Nancy Grace

Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

Is Mel Gibson ruined?

If the allegations are true, that Mel Gibson subjected his former girlfriend to emotional, verbal and physical abuse, and not only struck the mother of his child, but even worse, did so while she was holding their baby in her arms and uttered horrible racial epithets, is there anything Gibson can say or do make anyone understand how or why he would behave in such a manner?

Oksana Grigorieva / Mel Gibson Photo Credit: Getty
Oksana Grigorieva / Mel Gibson Photo Credit: Getty

Is there any excuse?

Gibson has much to account for, if the allegations against him are proven to be correct. He will face potential criminal charges, jail-time and possible civil penalties. Could he lose custodial and visitation rights to his minor children? Possibly – if a court decides he is a danger to them. And then there are the ramifications to his reputation and career. In 2006, when it was made public Gibson ranted sexist and anti-Semitic slurs during a DUI arrest, he came out and apologized. We excused him, believing he was drunk and didn't mean what he said.

But his film career and stardom never quite recovered. The American public never looked at Gibson who was once considered a "hero" in roles like "Braveheart" and "The Patriot," in the same way again. And now a man who once touted himself as a man of faith, religion, loyalty, and integrity h as more than just slipped up and made a human mistake. His actions, if proven to be true, could even be labeled monstrous and inexcusable.

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  1. Eileen

    If this is true, he should be treated like anyone else. No special treatment!!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:10 am
  2. Judy

    If he punched his girlfriend in the face, he should be criminally charged. Abuse doesn't usually start this quickly at his age. Makes me wonder if he abused his ex-wife. As much as I have enjoyed his movies, I am sickened by the thougts of him punching a lady!!!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
  3. justic

    I was a big fan of Mels along time ago. dont know what made him change so much. he was a talented actor and now he is just a wash up.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:21 am
  4. MICHELLE

    No hes not ruined, who really cares how he talks to his girl friend. She will stay or go. none of our buisness.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:24 am
  5. MICHELLE

    and if he hit her then he needs to be in trouble for it but he will still have a fan base etc. look at charlie sheen

    July 9, 2010 at 11:25 am
  6. Shauna

    Honestly, I think the guy lost his mind at some point.

    July 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm
  7. Scott

    Who believed "he was drunk and didn't mean what he said?" His father's an outspoken anti-Semite and a Holocaust denier. Did you really buy his apologies? You're an ex-prosecutor? We're you so gullible in court, or is it just the celebrity factor that clouds your vision?

    July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm
  8. Bubba

    I think his troubles are probably psychiatric, and it's kinda tragic that his story is playing out in public with everyone putting in their two cents. He needs help and he's too rich to get it.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm
  9. Mike

    He is absolutely NOT ruined because Americans have the attention span of a flea. Celebrities seem to flourish on bad behaviour. Bad news about spoiled, coddled celebrities is better than no news as long as they stay in the limelight. Americans are truly a sorry bunch. Just look at the Lebron James TV announcement stunt which was the most celebrated over-hyped news story of July 8. When a way overpaid under-educated athletes decision on what team he will go to is big news, the USA is finished. Gibson is an absolute nut but nuts do well in America.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm
  10. dave

    to h*ll with mel gibson, his true colors came out

    July 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  11. christine

    leave him alone

    July 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm
  12. Gellie

    I was married to an alcoholic, verbally abusive man for many years. There was no physical abuse however the damage from this to my self worth and confidence is still with me. Under no circumstances would I go to see Mel Gibson in anything. He has three strikes – racial rant, treatment of his ex wife and now this. As far as I am concerned he is out.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm
  13. Mollie

    I'm really disappointed in Mel Gibson. But I'm suspicious of his ex. And as far as his acting goes, I still think he's one of the best ever. If this were one of the more Liberal Hollywood actors this was happening to, it wouldn't even be a story. They'd just blow it off like they always do.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm
  14. Ruth

    Caught my attention when his anti-semitism surfaced...but true personalities come out when you are in alcohol meltdown mode and the mask slips ...but he was forgiven because he's just misunderstood. Then he left his wife and kids for his bimbo and he was forgiven and we looked the other way and hollywood patted him on the head because this is Mel Gibson. Watching anything he acted in is painful. Now he's beating his beautiful bimbo while she is holding their illigitimate child and he's also multi-tasking with racial slurs. I hope she did record him. I think the monster is out of the closet and Mel can't push it back in anymore. He's a hate filled, abusive, ugly little man, inside and out. I'll never watch anything he acts in ever again.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm
  15. Brenda

    Their is no excuse for hitting a woman regardless. He does not deserve to see his children if he hit the babys mom with baby in her arms how horriable. No child needs to see or hear that type of violence

    July 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm
  16. alumette

    Racial slurrs..???what is with that? who does he think he is.? God?

    July 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  17. VibeCat

    I lost most of my respect for him as an actor and as a human being after the first episode – now he's totally blown it and I have lost any respect for him that might have been left. I don't ever want to see him in a movie, on TV, in a magazine... etc. I don't want to see him anywhere, and his career should rightly be over. He is a poor, pathetic excuse for a human being to think he can be allowed to treat anyone like that, and add "times 100" for the fact that she was holding the baby.

    Disgusting, straight out disgusting.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    • tkw

      i so agree,a" Disgusting pig",im done...no respect for him im appauled at his filthy foul mouth,his abuse,his attitude against women and all races are assaulted,..never wanta see him again

      July 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  18. Seattlite

    Hollywood stars are all so phony. I can't understand why anyone would think they are newsworthy.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm
  19. jan

    Mel Gibson is a drunk.
    Just look at his photo...Sloppy, red eyed DRUNK.

    Yea thats how the viewers see you Mel...clean up your act!

    July 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm
  20. Liz

    He is as done as my steak last night! His violent acting out is bordering on mental illness. I don't know how his ex-wife dealt with it all those years. It's sad and disappointing that he has ruined his reputation in such a way because some of his work was excellent. What a legacy for his children.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  21. round raven

    Just because someone is a great artist – and there is no question that Mel Gibson is a great artist – does not mean that he is a good person.
    I think if anything, Mr. Gibson has a lot of baggage that have been exposed by his alcohol addiction and the media.
    He clearly needs to address these issues.
    Forgiving someone's bad behaviors is much easier when they try and change them. Let's hope he does.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm
  22. Linda in Los Angeles

    Mel should know that pride goeth before a fall (ref touting himself as having positive character traits ...). He is another of so many so-called "stars" today who needs to get off the narcissic wagon while at the same time humbling himself before God and then before others and giving his life over to God for a good clean-up. He needs to stay out of the limelight until he does.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm
  23. PrinceTamino

    I see Gibson as I do Richard Wagner (the great German composer). Very bad politics, but great art (sometimes, in the case of Gibson). Sure Mel is a nut and low-class...but I will still watch his movies. He is free to have his own crazy thoughts.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  24. Dr.Phil

    This column is Tabloid Trash.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  25. Ric

    For an actor, he's sure having a hard time with acting human. You'd think he could at least fake it better.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  26. Lauren

    Mel Gibson at this point is an embarrassment to the entertainment community and to all. We all are sick of the rich and famous getting away with horrible conduct with a slap on the hand. He is a bigot, a potential wife beater and child abuser and who knows what else. And he has the nerve to make a movie about Christ. I hope he never gets another hit movie. He doesn't deserve it.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm
  27. pam essex

    it is'nt a disgrace to have a problem, but it is a disgrace to do nothing about it. ref. mel gibson and of course lohan

    July 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm
  28. Burbank

    I liked Gibson until he came out with that movie about the Passion of Christ. Talk about gratituous violence!!! Not only was it probably the most violent movie I have ever seen, it was also extremely boring. The only thing that kept me from walking out in the middle is that I was curious to see how he would do the earthquake part at the end. I realized after seeing that movie that Gibson was a very sick, unbalanced man and I have never liked him since. I'm not particularly suprised it's showing up in his personal life.

    July 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm
  29. stevie68a

    Gibson said antigay things and refused to apologize.Then a movie that's
    been said to blame jews for the death of christ. Now, anti black, anti women, and anti latino.....there is no end to this apparently alcoholic personality.
    His "church" must be aligned with the Westboro baptist nut jobs.
    I wish him the very worst. He deserves it.

    July 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm
  30. gloria ward

    The real Mel Gibson has reared his ugly head again. Wow what a horrible person he must really be. He is a big hippocrite. What about all his children? What kind of legacy is he leaving his children about his character, and everything that go along with that. Money dosen't buy the love and respect that someday will matter to him if he doesn't seek some professional help.

    July 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm
  31. Tom Nightsoil

    Precisely the type of behavior one might expect from Dry Drunk Syndrome.

    July 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm
  32. Di

    I think Mel Gibson is a real jerk. I will never watch another 1 of his movie's. He has a big mouth and does not know when to keep it shut.
    I hope he spends some time behind bars for what he has done. Maybe then he will realize how to treat other people.

    July 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm
  33. FLcynic

    The truth is that Mel Gibson made his fortune decades ago, and regardless of anything else, he never needs to work another day in his life. Actors are almost always eccentric people, whose behavior tends to be extreme. And, when their behavior is not extreme, tabloids make up stories about them, in an attempt to distort public perception. I'm certainly not going to pass judgement on Mel Gibson. All the facts aren't in, yet. I've known people to become extremely hateful before, during, and after divorce procedings. There are always 2 sides to every story, and unless you're one of the 2 parties involved, there's no way in hell you can know the truth.

    July 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm
  34. Deana

    I hope that THIS time, people will take his disrespectful,disgusting and racist behavior seriously! He is obviously not the "good guy" that he has tried to make us believe he is. I had already lost all respect for him, but this just confirms for me that his Ex-wife, while I'm sure felt embarrassed and degrated over his latest affair, is no doubt better off without him! He is a bad husband, bad parent, bad person! And not worthy of my movie ticket $ any longer!

    July 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm
  35. Alex

    People don't expect their celebrities to be good moral people in every way, but they do expect them to be honest about who they are when they do present themselves. Mel hasn't been honest in that area it seems, so his career should be done!

    July 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  36. chris caron

    Mel Gibsons actions are inexcusable , but , would the tape be admissable in court if he did not know he was being recorded. Wouldn't this be a slurring campaign by the media how could you find an impartial jury if it came to it. I think he is a scum bag for this no one should hit a woman. But there are laws that will protect him from this because were will you try him and find a jury. Thanks

    July 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm
  37. Jean

    Honestly? I find them both disgusting. He's the pig, plain and simple. But she set him up....for financial reasons, I'm sure! She's trying to break into the "business"?? Everyone will hear her name now, won't they? Ah, for the days when celebrities had class.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm
  38. mark in el paso

    The last one was enough for me. I decided after the drunken rant that none of my hard earned dollars would be spent looking at any of his films ever again. This just seals the deal – a true bigot through and through. He should be deported back to Australia.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm
  39. Merle Craft

    HI, Nancy. Never miss your show. A comment was made that you NEVER hit a woman who is holding a baby, or words to that effect.
    A man has no right to hit a woman AT ALL, just as a woman hasn't the right to hit a man! It's Barbaric! Thank you.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm
  40. Laverne Pennie

    What in the h-ll is wrong with Mel Gibson. He thinks that he can control all things on earth, he is not God. Mel made the movie Passion Of Christ, where is his passion. Mel is a big liar and a phony.
    Chris brown was punished so should Mel Gibson. what will he do next?

    Mel Gibson doesn't have control of his self how can he try to control some one else.

    I am sure his wife is in fear and doesn't know how to get out she is to attached because of the baby.

    Mel Gibson needs to keep his mouth shut he is not a white and shinning armor.

    This man has serious problems. Mel Gibson does not need to get away with this.

    Mel Gibson may be a star, but he's not a shinning star' he is a complete A _ _ hole.

    Mel is showing his true colors. There is so many Stars in HOLLYWOOD AND THEY THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH ALL THINGS.

    Get an Attorney and pay big bucks and they get there A_ _ KISSED.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm
  41. Rachel Puccio

    In answer to the question...."I hope so". He needs to be locked up
    for a while. I also am wondering whether he treated his ex-wife this
    way? What a creep. I didn't like him before because of his arrogance and now I really can't stand him. What a filthy mouth and his way of thinking toward other races and religions totally is to the extreme of what he has always professed to be as a devout??? Catholic. PLEEEEZE...spare me. He's a SCUMBAG with money.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm
  42. k.giampaolo

    I'm really tired of these arrogant movie stars abusing the legal system. I hope the law comes down hard on this guy. I haven't seen a gibson movie since his last drunken escapade. I will not see a movie at the theater nor will I watch one on TV. Mel is a has been~thank God. I really hope these celebrities start getting what they deserve.

    July 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm
  43. johnnie johnson

    you know nancy - regarding mel gibson, your oponion is not the only one that matters. i am a woman , so i have a pretty good one myself. the women who stay in these situations, time after time -- they deserve every thing they get. it is their choice to keep taking what ever the abuse is that they are getting . so get off it - acting like it is all the mans fault ! i know ! i did it ! i made the choice every single day to take everything i got. it ended when I decided no more!

    July 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm
  44. Gracelyn

    Gibson is a counterpart of Lohan. Before he kills someone
    he should get jail time And A.A. hel., like Lohan.

    July 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm
  45. Joy Ross

    Nancy who cares what mel gibson and lindsey lohan does. they are looking for media attention and that is what you are giving them. GET Back to Missing People and Children, this is what your show is supposed to be about.

    July 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm
  46. Julie G.

    There is no excuse. This man has been showing us who he really is for years. People just don't want to believe that he really is a racist sexist pig. I personally haven't seen a Mel Gibson movie since his anti-semitic drunken rant a few years ago. My only power as a consumer is to make sure none of my money goes into his pockets.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm
  47. Dave

    She's a gold digger and got what she deserves.
    I'm behind MEL GIBSON all the WAY!

    July 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  48. Joan Dark

    Oh puhleeze! All he has to do is make another Jesus movie and the millions and adulation will pour in.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  49. Monica Key

    When I heard the audio of Mel Gibson speaking so harshly to his wife I had a flashback to when I was in an abusive relationship.
    I hope his wife can get out of this marriage and have a better life for herself and for her child, as I have done.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm
  50. floare

    Things are clear as they are. Mel's ex- girlfriend needed to be famous, to release her CDs with songs/music and Mel's high profile helped her get into the spot light. Why would she want to be with an old guy, Mel?
    Why not get pregnant with his child, get high payment on child support and then screw him up? If Mel knocked 2 teeth, why did she go to police only 6 months later after she started taping him? What Mel did was wrong, but what she did was right? Fool around with a married man with 7 kids, destroy his family, not allow him to see his daughter on father's day etc... what about her? He was wrong, but she's equally wrong too. I wonder if Mel won't do anything about that. She did not have court order not to allow his daughter to see him, so why did she do that? Gold digger, why not? The guy is worth almost 1 billion dollars.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm
  51. sue

    i think he is ruined and a jerk i hate when men abuse women.. i used to like him i will never watch a movie with him in it. he is a hipocrit.. he needs to be put in jail like anyone else. hes no different in my eyes.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm
  52. Deborah Kelley Moore

    I usually don't sit in judgment on celebrities because, who knows the real story? But Mel Gibson just can't seem to keep his stupid mouth shut! His ego outgrew his questionable talent several years ago. That usually happens when an actor starts directing. I have a few words to say to Mad Mel: 1) "Passions of the Christ" was a disgrace, an excuse to twist the guts of moviegoers and innocent Christians who thought what they were seeing was a divine and sacred reenactment of the crucifixion. In truth, the movie was depthless, with no redeeming values, no lessons to teach, no background or commentary about Jesus, the man. It was all about Mel Gibson and his 'courageous masterpiece' showing how badly Christ suffered for mankind. It was useless, made only for shock value, and gore. I was sickened by the many Christians who were fooled by his self-serving display, those who paid over and over again to watch the bloody two-hour torture, horrible, flesh-tearing flogging, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Nancy, if you can ever bring yourself to watch this movie, try to find a redeeming message, or anything that would save a lost soul. And, 2) Mel, you have exceeded your expiration date. Please retire from public view, and earshot.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  53. Stephanie Balensiefen

    This question would have been more thought provoking five years ago, now it just sounds like a rhetorical question. Mel Gibson is a complete psycho that wears his religion on his sleeve like so many hypocrites to cloak his many sins....

    July 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm
  54. Kelly

    Thats what you get when you buy a Russian Mail Order Bride.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm
  55. Layoffmel

    The media likes to hype this type of junk. The man has still written and directed some of the best films ever made. Braveheart, Passion of the Chrsit, etc... And so he got drunk and ran his mouth or popped his girl. There are 2 sides to every coin.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm
  56. Ano Nymous

    I'm sure there are many, many racist, anti-semitic, alcoholic, wife and child abusers out there who think he has done nothing wrong and that he's just a great all around guy. He will carry on as he did before. I haven't watched anything of his since his last arrest and rant but I've seen trailers for many movies he has made since. The studios don't care, his fellow actors don't care and a large segment of the viewing public don't care.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm
  57. Nireyaj

    Who people are when they are drunk is who they really are. What they say, and do, when drunk is what they really mean. The sober Mel is an act, a phony. Mel Gibson is rain gutter trailer trash...no matter how much money he has. I have boycotted his work for years., and always will.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm
  58. Brutuscz

    It is about time the career of this lowlife biggot came to an end. A persons true character will always emerge eventually. All that is needed is time and alcohol as a catalyst. Rot in hell, it is where you belong you no talent hack!!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm
  59. Lola Jenkins

    Who the hell cares about Mel Gibson anyways??? May he rot in jail and have no one come see him-wouldn't THAT be a kicker?!!!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:01 am
  60. Scarlett

    He called HER a pig?! I don't care if she has 10 sets of fake breasts! A REAL man never, ever, ever hits a woman! He controls himself, walks away and files for divorce if it's that bad. What a loser!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:13 am
  61. Jamye Sylvester

    Hi Nancy! I love your show, however, it is hard to watch while the whole Mel Gibson ordeal is going on. This is sickening to watch and me being a huge Gibson fan I am appalled and disgusted with the things he has allegedly said. I have never been the type to second judge but as long as I can control it we will not watch or support any movies or anything he does. Like they say the things you say when you are drunk are the things you mean most!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:24 am
  62. chip sheppard

    I am in no way taking up for Mel Gibson but I wish you could focus on other news stories that are much more important that someone who has many deep seeded problems. I really appreciate your work most of the time. Please let us know how we can help find that poor little Kyron. Peace!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:24 am
  63. Tom

    It's pathetic how Mel Gibson thinks rape victims provoked their violent attacks due to the way they dress! – It doesn't matter if someone jogs in tassels & a thong threw time square. Rape has nothing to do with what anyone is wearing. How absurd!!"

    That comment verbally assaults sexual crime victims!!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:28 am
  64. sandi

    The man who said he just had to comment on why she took 6 months to report this abuse, it's surprising she came forward so soon, it takes a long time to face the truth. Also Mel picked her for the way she looked, fake boobs and all. He's just a bully and when he decides to get mad he talks badly, look at his track record for mouthing off.

    July 10, 2010 at 12:48 am
  65. Yuveth

    I have a hard time seperating the man from his movie persona I think. It's like: Not Mel! Nooo....

    If he really did do these things then .. yuck. I will definately be waiting and watching to see what happens with this. If it's true.. I won't spend money to see him movies anymore.

    How could this man possibly think this type of behavior was ok? Maybe .. he is too big to fail as well. Who knows..

    July 10, 2010 at 12:57 am
  66. yoly

    I used to respect him, but not anymore. He may be a good actor, but as a human being, he's a worthless bigot, angry, violent and a poor excuse for a father. Why these women put up with this is beyond me.

    July 10, 2010 at 1:22 am
  67. Lauren

    Scary and vile. I know people can say horrible things in the heat of an argument, but what Mel said is over the top. When I listend to an audio clip – which was true filth – I wanted to vomit. If he had wished another person to have a physically deformed child, I don't know if he could be any more enraged and horrible. My gut told me whatever he has comes from way down deep – and it is about self-hate. Who knows where that comes from? However, his dad denied there was ever a holocaust...maybe that is somewhere to start. The man is full of hate – I hope he can find peace and redemption. I pray for his ex-wife and kids...and that poor innocent baby, Lucia, that screamed her lungs out as her parents fought...Oksana seems suspicious somehow, hopefully I am wrong....maybe they deserve each other (I keep thinking of that poor, poor baby)

    July 10, 2010 at 1:27 am
  68. Schaeffer

    Can anyone say OJ Simpson?

