A tape has emerged which hears serial offender, Mel Gibson hurling racist and sexist abuse against his partner.
The 30-minute tape-recorded rant against his partner and mother of his newborn child, Oksana Grigorieva, reveals that the actor used the N-word and other expletives during a profanity-laced argument.
The 40-year-old Russian model/singer reportedly made the tape because she feared for her life after Gibson allegedly made threats against her.
During one foul mouthed segment, Gibson allegedly says, his ex “….. risked getting “raped by a pack of n—–s”.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson told celebrity website Radar that the latest racist outburst proved that Gibson has a ‘fundamental character flaw’.
He told the site:
“Mel Gibson’s outburst demonstrates once again that we are far from a society that is ‘beyond race and racism. His penchants for anti-Semitic and racist diatribes reveal the actor’s fundamental character flaw. … He needs help.”
The Los Angeles NAACP released a statement to TMZ condemning the outburst, saying,
“An apology is insufficient given his history of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism.”
LA branch president Leon Jenkins said:
“No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist. Only [with] a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed.”
Renowned attorney Gloria Allred also got into the mix and sent Gibson an open letter via Radar saying,
“As an attorney who has represented many sexual assault victims and as a woman who is a survivor of rape myself, I want you to know how deeply offensive, appalling and harmful your reported statements are.”
This is not the first time Gibson has been called out in public for using racial slurs. The ‘Lethal Weapon’ actor, once one of the most popular, bankable movie stars in the world, was blasted by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in 1991 over an interview in which he made derogatory comments about homosexuals. Several of his movies — including ‘Braveheart’ and ‘The Passion of the Christ’ — have been criticised for their portrayal of homosexuals and Jewish people.
In addition to allegations that Christ had anti-Semitic overtones, a leaked report from a DUI arrest in July 2006 had Gibson — who has struggled with alcohol abuse — making anti-Jewish remarks to one of the arresting officers, saying,
“F—ing Jews. … Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world”. He also made derogatory, sexist remarks to a female officer during the same traffic stop, calling her “sugar t–s.”
Gibson later confirmed that he made the comments and apologised twice through his publicist, but the incident appeared to have a lasting impact on his movie career, which has stalled since the 2006 arrest.
Gibson has denied claims by Grigorieva that he knocked her teeth out during an argument. Both parties have filed restraining orders against each other in the midst of the custody battle.