July 13, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Another Mel Gibson Bombshell?

A just-released tape reveals more of the alleged fight between the movie star and his estranged girlfriend.
Hear the threats and verbal abuse for yourself! Can Mel Gibson recover from another scandal?

Take our poll: Can Mel Gibson recover?

And – we want to hear from you!

Would you go to a Mel Gibson movie?

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Maegan Bell   July 13th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

I believe that Mel Gibson should not have let his emotions control him like that. However, I find it interesting that none of the conversation leading up to his blow up is recorded. It seems pretty obvious to me that she provoked him and then started recording after she'd gotten him to become irate. She was almost robotic on the tape as if she was reading off a script. She had Mel exactly where she wanted him and then recorded his rantings while she acted as if she did nothing to cause it. She is a gold digger. She knows that her child will be taken care of financially and that alone will leave plenty for her, but that is not enough for her. She is greedy and will do whatever she can to get money so that she never has to work and can live in the lap of luxury for doing nothing. She is completely transparent. You know who she really reminds me of in both looks and demeanor? Octo-mom. The similarity is interesting. While I'm not a Mel Gibson fan, and I do think he needs some psychiatric help, it is painfully obvious that she set him up. Thats just my two cents.

swandog   July 13th, 2010 7:42 pm ET

Sounds like he's bi-polar. He needs meds. She sounds psycho too. No wonder it got ugly. Maybe someone put her up to it?

William Hite   July 13th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

Are we sure that the voice that is suppose to be Mel Gibson's is actual his voice and not someone trying to pass off as him? In this day and age, that is sadly a real possibility to me.

gerald Jolly   July 13th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

The question is CAN MEL GIBSON RECOVER??







My take on it is.



gerald Jolly   July 13th, 2010 7:48 pm ET




Natalie Wittke   July 13th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

Mel Gibson is a Hypocritical racist and I have not seen or looked at him in a film since I read all about him about 7 years ago.
He is a disgrace to the human race.


Amy   July 13th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

Mel Gibson is obviously extremely dangerous... He has this raging love/hate thing with Oksana... He thinks he owns her... Reminds me of O.J. and Nicole... I am afraid for her. I hope this doesn't end in murder. Time will tell.

molly   July 13th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Mel Gibson's and his wife have 7 children together. Most women don't have that many children just for money's sake.

lakshmi   July 13th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

it' already been reported that the taped conversation between mr.gibson
and oksana will not be admitted as evidence in any future court proceedings because california law states both parties must know that they're being taped and of course he did not. in new york, under section 250.00 of the penal law (taping falls under)eavedropping and can be an E felony. can she be prosecuted in california? i feel she should be. she could have handled this legally, but chose the tapping and at least agreed in making it public.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Yikes, looks like a dump truck is backing up on Mel Gibson. Is this a PR prelude for the upcoming Tiger Woods divorce proceeding and enormous settlement? Does at some point CNN point out that Mel Gibson's ex is suing for child custody? Isn't that kind of important as to why the ex is pumping these tapes and view of Mel Gibson out to the public?

F - F   July 13th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

how do we know if she is pushing his buttons again and again, and maybe she is putting an act of calmness on the audio because she is aware that she is making that audio? I'm not saying Mel is guilty... I'm saying that I'm not sure who she is innocent.

Chromigula   July 13th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Sure, I'd go to a Mel Gibson movie. But he'd have to make another one worth watching first. Let's say a Mad Max 4?

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

@ Chromigula, good point! Some older seasoned actors and actress's really do get better in their art and craft. My observation on Gibson, he doesn't handle copious amounts of alcohol well and should avoid public venues when he drinks, it's not working for him. Those that have met or spent time with Mel Gibson while he is entirely sober have no racist or sexist related comments that I have heard of.

Stefano Baratti   July 13th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

How can we condone the media for having aired a private conversation, allegedly by Mr Gibson, solely for tabloid purposes? What about our right to privacy?

molly   July 13th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Secretly taping Mel Gibson might have been illegal and can't be used as evidence. Gibson's girlfriend might have figured whatever punishment the court would deal out to her for that, would be worth taking.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

@ F – F, Yes I agree, obviously his Ex knew the conversation was being recorded and perhaps even practiced on what exactly she would say to put Mel Gibson into a nasty tirade to play in her upcoming child custody battle. The Ex sounds practiced to me, that doesn't make the nasty, sexist comments allegedly from Mel Gibson right.

ckesling   July 13th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

why is it always the womens fault ???? if someone made threats to me i would tape him too !!! he is an ass and i think 2 or 3 years in jail (IN G.P.) will fix his ass..... i guarantee it he will pay to SHUT IT UP... we don't want to hurt his "wonderful" reputation do we ??? he does plenty of damage all by himself !!! this isn't his first "rodeo".plus he is a major RACIST...

MJ   July 13th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

This does not sound like Mel Gibson.

WB   July 13th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I'd go to a Mel Gibson movie. His personal life is his own business. If a well-made movie comes out, I'll watch it.

molly   July 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

The earlier audio recording says, " . . . I don't WANT you . . . I don't want that kind of woman (in reference to the way she dresses) . . . I don't love you . . .I don't WANT you . . ."

Translation: "A woman is a thing to want. Love comes is not as important as wanting. I am better than other men because I don't want a woman to dress provacatively."

In my unprofessional opinion.

Kathie Perrone   July 13th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

I find it very interesting that during all the "arguing going on" there is not one instance where the two parties are "talking over one another". When ever I've had a heated argument, both parties were trying to talk over each other. On another note, it would almost seem that the "voice of Mel Gibson" has been dubbed in, the flow of the tyrant doesn't seen natural, it's disjointed. Her voice is much clearer, calmer almost taunting. Something isn't right here, and it's not just the tone of Mel's rant – somebodyies buttons have been pushed beyond reason.

WWSTP   July 13th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Why don't these guests get to the core of what is going on. Mel Gibson got caught on tape for something that is an epidemic in this country. Behind many many closed doors this kind of ugliness permeats our society, yet it goes without any real acknowledgement. Violence against women has been going on for centuries. Address the big picture and it will put Mel Gibson's outrage in perspective. It's ugly, and it's true. Don't hide it behind illness and a diagnosis. A sad story will never justify this. The real story is that this goes on ALL the time, it is ignored and it is silently accepted, it is an epidemic, and it wont go away until the masses really get it and care about it.

molly   July 13th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I don't care what buttons she pushed. A man shouldn't berate the mother of his child, or anyone else for that matter.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Huh? That tape didn't even sound remotely like Mel Gibson via RadarOnline.

Tara   July 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Doesn't Mel Gibson speak with an Australian accent?

rick   July 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

what's with all the male-bashing? has anyone,
anyone at all, looked at it from mel gibson's
point of view. there's no excuse for this type of
behavior? really? have you ever been with a
woman? do you think men just get out of bed
and decide to abuse the women they love? or
could it be a long underlying history of "abuse"
that the women places upon the man.

for instance, we talk about the 1 million or more
women that get raped in this country every year
and another 1 million that don't report it? assuming
there are 150 million men in this country and the
top 25 million are too old to rape anyone and the
bottom 25 million are too young to rape anyone, on
behalf of the other 98 million men in the country
(98% by the way) who haven't raped anyone, let me
just say to the media – "thanks for putting it all in

MJ   July 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Further listening – it sounds staged. She is much too calm for him to be that angry. The male voice doesn't sound like Mel Gibson at all.