    July 10, 2010 at 2:36 am
  69. Nunya

    Oh yeah...totally NOW his career is ruined. NOW he's a giant douche-bag. Definitely not before this. Nope. LOL.

    July 10, 2010 at 3:28 am
  70. nolady

    I am not sure whether the voice on the tapes released are Mel Gibson or not. The remarks he made were angry and malicious and he should know better after his last public tirade. I also cannot say Mel Gibson did not hit Oksana Grigorieva but when did he allegedly hit her? I have looked up photos of Oksana and Mel and from the end of January to the beginning of March they were photographed a number of times and she showed no sign of injury to her mouth. Is anyone looking into these photographs?

    July 10, 2010 at 3:59 am
  71. Ines

    Leave the man alone. He's human like the rest of us, besides, who gives a shit if this man is not what he claims to be?
    He's an actor for heaven's sake, what did you expect? He gets paid to act, and anyone can say he did this or that.
    Look into your own mirrors and what do you see? An imperfect human being, Mel just has more money to pay his way out of trouble that's all.

    July 10, 2010 at 4:03 am
  72. Bo Tat

    Namaste Mel Gibson, writer of this article and Nancy Grace.

    "The Passion Of the Christ"

    Shall we call this the passion of the christ?

    Why is everybody in showbizz falling from grace? So many are on top for years. But in the end almost everybody ends up in a big drama. Of course they are not immortal superstars. And have the same problems like everybody else. But it is so strange that they are falling big time. With so much demon like drama's. Is it tryky that they have sold their souls to a demon. Or the demon called Mara. Are they so hungry for ego and richdom and materialism that they losing theirself? With all the fame, fortune and poeople who idolise them? When I was young I loved Mel Gibson. But like many of the stars I idolised all came to a downfall. Why is that? Is it just true that they realy have gone to far for? And living in the world of samsara like no one else? Are they all being crusified like the Christ? And not so much by the public but mostly by their own actions?
    There is something called karma. All your actions, "wright or wrong", will come bakc to you.

    Ohm mani pamdehum.

    Ohm tare tutare tare.

    Ohm shante.

    July 10, 2010 at 4:57 am
  73. Big Dude

    Well Mel...They say the fish dies with an open mouth..
    Hook, line & sinker for you, mate. Take your money and a camera and travel the world shooting anything and everything.Come back in 2-3 years and see if the public wants you back. Right now you're week old fish..

    July 10, 2010 at 5:57 am
  74. nunyabuznez

    Anyone accepting drunkenness as an excuse to gloss over a despicable act or statement is either stupid or a drunk themselves. In most people alcohol suppresses inhibitions and allows true feelings to emerge.

    July 10, 2010 at 7:21 am
  75. Amy Love

    Iwoldn't pay one red cent to see this despicible person in a movie. He is done as an actor.

    July 10, 2010 at 7:37 am
  76. Pam

    Mel Gibson is proving himself to be a total egotistical, arrogant & hypocritical jerk who should be ashamed of his recent choices. He's certainly nobody's hero, least of all to his own children – being rich & famous does not a true man make. He obviously has a big loud mouth but actions speak louder than words – he needs to go into some serious
    treatment/counseling somewhere & maybe (emphasis on maybe) he can emerge a real, respectable human being again....

    July 10, 2010 at 7:52 am
  77. caskinner

    It is looking more and more like Gibson has some serious mental
    health issues. I used to like him. If this is proven to be true.....his
    career is history.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:15 am
  78. Truth Teller

    People who criticize Gibson are hypocrites. At one time or another, most people have had pretty bad thoughts about another human being in their mind, or expressed them in a heated argument with someone, they just don't get caught. Gibson has expressed his thoughts openly and he got caught because of who he is. His belief system is that Jews start wars and that his ex girlfriend's fake boobs look gross. Maybe he is right? But people still blast him with their hypocritical comments.

    Now if he hit the woman or waved a gun in front of her (this is being alleged) then he is out of line. Assault is not okay. Expressing one's beliefs or opinion is our God-given and U.S. Constitutional right.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:15 am
  79. Dooleeoo

    He has revealed himself to be a low-class semi-educated wife-beating dolt, who has made millions off his handsome mug.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:20 am
  80. Lisa

    Mel Gibson is a buffoon.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:52 am
  81. bob6699

    Mel Gibson is certainly not "ruined". He is worth millions and millions. Is his leading man career over? Most likely, but it's more a function of his age than his loutish behavior. I guess he didn't think that saying "your provocative attire is rather off putting and may lead to dire consequences" would be effective.

    July 10, 2010 at 9:06 am
  82. Ray

    His silence on these matters is deafening. I did give him the benefit of doubt when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. However, it appears that he is a racist, a misogynist, liar and a drunk. I will no longer see any of his films either acting or directing. He is a pitiful little man.

    July 10, 2010 at 9:25 am
  83. pam

    Boy! I think Mel Gibbson is being pushed over the edge. Not that he isn't responsible for some of it.
    I've got to think that this woman got pregnant on purpose and that she is a golddigger, indeed! I am sure the child is the one that is going to suffer the most. Two stupid people and one little baby. Mel pay the money and just move on, consider it a tax for not keeping your zipper up and know that there are very very very coniving women that will do anything for a dollar.

    July 10, 2010 at 9:41 am
  84. Darryl

    He is such a loser – too bad he is such a good actor.

    July 10, 2010 at 9:44 am
  85. bindo

    Monstrous?

    Come on hype queen, Hitler and Ted Bundy were monstrous....
    Mel is just an idiot who drinks too much...

    Much like the folks who brought us the Tea Party

    July 10, 2010 at 10:05 am
  86. TimO

    Well here he goes again, this once good actor has become a very racial "Has Been'.

    Not only that he feels he deserves our attention- what a very sick individual.

    July 10, 2010 at 10:10 am
  87. bindo

    And yes,

    He is ruined..And for good reasons

    July 10, 2010 at 10:21 am
  88. Citizen61

    This is what I hate about sensationalistic news reporting. Once again, it reminds me that the function of some reporters is not to report the news, but just to sell more copy. OK..perhaps there is wrong doing here..but does it have to end his life? Does his current trouble necessarily have to overshadow his accomplishments and spell his ruin, as the reporter suggests?? No...his life will go on, much to the disappointment of the reporter, it sounds like.

    July 10, 2010 at 10:35 am
  89. Andacar

    Mel Gibson is yet another example of the corrupting influence of fame and wealth. He had it all; respect, influence, a string of highly successful movies, a great family. It's all gone down the toilet, flushed by his own hand in a haze of booze. If you are a Hollywood mogul desperately trying to spin this to salvage your old cash cow, let me save you some trouble; Mel's career is OVER as far as most of the public is concerned. We will fondly remember The Mel That Was in films like Lethal Weapon or The Patriot. Bt that man we admired so much is gone. Very sad.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:01 am
  90. Randy

    Mel's got real anger management problems, but this is Hollywood. Hollywood is quite willing, if not downright eager, to let people destroy themselves and contiinue to work and be famous. If Mel at least pretends to deal with the problem, then makes a half-way decent comeback film in which he portrays a character vaguely similar to the crazy a** Mel is in real life, a studio will buy it. Audiences will flock to see it. The users and feeders and hangers-on will get their cut. Mel will get an Oscar nomination. Susan Sarandon will get onstage at the Oscars and salute Mel as "the greatest man I've ever worked with." Everyone will clap. The flagship of posing, using and greed will sail along.

    Then again, maybe not. There are some behaviors Hollywood just won't forgive. If Mel had had any foresight he'd have just raped a 13-year-old or something innocuous like that.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:16 am
  91. jim

    He's a good actor, but I don't think I will ever again be able to watch him perform. His unsavory personal life has become so public that it will destroy my ability to see him as the character he is portraying. All I will be able to see is his insane looking face as he rants.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:30 am
  92. Phyllis

    Even though she is an intelligent, accomplished woman she is obviously a gold digger. She married the persona not the man and while I disagree with his opinions he is entitled to them. Whether or not he is guilty of abuse remains to be seen.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:45 am
  93. Curious

    Although I dont necessarily agree with some of the things he allegedly said to her on the phone, one has to wonder if she did this to set him up. This is one out of probably a 100 conversations they have had in the last month and we hear nothing of those. This is the only one that was conveniently "recorded". How do we know she didnt provoke him at the very beginning of the call and make him mad because she knew he would go off like that. Its no secret that Mel has a temper. Is that the "entire" conversation or only what the news media (or possibly the girlfriend) wants everyone to hear? My firm belief is never judge until you know ALL the facts from "both" sides. None of us have any idea why he said what he said because we were not there and do not know all the circumstances surrounding any of their personal issues and because the media has chose to put this portion of it, it in this type of spotlight, now has the public in an uproar "against" mel when they dont even know the full story. I could easily sit here all day long and say how vindictive she "looks" (because she does) and that she probably deserved alot of what she got, just like everyone is bashing Mel. Thats one of the major things wrong with this country today. We are always so quick to be someones Judge, Jury, and Executioner without knowing all the facts.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:57 am
  94. Marty Wall

    Mel Gibson is a fine actor. That doesn't excuse the fact that he's a racist pig. If the allegations are true, he should be joining Ms. Lohan and spending at least 90 days in the can.

    July 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  95. JC

    Shame on you, Mr. Gibson!

    July 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  96. slupdawg

    In short: The man is batsh*t crazy.

    July 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  97. Larry

    obviously he has been ruined since he first started having these verbal rants.. Boycott the SOB

    July 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm
  98. Lori

    What this tells me is that Mel Gibson has no respect for women or people of other races and religions. He is a very mean person who doesn't care about anyone else. I won't waste my time going to see or rent anymore of his movies just for the principal alone, why put even one dollar into the pocket of someone who has such disregard for the thoughts and feelings of other people.

    July 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  99. KellyinCA

    This is not quite the same as the first instance, and Mel Gibson's career could well be over as a result. In the first instance, we excused his behaviour partly due to his intoxication at the time, and perhaps partly because of his conservative religious affiliation.

    However, this latest incident has no excuse. No longer married to his wife of thirty-odd years; not even granting Oksana the "honour" of marriage to him, he can't hide behind any veil of Catholicism or even of any civilized religion. Domestic violence does not respect any particular worldview except for that of the abuser. We have no evidence that he was intoxicated for this latest instance, except perhaps by his own inflated sense of power and his arbitrary anger.

    If this had occurred twenty years ago, I'm not sure if this would have caused much of a blip – technology being far more limited then, a journalist revealing these tapes to broadcast media would have been blackballed from any more entertainment stories: the reporter would never have gotten near another celebrity press junket. Mel Gibson would carry on as "World's Sexiest Man."

    However, any of today's young lions of Hollywood would only be able to watch as their careers ended abruptly with a story like this. Mel Gibson's career, winding down as an actor, may yet continue as a director or a producer, but he's past the age at which he should care much about his image as a celebrity. That can make him even more dangerous – just ask Lana Clarkson.

    July 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm
  100. harold

    I never watch the man.. Mel.. Gibson.....He is a bigot and does not deserve anyone seeing his movies..There are plenty of other movies....He is out of it..

    July 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm
  101. peggy

    old loser. ughhh. Pay your child support and move on Mel.

    July 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  102. Ann Starke

    If the allegations against him are proven to be correct, then he deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and his career should take whatever lumps it will take. I question whether the allegations are truthful. The mother of his child is known to be an opportunist who looks for famous successful men who will father her children and then support her and the children in the style to which she has become accustomed. I cannot believe that Mel Gibson has refused to support his own daughter and the mother of his daughter. I do believe that arguments have ensued. I do not believe that he has become violent with his baby daughter. Miss Grigorieva is just now alleging these things that supposedly happened many months ago. Why wait? She is living in a four-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks which is owned by Mr. Gibson, and apparently has been able to live on whatever he has given her for support until now. Does she want more money? Yes. So she is going to go to court and allege mistreatment, knowing that the press is going to magnify it, report it, and, considering Mel's past, malign him, and generally make him look terrible. He is fully capable of doing that all by himself. But she is a man-eater and a whore! Even Robin is defending Mel on this one.

    July 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm
  103. Tony

    I think Mel Gibson has burned up way too many brain cells with his wild ways. We all pay for our party daze sooner of later...the man's a natural born jackass.

    July 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm
  104. Dale3242

    Excuse me! "In 2006, when it was made public Gibson ranted sexist and anti-Semitic slurs during a DUI arrest, he came out and apologized. We excused him, believing he was drunk and didn't mean what he said." Who is the "WE"? I certainly did not excuse him. I decided years ago that he is a lying self centered bigoted hypocrite. It was obvious to me that his claims of faith were bogus in 2004 when he was promoting his Passion of Christ movie. I hope he is ruined.

    July 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  105. mad gramma

    NO, I will watch Mel Gibson movies. He's a great actor. The problem with all these older men, they think these young sluts are in love with them. THEY ARE IN LOVE WITH THEIR MONEY. Why can't they open their eyes are date some one their own age. Maybe they can't have kid's with them, but he has enough kids. I can't believe they are so stupid. Well, now she has "another" kid by an older man. Now she can collect more money.

    July 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  106. Sakabona

    Is Gibson ruined? We can only hope! What a cretin!

    July 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm
  107. steve from FL

    Mel Gibson is a racist, anti-semitic SOB who deserves nothing but disgust. He is just like his father and those who view (and pay for) his movies are fools!

    July 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  108. Ella Stanley

    Please !
    We do not need to give this man another break .
    Many of us will never see anything that he is involved in ever again .
    He needs to taste a little of what the real not reel life is all about .
    He is not above the law .
    Mel Gibson should pay the piper just like anyone else .
    He has committed an offence against a woman holding a child .
    This is domestic offence .
    The racial slur's are not forgivable , he does it again and again .

    July 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm
  109. Robert in NYC

    I will never watch anything with Mel Gibson in it again...

    July 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm
  110. Lady Mika

    I do hope he gets whats coming, leaving a wife and child for some young woman that looks half his age. What really does that say, it makes him and the woman look disgusting. And, It makes him look like a greedy pig only thinking with lust. Racism remarks aside, this man needs something to help him as he shows dangerous behavior of someday hurting a woman and/or child. Didnt he play Jesus?...jeeze

    July 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm
  111. Steve

    The man has had a successful career. He needs to step back, for a while, and really get back in touch with himself and the rest of us.

    The man he is today is decaying the name he spent his life building. Fix the man and the name will take care of itself. The older you get the harder it is to do that though. I don't know that he has it in him anymore.

    July 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm
  112. Sithmorg

    The only people who launch into sexist and anti-Semitic rants when they are drunk sexist racists. Mel Gibson is a talented actor. I'll be happy to watch his movies after he dies so none of my money goes to him.

    July 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm
  113. Dennis Graham

    Gibson has a right to free speech. What he said was nothing more then speaking out loud and it was not abusive. He obviously doesn't like how his wife looks. He is allowed to say that. Chill out out everyone.

    July 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm
  114. TJ

    I don't care if Mel Gibson uses the N world. I will go see any pictures he stars in. Lots of men use the N word especially in the military.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm
  115. Evan

    Goes to show how toxic religion is!

    July 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm
  116. Chuck Beard

    Sad to think and to ackowledge, but he's finished.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  117. Lorrie

    Mr Gibson is a sick individual. For someone to portray on screen a "caring, loving, religious persona" & in off screen life be verbally & physically abusive to his girlfriend (baby mama) and more than likely his life leave a bitter taste in everyone's mouth.
    He has made the same errors over and over again, elevating himself far above others. The comments/slurs he has made a rude & hurtful to many. I feel his career is finished. So sad as he was once admired.

    July 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm
  118. hecep

    "...when it was made public Gibson ranted sexist and anti-Semitic slurs during a DUI arrest, he came out and apologized. We excused him, believing he was drunk and didn't mean what he said." Really? Pardon me, but who is "we"? Only a fool would believe that Gibson's rants were unintended because he was drunk. Have you ever heard a drunk person claim that they were Napoleon? Gibson said what he said because his inhibitions were down and what was already inside of him boiled out. In vino veritas!!

    July 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm
  119. dawn

    It is a shame that a man like Mel Gibson who has it all, gets himself into this type of situation. He is a great actor but he needs to get his personal life on track. If he drinks as much as reported, that brings out the violence in anyone. Sad...when people like that have the world by the tail but just can't figure it out.

    July 10, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  120. Pam

    I love his films and will continue to watch my favorites of his old films, but I think it's time for him to retire from acting. I just can't look at his face and buy the charming act anymore. Clearly he has some serious issues and I hope he gets help, but I don't think there's a scripted apology that can really own this. It takes serious longterm work to no longer beat women.

    July 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm
  121. Jeff Dean

    There seems to be a direct correlation between the religious sanctimony someone displays in public and how deeply flawed they are in private. Mel Gibson is a case in point, but there are too many defiantly religious, "family values" politicians to count who have fallen due to their flaws. Religion should be a personal thing, done in private as Jesus taught. If someone proclaims their faith loudly in public, hold onto your wallet, hide the women and children and back away.

    July 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm
  122. Laura

    Yes, now that he left his wife which is understandable because boredom sets in with years, but his predilection for racism is not a one time deal,,,, it keeps rearing in Mel's head and big mouth, Not sorry, but I will no longer watch a Mel Gibson movie ever ever ever!~

    July 11, 2010 at 3:29 am
  123. Coach Lew

    I think his career is gone down the tubes. He was a good actor but acting doesn't always make for life in reality. He seems to be a loser in real life. Sorry Mel but you may be joining the ranks of a lot of ex actors, sports personalities, and you name it's.

    July 11, 2010 at 6:06 am
  124. Jason M.

    As an 37 year old African-American. I remember a lot of Mel Gibsons earlier movies like his Road Warrior triology which happend to be my favorite movies he did. After hearing his distasteful behavior in his stupid little rant about being raped by a bunch of African-Americans, I will never ever watch another movie or anything else that involves Mel Gibson. He's a racist piece of trash. His first rant where he talked about Jewish people was the start of it all. Yeah he was drunk, but we all know you speak more truthfully and freely when your drunk so that's no excuse. That was just the truth coming out. Screw Mel Gibson. I hope the courts give him what he deserves.

    July 11, 2010 at 7:09 am
  125. Chief Duke

    I doubt that Glover will be taking any calls from "Raging Mel" anytime soon. I always thought that there was something quirky about Gibson. The way that he all of a sudden turns psychotic in his movie roles. Life imitates arts.

    July 11, 2010 at 7:33 am
  126. rainier08

    He'll just say the devil made him do it and re-enter rehab. This easier to call than 4th and long.deep from your own 15 yard line.

    July 11, 2010 at 7:47 am
  127. Jerry

    Poor Mel. He has blemished himself once too many times. Sad to think that someone of his talent has to be such a jerk. Maybe he should go into politics?

    July 11, 2010 at 10:01 am
  128. no surprises; human beings are just human beings

    We live in a society that gives too much money to some priviledged people who do not deserve it. While some sports celebrities, movie artists, music performers, etc do a better job than the rest of mortals, I don't believe they deserve to be paid a thousand times more than others. Then, to compensate or at least come to terms with our own stupidity, we want these priviledged people to be 1000 times better in anything else they do...

    July 11, 2010 at 11:23 am
  129. A day in the life

    This is sad news and there has been news about celebrities in the media lately. Oh boy! Well it's nothing new when it comes to celebrities. They are human and they are in the public eye. I'm not surprised.

    Sounds like Mel is going through some hard times.. something has caused him to re act in this way. If in fact it's true. Perhaps men think different to woman. I think there are abusive woman too. No one is perfect and innocent. I think it conditioning over time and perceptions that cause men to refer to woman in such terms. I think it may be true the other way too but I hear it sort of from men more.. It may be disrespect and it may be anger or just plain ignorance. A number of things. But form someone who has the funds and fame to take him self away from that it's sad. There are those that if they has that they would go a long ways from it. Perhaps we are attracted to it for some gain.. "There is a pay off" as referred to by Dr. Phil sometimes.

