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Mel Gibson's outrageous new rant: Is it time for more anger management?


We all know that Mel Gibson is a very, very angry guy, something that seems to surface at the most inopportune times, as when the WGN-TV reporter Dean Richards had the temerity to ask the actor, on camera, about the fallout from his 2006 drunk driving arrest and Gibson called him a profane name that we can't repeat here. After that incident, Gibson acknowledged that "I have a short fuse. I'm trying to work on it."

But judging from this explosive new story that just broke at, Gibson needs to put a little more time into anger management. Maybe a lot more time. Radar reporters say they have heard a tape made by Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson's ex-girlfriend and mother of his baby daughter, Lucia, who have been battling in court over custody issues.

In an e-mail to The Times, Gibson representative Alan Nierob said that he had not yet confirmed the report's accuracy "due to legal matters."

According to Radar, Gibson is heard yelling insults at Grigorieva, including a nasty racial epithet known in polite society as the N-word. In one of his rants, Gibson reportedly says, "You look like a ... pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of ..., it will be your fault."

In addition to a string of derogatory words referring to Grigorieva's womanhood, Gibson also is said to have threatened her, saying "I am going to come and burn the ... house down," adding, "but you will [perform oral sex on] me first."

There's much, much more, but I'll spare you the gory details. You'll undoubtedly hear all about them in the media uproar that is sure to follow. If Gibson has an explanation for his racial epithets, which of course echo the vile anti-Semitic remarks he made after his DUI arrest, it is sure to be a doozy. So far, according to Radar, Gibson has not denied having a confrontation with Grigorieva but has simply described it, through his lawyer, as a loud argument.

It's way too early to start talking about the career fallout from his latest tirade, except to say that if these tapes are authentic, Gibson should be figuring out not whether to make an apology, but when and where. It's a sad thing to realize that the actor who was so gifted at playing bitter, violent men on screen is apparently drawing all too easily on a store of bitterness and anger from deep inside his own psyche. It sounds to me as if it's time for Gibson's friends to get this man some help. Fast. 

Photo: Mel Gibson in character as Thomas Craven in the thriller "Edge of Darkness."

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures


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1 July 2010

Well, GeeWizFolks! Gibson is, in a pathetic and depressing way, doing ALL of us a favour by reminding us that, even in our ModernTimes, there are STILL Far Too Many WHITE PEOPLE who STILL believe in the olde "Biblically-ordained " excuse for Slavery (meaning: GOD ordains Slavery in their eyes) of females, and people of African-descent, and I wouldn't be surprised for most all ethnicities with people with non-"white" skin color.
How insulting to the God & Jesus he says he claims, for Gibson to claim "Christian" while acting out with the mentality of a filthy slave owner from some southern state who just goes to church for the social "look-good" tradition.
Anger-Management isn't the only therapy the 'man' needs.

Ugh. If you look up Mel Gibson in the dictionary, you'll find it cross references with "lowlife" and "hypocrite."

Oh it's ok to talk like that if you believe in Jesus. And he made a movie about Jesus so it's eve more ok.

So what... get a life America.

So what's really bothering you Mel, don't chocolate coat it.
Tell us.

" YOU " People and you all know with whom i'm talking to, are all trying to screw this guy . I for one will never buy your garbages or your nasty evil tricks . You will all one day get what's coming to you when christ return . I for one will be totally happy when the REAL truth comes out about everyone and then we shall see whom are the real evil ones .

Throw this Jew-hating, Mayan-hating, woman-beating CRIMINAL in prison.

Quick somebody yell "CUT!", me thinks he thinks he's in a movie. In which case this diatribe would be deemed "cutting edge"!

Mel has Always been awesome.

Mike, you're so dumb, Jesus Christ isn't real, and saying he'll return makes you sound like a gay poet

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