Andre   July 13th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Mel Gibson's has no impact on most American's lives, his personal life is not our business. Your channel is not a smutt channel, let tmz and channels like that handle those types of unimportant situations, We cant start given those cub reporters on various dot com too much importance. This has nothing to do with Entertainment, its a marital matter and lets stay out of that trash tv reporting.

Mervin   July 13th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Access Holywood conducted a poll where 50% of the people would still go and see a Mel Gibson movie. What is the difference? People certainly supported Roman Polanski and continue to watch his movies.

BuefordTJ   July 13th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

This isn't news. report on something that matters like Haiti. Leave this guy alone

Lisa   July 13th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Having lived through a very similar scenario, I can say this. She recorded this because she had to have proof. Otherwise no one would have believed her Having been married for 10 years to an alcoholic who became progressively worse, I know how you cover up and try to keep others from knowing, then when the situation becomes desperate, you know that no one will believe you because you have protected him. I had three children to protect, and I left, but it takes a lot to do so. The financial strain, the emotional impact on the children, the fact that everyone thinks "he's such a nice guy", all make it more difficult to leave. I totally understand why she didn't come forward immediately. She knew that the baby might end up with him unless she had proof.

Christine   July 13th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Regardless of his feeling for her, what are his feeling for his child? The best thing a man can do is love his children's Mother, even if he is only faking it. A child needs to know that they have the best Mommy and Daddy on all the earth. It helps keep their eyes on the chalk board instead of in their lap. Shame on him.

robyncaffrey keyser west virginia 26726   July 13th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

att larry and cnn :
i was told by my mother and father , ( you make your bed ' you gotta lye in it. )

when he had his first drink, the ' girlfriend ' should of put her foot down. thank you "'

Dolores   July 13th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I admired Mel. No longer!!!

No I will never attend another Gibson movie.

Hitting ANYONE is unacceptable!!

Annette   July 13th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I am very disappointed in Mr. Gibson. I know this will not mean much to him however, I want him to know that he has just lost a devoted fan.
There is no excuse for his vulger and abusive comments. From the mouth the heart speaks. Unfortunately that was in his heart.

Linda   July 13th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Is everyone living under a rock? I encounter this type of man so often it makes my head spin. Husbands of friends. Men a the supermarket. They are more the norm than people seem to think

dimitra   July 13th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

that does not excuse mr gibson in any way.she set him up and she
taped him forever,its blackmail pure and simple,its all about money,in
europe its a known fact about rusian women,and the rich,its just the way
it is.eventually it will all come out i think he lost it he left his family for her
and he made a huge be blackmailed after all this, is enouph
to drive anybody crazy he needs therapy.

Sandra   July 13th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Mel Gibson in my opinion is a washed out has been. I would not walk across the street to see him much less buy a ticket to see him in a movie. Maybe that is why he has such anger issues, because he knows in his heart he is a big fat zero.

Dodie   July 13th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Abuse often comes from immaturity and when the ideal did not match with the real. We idealize the person we fall in love which blinds us from looking at the entire person. We also have communication problems due to not listening and expectations are always deadly in any relationship. No one can "make" us angry unless we chose to experience that feeling. Alcohol and drugs do not change the person, they only bring out what is already there.

As an old friend used to say, marry and live with the person whose faults do not bother you! As I get older, I think he was visionary!

catarina   July 13th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I think that this woman is just another russian woman trying to use a celebrity for money...i,m a woman and i have no sympathy for her...she just wants to make money like most russian women do...i still love Mel Gibson!

AnnMarie Ochoa   July 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I'm really pissed at all of you for guessing what is right and what is wrong. This is not your realationship, and not for you to judge! I was infact involved with a Bipolar man...! And until you yourself have been in those have know right to say anything.
I love how the so called EXPERTS know everything!!!!!

marie   July 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I am outraged by the show tonight....It's disgusting how people now cover some events.You have doctors making assumptions and comments about people who are not their patients....and they are doing so knowing that Mr.Gibson even might have some psychological issues and alcoolism.I sure would like to see and listen to their conversations and fights at home.Don't get me wrong, what he and she did is wrong....But i think it's really sad that our culture loves to rise people to fame an then watch them crash.We have a love and passion for it that as become an obsession.....Having a panal about Mel Gibson and ^ trying to guess what was he thinking and whats wrong with him or is he going to harm her,is he a really racist or a really bad drunk; ridiculous. Anyone with a minium of IQ would simply coment; sad, really sad the guy needs help.Oh...but we don't want that cause we love the drama and ratings?!!!!!!

robyncaffrey keyser west virginia 26726   July 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

also: a news flash for everyone '

everybody on this " god for sakin earth " knows when your mad ,you never ( mean ) anything that is lashed out"

and when your under the influeince : you can not controll your anger.
( just dont " put yourself in that sittuation. exsp: with a kid

molly   July 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

The man's words on the audio tape remind me of what "Mr." says to Celie when she leaves him in The Color Purple. Although "Mr." seems mild compared to the tirade heard from the audio tape.

Janice   July 13th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Ms. Allred:
If that was Mel GIbson's voice on those tapes, he is wrong to be so biased and and to racially stereo-type anyone's ethnicity . However, Ms. Allred, you just stereo-typed an entire region of our nation, the south with your statement that black men have been the south. You owe all southerners, black and white, and apology.

David P Vernon   July 13th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

How do we know that this tape is genuine? To me, she sounds like she is reading a script, speaking into a microphone, versus prerecorded clips of someone cursing unintelligibly against a faint periodic beep . The sound quality of his voice is very ;low – it could be any voice imitator, this whole being a scam of hers trumped up for the custody case! Who has authenticated this tape as a genuine, real time recording of the genuine Mel Gibson?

Do any of you have any first hand knowledge, of Gibson, Oksana, or their relationship? What do we actually KNOW, as opposed to what we have been told by some partisan for some pre-existing point of view and what we have surmised?

Admissibility of recorded tape in court is very strictly regulated. If all the legal requirements are not met, the tape will be thrown out of court, even if genuine, especially if genuine and illegally recorded!

For the larger question, it is ridiculous to evaluate an actor on anything but their performances. Some great actors are despicable human beings – what?

JJ   July 13th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

No, I don't think I would go see one of his movies. I don't want to support a person who is of his caliber.

Maya   July 13th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Why does Gloria have to involve herself in every scandal? Enough already, this was a private conversation that was likely brought on by alot of things that weren't taped. His girlfriend clearly set him up & is looking to make money off of all this. It's nobody's business what goes on in a person's private life, if this woman has a legitamate complaint she needs to go to Police not the media. Yes I would go to a Mel Gibson movie, his last one was excellent! There are many actors/actresses that have troubled lives, doesn't stop people from going to their movies. This is not new, someone using a famous person to get rich & make a name for themselves through the media. I thought CNN was above this kind of gossip, aren't there more important things to discuss such as the oil spill, jobs, war etc.?