    The truth is even it sometimes someone earns that title.. what does it day about the other party saying that. Woman wear fake this and that these days and they have been painting their faces and dancing forever. Men like that. I would much prefer a natural woman but I would judge her by the true love in her heart.. when it came to my choice. This is a time when vanity has turned to true idol worship.
    Perhaps an exiting time for people in that regard but also a loss of the human spirit. if you were to date a woman the first date and said that it's over on most occasions. It's sad.

    I think Mel is a great actor.. a charming man and he seemed committed to a great career. Hopefully he can overcome and
    be a better person. With a little love and some help and repentance
    he get it together again.

    Lately we heard about Micheal Jackson. Then Lindsey L. and now Mel. I don't think anyone wants to see Mel in this way. He was blessed with a talent of magnitude. If alone is reason for repentance.

    Jerry

    July 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm
  130. dwighthuth

    Doesn't America realize that they are acting? That is what actors do they create dramatic situations to create drama. I am certain that both parties planned the affair to generate more drama for both sides.

    July 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm
  131. John

    It's the "faith, loyalty and integrity" labels that will doom Gibson's career. He has cutlivated such a clean and honrable reputation that to read now about this behavior stains his rep forever. It reminds me a bit of the damage done to another entertainment icon, Tiger Woods, whose earning power never again will rise to the level he once enjoyed. See ya later, Braveheart.

    July 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm
  132. Tommy

    Who do you think you are to say Mel is finished? Perhaps you need to step back and examine yourself. Why not the question whether the gold digger involved is finished.

    July 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  133. dj

    No.. this is the guy whose biggest hits were Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, and some crazy film about a bunch of Scots. It's just truth in advertising. Audiences like passion in their movie stars. Robert Downey Jr, Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, ...

    July 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm
  134. liana emley

    He is turning out to be a real dumass ...it was always so ....family first and religion ...he even has his very own church on his grounds were he used to live ...whats with that ?? then he cheats on his wife ....bad stuff right there...but to hit a woman ...lt alone one with a baby in her arms ..that is ...bad stuff ..nobody will excuse him after that one ..i think that he is pretty well done ...too bad ..he used to be a nice guy from what i know ...but like i say ... never hit a woman ...no matter what ....

    July 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm
  135. Beverly

    Ok..surely anger management is indicated here...BUT...why is Alex Baldwin given a free pass every time he throws a fit, even against his CHILD. Double standards.

    July 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  136. Karen / Texas

    He should be ruined "IF" the recording is proven to be him. But there are people, scores of them, that think if you are a star then you can do anything. And people with money. He was given the benefit of the doubt the first time. But what excuse will he use this time? Always an excuse. Look at the stars ( movies, music, sports) that have done things and still people look the other way. He'll go on after an apology that he doesn't really mean.

    July 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm
  137. MT

    Whatever happened to "sticks and stones...?" People say all kinds of mean things to each other all the time.

    July 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  138. Maria

    It's a shame because he's a very good actor.

    July 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm
  139. arlene

    They both are trash I bet his wife of 30 years is at home laughing at both of them

    July 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  140. Ess Kay

    Oh, please – "we excused him"? Nobody with any intelligence excused that buffoon after hearing about his creepy remarks. Doesn't matter if he was drunk or not, he is responsible for the junk that comes out of his mouth.

    July 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm
  141. Osa1

    I certainly do not condone verbal, mental OR physical abuse, but I would like to know how a tabloid got a hold of a supposedly private conversation bewtween Mel Gibson and his ex? Are we not safe to say what we want in the privacy of our own homes? As for the question of physical abuse,that is a matter for the police not the National Enquirer

    July 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm
  142. Day

    What is even sadder than the possibility of Mel's monstrous mistake is that we have given up our own lives to give audience to the lives of others. We need to stop worrying about celebrities and get back to true American standards.

    July 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm
  143. Deb

    Nancy, do you know the horros he went through before he became an actor? Before you say "Who cares?" it is a part of who he is. I'm discusted at these tapes.
    You have never in your life pushed the one you love into rages. It is not in your nature. But there are women who play games soley to destroy and intimidate men that love them. HE IS WRONG ABOUT HIS REACTION, but this woman is not like you!

    July 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  144. Rlg

    Mel Gibson is a hypocrite. He builds a church on his property and obviously feels that makes him a holy being and then uses racial slurs on everyone else. Since when did he become a judge of the human race? He obviously thinks he is a superior being. Far from it; he is lowly, lowly and you can fill in any word you feel describes Mr Gibson.

    July 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm
  145. Sandy Shore

    Mel Gibson is a hateful anti-semite and a poor example of a man. He deserves to get taken to the cleaners by his wife and the ex-girlfriend. I guess being "religious" does not cause him to keep his zipper and mouth zipped. Hope he gets what he deserves

    July 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  146. J. C.

    I used to feel sorry for his wife of so many years because he left her for a younger woman...now...I think she's actually a very lucky lady.

    July 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
  147. Lori

    This is too many times to mess up and expect to be forgiven by the public. Saying racist comments and now speaking to the mother of his child this way – No More. I am boycotting all things Mel Gibson from now on.

    July 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm
  148. Steve H.

    He is still one of the best actors out there. Non of these people in hollywood is like they act to be. He will continue to do movies im actually kinda excited he will probably put out more indie b type movies out cause hollywood is a fence jumper and does whatever the crowd tells them to. He is one of the best actors he is solid his acting is gold and tested many times. Yeah he is older so what look at other older guy actors they make great movies with substance think Anthony Hopkins. You going to let your own hate cause you to watch crap when you could watch quality just cause you don't like what this guy does in his personal life? Im not I think he is great and honestly if he hit a gold digger can't say I blame him he gave up a wonderful wife and great life for her who seems only out to use her body to make money. Really messed up there dude she seemed like a great wife.

    July 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  149. Craig D

    I've learned to expect nothing different from another holier-than-thou "Do as I preach, not as I do" hypocrite hiding behind the magical hem of religion.

    July 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  150. Blake

    I really like some of the man's movies. But he has shot himself in the foot quite a few times. He needs to take serious inventory of his life and get some help.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm
  151. katmoondaddy

    Mel IS a Lethal Weapon with that filthy mouth and those angry fists!

    July 11, 2010 at 11:07 pm
  152. Morgansher

    I'm just another ex-fan. Don't need to pay admission to a movie & in effect subsidize him and his prejudices. What a waste of talent.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:16 am
  153. Richard Raskin

    "And now a man who once touted himself as a man of faith, religion, loyalty, and integrity has more than just slipped up and made a human mistake." Anti-semitism is simply not a human mistake; millions of Jews have suffered for thousands of years and it is this kind of characterization that allows it to continue and even flourish.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:31 am
  154. Tara

    Heat of passion, I do believe just by her setting him up with a tape is not a far cry from believing she had possibly provoked him, regardless he should NEVER HAVE TOUCHED HER under any conditions.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:54 am
  155. Moonbeam

    He has long been reported to be a drunken womanizer. Actors who have been overly idealized for many years are now not able to get away with fooling the public like they used to. Among his other problems, like blatant racism, it also sounds as if he might have some of the "Madonna/Whore" mentality with regard to women, as some have opined that Elvis also had.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:13 am
  156. Mark L.

    Mel Gibson is NOT a Man !! Any IDIOT that strikes a woman, regardless whether she's holding a child or not, is NOT a Man !! Oksana Grigorieva is a GORGEOUS Woman and she deserves a heckuva lot better than this piece of human trash !! And I really don't care HOW MUCH MONEY he owes her for child support !! Mel Gibson – You are a RACIST PIG and YOU ARE NOT A MAN !! You think you're such a tough guy – Why don't you challenge someone like me? I'm a Proud Jew and I would love nothing more than to knock you out with one swift punch to your face, you ANIMAL !!

    July 12, 2010 at 6:44 am
  157. mordrud

    As ugly as dropping the N-word is, that really was no where near the most disturbing thing about the conversation. First, Mel did not sound drunk. So he can't use that as an excuse. He came across as a control freak with very little respect for women. He sounded like a deeply disturbed individual. Very creepy. Almost stalker-like in his attitude toward this woman. But if people can overlook Michael Jackson's propensities towards little boys and focus on his musical talent, then maybe they can overlook Mel's nuttiness and focus on his movies which are almost always top notch. The difference is, people who are more liberal get a pass in the media for the most part. Look at Alec Baldwin. His mess blew over and had no effect on his ability to get a job. Same for Woody Allen and even Roman Polanksi. But Mel is a conservative deeply catholic man. This story will not die as quickly because of that. He's done. There is a double standard in the media. That's just the way it is. Bye Mel. Maybe he could do Mad Max 4?

    July 12, 2010 at 6:53 am
  158. Mary

    After years of being admired and adored, Mel Gibson, like Tom Cruise, is falling apart and showing us his wackier side. Was he always like this, and we never knew it before, or is this the real Mel Gibson?

    It might be stereotypical to say this, but I am convinced that most entertainers - in movies, music, and sports - have the emotional maturity of 8-year olds.

    With so many other people in this world doing truly heroic things, why are entertainers considered heroes? Why should we look up to them, when all they do is amuse us?

    July 12, 2010 at 6:55 am
  159. Sharon

    Stick a fork in him...he's done.

    Seriously, I plan to never see one of Gibson's movies again.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:01 am
  160. Clay

    This is what happens when actors and atheletes are placed on such a high tower that they feel they are the moral majority, all knowing, better than everyone else and "Do you know who I am" type attitude. Case is point was Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer interview. They need to learn they are nothing more than entertainers and unless they have a past provable life that they have studied and received a degree in political science, psychology or the like, then shut up and do your job pretending on screen and not in real life.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:57 am
  161. sharon

    I would like to think that what is happening to Mel Gibson is a result of some sort of a physical condition, or mental. Like perhaps a brain tumour.
    I cannot imagine a person spouting all of this garbage and his actions does not have some sort of seeded problem
    Like I said I WOULD like to think that is what is going on but I really don't think that is it.
    His family and friends must be mortified and very sad by his hehavior

    July 12, 2010 at 8:57 am
  162. Melissa

    So what, he's a mean old b@$tard, who cares? I know alot of mean old farts. He should go to jail for being a woman beater just like everyone else. Shame on him, but that doesnt mean I find him any less of an actor.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:17 am
  163. Dan

    Reminds me of my former step-father, has a public face and a drastrically different, absuive one for private. Long story short that guy is a very lonely man now. Yes I think Mel is done, at least as an actor though since he has money I've no doubt people will keep coming to him for production.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:19 am
  164. Mike in NYC

    If Mel did in fact hit his g'friend then he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. There is absolutely never an excuse for such actions.

    As for his "rant" ... give me a break. He was in the middle of what he thought was a private fight with his g'friend in his home. Granted he should have expected that she'd be taping him but give me a break! If eveyone NOW has to be PC in the privacy of their own home then we are completely lost! There was nothing on that tape that I heard that I haven't heard on the street on a daily basis. So what??? He's a celebrity so he's not allowed to call his g'friend a whore??? HE would know if she is – considering she was sleeping with him while he was still married!!!! He can't say the "N" word???? Oh ... but its okay for Eric Holder's Black Panthers to want to kill crackers and their babies .... THAT'S OKAY????? Nobody say ANYTHING about THAT???!!!

    Look – get over it – he had a fight with his tramp g'friend. If he hit her, he should be prosecuted, beyond that – give me a friggin break!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:22 am
  165. Louise

    Mel Gibson is done. The film industry won't touch him with a ten foot pole, the public doesn't want to see or hear from him again. It's mind-boggling how a man who has been so incredibly blessed in this life can be such an angry, worthless fool. He is merely a legend in his own mind. A very sick and demented mind at that. I bet his ex-wife Robyn gets on her knees and thanks the Lord above every day that she got away.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:23 am
  166. Sakabona

    Is Gibson ruined – we can only hope!!!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:29 am
  167. Mark in the Heartland

    Well, Roman Polanski rapes a pre-pubescent teenage girl and everyone forgives him and gives him awards. Is this any worse?

    July 12, 2010 at 9:57 am
  168. Russ

    I once thought highly of him and his movies. Now I don't. His comments show that he is a low life and a racist. I won't pay to see another one. No one should dismiss his all too frequent rants.

    July 12, 2010 at 10:02 am
  169. Michael

    Let me get this straight-Hollywood and the media are condemning Mel Gibson, however at the same time they are forgiving Roman Polanski??

    July 12, 2010 at 10:18 am
  170. Queen

    Everything thing that "Glitter" isn't gold. She should have thought about that when she got with a married man. Not saying that's it's ok for him to do what he has done. But maybe that's why his first wife was not in a big hurry to get him back. These "seconds" (girlfriends etc) are just peices of eye candy. But when its all said and done these stupid men realize they really did have it better at home. So now these(men) are frustred because they are left with a cute "dummy" who can only speak to them in their private areas and no where else.

    July 12, 2010 at 10:49 am
  171. Brandy

    I personal feel this is NOT our business. IF my husband or YOUR husband hit US. It wouldn't make Nancy Grace that's for sure. Because he's famous it does. He's just as human as YOU AND ME. YES hitting her was/is WRONG. But we as the public I don't feel it's our business. Samething with tiger woods, and Sandra Bullock. It's up to Tiger Woods wife to leave or stay with him. It's up to Sandra to leave or stay. And now it's up to Mel's g/f to stay or leave. NOT OURS. Same goes for Chris Brown. I didn't stop listening to his music after what happened. She stayed with him after that, then broke it off again, cause she thought about what he did and she knew she was setting a good example for young girls/ladies. My point is IF THIS HAPPENED TO US NOT CELEB'S IT WOULDN'T BE ALL OVER THE WEB, THEY ARE JUST AS HUMAN AS YOU AND ME!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:58 am
  172. Debbie

    ego maniac, and I've read where his dad was of the nazi fan, the guy is a train wreck.

    July 12, 2010 at 10:58 am
  173. jpeay

    Yes, he is ruined. There are things people can forgive, but these rants seem to now be part of a pattern that can't be ignored. The only thing he can do is seek counseling and make sure his accountant is watching all his money b/c his paydays are over.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:01 am
  174. herewego

    These are all allegations..................................personally, I think he'll be very careful with whom he choses to live with in the future. Why must everyone judge???? He's really a very nice man. Publicity of any kind in known to boost careers.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:07 am
  175. Bill

    I don't endorse his nasty rant - he's obviously got a problem. But there are lots of people in Hollywood who are vastly, VASTLY nastier people than Mel Gibson could ever hope to be on his worst day.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:10 am
  176. donna

    Gibson belongs in jail with all the other criminals, most of whom also have numerous personality disorders. He's the classic narcissist with a sense of entitlement. He believes he can do, and get away with, anything he chooses. Given the violence he displays, a psychiatrist would surely add many other personality disorders to this most obvious one. Gibson will surely emerge as the poster child for personality disorders.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:19 am
  177. Jean

    Mel should be over. When I heard his tirade about her clothes and now the "you XXX deserved it" there is no doubt in my mind, he probably has a history of domestic abuse. His statements exhibited domineering and controlling behavior. Lucky for her she got away when she could.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:22 am
  178. peggy

    Not ruined, just a complete douche bag, Anyone who would get involved with him either personally or professionally knows exactly what their dealing with now.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:25 am
  179. Thom

    I would hope that Mel Gibson will accept total responsibility for his actions and will immediately seek counseling and therapy to address the issues that led to his unacceptable-under-any-circumstances behavior. If he fails to do so, then yes, he may be ruined. I believe he has had issues in the past with alcohol abuse and this should be part of the help that he seeks as well as anger management to see if he cannot get to the heart of what made him behave this way. Perhaps then he can begin to implement some real, positive changes in his life. It would be a shame to see his obvious talent go to waste as he is still young and may have a lot to offer to himself and those who will decide whether or not to forgive him and allow him to remain a part of their lives. I will watch what he does and then decide as to whether I will continue to be a fan of his. I hope that he does some serious soul-searching and does the right thing.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:36 am
  180. mikemaz

    Obviously the guy has a screw loose. he just sort of says things without thinking..and being in the industry that he is in, the fact that he cant control himself shows me that he has a mental problem...

    July 12, 2010 at 11:43 am
  181. Jessica

    I like Mel Gibson (or at least I did) and it saddens me to see him becoming just another Hollywood joke. I think Mel needs to do some serious self healing, perhaps seek rehab and work on himself. Perhaps in a few years when the dust has settled, he can start to creep out of the shadows again as a new man. Mel needs to be far less concerned about his public image right now, and really focus on himself, his family and children and try to get to the root of what is happening to him.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:49 am
  182. Ralph Gentry

    Gibson is all too human. Seemingly stuck in a cycle of anger. Many of us would like to consider our selves above sin but the truth is we are not. We make the world we live in because that's what we know best. To become a "better" person requires us to go someplace we've never been. I don't think this can be done in public. Certailnly not in the tabloids. Gibson's not ruined but as a man of faith, he has work to do. Time to sit down and row with the rest of us.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:50 am
  183. Tim L

    who friggin cares.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:51 am
  184. frank carter

    Why are we so shocked by Mel Gibson words said in anger? Most celebrities have very little scruples or morals and we continue to watch them on the big screen.
    Anthony Quinn, played the part of a pope, and his personal life was in shambles. Brat's wife, had all kinds of lover males and females.Most of them are still hiding in the closet ....most of them assault their girl friends, great producers and directors escape justice.
    I pay my ticket to see the movie not his personal life, I don't like my priest at my church I go to mass for the grate experience and not because I like the priest personal life......I like a good movie,,I see myself playing the part not his at all !!

    July 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  185. Jordan

    Let's call a spade a spade: Had this lunatic not made it in show biz, he would have been the head of the Aryan nation.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm
  186. Laura McDonald

    I think his career is finished unless it comes out that he has some sort of bipolar disorder. I really think the underlying issue is that he doesn't like women very much – makes me sad for his daughters. I highly doubt he could ever go back to acting – he may have to stick to directing.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm
  187. L. Reiley

    This behavior seems to be the norm anymore.
    Sad truth is -yes he probably could do something to revive his career.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  188. Keith Davenport

    I don't feel sorry for Mr. Gibson. I wrote the screenplay that he stole and used to create the movie "Passion of the Christ". Do you think I ever received a dime or even recognition for it? No! Be not deceived, God is not mocked... whatever a man sows that shall he also reap!

    July 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm
  189. perpetualfresh

    I think Mel Gibson is an outrageous human being. He does not deserve public support. A man with so many prejudices should not be making money form people he hates. As an African American, I will never watch any of his movies.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm
  190. Dee

    That's what he get for cheating on his wife and leaving her for Oksana. Surely, Oksana you did not expect to live a happy ever life after being so deceiful with a married man and doing the old female trick by getting pregnant and having a child for a security check. From this point, it looks like, What Goes Around Come Around.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  191. merv

    Well, I will come out and say it. The woman is a Russian gold-digger who got pregnant to force money out of Mel Gibson. Her marriage would have been a short-term one otherwise. She probably antagonized him to the point in which he broke and she probably both knew and wanted him to react in a negative manner. The hitting if it occurred was wrong but it accomplished what she wanted.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  192. natch

    Poor old Mel.....you fell into the honey trap, and now you'll pay to get out of it!
    It must have been terrific, an older fellow suddenly having a young beautiful woman interested in him. Now look where it's gotten you!

    I certainly hope the year or so of fun you had will be worth the millions this little gold digger will extract from you.....willingly, or painfully, I guarantee she will get it!

