Mel Gibson Rants Posted Online

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Mel Gibson Rants Posted Online


LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2010 (AFP) - A fresh audio recording in which "Lethal Weapon" star Mel Gibson appears to acknowledge beating his Russian-born girlfriend surfaced Monday, further damaging the Hollywood star's reputation.It follows a recording also posted on Radaronline.com in which the Oscar-winning "Braveheart" star refers to black people using racial slurs."What kind of a man is that?," Gibson's now ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva asks the actor in the eight-minute recording. "Hitting a woman when she's holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth twice in the face! What kind of man is that?"Gibson's response: "Oh, you're all angry now! You know what, you f*****g deserved it!"The tapes are part of the ugly breakup between Grigorieva, 40, and "Mad Max" Gibson, 54, following a January 6 beating she allegedly took from him. Gibson allegedly knocked out some of Grigorieva's teeth in the fracas.Gibson and Grigorieva fathered a girl, Lucia, in October, months after Gibson divorced Robyn, his wife of nearly 30 years and mother of his first seven children.Police in Malibu said Thursday they were investigating a domestic violence case at the couple's home, but gave few details.According to the celebrity website TMZ.com, Grigorieva made the recordings after the January fight.Gibson's lawyers claim that Grigorieva, a singer who has a child from a prior relationship, is trying to extort more money in their separation settlement.On the tape, Grigorieva denies it. "I don't give a damn if you don't spend another penny on me," she tells Gibson."I don't care I am just fearing for the life of my daughter. …

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