Joe   July 13th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

If she is so afraid of him she should have left him a long time ago. Why do you think she stayed with him in the first place – could be MONEY? Hmm? It's a two way street.

I think that Mel will recover and I will definitely go to his movies – looking forward to more Mel Gibson movies.

rick   July 13th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

that last tape wasn't mel gibson. in any event,
how do we know, since she is making the tapes
that this isn't some corollary to a future financial
shakedown? they are obviously not getting along,
california is a 50/50 state, why not paint him in
a negative light while you are stealing half his
earnings? ever think about that, ms. allwet?

C.G.   July 13th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I wish the both of them peace. They need to find some understanding of the patterns their lives have taken on so that they can move on and be independent, whole people.

Molly   July 13th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Oh, lordy, your coverage is now over 40 minutes. Give it a break. We don't need to hear any more about Mel Gibson.

Enrique Benedicto   July 13th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

One thing that bothers me is that when a man acts this way, it is condemned by all these women groups. However, when a woman acts this way, how come it isn’t condemned by these same groups of women? Let’s take the case of Tiger Woods, when there were speculations of his wife beating Woods with a gulf club. Not only wasn’t this condemned (although speculative, as in this case with Gibson), but in many blogs I read, it was encouraged! Whatever Woods did is supposed to be irrelevant, judging from the comments when these actions come from men. I’m all for condemning these actions, but they have to be equally applied to men and women.

Angie Wells   July 13th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Gloria Allred just made a comment about Mel Gibson stereotyping African American males as rapists. I totally agree with her. In the next breath, she turned right around and stereotyped the south, Is Ms Allred saying that hate crimes against African Americans don't happen in the north? Talk to African Americans who have lived both places. She might be surprised. Stereotyping is bad under any conditions. Ms. Allred just shot her credibility when she did the same thing to the south!

Cynthia   July 13th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I think it's wrong to bait an alcoholic into a rage. He was set up. OK, he obviously needs help, but she has a lot to gain financially from this.

Steve McArthur   July 13th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I was shocked to hear Gloria Allred refer to African Americans being murdered in the South due to the perception they wanted to rape white women. How is this racist view of white Southerners casually mentioned with no perception of a this being a blatant reverse stereotype? There have been murders of African Americans forracist reasons, but this racism is certainly not isolated to the South.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Well, if Mel Gibson has a good divorce attorney and his Ex files those tapes as 'evidence' which is entirely likely and one of more of those tapes is shown to not be Mel Gibson but under deposition declared by the Ex as such, all of those tapes would be thrown out before proceeding with the child custody trial.

J wife of entertainer   July 13th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Mel Gibson id a man who has done great entertainment and who has been rewarded with much money. There are many many low life women out there who prey on these kind of men. They have their plan from the start and will do anything to achieve their plan and that is to take these men for all they can get. I can't see that this woman is anything but what Mel has said about her. Everybody is talking about what he did to her but what about what she has done and is trying to do to him. We just don't have a tape about all she has done. There are so many women out there like her that they can't be counted so don't give her so much credit. What great thing has she ever done?

bev ulrey   July 13th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Gloria Allred speaks out of both sides of her mouth. She refers to the retribution toward black men in southern states due to stereotyping. Glorida needs to remember that prejudice is not territorial. Having been born and raised in the south, I never encountered prejudice toward minorities as I did once I moved to the north. Really Gloria, let's not stereotype please. You might find some very nice, well bred southerners if you care to take off the blinders.

mitchk9j   July 13th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

According to the lawyer on Larry King, the tapes were sealed by a family court Judge and she will pay for that. Plus I'm not totally convinced the voice on the phone is him.

I wouldn't be surprised if she had someone else "play" the part just to try to smear him. Another woman scorned and she is a gold digger, in my opinion. If she wasn't why would she release the tapes to the press? Trying to get the public opinion on her side? She already broke up the marriage so why not go for it all.

Mel, keep on making your epic movies; I'll go.

Whitney   July 13th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I'll still go to his movies.

joni   July 13th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Mel Gibson has turned into a Physco !!! What happened? He was such a great actor, husband and father to LOTS of kids !!! He got really weird.
Guess I'll be skipping his movies from now on...............

that poor young woman and baby, and I feel bad for his ex-wife and kids, too.

E. Bond   July 13th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

First I would like to comment on what I tracked this evening, from the Host in for Mr. King. I tracked that several times when the woman of color on the panel started to make comments, she was instantly cut off, and not response was ever given to her opinions. So my question is why even have her on the show this evening. This was very disturbing and needs in my opinion to be reviewed.
As far as Mr. Gibson, I am very concerned for him as a human being. He seems to be extremely unstable, and a very angry man. I feel he is very gifted in his craft, there is no denying that. However, I do not see myself who has attended several of his movies, will not support any of his projects again. My heart goes out to his young daughter, who one day has to hear these recordings of disturbing dialogue from his Father and His Mother. I ask now that God blesses the innocent child , and keep her in His protection and care.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

beenthere   July 13th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

I don't condone his words or actions. But I have spent almost 20 years married to someone with serious Bi-Polar Disease and I can hear my husband's tone and words in each of Mel's tapes. I know when his brain chemistry is completely out of whack and we need a visit asap to the doctor.. and this is what Mel sounds like.

I also know what he is like after these periods of hypomania, when he "crashes". I watch him like a hawk for the signs of significant depression – signs I also notice in some of the tapes.

I've also noticed over the years that my husband does NOT realize he is sick when he is hypomanic. Its up to me to take him to the doctor and describe the symptoms, changes, etc.

I fear without treatment Mel is at high risk for doing harm to himself. At various points he mentions he has no friends, that his career is over, that he might to something to himself. These are all major major major red flags for someone who is experiencing a depressive phase.

And the phases can change from hour to hour, day to day, or sometimes cycle by periods of years. My guess is he cycled is long periods when he was younger and now is cycling much more rapidly with even greater highs and lows. The highs will include the rages.... the lows will also sometimes include bitterness and anger. Its a horribly painful disease.

As for the wife, she is no bargain. I agree she sounded rehearsed, she pushed his buttons, she took someone who I think is ill and deliberately exacerbated the situation. Hearing her state she gave him her "whole life.... THREE YEARS....". Please – give me a break – 3 years is your whole life, dear?

Enrique Benedicto   July 13th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Please Christine, I have loads of stories of men being cleaned up by their ex-wives, under the false pretend of doing what was best for their kids. It only leads to 2 things: the woman "getting back at him", and the man being resentful and bitter toward her. I'm not sure the kids are actually considered in these cases.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I hope LKL gives updates on the Libyan cargo ship flying a Moldavia flag bound for an Egyptian port filled with food and medical supply's for the impoverished Gaza people.

Israel is vowing violence and death.

If that ship travels from International Waters into Egypt's territorial waters, it would be a International Crime for Israel to raid, assault or attack that civilian cargo ship.