    July 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm
  193. Jodi Levine

    No, Nancy, "we" did not excuse him or think that he didn't believe what he said when his rants were aimed at Jews. Some of us held him accountable for whatever pre-existing brain content spilled over and came out of his mouth when he was drunk and putting innocent lives at risk by driving under the influence. I'm not exactly sure why that behavior, for some, wasn't disgusting and dangerous enough to write him off entirely at that time. Frankly, I find that almost as disturbing as his behavior. Are people so desensitized to anti-Semitic vileness and celebrity DUI that his prior behavior wasn't quite bad enough? Appalling.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm
  194. Scott

    In my opinion, it is common today when a marriage falls apart, for couple's, although more common for women, to make false accusations against one another. Believe what you want, but that is the truth. Why is this the case? It's called "The Silver Bullet" and by filing any compliant of abuse, the man is taken from his children, taken from his home and put on the defense all in one action. The battle he will face will be painful, long and unfair. So before you judge, before you convict him in the public media, be aware of a truth just described.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm
  195. ballz

    Tell us what was really said or it never happened.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm
  196. Thunder Princess

    I believe he may have went too far this time. All he did was prove that he really was a racist all along. First off, the only way you can do something while drunk and not be held accountable is if you were passed out and taken advantage of. When people are drunk, they become braver, freer and bolder. Things you wouldn't normally do or say out of fear of repercussion, get said and done. Things such as policital correctness, having tact, concern for others or your own well being get thrown right out of the window. Anything said while drunk is a true window into someone's soul. We all know this, so those who pardoned him in 2006 shouldn't have. He's done it again. How many more times will it take before we realize Mel is just a hypocritical racist ba$tard?

    July 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  197. KRAKEN

    Sorry. Not feeling one ounce of sympathy for Oksana.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  198. Michelle

    Everyone in the world has problems. Who are we to judge others or talk about the problems that others have. Just because Mel Gibson is famous and is an award winning actor doesn't give us the right to discuss and opine on his private life. There is a religious saying "he who is without sin, cast the first stone." We should all remember this.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  199. R Edwards

    We do not know the whole story on this matter. She may have deserved it; who knows? Now before all of you radicals have a fit about women's rights listen to this; there was a case that came before a judge where a woman had swore out a warrant for the arrest of a gentleman becasue he slapped her across the hood of a car. When it came to trial the gentlemans defense was that she had call him a son of a b===h. The judge asked the woman did she do this and her answer was yes. The judge stated that the woman had put herself in a mans shoes and therefore deserved to be slapped and henceforth dismissed the case against the gentleman. So let's take a wait and see approach before we pass judgement. And by the way most men have either slapped or threatened to slap their respected other half.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm
  200. donna Brockway

    My comment on this subject is that I indured verbal abuse for 22 yrs. and didn't understand that it is the same as physical abuse. It was torture and my children suffered over it because I stayed in the relationship. I have been free for 12 yrs. now I broke from it but the legal system at the time didn't aknowledge and I got sold down the river in my divorce, How sad. Of course I am upset, but the system still doesn't ackowledge that there is no difference than being beaten, has taken a long time to heal. And I was preety much put on the street because he had powerful lawyers and I didn't have the money to fight him.If I didn't stay with him then I was going to be put on the street!! That is what verbal abuse does. I don't know what the system is going to do, but until these old time judges realize what abuse is then children are going to be hurt. Ask my daughter she will tell you what she had to indure. But we are better today than most.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm
  201. uknowme

    No he is not ruined. He is to talented. He will take a tigeresque hit and when the next big movie he has comes out. all will be put in the past...

    July 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm
  202. Speedy22

    The man should go back to Australia and herd sheep......the only possible animal this guy could actually love.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm
  203. Kris

    How the mighty, pious hypocrite has fallen, go away Mel, you are gross

    July 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm
  204. Binky

    That stuff was said to her in the privacy of her home and relationship. No wonder he didn't trust her. I bet anyone has skeletons if all of their private conversations were taped. I don't know about other people but sometimes you make up stuff if you know it will hurt the person and you don't really mean what you are saying. I would call someone fata** if I knew it would bother them.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  205. duffey

    This guy has gone over the line with his Racist, Sexist, Anti Semetic rants. Now he is physicially abusing women that have the courage to stand up to his derogatory manner he treats them.

    I personally will not watch a Mel Gibson movie since I can't stand the sight of him.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  206. tim

    Personally, I glad to see Nancy has moved on from kidnappings and the Holloway case. There is no doubt Gibson is a nut but I must say he is a hell of a film maker and actor. Personally, I think she is looking for some money and attention and doubt some of her claims. If found guilty though he should definitely face jail time.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm
  207. Natalie

    Blah, blah, blah – who cares. There are bigger problems in the world than what goes on w/Mel and his floozie.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm
  208. Brandon M

    This will not hurt his career. Look at Chris Brown. Hotter than ever. People will be mad for 2 months and forget all about it. Sad, but true.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm
  209. What???

    What? Ruined? Career Over? Come on people, this is Hollywood. These people are all about money. His career is over when he no longer can make any money for these people. Roman Polanski has had several of these Hollywood types stand up for him and look what he did to an innocent little girl. If you think his career is over you obviously don't know Hollywood. Then again, who wants to? Welcome to the new freak show. He will be as popular as ever.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  210. BigBadWolf

    LOL – nubs – MG has his own production company and enough friends that if he wants to do a script...he can..and still demand top $$ for it. Sad when peoples private lives are media fodder – especially when he speaks the truth.

    Keep on the train MG – its' still going full steam fo ya!

    July 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  211. Beth Boyle

    He is so sick I can't say I care to watch him in anything. He looks kinda crazy in many of the recent photos. He reminds me of a white OJ, quite honestly. Any women who goes out with him is out of her mind.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm
  212. toughenup

    Too many of you are way too soft. You'll never survive outside of your fragile little bubbles. Mel is old school. He really thought a beautiful angel had come into his life. He fell in love and she betrayed him in the worst way a woman can betray a man. She played him, used him, bore his child without ever intending to truly love him. She broke his heart, publicly humiliated him. So many of you are shocked by his passionate outbursts. Passion and anger frighten you so much. You live without passion in your lives and when you see that kind of fire and anger in a man you roll over and call the testosterone police. Way too soft. He'll get over it and go on with a career which has been for the most part brilliant and she'll end up in the tabloid archives. Mel will find a real woman and Oksana will find herself a nice bendable metrosexual guy looking for an easy piece of eye candy. That's all her type deserves.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm
  213. Mary M

    If this is true, he deserves to be punished, just like everyone else. I heard that the mother may have shaken the baby. If that is true, they need to shake her butt up, then put her in jail. Give the baby to someone who can raise it properly without all this drama, geez!!

    July 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm
  214. Tony

    A man of faith a hypocrit? I'm so surprised.

    I also agree with Randy's comment. It's only human to engage in domestic violence. We shouldn't get upset about it.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  215. Jason

    What does his private life half to do with the great movies he makes.........NOTHING!!! If he isnt killing or raping, who cares. Nobody said you have to have a beer with him

    July 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  216. woodie

    The guy got mad and made a mistake. This is not the first time this has happened. I won't be the hippocrite that passes judgement on him. He's an actor, not a priest.

    July 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm
  217. sara

    He probably hasn't done what more than half of those so called "stars" have done. The difference is, he does more publicly. The heck with the public, he can do what he wants. How many of you have not used a racial epithet? How many of you have never hit anyone? He who can cast the first stone stand up. You are a bunch of hateful people.

    July 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm
  218. ted

    Great. Yknow what this means, no Leathal Weapon 5! Thanks a lot Mel. Jerk.

    July 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm
  219. Billy Grace

    I am sure there is a job for Gibson on conservative talk radio and Fox. They seem to have a lot in common.

    July 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm
  220. Bishop Hatto

    . I could care less about what goes on at his house. Not my problem. There are much bigger and important things to worry about than a rich mans anger issues. I still like his movies and will still go see them at the theatres.

    July 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm
  221. jessie

    Well said, Deborah. When I was a tween, I was desperately in love with Mel Gibson, who was in his late-twenties. I noticed early on that most of his films involve nothing-to-lose widowers on a search-and-destroy vengeance mission. His films also prominently feature torture. Vengeance and torture? These are his abiding interests? Though I think it's hard to tell if those tapes are legit, I would not be at all surprised to find out that he is abusive, given the disturbing directions his film career has taken. By the way, I am so over my Mel Gibson crush.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm
  222. Bill

    Athletes and Hollywood actors have the same attitudes. Fame and money puts them in a different world. A world where they can behave any way they want to because they feel they are special. In reality they are just miserable.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm
  223. NIKKI CHESHIER

    This kinda treatment of this woman is disgusting, he might think he is a star. not in my book anymore.....!!!! i will never watch another movie he is in. He could have hurt that poor baby also, what a sick man!!!

    July 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm
  224. r chisolm

    I was involved in a custody war,,receiving nightly death threats if i tried to find my kids,,I was told by the law it was illegal to tape someone without informing them,the person threatening to kill me could press charges.Poor mel

    July 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  225. Anthony Peterson

    I would like to hear the interchange when the tapes are off. W/o picking sides, it seems to me that the ex-girlfriend knows how to push buttons, Mels and record.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm
  226. DAVID GUADERRAMA L.A.

    way worse things goin on in the world. enough of the media coverage.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm
  227. Lt Dan

    Yes, he's done like last weeks coffee the kind with the green stuff floating in it... Doubt he will ever have another hit, I for one would never pay to see another of his movies. Finished, over and out.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm
  228. Karen Reidy

    How ironic! The very qualities Mel most likely married this girl for, her breasts, youth, everything that flattered his HUGE EGO, are the very things he now uses against her in his rant!!!!!

    July 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  229. dawn

    Nancy asked why he hasn't yet been charged....it's an easy answer. Men are allowed to treat women this way and the women will still be blamed for obviously reprehensible behavior.

    I was married to a man just like that – had all those curse words hurled at me, threats to my life and watched him nearly have a heart attack being so angry he could hardly breathe. I reported it, and was willing to testify but he was allowed to plea out for a restraining order. I remain in hiding and live each day in fear.

    I disagree, though, that it is out of control behavior. It is calculated to intimidate, and manipulate. He may seem crazy, but that's an excuse and he does it because he has continued to get away with it and feels entitled to treat people that way.

    All these people on here saying he's just a victim of a gold digger only proves that people still don't get this issue. No one, no matter what they may have done or not done, deserves to be threatened, beaten, called names, have their teeth knocked out. I don't care if she slept with the entire US Army, stole every penny of Mel's while wearing a thong, she still does not deserve the violence and psychological warfare waged at her.

    Mel Gibson deserves jail time, but celebrity status or not, men don't serve jail time for those types of actions toward spouses or partners. If he did it to a stranger on the street, though, he'd be seen as a criminal......go figure! We have a long, long way to go.....

    July 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    • tkw

      "u go girl",what an accurate post,i enjoy ur point of view i too have had same verbal and phyical abuse ,hid out with 5 kids,my ex did 7 yrs of a 20 yr sentence,immediately started "looking for us",these men like mel are "irreformable","repeat behavior"because thats "who they are"deep down,they wont change,i hope he gets "canned"before he hurts her(OJ got offand got out of murder)are the cops gonna let him"put her in the ground under his rose gaurden?"hes a "digustung pig",i WAS a fan,i could recognize his unique voice a mile away,but his "Foul Mouth,and hatred against women,",Raceist names he hurls,it "Disgusts Me",what a PIG(no id never insult a pig they deserve better)

      July 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm
  230. Cutter Moore

    Seriously? What was the motive for the call even being recorded? Even further, Why are we not seeing the beginning of this conversation, because it almost certainly didn't start off being an argument. This was clearly a set up for Mel. Not to defend any of his previous actions, but this argument was not as legitimate as we are being made to believe. In reading the text from the conversation, It is clear that he was completely antagonized throughout the conversation. We have all had crazy moments over the telephone when we are upset. things get said, not done. Nancy Grace is clearly unable to separate her feministic views from this case and see that this woman wanted this argument to happen the way it did so it could be publicized and she could be the victim.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm
  231. CVWH

    Gibson was drunk out of his mind obviously there were many other things going on with them before this rant she recorded and now is using it against him why did she not release all of this in january instead of waiting 6 months. It sounds tome that it was all over in january. no doubt he will be arrested for domestic violence, but as all other stars he will survive this and continue his career

    July 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  232. Anne

    Congratulations Mel! you are now in the same ranks as Charlie Sheen! Both of you are pigs, above the law, have no respect for women, have low self esteem, and will see that the public will no longer support you or your work any longer. Strong women as myself will see to it that you do not receive those all important awards any more...how does it feel Charlie? Your nominations will drop and you will fade from the lights! You and many other abusers belong in jail and we will shine the light on you night after night until you are arrested and sentenced. Holly-weird, be on notice, you are in the spot light...the spot light of shame!

    July 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm
  233. betz

    Maybe its me, but the female voice on the tape sounds like it was
    dubbed in? She sounds fake, like she is posing these questions AFTER the fact to make her seem calm and rational, and it also sounds as though she is intentionally goading him, to get a rise out of him so she'll be able to 'tape' him blowing a fuse. Granted his responses are bizarre, but they dont match the timing or the tone in her voice. Listen to it again and see if anyonelse picks up on this?

    July 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  234. Sherry

    Am I the only one that thinks this sounds like 2 bad actors. There is no emotion in her voice....sounds like they are both reading a script. Lots of people do good voice imatations. She's after his money. That said, he is still a prick.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  235. Laurie Clark

    He really needs help. I think its crazy, that he involved himself with someone so young in the first place being attracted to all the things now he expresses he dislikes. He needs to get what he has comming for being stupid and hurting this young girl for his own inadiqucies as a man.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  236. MadMaxMel

    Mel will come through this. All this will backfire on ole girl for recording him in the first place. Love ya, Mel!

    July 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm
  237. CamarilloSam

    They were cut to the core when Mel release "Passion Of The Christ". I guess they finally found a pretense to ban it.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm
  238. robin thibault

    I think that mel gibson is gay and acting out. what man could have such thoughts about women unless he is seriously ill or suppressing something within himself he can't accept. just a thought.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  239. Freida

    Whilw I respect Nancy I do beleve that there are a few items on this that she is not asking such as why is this woman taping the conversations ? Did she provoke this perticular outburst from him so that she could tape it ( ? does anyone know what started this - seems like she was very prepared for taping the conversation) ? If they were together after this January incident it would appear this constitutes forgivness from her ( and him ) since they stayed together unless she can prove a more recent verbal outburst and threats. As far his threats toward her I think that speaks for itself but I wounder if she has decided that she will "kill" him with the release of these tapes ( also takes care of the child custody issue - killing 2 birds with one stone as they say ) Heaven knows that I find this behavior and the outbursts terrible and unacceptable however I am curious to know the answers to this questions and more. Also for the record... I am NOT a Mel Gibson fan ! I did't go to any of his movies or anything else because the man just does't appeal to me however I do believe in justice and just have these questions.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm
  240. Bonbon

    Iam sick of the celebrity coverage . there are children missing . That is what should be covered not this Mel and Lohan crap.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm
  241. Yvette Toro

    I'm a single mom and come from an abusive background. I can tell you that many times you are too scared to report anything. Hearing the Gibson tapes turns my stomach. When I had my daughter, I finally got the courage to leave an abusive husband for her sake just like this lady. Mel Gibson should be in jail. I don't think he'll be ruined because he has so much money coming from so many places that he probably never has to do a thing again and will live in complete luxury. He's old, wrinkled, ugly teeth, nasty mouth, abusive, gross and yet he thinks he's all that and has done so much for her. Forget what she's suffered and given up for him. She is young beautiful and deserves someone who can appreciate her. He should suffer the consequences for his actions.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm
  242. GraceeAnn

    What Mel Gibson's behavior displays clearly is textbook – abuse, control, and narcissistic behavior. The calls sound identical to a man I was once married to, who worked in law enforcement. My ex got away with a lot because of "what" he did for a career as well. It took me years, but today, he is court ordered, for a lifetime, to stay away from myself and our children, due to, abuse. The way Mel Gibson is reacting on the phone is typical rage of an out of control, abusive man, who is not going crazy persay...he is a man who is – in the moment, feeling so out of control, he is attemtping to frighten her, but his control isn't frightening her...so he threatens and demeans her – doing anything he can to control through his abuse. It wasn't working...so he exscelated, it is typical. I lived like that for years. Money and power gets bad people out of most anything. It's unfortunate, but people like this very rarely change. It's great PR to say they've changed...but typically they never change. We have a system that fails in this area...and especially more so, when that abuser is in a career that is respected (sic). Focus should be on what her support through the legal/court system will offer, not if we should ban Mel's films or not – he's abusive and should be held accountable, that simple.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm
  243. Elsa

    I am so tired of all this Mel bashing going on. People are so hypocritical. Let's be real here. I feel this woman set him up. She knew exactly what buttons to push and continue to push to get him to a point of such frustration that he just erupted. I am a woman myself and I do not feel sorry for her. She obviously used him and then decided to record his anger to help her case. When one is in a heated argument with someone you are bound to lose it and say all sorts of vile things and that does not mean that you are going to act on it. It just means you were fed up beyond belief. I love my husband and he loves me but I would not want people recording us in the middle of a heated argument...it would not be pretty to hear. Get over yourselves...you know full well that it has happened to you too ...if you are honest.
    I would continue to see Mel's movies. He should watch the type of woman he hooks up with in the future and yes, get help for anger management. I am NOT condemning him...we don't have to be politically correct in our private lives. This should not have come out. I don't believe men should hit women...he should have walked away...but I do believe that some women can provoke things.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm
  244. nancy

    Nancy, I totally agree Mel is a raving lunatic !! He seems to hate everyone. In regards to his ex-wife, and was there past abuse, I think women in that age group did not speak out. BUT, I wonder why Oksana did not hang up on him. Then again maybe she needed a tape because this has happened many times before and she needed some proof. Also, I do agree with the caller about her physical attributes and youth. Wasn't that part of his attraction to her ? I am wondering how he has made it in Hollywood for so long. Hollywood has always been liberal, tolerant for almost a century. I also wonder if he was difficult with actors and directors if he is so insensitive to people of race, creed, color and gender.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm
  245. MoodyMoody

    To all the free speech advocates excusing Gibson's latest alleged rant: yes, legally, he is free to say whatever he likes, PC or not. Socially, there are consequences to everything that comes out of the mouth.

    If the abuse allegations are true, then he deserves to go to jail. It doesn't matter if Ms. Grigorieva is a gold digger or not; she doesn't deserve to be hit.

    Assuming that all the anti speeches and the abuse are true, then Gibson is at best a raving paranoid; at worst, a psychopath.

    Sometimes paranoia is a symptom of dementia, especially Alzheimer's. He's on the young side for Alzheimer's, but it's certainly a possibility. If I were one of his lawyers, I'd certainly send him for a thorough psychological workup with an emphasis on cognitive functioning. A nursing home isn't the best place to live, but it sure beats jail.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm
  246. Yvette

    I agree with Dawn (comment above). For the people who are criticizing her phone taping, she was smarter than I. I thought of it too late and abuse is hard to prove if you don't report, don't tape, don't have pictures. I applaud her for keeping all the evidence she can. The motive she had to tape is SURVIVAL. Women don't have to goad or antagonize men like this. They are full of rage, hatred, and vengeance and a wrong look can send them into these rampages. BTW I have never hurled racial epithet, hit anyone, and I don't think I'm the hateful one. Engaging in domestic violence is not human; wild animals attack. I don't care what she did, she didn't deserve the abuse. She DID get out and that takes a lot of courage. Women don't stay in these situations cause they are stupid or want to. They are afraid. This is newsworthy because you can see from some of the statements that men don't know any better, women who can't get in the public eye have an advocate in this lady, and too many Hollywood actors are turning into narcissistic abusers.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm
  247. Nana

    Mistakes are oopsies, unintended and unwitting. NONE of what I heard on tape was either. Our true faces emerge as we age–looks like Mel's is nowhere near as pretty as it used to be–if it ever was. He needs to face real consequendes. And actually, kudos to the girlfriend for exposing it to the world–it is by keeping the abusers' secrets that we enable to continue their abuse. He's rather more likely to do it with the eyes of the world on him. Shameful man.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm
  248. WV Girl

    It truly disgusts me to see once again the double standard that exists between the average person and the "Hollywood Idiots." Justice what is that today? Mel Gibson, 10 chance Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen, when is this going to stop? These people need to be treated the same as the rest of the world. If this had happened to the average person they would be picked up and cooling their heels in the local jail in most cities in this country. It really is ironic that Mel is put off now with the fake boobs – he picked them by himself the first time; why degrade his choice now? Maybe because he isn't getting his way. Everything today is real time, why would anyone think that they could possibly get away with this type of behavior? It is time that this country stops blaming the alcohol, the drugs, the entertainment influence and starts taking responsibility for itself. Where is the pride today?

