Report: Mel Gibson hurls the N-word and more in rants taped by Oksana Grigorieva [Updated]
In the fourth season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the Spike character gets a microchip implanted in his brain -- a chip that causes him excruciating pain if he attempts to unleash his inner vampire self and, you know, bite people and kill them.
Such a chip would come in handy for Mel Gibson these days, if it would get him to keep his mouth shut when he unleashes his inner self. Because excruciating pain definitely seems to follow.
In tapes allegedly submitted under seal to the judge in Gibson's custody fight with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva -- reviewed by Radar Online and TMZ -- the actor reportedly rages at his baby mama, calling her names that you simply don't call a lady, and slinging the N-word in the course of predicting bodily harm headed her way.
Among the milder insults: "You're an embarrassment to me," and "You look like a ... pig in heat."
What the two were arguing about is unclear from the tapes, Radar says, but now ...
... the restraining order Mel filed recently to prevent Oksana from, as TMZ said, releasing "certain information" makes a lot more sense. A Team Oksana source told Radar that Grigorieva started taping Gibson after threats were made.
[Updated, 3:50 p.m.: Gibson rep Alan Nierob said in an e-mail to The Times, reported by Patrick Goldstein at the Big Picture, that he had not yet confirmed the report's accuracy "due to legal matters."]
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photos, from left: Mel Gibson in Santa Monica in January; James Marsters as Spike in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in 2001; Credits: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; UP.
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