Glenda Rubenstein   July 13th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Hollywood is corrupt. Everyone knows is, everyone has accepted it. I do not understand what Mel Gibson's personal actions have to do with whether his career as a mega-star should continue or not. We have actresses, entertainment artists, and atheletes whose actions are much less moral than anything Mel has done. Actresses dress up as 2-cent hookers and athletes cheat on their spouses. How is Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears any better as role models for the future generations? How come no one questions how their careers will progress or if their careers are over? The answer is simple. Mel Gibson shared his views on the Jewish community and everyone knows that Jews control the entertainment industry. They are taking it as a personal attack and trying to end his career. If he said the same thing about North Korea or about any Muslim country, no one would be crying about it.

His personal life is really no one's business. I think that those in the Hollywood industry who are trying to make this out into something bigger than it is should fess up and admit that it they are taking it as a personal attack.

jack   July 13th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Mel, money and celebrity cannot buy you love. Wake up and grow up.Instead of going into a rage, why don't you stop acting like a jerk, and bring something authentic into your next relationship. And, you might want to try someone closer to your own age, rather than a trophy lady.
Your name calling is obnoxious, but may be somewhat understandable because you were out of your gourd with rage. But, hitting is never an option. If you hit her, shame on you. Get help!

Ronald Sheldon Jr.   July 13th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Why are you making a big deal of this Mad Mel incident? Just because he is a big star the news is making this large deal. However,, in reality, there are regular families that are having the same incidents.

Marietta Simeonova toronto   July 13th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

I am completely appealed that the whole news media are like " a pack of wolves" against Mel Gibson. He might have done, allegedly something but one must look at all circumstances surrounding those event.
First Oksana is Russian, we come from a patriarchal society were men are given respect and more say than anywhere else. She obviously did not respect his wishes that the mother of his youngest child should be dressed appropriately like a mother should instead of dressing way too sexy . What is wrong with that. In the conversations she taped, which is a total set up, because she taped them and was careful what she said, . How is this fare. She said she gave him 3 years of her life, is that a really long time. Mel left his wife of 30 years to be with Oksana, now this is giving. In the tape he says go look after my child. I am sure that he is worried that she is more concern what to ware and where to go that to look after her baby
.I honestly believe her intention was just to use him , have a baby for more leverage.
How come the media saw through Britnney Speirs and were sympathetic toward KFed when he took control of the children.
A true wife would be supportive of her husband through out his addictions and problems instead of instigating more trouble for him. But of course it is all about money . YOU WILL SEE. Mel did not surprise Oksana with his issues, she must of known about them before why she was with him. By the grace of God we all knew,who Mel is. All great men are difficult...

Carolyn   July 13th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Listening to these disgusting tapes reminds me of another domestic situation that did not end well... O.J Simpson.
Be careful, Oksana

beenthere   July 13th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Sorry Annette, I disagree. When my (bi-polar) husband is experiencing hypomania, he is not speaking from his heart. He is speaking from his disease. There are times when he does not even remember everything he said or did. Most of it, but often not all of it.

David Welbel   July 13th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

The apple does not fall far from the tree. His father was a racist and so is he. He will never see a nickle of my money. Hopefully he will finance his own future projects and they will all be bust out flops (just like him).

Maya   July 13th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

If she was that afraid of him maybe she should have been using birth control, Why do all these woman that date famous men always end up pregnant? Oh ya, that way they will always have a way to make money, either through the media or child support.

jack   July 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET


That is good advise. Since everyone has faults, and everyone has to adjust if the relationship is going to work for the long term,might as well make it as easy as possible. What some people consider major faults, others hardly notice them, or they are not considered faults at all.

NICOLET NELSON   July 13th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Mel Gibson made a big mistake to get involved with Russian woman!
And she knew it was easy to bring him down and destroy ,because USA has to much women right opportunity,man is worthless for woman,they treat man as a working and after brake up man loose everything,everything belongs woman!
Now media is helping her to make more money,she is a regular Russian woman who sells herself for money!Common People wake up!Maybe she is an other spy?
Mel Gibson is a racist?We all are racist,show me one person who is not racist,but active racist is different.So what big deal what he said,when I am angry i can say anything too."The Tongue Has No Bone"
I have a big respect to Mel Gibson as a real man,and I loved what he said to Aksana! He's said truth and what she was deserve.
Leave Alone Honest American guy!

ckesling   July 13th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

@ rick, you are to funny !!! i really did get a laugh at your bolg (: your first one about the stats on rape victims...

molly   July 13th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

If the tape is not authentic, Mel Gibson's image manager would have said so immediately. Instead, "No comment". Additionally, Radaronline would ruin their own image if the tape was false.

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Reports from the stricken cargo ship headed to Egypt with Food and Medicine supply's for the impoverished Gaza people, indicate the Israeli Military is now actively jamming the ships radio and distress channels.

Sounds like the same attack strategy the Israeli forces used since the 1970's Israeli attack on the USS Liberty communications vessel murdering dozens of American sailors and machine gunning the rescue boats the US Navy had deployed to abandon the crippled vessel. Israel's jamming the standard and distress channels on a cargo ship is a act of war, nothing peaceful about that.

Sharon   July 13th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

How disgusting is it that she taped him? And whom amongst us hasn't said stupid things when angered? This should be between the 2 of them, but he's not the only villian.

Paula   July 13th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

No...I also wont watch his older movies on TV (not even at 2 am) because I don't want him to have the ratings. His view points and actions so differ from mine that my personal ethics will not allow it.

jack   July 13th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

@Dodie...I meant "advice" lol

ckesling   July 13th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

this voice sounds just like mel to me.and i would not go to one of his movies,i don't go to the movies anyway..

Jill Saunders   July 13th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

The last Mel Gibson movie I saw was "What Women Want" (2000)... it was cr*p. No way I was going to watch 'The Passion of the Christ' or 'Apocalypto'.... he was ego run amok by then. He's been off my radar for years. He can't make enough amends to the communities he has offended: Jewish, gay, black, female... and when you hear his drunken rants, you just know he got plenty of the same from his dear, old Dad. That's about the kindest thing I can say about him and all the men of his generation: they came by all these black-hearted, twisted views by virtue of their fathers, who in turn were damaged by wars, alcohol abuse and the good ol' 'suck it up, boys don't cry' school of emotional development.

karen   July 13th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

I agree this is not news – it's sensationalism in an effort to drive sagging ratings.

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Why does this woman sound so incredibly calm on these audio tapes? It doesn't sound normal does it?

This sensational, emotional, dramatic story is so great for the media and ratings of every network including CNN, NBC, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and every tabloid out there

The release of these tapes is so orchestrated and so calculated – and their perfect timing is not being questioned by anyone in the mainstream press. Where and who did this tapes come from?

How do we know they are authentic? How do we know they aren't a
recording taken out of context of something else??? This seems incredibly unfair that no one is questioning this. WHY????

Why does this woman sound so calm on the audio tape?
Who is she?

She sounds so calm on these tapes – it's hard to believe she was actually at the other end of the phone. How do we know the audio tape wasn't edited? Not one Mainstream Journalist even pointed this out today?

Where is the objectivity we expect from the mainstream press?

