Mel Gibson’s Mouth Is A Lethal WeaponJuly 12, 2010
Mel! What’s happening to you, Geez?
Mel Gibson, one of the biggest names in Hollywood and not short of a few bob has imploded in spectacular fashion. His life has become a soap opera since he left his long-suffering wife and eight children a couple of years ago to be with opera singer Oksana Grigorieva. They produced a child and then split up in April this year. The split has been acrimonious, to put it mildly. Ms Grigorieva managed to tape an encounter with Gibson where he verbally ripped into her with a racist, foul-mouthed tirade, and, as is the custom of this digital age, had found its way online. Here are extracts for your reading pleasure. It’s not pretty.
“You’re an embarrassment to me.”
“You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.”
“How dare you act like such a bitch when I have been so f**king nice.”
“I am going to come and burn the f**king house down… but you will blow me first.”
Yeah. My kind of guy.
You can argue the rights and wrongs of taping what would normally be a private domestic argument. Sometimes vile things are said to each other to score points. But this is Hollywood and Ms Grigorieva chose to do this as evidence of his unreasonable behaviour (or if you’re more cynical, as an excellent leverage to feather the nest). The side product is that it’s shown a bit more of what we know about him since his anti-semitic rant in a drink drive incident in 2006. He can now add racist and misogynist to his off-camera CV. I haven’t seen any mention of alcohol involved in this episode, as was the case in the previous one, so perhaps a long stint in anger management is needed here.
Since this story has come to light it’s reported he’s been dropped by the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agency, which is a big one to lose. He has plenty of money to spare, but it doesn’t last forever and a man has to earn his crust. One Hollywood boss was quoted as saying: “I’d rather get engaged to Lindsay Lohan than have anything to do with him.” That’s as bad as it gets, ladies and gentlemen. Damning two Hollywood names in one sentence takes some talent… and that Hollywood boss has it.