    July 12, 2010 at 8:58 pm
  249. dotti sue

    anyone ever involved witrh an alchoholic likely knows what stinkin' thinkin ' is. mel is text book case.
    if u can stand to listen to his filth..u will hear a wounded little boy striking back only way he knows how. out of breath almost crying..his big ego wounded..she denied him sex sounds like. she does not give him credit for being her 'gravy train'

    plus few of us can imagine what itd be like forking over half your fortune to girlfriend. enuf to send mel over edge.

    his death threats may or mAY NOT BE SINCERE ..but ex girlfriend. BE WISE TO TAKE BABY & RUN. IF HE REALLY DID KNOCK HER TEETH OUT..ONLY PLACE mEL IS GOING IS JAIL..
    my ex hit me kicked me. next day i filed divorce. womed u must have Boundaries !!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm
  250. Scotty

    Ok, so Mel Gibson is a piece of trash. We already knew this and is not news worthy. Please stop polluting the airwaves with this garbage. The media is going to ruin the chance of a fair trial at the expense of ratings.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm
  251. Evangelinemcnair

    Well Nancy I love your show I feel that it was staged because she taped it.Because I feel and stand by it that he has done this before and case going with the baby she deciided to releast the tapes to get away from him but manage to get his check for the golden egg .Sure he was wrong but i think she should have left along time ago.Because see said your going to get your one day.She was very prepared for taping the conversation.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  252. Shelley Vincent

    This is to me entrapment. The alleged abuse phone call occurred in January. She is feeding him lines, to get him to respond the way that she wants on a tape she is making without his knowledge. She is such a gold digger to me. Mel, not a saint, but...she set him up plain and simple. It is a tool for custody battle. How about interviewing his ex wife and mother or his other 8 or so children to so what his marriage was like for many years.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  253. notafan

    i never like this jerk. took a glimpse on some of his movies but never intended to watch them..on most of his movies, there got to be a race factor to be mentioned good or bad, yes making film is the way we go back to racism, always remind us how we call other people, which allows us our children to learn from the past....way to go hollywood...i can mentioned so much movies having so much racial slurs teaching our new generations about our ugly past....peolpe will never learn to respect others because of what they see..

    July 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  254. Pamela

    Mel Gibson is nothing but a sick, washed up. has been.... TOOL!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  255. Darlene

    Hi, my name is Darlene I wanted to share a little bit of info. I was abused and had been feared to really ever tell anyone. If I at all had told anyone I was afraid of harm. I remember the police coming to my door and I had to be silent about my fears of him. Most women are abused and really afraid to tell. This is probably why it is taking so long to get this case in order. I am away from my abuser now and I would hope she stays away from hers too.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  256. stalin

    A nation teeming with racists gets on it's collective high horse and sanctimoniously wrings its hands with hypocrisy. Sure, he may very well be a nasty little man, but you've gotta admit he'd make an excellent tea-bagger.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm
  257. shery

    I am not his side. I am not even a big fan of his work. BUT...I think the recording sounds funny. Are they sure that it is even a legit recording. How do we know that she isn't a lady just out to ruin her husband and set up her own career with notoriety. I just think it sounds weird and very rehearsed. How do we know that he wasn't just having her help him with rehearsing for an upcoming part and she used this. Like I said...I am not taking up from him. But, I know some women will go to any length to set up her career. I just want them to make sure that it is even legit before they ruin the life and career of an innocent man. Her teeth getting knocked out could have come from falling,etc and her just stating that he hit her with the baby in her hands. We don't know that for a fact. The last time I checked ...we were innocent until proven guilty. If in fact he is guilty...then lock him up, give his estate to his children and get him some serious help. But...make sure of this before labeling him or anyone. Thanks.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm
  258. Phyllis

    Men who are abusive usually start when they are young. Is there any evidence that Mel Gibson was abusive to his first wife or to the children he had with her?

    July 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm
  259. Kat

    What bothers me, ( I tried to call) is that why didn't this get out in January and not in the 7th month? Secondly, there was a caller that said no regular man would talk to a woman like that! Are you kidding me! Many Many so called men speak to their so called "loves of their lives" exactly like that! This is a problem that is not being addressed as a whole! Everytime I look in the mirror I am reminded by the scars on my face just how many men treat women like punching bags! I wish I could have gotten thru! But why did she wait when she had a tiny baby until 7 months later? That concerns me about her own issues! I have been alone ever swine for the past 7 years! I am 53 years old and am living in peace!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm
  260. shant

    Hi Nancy
    I am fan of your and your program.
    My question is since mel gibson made his Most beutifuul mouvi "PASION OS CRIST" his been targeted.
    Everyday multiple peoplrs been abused in STATES or world wide, lots of Goverments intentionaly kill inesent people by so called self defence. you are picking him.
    Did anyone asked why he'is been targeted this much, did you asked for past 3 years what kind of pressur been put in him by his ex-girlfriend, which forced him react harshly.
    I guese the mony is most important for our nayion, if you have an strong lobyying group behinde you you can get away even with a GENOCIDE, Like the turkish govenment.
    I am not defending anyone, and i am totaly againts violance, because fixicly men and women are not equal, it is a shamfull for an strong human being to use force againts a weaker huaman, regardlece his or her jender.
    Thank you
    I will keep watching your program

    July 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  261. Patricia Scott

    Mel Gibson...GO HOME...back to the dirt hugging rocks you crawled out from under in the stark heat of Australia. You..for all practical purposes are finished in this country. As a matter of fact, I sincerely hope you have the same equal amount of wrath wrecked upon you that you seem so privilidged to spew onto others. I, my friends and every other person I can convince will die and vaction in hell before we let you make one more cent in this country. Take your racist driven, narcisistic-self loathing, rediculously cruel, unabashed bigotry packed into the space where you have gonads and slither your way back into the only country that might let you LIVE. To even imply that the possibility exits that this is not your vile, sick regurguitation of your controling & abusive views is ludicris. Your x-wife was a smart lady, your poor innocent children, victimized by your manure filled mouth, will suffer simply for having been born to you. Someone not a racist would never spew such hatred. You are a cruel drunk, abusing excuse for a man and stupid to boot. You elevated your mistress to a respectable level while dissolving into the puddle of scum you are !! See I didn't offend any race to make my point. Somewhere there is a bullet with your name on it now!! Between Jewish, female and now black people...you have a lot of members just added to your enemy list. Watch your back and in between your eyes. You just put a target on your own head..idiot!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm
  262. Jason

    the accusations are those of the accuser. Mel's previous wrong in making anti-jewish comments makes him an easy victim to pin false accusations on. i would not jump to believe the words of the girlfriend (that bait is too easy to bite). i would want to investigate closely her character, her evidence, testimony of others who know them both well...the accusations sound suspect to me...i need strong irrefutable or at least highly plausible verification. lets not shine the flashlight on Mel, but on the credibility and motive of the accuser to ensure an innocent man is not being unjustly victimized (the bait seems to fit too perfectly....we saw the same thing with michael jackson alleged 'child molestation' and in the end an innocent man was crucified.

    it is sad but true, but a number of women today view well-to-do men as a financial ticket to wealth...they pursue and purportedly love...but the fact is they are plotters and entrampers with money as their covert motive...rampant capitalism and materialism has created this sickness and being courageous enough to speak about it should not be cause to silence the speaker. these sort of women are damages trust in relationships and their conduct undermines the institution of marriage and family itself – which is the very fabric of society....let Mel have his day in court and do not condemn him until the full facts are fully unconvered...

    July 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  263. L.A. MikeTheSkeptic

    It looks like Braveheart has gone and lost the Bottle of Waterloo. R.I.P. already is what I say. Now he can go back to one of his mansions and drop dead in his brandy cellar.

    If he survives another ten years, he may find himself living in a trailer park. Yes, even billionaires can bankrupt themselves, as evidenced by the bad judgement of Michael Jackson, and possibly Tiger Woods, the latter apparently to be shorn of $750 million in an impending divorce settlement. Ouch!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm
  264. moses

    These gals come here from Russia and other parts of the world ,get themselves filled up with plastic parts,puff up their lips and set out to bed these rich older actors or other big money guys and pump up their egos and the rest is history.Men fall for it every time. These gals are pros. They have a child and never have to work again and live off the fat of the land.
    What some of them run into is a pissed off guy when he finally figures out he's been duped and then the shit hits the fan.Some get smacked around or worse and others get paid off.
    I am sure Mel's friends or maybe some of his kids pointed out what a fool he had been and he flipped!!!!!!!!!!She is playing thew victim ....recorded his rants and tipped off the press and now his ass is grass.
    She will be laughing all the way to the bank.
    Nice set up eh?
    look out guys,,,,,,,,,,,,,,there are more like her all over the place.And gals.......ya better set up guys that won't beat you up. Ya never know!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  265. A keen observer

    Who cares? Some heroes of our society have behaved inconsistently with their imagined or actual contributions. Look at their contributions and then the person: Henry Ford and Woodrow Wilson were bigots, for example.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm
  266. Steve

    He should just move to France, vacation in Switzerland every year and be revered in Europe as a genius, like other Hollywood creeps we know...

    July 13, 2010 at 12:04 am
  267. Rob

    I was a huge fan of his all the way back to Mad Max, but he is now dirt in my opinion. We show on the outside what we feel on the inside. What a MONSTER he must be inside. He is definitely not what he represents himself to be. You can live or die by the public. It's time for him to just go away.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:18 am
  268. Malcolm

    RE: Mel Gibson
    Hey yes he is wrong but hey every day life takes its punches
    I have upset my lovely lady before too,who also verbally abused me and kicked me in the nuts for thinking I was screwing round, Answer, I was'nt and proved it
    She was in the wrong,(and no it was not deserved) but hey we are not famous
    Give the guy a break
    Your views temp me to lay charges on my partner, but why would I, fortunately I don't have the focus for attention or money
    Leave them alone and stop letting the public judge Mel

    July 13, 2010 at 12:32 am
  269. What more in the name of love?

    Just read a lot of the comments. The people here got a good interesting discussion going and they touched on some excellent points. We gain experience and insight and probably more today than yesterday with all the reality shows, internet and huge access of information.

    Yes he could have been setup in some way and provoked to loss his cool. It's all speculation but I do beleive men are framed all the time. Expecially men that have such money and careers as Mel Gibson.
    Perhaps it's too early to speculate. I guess as the investigate continues and more stuff comes out in time more will be known.

    Look at what Paul McCartney went through. He seemed to resolve it okay based on what he was up against.

    There was more news today on the TV more tapes... seemed more serious. I never thought of Mel Gibson of being that sort of man or person. I guess the actor is the actor and the man is the man. But I do believe there is the odd case where the actor is like the man in real life.

    Someone said they wanted to believe that perhaps a brain tumor or
    something caused Mel to be as such. Who knows! Only time will tell.
    And will time tell the truth? Who's truth?

    I read about Mel opening a church on his property. It's the man without the church, without the vanity, without the money, the one considered a crumb that may have the biggest faith. It's easy to judge and also I am sure there are those with the money, vanity, fame that are great people as well.

    With all that oil spilling into the gulf and all the other stuff hopefully they can resolve this. Does not sound easy. Lots of people go through these things.. rich & poor. Some people are not high profile like Mel Gibson. I admired Mel as an actor. Never knew too much about how he is when he is not acting. They reported he hit her in the mouth and broke some teeth. Not sure that's true. Sad state of affairs if that's true.

    Up to now – All of these years you never heard anything like this about Mel Gibson. Thought he was a cool fun guy with a huge heart. Not sure why a man would hit a woman. There are men that would never touch her and run.. I'm not Dr. Phil but I think perhaps if children get everything they want, even if fame and fortune they may continue that habit. May not apply to Mel's case. Or as someone said: He may have been tempted and aggravated into that. Guess it may have to be a jury/judge/lawyers and professionals that will be figuring this all out.
    Oh well I hope it gets resolved properly. There is a child involved here.

    Jerry

    July 13, 2010 at 12:36 am
  270. becky

    NANCY THIS IS GONNA END UP LIKE OJ SIMPSON....WHY IS ANYONE QUESTIONING THE SITUATION....THEY DIDNT HAVE THIS MUCH EVIDENCE WITH OJ....HES A TIME BOMB JUST WAITING TO SET OFF.....AND WHEN IT HAPPENS IS THE GLOVE GONNA FIT?????? MAKES YOU WANT TO SAY Mmmmmm

    July 13, 2010 at 12:42 am
  271. SpikedLemon

    I feel, in some way, that Mel Gibson was egged on, and in fact, set up, for this hidden tape! These tapes were made months ago. Obviously, she was still with him, after these tapes!
    I don't think that she worked at all, during the relationship – thus means that he supported her.
    Even when they broke up, he moved to Florida, and she continued to stay in his house in California.
    IMO, I'm not ready to turn my back on Mel Gibson!
    We don't know any real facts! Ours is not to sit in judgement, with so little facts.
    Wish All The Best For Mel Gibson!!!!
    p.s. what ppl say, in the privacy of their home, or w/e. We all can not be using good words or actions. Lets allow for a little humanity.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:45 am
  272. JACQUELYNN JACKSON

    This is clearly signs of a man that has gender issues. The first wife knew , put was in shame.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:06 am
  273. Locode

    Ruined? The guy is worth a kazillion dollars, what does he care if he ever makes another movie?

    July 13, 2010 at 1:31 am
  274. JACQUELYNN JACKSON

    This sounds like a man, so respectible and wants to stay that way. No one to focus on him, Image is what they want , to down scale their enter self. Good wife or mate to cover up ,what he really is really trying to surpress. Love will do that. The wife already knew his gender issues and he does too! He"s trying to cover-up and does not know how anymore!, this where the rage comes in and abuse!

    July 13, 2010 at 1:36 am
  275. valerie

    Hey, I want to ask: what makes mel gibson more important than black panther guy? And nancy, just so you know my sons father did the same thing and they took two months to arrest him AFTER he already voluntarily took great steps to prove to me he wasn't really like that (counseling, mental health etc)

    July 13, 2010 at 2:34 am
  276. silvia

    Mel you should be ashamed of yoursefl. people looked up to you both black and white. What made you act like a pig. Are you that sad with your life that you have to degrade yourself? You are what many men looked up to. Now your just another wemen beating- rasist walking around filled with hate for no good reason. This shows your true colors and it's sad to know that you've beed a fake all along. sad sad shame shame

    July 13, 2010 at 4:10 am
  277. nancy laurent

    Mel Gibsons career as an actor is over...at least in this contry. Yes, I too fell for the handsome & strong man. Well thats gone to hell in a hand basket. He needs a vacation at Pelican Bay What an actor he could be in there.

    July 13, 2010 at 4:15 am
  278. Brad

    Alcohol may have contributed to this, but that is an excuse. This is all about how you are raised. When my brother and I were boys growing up, we would be with our father and he would regularly turn to us and say 'Don't ever let me hear about you hitting a girl or getting into a fight with one. A man never hits women....never" He would do this regularly, no matter what we would previously be talking about or doing.

    My point is that growing up as a boy, I learned (or had it drilled into me) that a man who hits a woman is not really being a man. If you can't deal with a woman's mind, you don't need to be with that woman.

    When a boy who is growing up has male role models who think and act like it is okay to use violence against women, that's exactly what he is going to believe when he becomes a man. This is why fathers have to step up and teach their male children the right things when those children are growing up.

    This is about a man's attitude toward women. Sure, some women can make you mad and it's human nature to have arguments, but you have to learn to walk away from that...and that takes a man. There is a difference between being a man and being a bully.

    I have never hit a woman in my life. There is no need to.

    July 13, 2010 at 4:28 am
  279. k ed

    most of the comments on this board have been about him and the mother of his child, and no one seems to place urgency on the fact that he has racists thoughts. if the racial aspect is brought up, many comments are along the lines that he should shut up or know when to be quiet. My problem with this is that this shows that there probably is still a majority of people in this country who place the consequences of race as an afterthought. how can one keep quiet about what's truly in his heart? what he did was wrong, and what's even more disappointing is that as soon as he does something else significant in the entertainment world, many of these people who have commented will then only speak of this issue as an isolated bullet in his career. maybe we should all use this as a learning tool to learn about ourselves, and how to make an environment that will deter these kinds of hearts.

    July 13, 2010 at 4:33 am
  280. LR

    Enough about the rich and famous belligerent drunks and druggies. Nancy, you're wasting too much time on them.
    Get back to searching for the missing kids and adults!

    July 13, 2010 at 5:15 am
  281. Golffool`

    A few months in Rehab and all will be forgiven...

    July 13, 2010 at 6:18 am
  282. Sabrina

    Mel is a real pyscopath. He needs to be in a mental health facility and get on some medications to control his dis-orders.

    Any judge in there right mind would not let Mel be around his kid . He seems like a danger to himself and others.

    He is full of rage, hate, anger ,far from a healthy mind.

    The first time Mel said negitive things about races, and certain religions i stopped seeing any of his movies, he acted in or produced. I will continue to boycott anything with his name attached to it.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:25 am
  283. Tom soltid

    We heard this before. Can you say O.J.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:27 am
  284. Terri

    This guy should be put away for life. You can look at him and tell he has a serious attitude problem! What kind of "man" would hit a woman who is holding his own child. For that very reason I would never given him custody of his child or even visitation unless it was 100% supervised visitation! THIS MAN NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL! I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER MOVIE HE IS IN!

    July 13, 2010 at 6:43 am
  285. Lynn

    Is Mel Gibson ruined....in my eyes....yes. I use to like him but now if everything is true about him I will never watch another movie that he is in or produces. He is done!

    July 13, 2010 at 6:53 am
  286. Emily

    I certainly don't defend any comments made by Gibson as heard on those tapes, but my initial reaction was that they sound very scripted. Oksana's words sound like she is reading them and its curious to me that she has key words and phrases included for example how many teeth he knocked out, Im holding a baby etc. The conversation just doesn't sound authentic, it sounded planned and scripted to me. AGain, Im not defending him, just suspect.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:14 am
  287. Deborah Stanger

    I wouldn't hire him! Seems to me he shows signs of being manic/depressive. However, that's no excuse for his behavior as far as I'm concerned.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:42 am
  288. Danny Fong

    If she's dressing like a whore, she needs to be told that.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:59 am
  289. Glenn

    I certainly hope he's ruined. Enough is enough. His agency has had enough with him. As an actor, I wouldn't want to work with a Jew-hating, black-hating misogynist. who makes movies that are like snuff films. The guy's got anger issues.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:23 am
  290. kkim

    mel, go to your room right this instant! and stay there!

    i'll never pay another dime to see this guy.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:26 am
  291. Dave Waserman

    I could care less. His actions have proven him to be a complete bigot .
    Gis personal life should be left alone. He is not worht the space to rread about his problems. Once he gets hsi life in order, then and he could discuss his next move.. Until then, neither myself or many of my friends will watch anything to do with hi,

    July 13, 2010 at 8:28 am
  292. ginger

    When are foolish "adults" going to ever realize what this does to the innocent children?

    July 13, 2010 at 8:42 am
  293. Millie Bea

    It's a story of a late middle-aged man- a movie star- who sees his beauty fading, his peer group entering the "masked-by-plastic-surgery-into perma-smiles" crowd, who is enticed by an exotic, young mysterious young woman, who sings romantic songs and makes him feel like the man who made The Year of Living Dangerously and Thunderdome.

    But once again, we are given snipets, we are not there, we don't know the whole parameter of the relationship.

    She clearly cannot sing without a lot of mechanical manipulation- so his interest in her career means he has either a tin ear or his attraction was not her singing. If there was a 20 million settlement offer-and it was turned down- what is it she wants? What has she wanted all along. Women have had children for far less money than that- let's be honest.