I understand that media outlets like RADAR ONLINE publish content in an effort to generate ratings and press. The last 24 hour news cycle has benefited RADAR ONLINE more than any other media outlet on the planet. They made that clear last night advising users they could not republish the audio content without their permission.

RADAR ONLINE have been mentioned on every mainstream media TV outlet – from The Today Show to CNN Larry King Live. Clearly they are the media winner in this situation – all done on the back of Mel Gibson.

My question is what ever happened to journalism? What ever happened to objectivity and real reporting. Why isn't the mainstream media using it's muscle to do anything more to advance this story
beyond the cheap sensationalist move that RADAR ONLINE has done. SE

Even CNN is disappointing me on this front. Where do we go next?
It's really completely depressing.

awsarge   July 13th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

The turth is out! Why are we here talking about this now? What he said he said and meant every word of it. This isn't the first for him. 1st lets say his girldfriend his baby mother knew what she was doing. " It all about The Money "she is a washed up singer/model and found a cash machine. If he was so bad why did she wait so long to report this. Mmmm he was not giving her any more money..... In a couple of month matter a fact in six months we will forget all about this. Now I(we) know what and who he really is. It is time to wake people? Like my wife says all the time Racsim, Bigotry it is real and peopl hide it very well oops not all the time.

Marietta Simeonova toronto   July 13th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

I am completely appealed that the whole news media are like " a pack of wolves" against Mel Gibson. He might have done, allegedly something but one must look at all circumstances surrounding those event.First Oksana is Russian, we come from a patriarchal society were men are given respect and more say than anywhere else. She obviously did not respect his wishes that the mother of his youngest child should be dressed appropriately like a mother should instead of dressing way too sexy . What is wrong with that. In the conversations she taped, which is a total set up, because she taped them and was careful what she said, . How is this fare. She said she gave him 3 years of her life, is that a really long time. Mel left his wife of 30 years to be with Oksana, now this is giving. In the tape he says go look after my child. I am sure that he is worried that she is more concern what to ware and where to go that to look after her baby
.I honestly believe her intention was just to use him , have a baby for more leverage.How come the media saw through Britnney Speirs and were sympathetic toward KFed when he took control of the children.A true wife would be supportive of her husband through out his addictions and problems instead of instigating more trouble for him. But of course it is all about money . YOU WILL SEE. Mel did not surprise Oksana with his issues, she must of known about them before why she was with him. By the grace of God we all knew,who Mel is. All great men are difficult...

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson...I see where his anger issues evolve from. That is worse than a boy named Sue..What's in a name? A little bit of everything from the looks of it. A common name given to blacks... answers that part of his rant...A possible Hebrew combination..answers the anti-Semite slurs...did he bash anybody with a guitar?

lola   July 13th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

I don't condone Mel's comments, however I think she is lying when she denies leaking the tapes...Of course she leaked the tapes to the press, who erlse would be able to get their hands on them? She is a liar, gold-digger, unscupulous who would sell her own child for t he right price. Mel can sure pick them. However, he is in desperate need of help. His racist rants show his true feelings and they are despicable. He made his hundreds of millions and now should go away quietly. I miss the Paul Newmans and Gregory Pecks of yesteryear. When movie stars were true role models and gave back to the communities. Mel is a disgrace. They deserve each other.

gerald Jolly   July 13th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

My question is "HOW DOES LARRY DO IT"???

How is he able to get such highly qualified experts to comment on Mel Gibson.

Tops in his field DR. ??? Drew PINKY Pinsky

Award winnng?? Mary Margaret from Radar Online

Most respected Black journalist?? from Access Hollywood

America's leading Psychotherapist?? Robi Ludwig All commenting and giving their expert opinions on Mel Gibson's problems.




Maurice Keshner, President   July 13th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

I am Maurice Keshner, President of Cinema World Studios, New York. Recently we served as production hosts to Mel Gibson’s latest major motion picture entitled «BEAVER» a comedy starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster who also was the director. Mel Gibson and I spent a considerable amount of time talking together and what is being said about him in his remarks about his Russian girlfriend is somewhat unfair and does not show the complete story of Russian women, their culture and ideas about living in America. As President of Cinema World Studios and in the processes of developing 2 pilots geared for network television. The first one entitled RUSSIAN PASSIONS, deals with the secrets of Russian Woman living in New York. The second pilot is entitled YANA'S PLACE WITH LENIOD which is a comedy talk show involving 2 successful Russian individuals who co-host this reality show, outlining in a hysterically funny but real way of the life and times of Russians living in New York. Both of these shows have involved over 2 years of in-depth research including living and breathing within the Russian community of Brooklyn New York. Both shows display very unique secrets some funny others extremely calculating about their lives that very few Americans know about, but would love to find out about.

To that end, I would be available for interviews on your shows to give your viewers for the first time a glimpse into these secrets and quite possibly answer some of the reasons why Mel Gibson has reacted the way he did, or is being accused of.

Maurice Keshner, President
Cinema World Studios
Brooklyn, NY 11222

jack   July 13th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8...LOL wasn't John Wayne's first name Marian? Oh well, better than Percy,

jack   July 13th, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Of course,Mel Gibson was married for over thirty years. So, this side of him may be very atypical. If he is really hitting women, I do think he needs to get help. He seems to be the type who shuts his brain off when he is in a rage. Much of his verbal vitriol is a result of rage taking over. He may be actually a non violent, nice, non racist, who has serious temper issues, where he turns in to Mr. Hyde.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

@Maurice Keshner, President

Hey El Presidente, are you eluding to possibly blaming "THE RUSSIAN WOMAN"? I get it, since alcohol was used to ply and sedate them in their culture the victim, Mel Gobson was forced out of sobriety. Yea, that's right, that's the ticket. Kind of like being of African and forced into slavery...being Jewish and forced into a gas chamber...being Aboriginal and forced into near extinction...or being a Russian woman and used as trinket or surrogate? Yep, got it. Mel was abused...

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 11:08 pm ET


I met her in a club down in old Soho Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola... I asked her her name and in a DARK BROWN voice she said Lola ... But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola ...not that lola? Why would you formulate the opinion that she would sell her child? I am a tiny bit curious...dude.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 11:12 pm ET


I know it was and I walked past her once and she tried to kiss me. The wonders that makeup can do...and a few 'true grits' and pancake powder to distend the belly. How the heck are you jack ?

jack   July 13th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8...Not too bad, hope you are doing well these days.

jack   July 13th, 2010 11:27 pm ET


If you mean the past stars were role models in a moralistic sense, I think you are wrong, for the most part. If you read a copy of the book Hollywood Babylon , or many others you will see that for each "moral" type actor or actress, there were many more that were downright wild and into a lot of crazy stuff. You may be falling for the "golden age" fallacy. it is easy to do.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 11:27 pm ET


I am hanging in there and doing rather well. Feeling a bit comical tonight after reading some of these kiss and hell blogs.

Rock With You Horsegirl   July 13th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

Mel Gibson needs help, but if I see a good movie I'll see it I don't care if it's a Mel Gibson production.

@gerald Jolly, wake up and smell the coffee! He needs help badly!

