Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has released audio of the latest Mel Gibson rant.
Gibson hired Eszterhas to write the script for his latest project, "The Maccabees." Eszterhas and his family were visiting Mel at his estate in Costa Rica when the actor launched into a tirade as houseguests gathered before dinner. Eszterhas' 15-year-old son Nick recorded the rant on his iPhone.
Eszterhas says he decided to release the audio because "Gibson called me a liar. And I also have some reason to believe he’s creating a PR blitz questioning my truthfulness."
WARNING: The account below contains highly offensive language.
In the 2 1/2 minute recording, Gibson can be heard screaming, "Why don't I have a first draft of 'The Maccabees'? What the f--- have you been doing?"
"I am earning money for a filthy little c---sucker who takes advantage of me!" he shrieks.
While on the rampage, Gibson storms through the house, throwing things and knocking things over, according to Eszterhas. He then comes back into the dining room screaming at his guests, "Who wants to eat? Who the f---wants to eat? Go have something to eat! Hurray!"
After more expletives, Gibson runs to the driveway, gets into his car and leaves.
In a 9-page letter to Gibson, Eszterhas addresses the incident, saying, “You were staring at the photograph of you and Luci, your beautiful little girl … and you suddenly exploded. You hurled your cellphone into a wall and started to scream, ‘I look so fucking old! I look horrible! That fucking whore is destroying me! She’s taking my looks! I hate her! She’s destroying my life!’ You jumped up, screaming full-throated: ‘Look at me!! F---ing look at me! Look how terrible I look! Answer me, God! Why did you turn your back on me!? F--- you! F--- you!’ You stepped a few feet away and screamed into the sky, ‘I’m not gonna take it up the ass anymore and say, ‘Thank you, your honor!’”
Eszterhas says, "My interest isn’t to damage him with this tape but to prevent damage being done to others, starting with Jews, including Oksana and now, I’m sure, me. I strongly believe that unless he seeks and receives some kind of psychiatric help, someone is going to get hurt.”