Philippine Daily Inquirer

Website posts recording of Gibson’s racist rant

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LOS ANGELES—Mel Gibson is heard using a racial epithet and calling his ex-girlfriend a “whore” in a recording released by a celebrity news website on Friday.

The two-minute recording posted by RadarOnlin­e.com includes segments in which a voice sounding distinctiv­ely like the Academy Award-winner is heard telling his then-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, that she is dressing too provocativ­ely and that it would be her fault if she were raped. He uses the N-word at one point, and the recording is laced with his profanity.

Grigorieva recorded the actor-director because she was afraid he might harm her, the website reported. The actor is heard on the recording harshly criticizin­g Grigorieva for the way she dresses. He accuses her of lying to him about having breast implants.

“They just look stupid,” Gibson tells her at one point in the recording. “Keep them if you want to. They look like a Vegas bitch, a Vegas whore.”

“You look like a (expletive) bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of (N-word), it will be your fault,” Gibson is heard telling Grigorieva. “You provoked it. You are provocativ­ely dressed.”

It is unclear when the recording was made or in what context. It opens with Gibson discussing breast feeding of their now 8-month-old daughter. Toward the end, Gibson indicates he is done with the relationsh­ip.

“I don’t trust you,” the actor is heard saying. “I don’t love you. I don’twant you.”

The recording has shades of another scandal for Gibson—his use of anti-Semitic and sexist remarks during a drunken driving arrest in 2006. The actor-director later apologized for the statements, which were included in a report by a sheriff’s deputy who arrested Gibson that was obtained by celebrity website TMZ.

The former couple have been locked in a bitter custody dispute in Los Angeles. The 40year-old singer has accused Gibson of domestic violence, and sheriff’s officials have launched an investigat­ion.

Records in the court case, which may include the audio recordings, remain sealed.

 ?? REUTERS ?? ACTORMel Gibson and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva
REUTERS ACTORMel Gibson and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva

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