MediaDragon9   July 13th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

No matter what the circumstances may be, Mel Gibson's behavior is simply unacceptable, whether she "provoked" him in some way, or not. To speak to any woman, particularly the mother of your child like that is just plain hateful.

He is clearly out of control and like Alec Baldwin not too long ago - these guys should realize that nothing is private any more. Technology has enabled us to reveal things about people that they never intended for anyone else to hear.

There is also an interesting angle here with this woman's heritage. It is kind of well-known in mail order bride circles that Russian women have perfected a very beguiling method of ensnaring men. As a man who was married for many years and left his wife for this woman, I think there is another aspect to this situation – Gibson is obviously a man who is suffering from a mental disorder – along with the classic signs of mid-life crisis. She may very well have used him for his money – and while that does not excuse his behavior, it is something that U.S. citizens should take a look at: women who come here from other countries for the express purpose of seducing a man to be taken care of. Maybe men should realize that many of these women are not coming here to find "love," but money. That's prostitution. And anyone who thinks they will find anything reputable or honest in that, is fooling themselves. Perhaps this scenario is a good warning that men like Mel should concentrate on finding "love" with women of their own culture in their own country.

If we can take anything from this - it could be that as a culture, we need to confront the inability to communicate between men and women in romantic and other situations. While I refrain from involving myself with abusive men, I have been spoken to in disrespectful ways by many men – WITHOUT PROVOKING IT. Sometimes, just be speaking the truth, which most people just don't seem to want to deal with. What that has taught me is that there is an undercurrent of disrespect for women in general, by many male in this world and society. To many men, we are still not viewed as equals in terms of the level of respect that we should have as human beings and citizens. Until this is handled effectively, we will continue to endure episodes of physical, mental and spiritual abuse on both sides. This could also be from a lack of effective role models to learn from, as well.

We really need to learn a lesson from this and make some effort to treat each other with more respect and dignity. A little honesty about one's intentions wouldn't hurt, either.

jack   July 14th, 2010 12:00 am ET


Mel can be counted on for entertainment on and off screen. LOL

Wasn't interested in his self produced religious movie, however. To me watching someone slowly and methodically tortured does not an inspiring movie make.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 12:18 am ET


Mel Gibson is a good actor, especially in action movies. He is in constant training for his roles and that sets him apart from the dramatical love scenes uncommon to him by nature of his virtue.

Derek   July 14th, 2010 12:22 am ET

Of course I would still go see a mel gibson movie. Mel Gibson as an actor is completely different as a person. You can still enjoy a movie with his acting, and still have your opinions on him as a person.

gerald Jolly   July 14th, 2010 12:24 am ET

You people just dont getit.

This is a typical RUSSIAN MAFIAploy to extort money from people that have it,

This whole scenario was planned out the first time she slept with him.

The Russiam Mafia are responsible for extorting money from Russian Hockey players, Russian Basketball players, and several Russian movie stars, Natashya Kinsky to name only one.

Smell the roses folks, the entire schmooz is just that,a RIP OFF.


Anthony   July 14th, 2010 12:28 am ET

Can Mel recover, sure if Hollywood thinks he'll make them money. If not he's done for.

Does Mel have problems, sure but didn't he leave his wife for this woman. So she hooks up with a married man. To a point she gets what she deserves. Perhaps she should have chosen a better life partner to have a child with, then one who will cheat on his present wife. I heard this second phone call on CNN not sure if it even sounds like Mel but to me it does sound like she is setting him up and if it is him he is then stupid to not realise that she is recording him.

Mel might have once been a good star but that star is quickly going nova and getting ready to implode.

Neither of these two have any moral character that I would wish on anyone. Glad my self esteem doesn't come from having to look for role models in others, I just look in the mirror and that person is who I look up to.

Louis   July 14th, 2010 12:29 am ET

1. yes I will go and see more Mel Gibson movies and continue watching his old ones. he's a great actor

2. as for that lady on larry king that said this is behavior is uncalled for come on this is a argument between to people. it's a private matter all sorts of things get said between spouses boy/girl friends all the time...
She set him up and is trying to take him to the bank
3. This is all a load of ****... we all say bad things sometimes in private to our closest friends, all of us do about someone or certain people whether it be blacks / hispanics / fat people / little people / bald / tattooed, who cares if it was racist he was saying it to her, it's not like it was on national television and he was saying it to the entire nation... but thanks to the internet it is and he's the bad guy.... all of you bashing him for what he said are a bunch a damn hypocrites... Who gives a **** what he said to her over the cell phone , in person, or via text.... it's a personal matter, and because he's a star that we all love and have watched time an time again you are bashing him....and now she's taking him to the cleaners... could be worse he could be tiger woods... hahaha...

Kate   July 14th, 2010 12:31 am ET

I get so frustrated with these converations. Mel Gibson has classic symptoms of bi-polar illness. I know. My son used to speak like that before he got help. When he's well he is a wonderful person.
I hear you say Mel Gibson must control his emotions, but when he's not well, he can't. He needs to be properly diagnosed and given the help he needs. You talk as though he is sane with all this talk about public apologies and such. You people, including the psychologists on your program do not understand mental illness.

berry   July 14th, 2010 12:32 am ET

your all crazy isn't there something like the war,,what ,about the oil and all the people needing help ,,but you guys are talking about Mel, and some women who`s ,after money or the tapes wouldnt even be on tv,,she made her money, and making more ,i need something to get rich ,wowweeee,get a life people

sandy   July 14th, 2010 12:36 am ET

Watching the show and truly believe Mel is a racist. I also think the man who was hosting Larry King tonight was rude to the african american lady. He would not let her finish her comments but did not interupt the other to guest on the panel when they were expressing their opinions.

tracy   July 14th, 2010 12:36 am ET

I have a question; why was this conversation taped in the first place? When I am having an arguement with my husband I don't think to first start the tape recorder just in case the conversation goes awry. Maybe we are missing a whole part of the conversation that wasn't taped, that maybe there are some mitigating factors as to why he was so riled up, that maybe she, knowing he is prone to anger outbursts set him up. There is no doubt he shouldn't be speaking to anyone in that way but I think the fact that she released (leaked, probably not) this tape she is suspect to something.

michael   July 14th, 2010 12:36 am ET

media dragon nine had very good points also..wish i wouldve read those before i mel dd too!

Nas   July 14th, 2010 12:37 am ET



Eric M.   July 14th, 2010 12:42 am ET

I don't go to Mel Gibson movies because I am a fan of Mel Gibson's personality or anything about his personal life. I go to Mel Gibson's movies because I think he is a good actor and he entertains me. That being said, yes, I would go see him in a new movie if the movie looked like something I would enjoy. It was the same thing for me, with Tiger Woods. I wasn't a fan because of anything in his personal life... I was (am) a fan because of how he plays the game.

iris   July 14th, 2010 12:45 am ET

NO I WILL NOT SEE ANOTHER MOVIE OF HIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. sure he didnt say the racist comments for evyone tohear but he still said them and it was offensive..MEL GIBSON YOU JUS LOST PLENTY OF VIEWERS!!!

