The sixth alleged Mel Gibson tape: 'monster' and child — while his attorney makes his case to the sheriff
On the same day Mel Gibson's attorney is reportedly presenting evidence to authorities that Oksana Grigorieva fabricated her claims of violence against the actor, a sixth audio tape in a series alleged to be the actor ranting at his ex was made public Tuesday by Radar Online.
It's the first tape in which Grigorieva raises her voice significantly, shouting that she doesn't care about him pulling the plug on her career: "I'm just saving my child's life, because you are a monster. That's all! You're a monster!"
Her volume elicits a sarcastic, low-key response: "OK, you're yelling now, good."
(If you're a tough-minded adult who's OK with profanity, you can listen to the tape here. The Times has not independently verified the authenticity of the tapes, but nobody from Gibson's side has questioned them.)
This is the first tape released since a source told TMZ that Grigorieva sent text messages to Gibson, stating she made the tapes not to capture an admission of a felony — which might make them admissible in a California court — but specifically because he'd not come through on promises to support her.
In the sixth tape, Grigorieva states that she'd signed papers preventing her from coming after him for money in the future; that could refer to a preliminary version of an alleged agreement that ...
... TMZ reported on Monday.
Sources told the website that the couple had made a deal in May — $15 million, including a house, child support and more, in exchange for confidentiality about certain "evidence" — but that she'd walked away from it without signing the detailed final version. They also said her team had played some but not all of the tapes for his team during the negotiation process.
Timing on all these reported agreements and events is key, and unfortunately it's unclear whether this newest release is a prequel or sequel to other similar arguments — about money, her breasts and her clothing, and whether he hit her while she was holding their child — or perhaps a slice of something argued in between.
But the rage, profanity and misogyny are consistent, and Grigorieva suggests that nobody around him will ever tell him the straight scoop.
"You were born this way, and you yell and scream and threaten everybody around you, and everybody is pussyfooting around you because they're all scared ... of you," she says.
"They will never tell you the truth, who you are, because you're paying them money, inclusive of your psychiatrist, who should send you to a neurologist because you are imbalanced and you need medication, and he's just taking your money."
(Forget that one typically would get psycho-active drugs from a psychiatrist or an internist, and that neurologists treat diseases of the nerves, brain and spine, not of of the mind. "What are you," he says, "a ... expert?")
His prescription for her?
"You need a ... kick up the ... for being a [not-nice lady, with a not-masculine son], and I want my child and no one will believe you ... and I'm not giving you my house, and you can rot, unless you crawl back, [perform oral sex] and say you're sorry, in that order. Do you understand me? You ... offend my ... masculinity, my maleness, my being, my soul. And you call me a sinner? You're a ... moving violation. If you get raped, it's your fault for showing off your fake [breasts] like they're some special deal. How much did they cost, those fakers? You complain about mastitis — they're fake baby, come on, you got little bladders in there. You think I'm an idiot?"
He also reportedly says he won't let her keep their child and that no one will believe her story.
The Gibson attorney talking to sheriff's investigators Tuesday is Blair Berk, whom TMZ reports successfully represented Kiefer Sutherland and Kanye West in cases in which violence was alleged. Berk will reportedly be asking authorities to pursue Grigorieva on allegations of extortion and falsifying evidence.
Meanwhile, a representative for Dr. Ross Sheldon told TMZ on Monday that Grigorieva's dentist is going on record as saying she was struck in the temple and in the mouth, despite private word last week that he saw no evidence of damage to her mouth.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Top photo: Mel Gibson, top, on Jan. 16. Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.
Bottom photo: Oksana Grigorieva on Feb. 1. Photo credit: Juan Medina / Reuters.
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