    I feel sorry for Robin Gibson and his children with her. Because they have seen his disintegrate.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:45 am
  294. Bibi

    Yeah, I'm hoping that Roman Polanski produces a movie, directed by Woody Allen, starring Mel Gibson, Robert Blake, & OJ Simpson with a cameo by Tiger Woods and a music score created by Phil Spector and performed by Lady Gaga.
    I'm sure that some of you out there must think that murdering a woman is also a personal matter that we should not think about, talk about or do anything about. Wake up!! This is how it starts and THAT is why we have to be concerned.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:01 am
  295. Connie

    I've listened to the recording. She does not sound upset. Sounds very calm for someone that had been hit like she says. And why did she wait so long to bring this out? Why didn't she call the police when this happened & have him arrested? Does not make sense.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:02 am
  296. Karen

    I have been watching your show for years ... however, I am getting very tired of an entire hour being spent on such issues as the Mel Gibson debacle ... and entire hour of the SAME pictures being shown & phone calls being played ...... it is all becoming boring .... can the show be spit up with a few different issues every night .... it would keep it a little more interesting ... I am getting bored ... "Just Sayin"

    July 13, 2010 at 9:06 am
  297. Nikki Bair

    Who give a crap about Mel Gibson. All you people are so ignorant as to what is going on in the real world that CNN and almost every other media station is not telling you about. The Department of Justice just let the new Black panthers walk on a voter intimidation case. They have a new policy of not prosecuting cases where whites are the victums of blacks.
    Also none of the main news stations are telling you that BP and the government won't let reporters anywhere near the gulf coast and that a wife of a big wig gulf coast oil guy just got a bomb blown up in her face yesterday and the cops say it was professionally made.
    Open your eyes and ears to what's going on. Fox news tells what everyone else is hiding.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:21 am
  298. Susan

    No one should be hit but I do wonder what this woman does to provoke him. I mean if he is such a monster and bad person, then why has his ex-wife not spoken out about him and how did she stay married to him for almost 30 years and have 7 children with him? I'm not saying he's right for possibly hitting Oksana or saying the things he's said but why does everyone always put the blame on the man? Have you ever thought that maybe this woman knows how to push his buttons and that's why she has all these tape recordings of him? Like most women in this world, she's probably done all of this just to get his money.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:23 am
  299. Michael

    In a broader philosophical way of looking at this, there are two important lessons:
    1. The amount of money one has accumulated has absolutely nothing with one's level of being happy in one's own shoes.

    2. Mr. Gibson is obviously a very talented person: The level of artistic merit has absolutely nothing to do with one's moral character.

    p.s. That's why we should not automatically put any 'celebrity' on any type of pedastal except for applauding the talent that got them to where they are. (Take T.Woods, for example).

    July 13, 2010 at 9:27 am
  300. Clark

    It's not easy being Mel

    July 13, 2010 at 9:32 am
  301. Dahlia

    He is definitely not a stable man. If the police don't do something about him, that girl will end up dead. He needs to get psychiatric help as quickly as possibe. I won't ever see another of his movies just on principle.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:37 am
  302. shery

    Why was my comment removed?? I didn't say anything bad. Is this censorship?

    July 13, 2010 at 9:47 am
  303. CJ

    Freida, she started taping their conversaions after he assaulted her in January. He was obviously making threats to harm her physically again. Why didn't she leave? Why doesn't any woman leave their abuser after the first beating? FEAR.
    Apparently the latest rant came after she was supposed to meet him at a spa and didn't show up.
    She says she didnt release the tapes – which, if true, means they were were leaked by someone in law enforcement. Wouldn't be the first time.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:58 am
  304. Esther

    Re his anti-semetic slurs: "We excused him, believing he was drunk and didn't mean what he said."

    Actually I think the opposite is true. When a person is inebriated and their defense mechanisms are down, the true, inner person shines through. In Gibsons case, I'd say it's pretty tarnished.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 am
  305. Paul W.

    There are two sides to every story. Oksana promised Mel love and devotion but spent most of her time showing off in front of the paparazzi. Mel's rage didn't just emerge out of thin air. Her lack of integrity and lack of forthright consistency triggered him. Oksana used Mel for exposure, as a father figure and (financial and other) donor – rather than be a true partner to him. This would enrage any man. What Mel needs is a good friend to help him find forgiveness and compassion for himself and others. Mel got caught up in the sparkle of a glamorous and shallow woman. Sadly, Oksana has become the iconic gold-digger, one without the heart or integrity to repel the advances of the media who fan her one-sided fire. Forgive Mel, help Mel forgive Oksana – and let the rest go. Otherwise this becomes yet another point-the-finger circus to distract all of us from looking in our own mirrors.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:18 am
  306. Nick...Chicago

    Who cares he`s a private citizen,this is a non-news item and the same goes for Tiger!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 am
  307. Rose

    No man should hit a woman. But if he did not treat his ex-wife this way? what would cause him to be this angry? maybe he is a middle age man who fell for a vixen, who told him she was on birth control .Look at her passed record with men. men can be stupid.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:29 am
  308. Evelyn

    Who talks so calmly when someone's chewing you out and then recaps their whole side of the story during the phone call? It sounds like a set up to me. Isn't recording a phone conversation without consent illegal?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:32 am
  309. Laurie

    Let me first say I am in no way defending Mel for any of his wrong-doings! I may get rotten tomatoes thrown at me here, but am the only person on the planet who thought it sounded like his ex-girlfriend was reading from a script on the tapes released yesterday? I think there may be more to this story than meets the eye...

    July 13, 2010 at 10:35 am
  310. Jimmy (Judgement is a sin)

    Is Mel ruined? Only time will tell. Who can really say.

    Quote: "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other." [Luke vi. 29.] Surely better to teach that "he who courts oppression shares the crime II; and if smitten once to take careful measure to prevent a future smiting. Jesus teaches actual invitation of injury. Shelley breathed higher humanity: "

    He also said: "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her. And the otehr way around too. It seems like he was cuaght doing something he should not have done. But police officers are provoked and it's not an excuse but when his whole life may have been manipulated by a woman/men are weak to this effect. It's still not an excuse for a man to hit a woman. And therte is no excuse in a woman using her manulipulation power as they do. I seen it on some reality show whereby some woman where admitting they do that. I am not saying this woman does that but it certainally seems off that a man leaves a woman of thirty years and then goes with this younger woman of beauity and that their relationship is going to be normal.

    Anyone judging a persons vanity must be GOD. Or is playing GOD. The judge is GOD. Only GOD. Sure he may be tried in life but ONLY GOD known his "TRUE" heart and what "Truth" is REALLY "Truth.
    Jesus is the Judge. Not man. Man is a sinner from the beginning.
    The greatest thing I ever heard was: Not matter what judgment people apply and make wrong truth.. God STILL knows the real truth and it will be known.

    I sincerely hope these two people will admit the wrongs and help make society a better place.

    Regards

    Not GOD

    July 13, 2010 at 10:48 am
  311. Marcus

    In a year:
    1) Nobody will remember that Mel Gibson crashed and burned.
    2) The oil and tar balls will be long gone from the gulf coast.
    3) John Travolta and Nicolas Cage will continue to make movies even though they are the two WORST actors in Hollywood!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:55 am
  312. Skippy

    If he did punch his girlfriend then yes, he should be brought up on charges. But ranting and raving? In your own home? You never expect to be taped. I see it this way: He leaves his family and wife for this stupid bimbo because he's a stupid man in a mid-life crisis. And when he wakes up and realizes that he made a giant mistake because she's a using piece of trash whore who got pregnant so she can get money from him forever he gets mad! And he Yells and Calls her Names! She deserves it! Her true colors came out and he's pissed! If she didn't like what he was saying why didn't she just leave? It's all a bunch of crap. His life and career are in the toilet because of his own stupid actions. And what's her name can just return to the nowhere of which she came.
    Be done with it all.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:58 am
  313. rivirivi

    Come on here Mel, I will show you what a black belt master in martial arts of self defense can do. You punched this mother of your child and that is horrible but punching here to the extreme of having her loose teeth all the while she had the baby in her arms is evil and inexcusable. I will not ever watch any of your movies new or old ever never again, because now in my eyes you are a monster, woman beater mean drunk Loser.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:03 am
  314. tim stevens

    why isn't roman polanski in jail after 30years??

    July 13, 2010 at 11:06 am
  315. Brady

    Gibson was drunk when he made these comments. He has an alcohol problem.

    Also, most of us assume our phone conversations are private, not being recorded. We all are guilty of saying things in private that we wouldn't say publicly.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:13 am
  316. surewhatever

    She probably deserved it!. All you other whining morons are no better. Why don't you go examine your own life you soapbox losers!

    July 13, 2010 at 11:13 am
  317. Chris

    Airing one's dirty laundry to the world is a much worse offense than verbal abuse, sorry

    July 13, 2010 at 11:14 am
  318. Brady

    Gibson is very talented as an actor and director. His private life is none of our business.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:15 am
  319. Carol

    Why did she have the tape recording going in the first place and of course she leaked the tapes to the press. She had Dalton's child and now she has Mel's. So needless to say she will not have to work for the rest of her life. She is worse than a whore, at least a whore does not use her children to get money. Why does this woman not get a job like the rest of us have. As for Mel, I feel sorry for him as this has been a set up for her to soak him for more money. We all say thinks when we are angry but does not mean that we will do it. Mel will come back and hopefully this so called woman will go back to Russia where she belongs. I hope that she is not teaching her children her standards.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:55 am
  320. Blaine

    You know, she keeps saying "if proven to be true," but it all just sounds like, "Mel Gibson should be burned at the stake!" I have no idea if the allegations are true or not, but it wouldn't be the first time crap was fabricated to earn some money or fifteen minutes of fame.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:56 am
  321. Debbie

    I don't feel a bit bad for Mel, she could be a gold digger like some say, but he's not naive and I'm sure knows what a condom is, yet he went bareback, he knows where babies come from, he's had half a dozen before her, he went for it. Friggin lunatic, maybe you should lay off the booze Mel, especially behind the wheel endangering innocent lives.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm
  322. tkw

    i fear a possible "OJ Simpson senereo" lurking..i hope shes hidding out,OJ got iff Due to "Star Status",i only hope "IF"he is guilty,he gets "canned"Before"he can bury her in his rose-garden,hes a "Disgusting Foul Mouth Pig"(no pigs are better than that)NOONE "Deserves"Abuse EVER",take the money and run baby"...

    July 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm
  323. Chip Pierce

    Agreed – Gibson has truly lost his mind.
    In his eyes, I see pure mania.
    I hope somebody kicks his ass, frankly.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  324. Tim Baldus

    Mel, Wow! what's up... you're actually making Jon Gossilin and Tiger Woods look like "Fathers of the Year"
    Get some HELP before you hurt somebody!

    July 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  325. wiley duncan

    THis man was married for a very long time to a woman who stayed out of the spotlight letting his star shine and was the mother to his many children. It would be interesting to know if she had been abused verbally and/or physically in the past by him. Now he has gotten involved with a much younger woman who is not prepared to dutifully stand in his shadow. I have a sad feeling that Mel has been an abusive man for a long time as these behaviours just don't happen in isolation. I for one do not want to see any of his movies past or future. In fact I can't stand to look at his face at all. Also no man of true faith speaks that way. SHame on you Mel!!!

    July 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm
  326. san fernando

    i am suspicious of the release of these tapes and how they are used in the media. enough of this trial by media. let's concentrate on things that matter. if he hit his girlfriend, it should apply to one standard as any spouse does.

    we should also scrutinize the motives of this woman. let's take the profit out of divorce once and for all make this split fair for all.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  327. max

    Stupid man – but there ARE 2 sides to every story. This woman is a SERIAL gold-digger, had a child with Timothy Dalton, then decided the grass was greener on the Gibson side (his star was worth more.). She has no talent (except for getting pregnant and getting cosmetic surgery) and seems to make a career out of getting alimony/child support. She must be REALLY good in bed – wonder where she learned her tricks?

    That being said, Mel had NO RIGHT to attack her, verbally or physically – he should have avoided her like the plague before he dropped his pants.

    I am a woman, and a victim of terrible spousal abuse. This woman TAPED conversations, "just in case she needed to back up her $$$$ claims." Perhaps all of you poor unsuspecting, hormone charged males, will think twice before getting hooked on Ms. Gold-digger.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  328. Larry

    The truth will eventually come out about Mel, He is bi polar. Anyone that knows anyone that is bi-polar knows that they sound just like that. When they stop taking their medicine they go completely nuts. Especially if they drink. And Mel drinks. He once helped Brittany Spears, maybe she can help him now.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm
  329. Chip Pierce

    I'd love to meet Mel Gibson, call him a coward to his face, call him out right there and beat him down hard, in front of a cheering crowd.
    Just shows that you can have all the money in the world and still be a complete loser. Hope his kids grow up, take his money and hate him.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  330. Margaret

    I don't usually worry about entertainers' personal lives. However, after hearing the audio download of him berating his "girlfriend" I was saddened to hear such anger. THEN he said she could expect to be raped by a "pack of n***#s. THAT was the killing blow for me. I'll never feel the same about watching him in any kind of film.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  331. Nashvilledeb

    I don't think Mel is a nut. I do, however, think that he has made terrible life decisions and they're coming back to haunt him. Men his age often can't see that those hot young women are just gold diggers. He made these choice and now he has to suffer the consequenses. And from one who at one time dated an alcoholic, it's obvious that his drinking habits have a lot to do with his behavior. I actually feel very sorry for the both of them and hope that they can work out an "understanding" for the sake of the child.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  332. Lori

    If I were Mel Gibson I would set up a meeting with Police and agree to seek mental health treatment and anger management counseling. It sounds like Mel Gibson on those recordings and when I hear what he is saying and the pure rage and hate in his voice I feel like I am hearing the voice of a very disturbed and bitter person, there is really no doubt that he has problems, he should be admitting to himself that he has hit rock bottom. He should honestly commit himself heart and soul to getting well. He should disappear from public view and hire the best of the best to work with him to find out where all this poison is coming from and learn how to live in peace.

    July 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm
  333. RooBiE B

    I'M TOTALLY SURPRISED! NOBODY HAS EVER MENTIONED THE FACT THAT MEL GIBSON DUMPED HIS 30 YEAR MARRIAGE FOR A YOUNGER PIECE OF BEEF! SO IN MY EYES OF EVALUATION, HE DESERVES THIS! THIS EXAMPLE OUGHT TO TEACH PEOPLE A LESSON. "WATCH OUT WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT" or "ANYTHING THE GLITTERS IS FAR FROM BEING GOLD!" and last but not least, "THE GRASS IS ALWAYS NOT GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE."

    AND AS FOR THE (plastic surgery, inflatable lipped blow fish) 40 YEAR OLD MISSES, WELL SHE HAD BEEN WITH ANOTHER CELEBRITY BEFORE, AND HAD HIS BABY TOO! RED FLAG, RED FLAG FOLKS! SO EVERY PARTY HERE HAS TO ADD JUNK FOOD TO OUR BRAINS THROUGH THE TABLOIDS AND PUT AMERICA THROUGH THIS. WHEN REALLY, WE ALL NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON OTHER MORE IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE, FOOD, WAR, OUR GOVERNMENT, ETC.

    **ALL THIS CRAP IS JUST ANOTHER DISTRACTION FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS*** NO WONDER WE'RE AT THE MERCY OF A BUNCH OF ALCOHOLIC HYPOCRITE POLITICIANS RUNNING OUR COUNTRY!****

    July 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm
  334. Patty

    His career should be over he has done to many things to forget about. I use to like him alot but he is one big jerk.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm
  335. JET

    There is a grammatical error in this.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm
  336. Joyous10

    Mel Gibson is human just like anyone. The only thing is, he's a celebrity so everything he does will be put out for the world to see. That doesn't make it ok for him to do it but at the same time, things like this happens and because he is constantly in the public eyes everyone makes a big deal out of it but this is not that important as far as a missing child or someone's father missing before his daughter's wedding.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm
  337. Michelle

    I think that Nancy Grace's blogs need to focus on missing children, sex offenders at large and other unsolved crimes and the location of criminals that are still wanted.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm
  338. Kate

    Both of them are trash. It goes to show that money can't buy class.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm
  339. bryce

    Feel bad for mel..your not him and your not there, so to judge is not our place. In saying that he did choose to have a kid with a very fake looking and attention needing chick. your going to have problems with those kind of ladys. hope for the best for Mel

    July 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm
  340. Jane

    Anyone wondering how Scott Peterson got to many marriage offers while in prison have only to listen to those making excuses for a man born to an Anti-Semite – For some reason the same defenders of Isreal outraged at Alex Baldwin have shown who thay are - We know spotted that anti-semite long ago wonder what happened when we first "Ignored" and then defended Mel and his Dad.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  341. William Thomas

    I'll still be going to see Mel Gibson movies. I'm tired of seeing his "alleged" personal life on the news. Enough free publicity, already.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm
  342. Dwayne

    I don't look up to stars as role models – they are just people with extra benefits most of us do not have. I usually could care less about their private lives since I have more than enough of my own "reality".

    In this case though...Mel has proven he is nothing but a vile human being with a psycho temper who seems about 1 physical abuse instance away from actually killing someone.

    Until today I owned a copy of every one of his movies...I cast my vote on his future by throwing every one of them in the trash and I will never spent one cent on another one of his movies or movies/projects in which he is involved.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  343. Kat

    He's had such an awesome career, so I'll give him a second chance if he tries to clean up his act. I hate to see him go down this path. He needs his head examined for sure. Maybe he's an alcoholic. The things he said were horrible (if it's him).

    July 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm
  344. synthiotics

    Funny how Mel Gibson is vilified for this behavior while no one anywhere in media, Hollywood or the public has said much about Roman Polanski having sex with a child. I'm not defending Gibson...if he is guilty, then so be it. But why does Polanski get a pass? He still makes films and Hollywood still feels compelled to defend him.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  345. catona

    I can't believe what I am reading in these comments when some of you say the woman "deserved it" or is a gold digger. First, what could she possibly have done that is justification for the man to strike her unless he was defending his person from a physical attack by her. Second, what woman has enough money to date these men and NOT be called a gold digger? It seems to me that any woman who is not wealthy in her own right would be called such a name. He has free will. He had the option of not dating her, of not engaging in any type of arguement, and certainly, of not striking her. The excuses made for him actually reduces him to something less than an adult. I think he has some form of alcoholic dementia starting since he seems to have lost all ability to engage in basic self-control. Get him off the movie screen and out of the headlines and let him just fade away AFTER holding him accountable for his actions.

    July 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm
  346. Margie

    As far as I am concerned Mel Gibson is a has been. Does he think that because he has money he can behave this way? As far as the threats, has anyone checked into his citizenship or visa status? If he is one of those that has slipped thru the cracks DEPORT HIM!

    July 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm
  347. margaret hartman

    dear nancy, this man should never be allowed to make another dime he should be behind bars hes a mad man thats going to kill someone you need to pull these police together and remind them of nicole simpson look at what happens when your brushed aside because you have money and fame

    July 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm
  348. chris

    Mel Gibson.......What Women DON'T Want!!!

    July 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm
  349. Maria

    These two losers seriously need to grow up. The both of them!

    I never could stand Mel Gibson, especially after this stunt. People need to start boycotting these scumbag celebrity's movies, music etc. Just because your famous doesn't give you the right to smack people around.

    July 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm
  350. Nicole

    The idea that money can mask mental illness to this extreme is absolutely frightening!

    July 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm
  351. Michele

    Mel Gibson is no saint but it is obvious from the recent telephone tapes that he was being set up by his ex-girlfriend. Her telephone statements were obviously scripted and their conversation was being taped by her without Mel's knowledge. Sucker!

    He was a fool to mess his life up this way and must suffer the consequences. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:08 pm
  352. Joan Robinson

    I am in the minority here, I know, but no one has explained the difference in the sound and tone on the tape. Her side is clear and oh so calm, his side is noisy and of course ranting. Also, doesn't the fact that she remains so calm in the face of all this verbal abuse make you wonder?. Anyone I know would do one of two things..yell back or hang up...Prove it is Mel on the tape before you find him guilty.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm
  353. Emmy Taylor

    But because he's famous they will charge him, and their will be repercussions... but for thousands of survivors of domestic abuse... like myself... there are no repercussions... especially when the mother is financially abused. I filed a sexual abuse report, and was told that because it is so difficult to prove spousal rape they were only going to file it as an incident report.

    But good, one less abuser on the street is always a good thing.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm
  354. johnkirchler

    damn O J or mad mad max.......