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 12:52 am ET


That stuff is real...tonight we are acting, like fools. Relax all those real things will be there tomorrow. Grab some popcorn and a drink and enjoy the show..When the curtain falls tonight then we can worry about reality.

Donnie.Way   July 14th, 2010 1:00 am ET

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SillyNilly   July 14th, 2010 1:25 am ET


I'm with you. It doesn't sound like Mel's voice and it also sounds rehearsed.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 1:28 am ET


I see you speak Australian...Have any shrimps on the barbie and more than a few of those Foster's??? @jack once said you make a pretty tasty word salad, I agree with him. Take care Donald, don't overcook the shrimp..

Christina   July 14th, 2010 2:05 am ET

I wish Larry was on the show – he would suggest the obvious, that she set up the conversation and knew that it would be taped. You can't make all these assumptions about Mel, when you don't know all the details surrounding their fight! This kind of journalism really disgusts me!

nina1fox   July 14th, 2010 2:44 am ET

@ Gerald

It does not matter how much the Russian woman wants. She does NOT deserve to be hit. It really is just that simple! This does not make him a bad person, he just needs to find help.

Dodie   July 14th, 2010 2:58 am ET

@ Jack July 13th, 2010 10:03 pm ET
"I meant "advice" lol"

Now that is what I call a Freudian slip! lol And how is your evening?

Jack.... Not much we can control in this world, but we can control our behaviors and emotions.

Rose   July 14th, 2010 3:05 am ET

Unlike a lot of Hollywood celebs, Gibson doesn't send out a press release when he does something good. It's common knowledge that he donated large sums to help build houses for the poor in Mexico's Veracruz state during the filming of "Apocalypto". Mel has shown his philanthropic side to Mexico in the past, donating $1 million to the victims of hurricane Stan as well. This is in addition to the dozens of causes he and his ex-wife supported such as when they gave $10 Million to Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Of course, none of this matters because the media decided to cast Mel as some monolithically evil caricature years ago. Go figure...

whuffiefactor   July 14th, 2010 3:09 am ET

The circus of sensationalism surrounding Mel Gibson is truly unprecedented. Why is it that the Hollywood insiders like Woody Allen (no irony there) leap at the opportunity to support Roman Polanski yet Mel Gibson is fed to the tabloid media wolves on a silver platter?

cluetrain   July 14th, 2010 3:11 am ET

Even as battered and broken as his exquisitely tortured Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," Gibson will rise again.

cluetrain   July 14th, 2010 3:13 am ET

Gibson doesn't need the Hollywood machine to get back on his feet. Let's not forget he is not just an actor, but an auteur and mogul who already proved with "Passion" he is capable of succeeding quite brilliantly "outside the system."

britishseapower   July 14th, 2010 3:17 am ET

It's the public that will ultimately determine Gibson's prospects not trashy gossip rags like TMZ or tendentious lawyers like Gloria Allred.

Carrie Sutherland   July 14th, 2010 3:38 am ET

Please give the same coverage to the Rod Blagojevich trial.
The trial is thick with corruption and the country is about to
crumble and you guys are talking about an aged alcoholic
actor who may or may not have hit is wife.
If you are any kind of your job!

Howard Bishop   July 14th, 2010 3:42 am ET

I am absolutely certain that she baited him and provoked him. I am absolutely certain that she pushed his buttons and got the intended reaction.

This is all far to common in our society today. Women have crossed the line with feminist principles and double standards and abuse these principles. 50 years ago he may have beat the tar out of her and nobody would have heard a word about it - whether she deserved it or not.

Nobody deserves to be abused. In this case, she abused him by baiting him and taking advantage of the situation for personal gain. If you open your mouth and disrespect someone, man or woman, sometimes you need a slap upside the head - period. When there are that kind of circumstances i.e. children and a long term relationship, it is just wrong and it is not taking the high road to push someones buttons like that.

I am going to rent lethal weapon on my next netflix order.

Brian   July 14th, 2010 3:50 am ET

YES i would go see a mel gibson movie! Have you not seen braveheart? Have you not seen all the great movies that he acted in? Who cares what mel gibson does with is private life? Really? Mel Gibson is a GREAT actor and a GREAT Director and a GREAT creative mind. What Mel does in his personal life is none of our business.

iamnegation   July 14th, 2010 3:58 am ET

this is BS:
the first person to respond.. Ms Megan Bell's message should be deleteted WHAT ELSE CONTROLS YOU BUT EMOTION!!!!! if it wasn't for emotion he wouldn't have been honest..... maybe the way his X dressed and who she was aand what she did made her a potential rape victim..... Black is an ephasis to rape.... maybe she was going to a million man march... and by my logic at least 1 in a million men could be capable of rape no matter what the color of there skin is any ways. who know what rich people do.... i would imagine a tonne of coccain and then i ask you what is the problem here?

claudia   July 14th, 2010 4:32 am ET

Ummm I feel like it's a movie in the making here...

iamnegation   July 14th, 2010 4:36 am ET

besides didn't some one die today.... whats more important?

Timo M.   July 14th, 2010 5:15 am ET

Seriosuly people,

We DONT know what the whole story behind this is.
Its NOT our business either.

Its OBVIOUS that hes drunk and has some issues with her, which we dont know about. So pointing a finger on someone without knowing why is just stupidity.

And it is even more funny that We all had ugly breakups somewhen in the past, and i'm sure at least 90% of you threatened to do something stupid out of anger and depression too.

We dont know what problems they both got so we shouldnt judge at all.

Ted   July 14th, 2010 8:40 am ET

Let´s see if the censors delete this blog, too!

I like Mel Gibson as an actor and his movies are worth to watch. With that in mind I will see them if he decides or have the opportunity to make a few more.

I had the pleasure to see east europen gold diggers in action, a good friend of mine married a russian woman who sold him a sack of lies that came out bit by bit. This was after he married another east european who sold him another bag of lies. Both wanted to collect the rewards of marrying an older man in a very aggressive way.

What Mel said to her happens in every other family when one or the other partner had a few drinks and gets really riled up. They sleep on it and that takes care of the whole situation.
This case stinks of a set up, she got help with the whole recording and what to say to get him upset. Money, money, the worst thing ever happened to the human beings.
Mel should go for a therapy and stop drinking.

Sara   July 14th, 2010 9:46 am ET

Did you all notice that the attorney Gloria Allred actually wore ALL RED?? I wonder if it was intentional?

Felix   July 14th, 2010 10:15 am ET

@ Gerald Jolly

You are absolutely right. This people will do anything for money.
Have no moral values

Dorothy   July 14th, 2010 11:14 am ET


What he now criticizes her for, he once was attracted to her "fake boobs" and her being "provacativly dressed". DID THE WOMAN PUT A GUN TO HIS HEAD AND SAY "BE ATTRACTED TO ME OR ELSE"?

And cheating on his wife....there is NO EXCUSE!

YOU GIVE OXANA TOO MUCH she is a sorceress or something!

She probably does know how to push buttons! But Mel is a button pusher, too!

And I think it is a joke that he thought his wife had no spiritual connection with him......his pious, phony, high-and-mighty Christianity is laughable!!!

