Mel Gibson's latest racist rant caught on tape
â€˜Braveheartâ€™ star Mel Gibson has reportedly been caught once again spewing vile and racist comments, this time directed at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Oscar-winning actor and director Gibson, 54, who filed a restraining order against his baby-mother Grigorieva, 40, repeatedly referred to his ex as her a â€œwhoreâ€ and â€œcuntâ€, in calls taped by Oksana herself
â€œYouâ€™re an embarrassment to me,â€ Gibson has been quoted as telling Grigorieva. â€œYou look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault,â€ he is said to have told her.
Gibson allegedly continued to threaten Oksana, stating: â€œI am going to come and burn the f**king house down. How dare you act like such a bitch when I have been so f**king nice?â€ he told her.
The reported allegations are a further setback in Gibsonâ€™s career, as he has tried to rehabilitate his image in the aftermath of his 2006 drink-driving arrest, where he made anti-Semetic remarks and referred to an female police officer as â€œsugar titsâ€.
Following very public apologies and rehab stints, Gibson received plaudits for his directional turn in 2006â€™s Apocalypto and moved to the front of the camera for his first starring role in eight years, this yearâ€™s Edge of Darkness. His forthcoming Jodie Foster-directed 2011 indie feature The Beaver is likely to be severely hampered from the forthcoming fallout of Melâ€™s alleged comments.
The starâ€™s ex Grigoerieva has stated that she taped the rants while in fear for her life, though it may be a power-play in the ongoing custody battle for the former coupleâ€™s nine-month-old daughter Lucia.
The tape were leaked to US gossip site Radar Online, with the websiteâ€™s source claiming the tapeâ€™s had been submitted to the judge in the custody battle and were under seal. Gibsonâ€™s rep has told Radar he could not confirm the credibility or accuracy of the tapes.