    July 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  355. Michelle

    I understand why everybody is ready to jump on Mel Gibson for acting the way he did. But why is nobody taking into consideration that maybe she has provoked him in some way? She denied him visitation with HIS daughter on his first Father's Day with her. I don't know of any man who would not be extremely irritated and furious over that! Maybe if people would stop and realize that maybe she is not a saint, he might get some fair media coverage.

    Michelle – Louisiana

    July 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm
  356. Darla

    I think Mel and Oksana are both disgusting ! They deserve each other. the only winner in this union is Robin.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm
  357. r boyd

    I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE TAPE OF MEL GIBSON..I WANT TO KNOW HOW IT STARTED..SOMETHING HAD TO HAPPEN FOR THIS BLOWUP.ALL WE HEAR IS THE RANT...

    July 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm
  358. judy

    Mel Gibson should be in jail and would be if he were anyone else. If he treated a southern woman like that he would have to be locked up and put in solatary to avoid the woman's father and brothers. He will end up killing someone.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm
  359. Junior

    How do we have the right to judge Mel Gibson? What I find amazing is that these phone calls have become public so easliy and is deemed to be the whole story cut and dry! As a person that has been manipulated in the past by a partner that was less than truthful and knew just how to push buttons and always came out smelling like a Rose! How do we know just what has been said in private by EITHER side! Some people just know how to get pity and point fingers to benefit themselves. To me, Mel,sounds like a person screaming for some compassion and a commitment from someone who really couldnt care about anyone but themselves. Besides how many people say things in anger with absoulutely no intent!

    July 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  360. savona

    Wow what a twosome ... I think they are both nuts and deserve each other. He left his wife of 30 years for her and obviously they were destined to crash.

    Anywhoo he is disturbing. Egged on or not who actually acts like that ... Oh I know the Stars and the Limelight Gang.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm
  361. oboma from kena

    mel is right you people are sick you talk about shit that doesnt matter to us out here in the real world, why not talk about what there doing to this country BP can kill our seas take away thousands of jobs kill people all over the world for oil, i know its all adiversion to keep the sheep asleep while you fill your pocket full of the anerican people money,bottom feeder that what you people are trailor to america if people knew what you all are doing you would be hung, we all racist yes me too, you all make me sick you people who attack mel , he who is without sin throw the first stone! have a good day inforwar,com

    July 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  362. Charlene

    She's a golddigger and these tapes are scripted. Her reactions are too calm during these tirades. She didn't appear to be in fear of him at all.
    Why didn't photos come out or a statement from the dentist at the time that Gibson knocked out her teeth?
    There has been no verification that this is in fact Gibson.
    Sensationalism at its best Nancy.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  363. sue

    How DARE these panelists tonight start blaming Oksana for Mel's criminal attack on her??? It's unbelievable. This man, if he were anyone except Mel Gibson would have been in jail months ago. He will probably walk away unscathed and his hollywood friends will support him.

    Does this woman and her child have to end up dead before the legal system takes any action against him? He's nothing but another OJ in the making.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm
  364. John Macali

    I really feel sorry for Mel Gibson because she is pressing him for more money. She had got him so worked up you do not know what she said to him to inflame him before she started to record his conversation with him. Get past her Russian accent and see her inflections in the English language. She is stressing certain words for she is trying to make it all seem worse she is acting and you can tell it by the way she is handling the conversation.This Russian woman is a real nightmare not Mel Gibson. Oksanna is a real gold digger. Why don't you interview her ex Timothy Dalton in London maybe you might get some real insight into this mad mad Russian woman. Oksanna has almost got Mel to the point of mental exhaustion. Everyone is ready to side with Oksanna because she is a woman. What about the poor man. Many many men are abused and used for themselves and money. Oksanna used Mel like a glass of fresh orange juice. She CUT THE ORANGES( Mel) in two then squeezed out all of the juice and pulp. Then she discarded it(Mel) in the trash.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  365. Tammy

    I just want to say that she knew what she was getting into when she became involved with Mel. It is all about the MONEY!!!! How much money can she get is the question now. Mel hasnt been right since he broke up his wife of so many years. He needs to seek help. I feel bad for the child who is caught in the middle.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:57 pm
  366. Sandra Ortega

    I never get involed in this but here goes, never do I want any man to hit or talk that way to a woman, but Mel Gibson's girl called him again and again to get him on tape and then gave it to the new not the police and for that I feel she wants attention & is wrong. She should have gone to the police and not the new. I think she is just setting him up to make him go over the edge, her way to get back & by pushing his buttoms. I think she wants to do this for her to get attention and the money. normal people don't want that STREETS to know everything before it gets to courts.

    July 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm
  367. Becca

    On the tapes she sounds perfectly calm... Mel sounds extremely drunk. where are the tapes where Mel is sober? Seems to me she is the one wanting to harm him. I am not condoning his behavior. He needs help with his drinking, (there is no way thats just a few beers), but she is clearly using his being drunk to her advantage. If she was really scared she would have contact the police much sooner, or the day, of just like Charlie Sheen's wife.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  368. pray4ourcountry

    Mel Gibson & Chris Brown must be best friends

    July 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  369. Delinda

    Mel Gibson is a rage-aholic and needs psychiatric intervention. He is probably an alcoholic, as well. Putting celebrities up on a pedestal is the major problem; they are overpaid and treated as overly important when in fact, most are people of limited capacity. Mel Gibson, for instance, is a burn out. I hope that this woman rakes him over the coals.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm
  370. Sheridan McInnis

    Regarding Mel Gibson... I believe that the majority of Americans know that Russian women are after money, power and citizenship. Mel was a major catch for this woman. I'm sure that she would be delighted to make as much money as possible from Mel Gibson, and be set up for the rest of her life.

    The tapes being played are one-sided. We have no idea what she was doing in the relationship. There is no doubt that Mel Gibson is an alcoholic, but is he a demon?

    I'm not buying her "poor me" story.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm
  371. Sheridan McInnis

    As I watch the show, I have more to say. My father was an alcoholic who often went off on what bothered him. He would rage, just like Mel, and then pass out. Alcohol changes your thought process....anybody knows that. We knew that my father's garbly ranting was just an alcoholic talking. If this Russian woman has any sense, she knew that Mel was doing the same thing...and was close to passing out. Mel Gibson just needs help..rehab!

    Also, how can she pin him to anything when he is under the influence of alcohol. It's interesting that you can't hold anyone to a signed contract, if it is signed under the influence.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm
  372. Sheridan McInnis

    In fact, Russian men population is 75% alcoholic...........

    July 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  373. Viviane

    Everyone assumes that Mel is totally at fault. I am not a Mel fan, but I think it is important to listen to his side of what provoked his behavior. For all we know she may have said or done things during their relationship to make him feel so hateful. I am not excusing his words or his violent behavior but, there are two sides to every story. It is apparent that she manipulated the taped conversation to make it appear as though she has a calm demeanor but only they both know in private what her personality really is. I feel that your show is only showing her side and I feel that is unfair to him.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm
  374. Ray

    These tapes are so easy to fake. How hard is it to get a Mel Gibson Inpersonateor in Hollywood. How hard is it to check his phone records for the dates and times she claims to have recorded the calls. the tape aren't even close to sounding authentic. Her end of the call is crystal clear , recorded calls sound the same from both ends. I see more and more and escolateing accusations. I feel he is being set up in order for her to walk away with their child and a big chunk of cash ....... bottom line he's getting set up for her personal gain.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm
  375. Malcolm

    To all above, get a life
    If this turns out to be a set up there will be a lot of you eating your words
    We hear all about Mel's wrong doing
    But certainly not hearing a lot about Oksana's history
    The little I have read about her does not make her a princess
    It is people like this that end up in big trouble with vindictive ways
    Can you say she is a role model?
    No............... so again, butt out world
    And as for most of you woman above doing a Windge, my guess is you are single, stop and take a look at your life, bet you have a history too

    July 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm
  376. Patty H

    On the Mel Gibson case...

    Isn't the dentist who treated Ms. Oksana a mandatory reporter? (I thought all health care and educators were.) Isn't he required by law to report to law enforcement or other agency that he had a patient come in and tell him she was hit?

    And, on the tapes, Mel Gibson is so out of breath. I have gotten upset (though, not to this degree) but I don't huff and puff so. Is there something other than alcohol that could have caused him to breathe like this? He sounds like he has just run a marathon.

    Could Mel Gibson be bi-polar or have other mental illness (other than being a racist)? He seems to go from Mr. Nice Guy to Mr. Psycho in a swinging fashion.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  377. kelly ogle

    What is your guest host thinking? Why would she ask the correspondent why Mel's girlfriend didn't go to the hospital for more "proof'!? I work in an Emergency Room and we see this kind of thing all the time... you go to the hospital if you have a MEDICAL CONCERN.... if you get beaten you go to the COPS! Stop using medical resources for psych-social issues.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  378. Jim Hanna

    II am 85 years young and have been married to my
    childhood sweetheart for 63 years. I cannot imagine
    talking to her or anyone that I love in the manner that
    asshole talked to his live-in. He is an aSSHOLE and
    should be sent back to ASustralia where he belongs
    with the rest of the squeeliong PIGS.
    sincerely, former marine Jim Hanna, WW2

    July 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm
  379. JANIE

    No! he is not ruined. This lady is a gold digger. and, I think she has been putting him off, knowing he is a ticking time bomb, but she was recording him and baited him into the explicit language that we all are capable of in heated arguments.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm
  380. Love storms

    You know, It doesn't really matter who's wrong or who's right. It doesn't matter if she's a gold-digger or not. It doesn't matter if he was having a mid-life crisis or an alcoholic episode. If he didn't like what she said or did, all he had to do was walk away with his head held high, and the same for her. Whatever their problem was is irrelevent. It's how you handle the issue that counts and says a lot about your character. Clearly, he has no respect for the mother of his child, or the child itself. Clearly, he has a lot of anger that comes out at the slightest provocation. Clearly, he is an insecure person who uses intimidation, name calling, put downs, control, physical threats and force to get his way and feel good about himself. I won't feel the need to give my hard-earned dollars to furthur an abusive, narcissistic, sociopath's career.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  381. STELLY

    I feel bad for Mel Gibson he was set up for more money, thats why she saved the tapes, it was a plan from the begining that is what the mail order russian brides are for to set up the men with lots and lots of money and then again a russian spy to set this up with lots of help the woman didn't work alone, he was taped and that is why she was very careful, I like mel gibson and again HE WAS SET UP. I hope the law fines how she worked the public and the law and mel gibson seen her for what she is, a GOLD DIGGER. and she made it look really good by even having a baby, I feel sorry for the baby I hope mel gibson get his baby not that woman.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm
  382. Keene

    People should not be surprise with Mel Gibson. About 30 years ago when he was just a budding actor from Australia, he acted in a role in a Chinese movie in Taiwan. After he completed his film, he was in an interview and he was giving condescending remarks on the whole Chinese race. He is not only a sexist but also a big time racist from down under. All you journalists should dig up that interview, I bet it will make your rating go sky rocket. After he finish his movie in Taiwan, he came to Hollywood where people were not familiar with his backgroud.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm
  383. gayle

    I do not believe Mel is a racist. I believe he is a drunk and his girl friend is a gold digger. She should is reaping what she sowed when she had an affair with a married man and became pregnant.

    I will continue to watch his movies because he is a talented producer and actor and I personally do not make my decisions on what films to watch based on someone personal problems. If so be the case, we would probably not have any films to enjoy. Most actors and actresses behavior is over the top and not in line with every day people.

    They are all human and we all screw up. Who does not have problems cast the first stone.

    By the way, how convenient to provote some one and have a tape recorder handy. Three years as a mistress does not entitled you to be taken care of for the rest of your life. The child is entitled to child support.

    Girl friend get a job and take care of yourself.

    July 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm
  384. Deborah

    When I saw Mel's face on TV, I knew it he must have some of mental disorder because he looks like my ex husband that was verbally abusive towards me and still is, but because he is NOT Mel Gibson, I never could do much against him because nobody really cares. Now he is mentally abusing my 4 years old son but nobody cares either. Mel Gibson is only now a celebrity that all Ameircans will talk about for a long time and he will get more prestigious, then nothing happens really to him. But at least his ex has something positive to get with all that because she may get money or more prestigious, I get nothing and I may have to pay even for my attorney. What fun. I hope she wins and do the best for her.

    July 14, 2010 at 12:38 am
  385. Jon Kesey

    Mel Gibson is ruined because we are going to allow him to be ruined. While I do not condone his actions, I cannot believe that no one has heard the hurt and crying out in the recordings which the girl friend allowed to leak. But, I suppose we really don't care so as long as Mr. Gibson gets what is coming to him. We don't know that the girl friend did to push Mr. Gibson over the edge. Really, how credible is the girlfriend? Why did she take such a long time to bring all of this to light? Revenge, maybe? But then again, I don't suppose we really care. It is only obvious from listenting to all the hub bub that Mr. Gibson has brought all of this on himself all by himself. I suppose it is too much to ask that we attempt to see both sides of the situation and show a little concerning and caring for Mr. Gibson. We really don't tend to do that. As long as the "lady" alleges then thats is the one who has to be credible and the one will be side with. God, help us!

    July 14, 2010 at 12:41 am
  386. TimT

    A drunk person often will not make any sense. If so then how much legal weight can be given to what they say under the influence? I use to work in a bar and the things I have seen people say and do when drunk etc is surreal when compared to what they are like when not under the influence.

    July 14, 2010 at 12:44 am
  387. ML Ruble

    One tape, no, two tapes, now THREE tapes? Whether it was recent behavior or not, the tapes prove that Mel Gibson is EXTREMELY upset and appears to be drunk or on something. He has lost his ability to see his youngest child at this time.

    If allegations are true about his domestic violence history, attitudes, and actions, he should be treated like anyone else that causes harm to another human being under the law.

    He states he left his wife because they had no spiritual connection. Spiritual connection? Mel? Start praying. You'd better be praying for guidance and forgiveness. You're ex-wife appears to be lucky that you split.

    When will people in Hollywood realize that drugs, alcohol, and relationships DON'T mix??

    July 14, 2010 at 12:50 am
  388. Marilyn

    As far as I am concerned, no man should ever hit a woman. So if he in fact physically abused her, then he should face the consequences. I am, however, someone who thinks he needs help. I think alcohol played a part in this incident and in his actions recently. For that, I cannot condemn him. He has issues with alcohol and from what I have seen of Oksana, I think she has contributed to what is going on. I don't care about the tapes because she is the one who taped the conversations so of course she will be cautious with what she is saying. However, if he was intoxicated and upset, he is going to use profanity and raise his voice. On numerous occasions when I have been involved in a heated conversation, I have dropped the F bomb and I am sure 95% of the population has done the same at some point in their lives. So as far as the tapes go, leave him alone. The only thing that should be in the news is the alleged charges of physical abuse. The other stuff is being brought up to bring hype to something that should be a private and legal matter.

    July 14, 2010 at 1:05 am
  389. becky

    Why did the dentist not call authorities when he had to fix her teeth? Surely he could tell she had been "decked." I thought they had to report suspicion of abuse! I agree he shouldn't be given special treatment....if that were anyone else they would have already been charged......career should be over! What a jerk he has turned out to be.

    July 14, 2010 at 1:05 am
  390. joan

    as a principled person, i will never again pay money to watch a movie that mel gibson has any part in. nor will i rent one. not one penny of my money will EVER go to this man.

    i enjoyed and appreciated his extraordinary talent in his older movies. he effectively portrayed men of outstanding character, over and over again. what a joke! he was playing us all for fools. he was obviously a talented actor, but i resent his "double message."

    July 14, 2010 at 2:22 am
  391. Ron

    It's obvious if you really listen to how calm she is and how drunk and upset Gibson is, that she obviously had irritated him with a previos call, then called back to record the tirade. My ex wife used the same tactics, but she didn't know that i was also secretly recording the calls she was secretly recording, so when she tried to use it, I busted her! Even with that info, along with police department testimony on my behalf, proving that she was lying, she was able to make a false claim to the court to have my gun rights taken away even after my attorney prooved beyond the shadow of a doubt to the court that she had lied about the entire episode! The laws should be there to protect, not to twist, and not to let people re arrange them to suit their individual needs. I agree that some women and some men are abused, but far more men get wrongfully accused of that crime than ever commit it!

    July 14, 2010 at 3:00 am
  392. jesse

    i'm jewish and love mel gibson.......funny how everyone focuses on him,......how many others have said or done same thing and not caught on tape????? also who doesnt have skeletons in their closet???

    July 14, 2010 at 7:25 am
  393. Maldonado

    Listen to the tape and besides Mel ranting on...she is egging him on. Gees Mel, why did you fall for that? I'm watching "Braveheart" and "What Women Want" tonight.

    July 14, 2010 at 9:41 am
  394. Mike in Montana

    Their both at fault or wrong in this domestic dispute. Mel Gibsons' ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva sure knows how to push Mel's buttons, while he is intoxicated. Oksana knew what she was doing, when she called Mel Gibson and taped the telephone call. This was certainly a setup job. However, if true.., I do 'not' tolerate domestic abuse or violence in any form.., verbal or physical. Mike in Montana

    July 14, 2010 at 10:20 am
  395. Angry White Woman

    Sorry Michelle...it IS our business! Recent changes in laws in some states reflect the knowledge, based on research, that abuse and hate crimes impact society at a macroscopic level. I teach high school; our students act-out what they see accepted by adults and society. Besides the obvious, that beating someone is NEVER acceptable except in defense of one's immediate physical safety, the context of Mel's racist slurs is exceptionally offensive! I will boycott anything he does or finances.

    July 14, 2010 at 11:16 am
  396. Lee Haney

    Mel needs to lay off the whiskey and cocaine and lay low for a while and maybe donate a few bucks to some charities.

    July 14, 2010 at 11:28 am
  397. Julie

    After listening to the tapes of the phone conversations (that were made without his knowledge and should therefore be inadmissible), it clearly sounds like she was baiting him and setting him up. What he said was not kind but I certainly would not want anyone taping a conversation of mine if I felt that my child and livelihood were being threatened. I suspect what he said was true...she's a gold-digger.

    July 14, 2010 at 11:37 am
  398. kuhris

    the guys done. even after his first tirade i didn't understand why he was in any other movies. who cares if he played a hero that was acting movies aren't real in case you didn't notice.

    why should anyone that horrible and obviously predjudice be excused and allowed to show his face in front of me or my family?

    drunken words are sober thoughts, and if this proves true there's no telling what other cruel, racist, sexist things he could be secretly hiding. The worst part is he tried to doll himself up as a stand up guy and a religious person.

    well i know nobodys perfect but if your going to act like you are people are going to expect it. you brought that on yourself Mel.

    July 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm
  399. Mel Fan

    The thing that is sad is this is supposed to be private, most couples fight and when breaking up say terrible things to one another. We should not even know about the things that were said in the tape. It really doesn't even sound like Mel Gibson to me, and her voice sounds like it was added in just the right places. I still like his movies no matter what.

    July 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm
  400. Stephen Block

    I think Mel Gibson is a low-life slimeball. He is seething with hatred–saying terrible things about Jews, referring to blacks as niggers, referring to gays in a bad way, and calling his Latino help "wetbacks." I cannot forgive, he has established a pattern of being a loathesome, vile human being. His violent assault against his wife while holding their baby should get him in prison. He's the white man's version of OJ Simpson!

    July 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  401. kittysgirl

    Mel Gibson is obviously sick. I don't know why the bleeding hearts of this country cannot find any sympathy for someone who once had it all but has allowed his dependency problems to reduce him to a ranting and raving idiot who cannot seem to get control of his problems. That being said – on to important matters – is there a news story that Nikki Bair referred to (I remember reading about the housewife and the bomb that came through the mail) and who are the alcoholics that RooBiE B referred to? I want real news – Mel's problems are yesterday's news story (like 5 years ago when it became obvious he has a problem).

    July 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm
  402. May

    Maybe he's having flash backs from his days of playing in Lethal Weapon. Man was he good!

    July 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm
  403. destewart

    It sounds as if to me he has been "ruined" for quite some time. I personally will not watch any films he has been involved with. He has made some great films, but he is always larger than life in every role. It must be very difficult for him to grasp that he is not larger than life, hence the tyrant. Treat him like the spoiled, brat he is... time out.
    Which in this circumstance would be refusing to support his projects and films.
    Also, the lady in question needs to get her act together and quit depending upon someone else to take care of her.