Wayne   July 14th, 2010 11:26 am ET

He needs to pack his sack and move to Montana ALONE! He can't tolerate the rest of us.

Dale   July 14th, 2010 11:32 am ET

I suppose if I were a friend to Mel Gibson,

I would tell him if it meant that he never acted in another movie or directed another film, or didn't have all the cash for whatever he pleased, whenever he pleased..or never had another day in the limelight it would be perfectly okay to him if he sought out the help that he needed to get well...the phone calls reminded me of a friend of mine who was an alcoholic...and that guy is now friend suffered with alcoholism most of his adult life..he ranted against everybody and everything...regardless of colour ,religion,and political persuasion...Mel has an's called are fortunate if you never know or understand it, it's devastating to watch someone self destruct and eventually die alone it's not pretty...don't judge..try to help or butt out of it...Mel has to chose to get well because he wants to...not because a panel of newshounds get to have a little limelight because of his personal tragedy

Daphne   July 14th, 2010 11:56 am ET

Ever since Mel Gibson (and let's not forget his equally bigotted father) revealed his antisemitism in a number of ways several years ago, I have shunned his movies. Once a bigot, always a bigot. Jews then, African Americans now, and misogyny all along. It's a terrible shame because I was once a huge fan. Funny how a physically attractive person can become so ugly when deep personality flaws are revealed. If Hollywood and the public shut him out, he has brought this on himself and he deserves it. Although, given how weathy his fans (now former fans) have made him, I don't think it'll hurt much. Good riddance to bad rubish!

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 1:32 pm ET


Imagine that. Someone sees it without rose-colored glassed blindness of idolistic belief. Very well stated Daphne. Imagine anyone like him ever putting on a Jesus suit and convincing the masses he is their savior and will lead them to a popcorn and candy cotton matinée of divine exclusiveness unhampered by common sense for their shelled out souls.

Brandy   July 14th, 2010 1:44 pm ET

Mel Gibson is a very Successful Actor, Producer, and Director.
Gibson has made numerous contributions over the years and donated millions of dollars to various charities, such as "Healing the Children" and "NIDA." I personally feel that the dispute and ranting words coming from Mel to Oksana Grigorieva is rooted from his physical well being. He admits that he has a substance abuse problem with alcohol. It is a known fact that long-term alcohol abuse can affect the brain and liver causing confusion, anger, and other behavioral problems. I hope that Mel will get the help that he needs as he has helped many others....

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 1:51 pm ET


Cool, you put the soot to the fan. How can anyone find it easy, after living a "life of divinity" disrobe from the role? I wonder how you can be a 'Mad Max" and a Jesus Christ and lead a following of pious apostles that will pick the peanuts from your poo just to idolize your theatrical performances. Holy cow! Oh, that was a idol once, oops still, worshiped and leading the masses....silly human race..lmao..

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 1:59 pm ET


No one has put it together yet. Oxana is just part of the recently exposed spy ring in a Communist plot to overthrow those in command of their shrunken mentalities and a way to sell-off millions of metric tons of surplus peanuts, popping corn, and candy cotton sugar from the former USSR. The plot thickens... and so does the cholesterol of the manipulated movie morons... lol

Renee Meehan   July 14th, 2010 4:20 pm ET

Have they done a Cat Scan or MRI on Mel Gibson? This man could have a brain tumor. When someones' behavior is off the wall like this it could be from a brain tumor and he might actually not be responsible for anything he is saying or doing right now. Certain brain tumors affect the behavior part of the brain and can indeed cause all of his latest words and actions. It is certainly worth looking into.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 4:45 pm ET


You have the experienced what is cause and catalyst to Mel Gibson's currently publicized dilemma. A consumption problem beyond his control. I have been making fun of those who idolize him for his contributions in the entertainment industry and also at him in the hopes he may, I doubt that it would ever happen, would see what a fool both they and him are making of themselves. It takes either tragedy or enlightenment for anyone to find resolve to whatever it is that makes them a danger to themselves or others, and many times both. You know that all to well, based on your experience of an unfortunate loss of a friend what out-of-control behavior costs. So the crux of this blog is not pointedly directed at you to give you advice. I do wish to express my sadness, and it is real, at your loss and thank you for being so open, honest and sharing with others your opinion, based on reality and not scripted. Thank you again and take care. caj...

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 5:02 pm ET


I'll drink to that..all of what you said is basically true and at the same time it's disappointing his philanthropic efforts are rarely given credit for. How sad he doesn't take the opportunity to find himself a direction in life to leave a legacy that is not so provocatively hell-bent on his destruction. Nice concise blog and very much real. He, like all offspring, is a product of his upbringing. How shrink or expand it from that makes us, individually, who we are and what we do to/for ourselves and others.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

How can you NOT idolize someone who started his celebrity career as a young and handsome cast member on an evening TV drama called 'The Sullivan's' in Australia, moved back to his country of origin, the U.S. of A., and starred in numerous leading roles, swept the Oscar's for 'Braveheart', commanded $25 million dollars per film; married Robyn Denise Moore and fathered 7 children, shared the cover of 'Time Magazine' with Michael Moore; had a tryst with a young Russian immigrant and divorced his family and remarried; fathered another child with his new bride; became a film producer and director; played Jesus Christ in Passions; built his own church; fell into a bottle to find his salvation; is the leading actor of an unreleased movie in which he plays the role of a suicidal CEO toy manufacture; was 'People Magazine's' sexiest 'Man of the Year'. He went from twinkled to wrinkled in 30 years from the effects of blood, liver, and brain laden alcohol and is currently starring worldwide as the 'Ass of the Year'. Now this is the kind of stuff that makes GREAT MOVIES...and star struck idolizing YOYO'S...

Did I mention his father moved the family to Australia for economic reasons when he was young and his father was smart enough to have the foresight to know he could avoid the draft during the Viet Nam War..the best thing that could have happened to him, even though the Aussies were active participants. Why, you may ask was it best for him? Because he could have ended up a manic depressive hooked on drugs and alcohol, then end up hurting himself and those he loved.

Instead, we have a REAL, true-to-life movie star. I read many times that many of you wonder why he doesn't have a pronounced Aussie accent...he is New York bred and bound by the American language. He was ridiculed as a youth in Australia for NOT having the cultural twang. Silly human...confused by his own successes, yet totally disadvantaged..

Cajazz76:24:8   July 15th, 2010 11:33 am ET

@Renee Meehan

Haven't heard any reports of a possible brain tumor, butt results posted of a recent procto exam revealed the existence of highly recitative vocal chords deeply entrenched in his colon and deemed to be aggravated by an over consumption of alcohol.

L Montana   July 19th, 2010 1:36 am ET

Mel Gibson is a very talented man who has tremendous energy and a boat load of problems. He got involved with a woman who goes after high profile men in show business, has a child with them and wants money. She made a settlement with Mel not to release these tapes and then released the tapes anyway. She went to her dentist who said that she was not hit in the mouth, but that picture leads people to think that Mel hit her. All of this is according to the media. Has anyone thought about the cunning, planning and execution of this entrapment? It seems that it is all about MONEY and REVENGE. She definitely knows how to push Mel's buttons. Good luck Mel.

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