieva. He appears to blow up at her on the latest tape when she asks for the number of his therapist.
"You wanted the number of my therapist?" he howls. "Don't you ever speak to him! Find your own g--damn therapist! Because you've got problems more than me!" He later adds, "You gotta push my f---ing buttons. And it's not going to work with us! It's not! I can't get like this anymore. ... You're a liar and you're dishonest and you're f---ed up! So you stay the f--- away from me. ... I better have my daughter!"
Gibson's spokesperson has offered a "no comment" on the tapes — though he has not denied that the voice heard on them is Gibson — and the actor has not yet made any public statement about their contents.