    July 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm
  404. May

    I just had another thought. With everybody and the comments they are making, I like what some one wrote about their being 2 sides to every story. ok, maybe he is not what everyone wants him to be and maybe him having doing this was wrong better yet, is wrong but, whatever happened to forgiveness. If we can forgive someone for picking on us 20 years ago, whats wrong with forgiveness now. I have heard him being called a loser, a baffoon, everything except a child of God. What we need to do is pray for him and pray that he will ask for forgiveness for his transgressions. I think we all need to ask for forgiveness because the bible says, to judge not lest we be judged. Better yet, let's go a step further. If anyone of us is without or has ever been without sin, then truly pick up a stone and be the first besides Jesus to cast it. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves, just because he is a Hollywood celebrity, he is still a human being that bleeds red blood, breaths and has 2 legs to put his pants on . Try putting yourself in his shoes and see what ot feels like for people to write and treat you the way they do when you do something wrong. Remember, we have stand before God for our owns sins. So before we try to pull the plank out of somebody elses eyes, lets make sure we don't have one in our own:)

    July 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm
  405. Jill

    I'm on Mel's side. The more I think of Oksana taping Mel and knowing that she had to have said something to get a rise out of Mel, the more I see her as a mean, vendictive, gold-digger. She wanted a free ride and is using the baby and because she can't get her way, she is out to destroy Mel. She didn't report anything to the police but goes to radar online. I think all the names Mel calls her is true. She wants to come across as this innocent victim but she comes across as what Mel calls her repeatedly on the tapes.

    July 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  406. r moro

    As much as I respect Whoopi Goldbergs' loyalty to her friend Mel Gibson, it has to be obvious to everyone that his behaviour is indicative of someone who should be forced into rehab. Sadly, he is a very ill man, who could be a danger to himself and certainly to others. Any physciatrist listening to the alleged tapes would reccomend treatment. His alcoholism has brought his racist, bigoted and violent nature to the forefront. How his wife, Robyn, put up with him for 28 years is beyond anyones' comprehension. Mr Gibson claims to be a religious man – however, it is clear that he uses his own very strange view of religion only when and how it suits him – very hypocritical. He must feel that he is above the law, and that everything that happens to him is someone elses fault. His career is over.

    July 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm
  407. Elizabeth

    he's a mean, cruel, dangerous, egotistical, loathing, narcistic psychopath who has serious sexist, racist, homphobic, anti-semitic and other issues. His career was over 3 years ago, except for Jodi Foster who stupidly stood up for him (now she looks like an idiot too!), and now he has lost his top agency as well. No woman, black, spanish, jewish or gay person would EVER go to his movies now – which takes up about 90% of the population of the u.s.
    He's over and "he deserves it" - hahahaha!
    Mad Mel - Go back to Australia and hide in the Bush country until you die a sad, lonely, pathetic death. Even that is too good for you!

    July 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm
  408. Liz Parker

    Gibson will do what all the stars do. First he'll have a long talk with his agent about how to bury the story. Next he'll come up with some sort of sob story for the public. After that he'll probably take some sort of anger management class then in about 6 months he'll come out a cured, new man who is trying to "put this all behind him." He'll make another movie, Osanka will get some sort of settlement to raise the baby (because what prick doesn't leave money to raise their child), and the public will move on to the next big story.

    July 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm
  409. RMWILSON

    Mel Gibson is still an amazing actor. I know he's struggled with alcohol addiction in recent years but to be fair he was being persecuted by the liberal media at the time. Who wouldn't break under such circumstances? While I don't condone his behaviour, I can understand how he might arrive at desperate and unsavory displays. The allegations of abuse I find somewhat hard to swallow as his girlfriend is most likely milking the situation for financial gain. His outburst was the result of antagonism... Any normal hot blooded male would react in a not so charming way to the type of crap she is putting him through. I see her as a gold digger who saw a vulnerable wealthy man she could take to the cleaners. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it unless further evidence of his 'abuse' is proven...

    July 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  410. annica

    boy. yes he said many bad things. but come=on you people do we not all say things that are bad in the heat of the moment..... and she set him up . Why was she tapping this conversation. (money?) those of you with no sin may cast the first stone. And why does this have to go so far with the media, if it was a private matter? . She –was up to no good. And He should keep his mouth shut.

    July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm
  411. Shirley

    Set up. Set up. Set up.

    Should he have hit her, no. I think he is a tortured soul and doesn't know what to do with his life.

    July 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm
  412. Elvan Cole

    Good Morning!!
    I teach Criminal Justice at ITT-Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and my students have been watching you. They request an opportunity to speak with you via phone messaging, on the topic of changing law enforcement.
    Here in the city of Milwaukee, we suffer a lack reaction each time the police are called, unless it's a shooting in progress.
    Communication between the police and citizens keep getting worst.
    These are future law enforcement personnel that we are training, let us not loss them before the game gets started.
    Thank you!!

    Elvan Cole

    July 15, 2010 at 10:22 am
  413. Deb

    I think too many are quick to forget 'innocent until proven guilty'. We do not hear much of what she said on the tape that set him off. I sincerely do not feel he just started ranting out of the blue. He never said he hit her, and if he did – why did she wait? Why are there FOUR tapes? Instead of smugly holding the record button - intent on trying to ruin him to help fill her own bank account, why was she not calling the police, a lawyer... why did she make FOUR tapes and then... call the media? Sorry but it makes me suspicious that this is a setup and those tapes are edited. For the record – I do not like Mel Gibson, but this woman using the media to ruin him to cash in on full custody of their child – is obvious. I sincerely hope she can explain her inaction for justice if she was beat, explain why she kept her daughter in harms way - so she could get even more recordings to hang him with.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:15 am
  414. Steve

    Is Mel Gibson Ruined.....who cares, Just another example of too much money and power with the wrong person. Peolple like that seem to feel they can treat the rest of the world like crap cause they feel they can afford too. Mel Gibson ruined...who cares.

    July 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm
  415. S

    I know what Oskana is going thru! I didn't call the cops either, I lied to the Emergency Room. WHY because of embarrasment, work – neighbors, etc.... Mel is famous- who was going to believe her! I believe her, I've been there. You can never say what you will do unless you are in that situation. Listen to those tapes – Mels talks out of both sides of his mouth. Tape #5, he says he hates her on one hand, then says if you loved me.... He is a raving controlling idiot!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm
  416. Segnoria

    Hmmm. The police "want to talk to Mel". Whatever happened to walking up to the front door, knocking, and investigating a possible crime? If this were Fred and Alice, or Pookie and Sheniqua, the police would have gone straight to the suspect. Why must they wait to talk to Mel? Having no assumptions about his guilt or innocence, I only care about NO special treatment.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm
  417. Tamara

    I think his girlfriend played him from the beginning. She is a professional at manipulation. This is what she has been looking for....a paycheck. She was even smart enough to play with his weaknesses then tape record this poor man clearly upset that he is in love with a woman that does not love him and that took advantage of him. I am a woman, and I am disgusted by this woman. She is clearly playing innocent when she provoked him and set him up to get her millions.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm
  418. BRANT

    Mel Gibson is only human, folks. There is no excuse for what was allegedy done or said but there is always an explaination. When you combine alcohol with alleged threats to keep him from his child – nothing good can come from that. My question is this: Why was this argument apparently staged, recorded and released and if it was did Mel's ex girlfriend push all the right buttons to drive him to the point of his weakness? That is even more shameful.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  419. whatsgoingon

    Sounds like a frame to me and I do believe the other news report stating that the tapes are "altered." Isn't it funny how allegations always come out when a couple breaks up.....if he really did hit her then she shoud have said something back then...but didn't.....she has money so there's no reason for any excuse to have stayed with him. I've also noticed that some readers have made comments as to why he's not saying anything...why should he? He doesn't owe the public an explanation of his private life....would you want your arguments out in public too for your nosey neighbors to smirk at??? I just don't believe everything that's out there; she obviously taped him and did something to those tapes so she could play "victim" which again I have no symphathy for. She just wants money and attention......and if he did hit their daughter, what kind of mother is she to not have called the police then? If that really did happen then she should have that baby taken from her too! Uh huh........looks pretty fishy to me! Remember, you can't always believe what you read, hear or even see!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  420. whatsgoingon

    She should be jailed for being an unfit mother! If he truly hit the baby (which I just can't believe) many moons ago, she herself is an unfit mother...........

    July 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  421. Anita Brown

    This is horrible! Mel has been smeared by the press! He is guilty because someone says that his voice is on a tape. Get real! How did they tape this conversation? What if it turns out to be someone taking sound bites, put them together, and made the tape? How can his reputation ever be made whole? His name is ruined whether he is actually guilty or not. Sad!

    July 16, 2010 at 3:29 am
  422. Bob

    He takes after his anti semitic father, neither alcohol or a cold girlfriend caused his disfunctional personality. This guys been off his rocker for years, watch any interview. Never been a secret he's got a few screws loose. He's not the first old timer shes bred with, there's no doubt in my mind shes an opportunist. I still can't condone abusive or threatening behavior no matter how bad your girlfriend is. Amazed the first wife lasted so long, guess he thought if she's not roman catholic hes got a get out of hell free ticket...

    July 16, 2010 at 7:24 am
  423. Otis

    You ask, is Gibson's career ruined. Hope so. Furthermore, if he did commit assaults on his wife, he should be thrown in jail. Wonder if assault trumps any pre-nup?

    July 16, 2010 at 9:05 am
  424. Dave Waserman

    Because he has a position with $$ and fame does not allow him to act as if he was above the law. He should be tried and if convicted punishes like any other person.

    Money and position does not give anyone the right to act like this.I for one could care less if he goes to jail.

    His anti-semitic remarks and actions have turned me off.If his feelings towards the Jewish people came to a head, would he start a fight with a Jewish person? If s, he should try going up agains someone like Max or Buddy Bear. It migh teach him a lesson.

    July 16, 2010 at 9:06 am
  425. Big Dave

    " His actions, if proven to be true, could even be labeled monstrous and inexcusable."

    The key word here is labeled and Nancy and her ilk are ALL about labels.
    So Mel got a little pissed off. He's got a right. We didn't live with the woman and who know's she may have deserved just what she got!

    July 16, 2010 at 9:19 am
  426. GLO

    People seem to give Mel a pass because they think he's actually the wild and unpredictable character they liked so much in Lethal Weapon. The only "winner" in all of this seems to be his wife Robin, who got some financial dispensation for suffering not only an alcoholic, wackjob, and philanderer, but religious hypocrite too. He was a cute young guy, had great success in the movie world, and apparently it all went to his head. He should have stayed with his wife and kids instead of seeking out what looked from the beginning to be really "strange". The Octomom lookalike came off as a simple opportunist, not someone madly in love with Mel Gibson, and now she's cashing in her chips, and using his own actions to take the baby with her.

    July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
  427. TAReeves

    first of all, if Mel Gibson is worth 900 mil, why does he have to sell his Lakers Box and art work? He's rolling in dough.

    second of all, wasn't the way she dressed partly why he was attracted to her in the first place?

    third of all, why is it her fault he left his wife for her?

    finally, why aren't media people asking these questions when playing all the tapes...i don't get it.

    July 16, 2010 at 10:45 am
  428. Sylvia, Canada

    I think Mel Gibson is a very talented actor and film producer. His wife latched on to him for fame and fortune. She was an unknown entity before that.
    Women dress provocatively ONLY because they want to attract men. So what Mel said was ABSOLUTELY TRUE. Women look more attractive while dressed modestly.
    The girlfriend recorded this phone conversation, so she took great care not to say anything that would go against her! And she kept egging him on to lose his temper and incriminate himself. She should not be getting all these interviews and cheap fame for such a shameless act.

    July 16, 2010 at 10:47 am
  429. rc

    i dont feel mel is guilty i think the gf wants money, like he said she wouldnt be anyone if it wasnt for him. i think she made the tapes and she is releasing them for money

    July 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  430. Mary

    I am an avid watcher of your program and think your efforts to aid in locating missing children is to be commended. Some of the stories that you were working on seem to have fallen through the cracks. i,e, Haleigh Cummins & little baby Gabriel. Can you please bring your audience up to date on these two cases? Thanks & God bless

    July 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  431. aaprime

    Seriously, Mel...have you finally hit bottom? Are you now ready to join AA for good and give up the insanity of your alcoholic lifestyle? You are nothing more than a garden variety drunk and your sad story is merely the one that made it into the news because you are famous. The real tragedy is that this story is being repeated everyday millions of times around the world and no one seems to care that much about it. God bless all the abused and their abusers!!

    July 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm
  432. JasonHarvey

    Mel Gibson is a religious person, what did you expect, sanity?

    July 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm
  433. mcoburn

    This really isn't "news" to me.I don't really care for what our media says about people,for all I know they could be making all this shit up like they did with Michael Jackson when they wanted to ruin his reputation b/c of certain matters he knew about.(another conversation starter).
    Like I said before nobody really knows anything that happened behind closed doors..I have fights with my significant other and at times we say some pretty harsh things to each other.We are not to judge,leave that to God himself.I'd like to know how they got all those telephone recordings,was his phone bugged illegally?If I was Mel I wouldn't comment on this b.s. either.Plus Oksana sounded like a bad actress on the tapes,like she was reading it off of a piece of paper.Also his ex-wife commented that he has never abused her in there long term marriage.So don't judge unless u was there,she might have did something horrible to him..WHO KNOWS!

    July 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  434. Barbara

    No, I don't think he's ruined. I do think her really stepped in it this time. I think there's a good possibility that the recording were rehearsed and had been edited. I'm sure this woman has contacts in the sound business being that she's a "singer." I think she's trying to set him up. Though I think Mel is a foul mouthed, nasty alcoholic, I think he should hire a private detective to investigate these recordings. If the recordings were altered, she should be charged. She keeps saying on the recording... "what kind of man would act like that?" Well, what kind of woman would stay with a man who supposedly punched her in the face, broke 2 of her teeth and bruised her infant?" She does not have battered woman syndrome..... I would have called 911 and then the tabloids. But obviously, she did neither of those.

    July 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm
  435. jst

    Unless nobody out there has ever made a mistake.....you need to be careful of stones that you throw America! I will always be a fan of his!

    July 18, 2010 at 5:07 am
  436. Tom Klein

    Just wait until it's proven the tapes were edited...that this gold digger he cavorted with deliberately leaked the tapes (what a surprise, huh?) and faked her injury. No, Mel is hardly a saint, but neither is this woman, another Rachel Uchitel, a barnacle that finds and sticks to rich guys for what they can get.

    July 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  437. jmparts29

    leave them the hell alone...we all have our problems. Would you want an argument from you and your wife on the front page news???? Its badly enough that she recorded the conversations....thats trifling in its self. shes looking for money. If she wasnt this wouldnt be public and let them fight it out in divorce court. We have all done stupid stuff in the heat off passion. Dont deny it!!! We all have.....We shouldnt be in their business like we wouldnt want anyone in ours. How many times have we called our friends to talk about your problems? Better yet how many times have you recorded it??

    July 19, 2010 at 12:30 am
  438. observation

    Wow, I've never seen so many responses. I guess fans are very passionate about Mel – ever notice how all these mistresses – the ones who break up celebrity marriages – all look like blow fishes (no pun intended here) interesting after they have their babies to see what they really look like, before plastic surgery. These guys are all so dumb.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am
  439. dgcasey

    So, where are all the apologies from those that were so quick to string Mel up? Have all the "judges" "jurors" and "executioners" disappeared into the woodwork now that the tapes have been shown to be cut-n-paste fakes?

    July 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm
  440. Elizabetta

    Mel's behavior has been disgusting, but I also think this woman he's seeing has pushed him over the edge and brought out the worst in him. She is obviously a parasite who uses her good looks to take men to the cleaners. Mel obviously couldn't deal rationally to the realization that he'd been used.

    July 20, 2010 at 1:34 am
  441. Elizabetta

    Anyone else notice the uncanny resemblance of Mel's girlfriend to OctoMom?

    July 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
  442. Donna

    I am a survivor of a seriously abusive man and I will say Mel's girlfriend is playing games. If there were real abuse going on and it was strictly from Mel Gibson why didn't she report it right after the fact?? Why hold on to these tapes for six months??? I say it was used to ruin him and I wouldn't be surprised if she had a hand in all that went on in that relationship. Sounds like a young woman who found a way to make big bucks and most likely planned what she did. If u listen to the tapes, her voice is controlled and she seems to almost scripted and not natural just for the recorder. We all say things at times we know are wrong and many carry it to an extreme. I find it suspicious that she didn't just give the tapes to the attorney for her case as evidence. Spreading them to the public taints him but does not give a picture of what she was like during the relationship. How advantageous for her!!! If he was abusive, she did the wrong thing in waiting because it makes her look like she is playing games to seek revenge ...or the big bucks...I say both!!!.

    July 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm
  443. Paul Corinthian

    I listened to Gibson's rant against the mother of his child. Clearly, he is in a rage, as he is, unbeknownst to him, being recorded. However, If one listens to the calm. contrivingly controlled voice of Oksana, one can conclude that this recording is a contrived case of premeditated entrapment. Clearly, Gibson is enraged; however, a "rage episode" is not indicative of the true nature of a human being. If Oksana knew her partner, then she also knew Gibson's anger potential. And so, she knew his unleashed rage would eventually bring about his downfall. His tragic flaw has been exposed to the world in more than one instance.She used this against him in a manner that the Borgias would envy. Gibson needs to reign himself in, but Oksana needs to be called on the carpet for violation of privacy and civil rights.

    July 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  444. Megan

    I fell in "love" with Mel when I first saw "The Year of Living Dangerously" but now he's become such a giant jerk, he's far from attractive in any way. He definitely has a problem that no woman would want to live with. He could've aged beautifully...instead he became an alcoholic pig.

    July 21, 2010 at 12:46 am
  445. Heidi

    I think it's a phoney. She seems so calm and scripted yet he's so angry and out of control. I've NEVER heard a fight where one person stays SO CALM – without even raising their voice, changing tone – SO
    MONITONE, While the other is hysterical yet, he WAITS quietly while she talks only then to respond. Seems like it's been edited, without a doubt. SHE should be the one facing charges of false aligations.

    July 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm
  446. Robert B. Lawrence

    Don't get me wrong Mel is most definitely a "mad max" but some of those recordings sound so edited. I personally think that she recorded these phone conversations; had her voice edited out; edited out what she probably said to him the first time and had it overdubbed. She probably paid a ton of money to have this done by a pro...and she probably used Mel's money to do it.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  447. Kimmy Mensa

    Mel Gibson In my opinion is just crazy. If you hate (and there is racism among so many many americans )it will show in your drinking or fatigue. It seems that hate and that turning to violence could very much be a problems. He might have the money but it will not save him from the fall of happiness he seems to have experienced. He turned is angry on a women who he knew in his heart he did not want. He tries so hard to have people want him that he turns on them. He wants to have a reason to dislike them so, that when he becomes unwanted he can blame something else.

    Note to parents: Don't teach your children to hate and don't teach them to hate themselves.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm
  448. bess

    Oksana sounds like she is reading from a script and trying to make it sound real. I wonder if it is really Mell. Then if so how do we know it was not bits and pieces from movies practice tapes put together to set him up. I just wonder who is doing his voice because when he foice comes down it still doesn't sound like him.

    July 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm
  449. Peter Maloney

    Mr. Gibson is clearly a deeply disturbed man. His film career is definitely over. Who would bankroll a sexist, racist, wife-beater, who's an admitted alcoholic? In the tapes he sounds almost as out-of-control as Susan Moss, who would have more credibility if she leaned that "collaborate" is not a synonym for "corroborate."

    July 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  450. Janet

    Yes Mel Gibson is ranting...but listen to how calm SHE is...she's setting him up. That big booped bitch is setting him up and knows EXACTLY what she's doing...for one thing that incident happened a long time ago...no cops called then....She probably argued with him prior to all the recording and then she was setting the table for a case for him to look bad...It's all in the plan, especially with those Russian women. Women take advantage of men like this all the time...if she felt so threatened and fearful for her life...why didn't she call the police, social services etc. Scripted YES....like I said she got him so riled up and then turned on the tape recorder...how convienent, don't you think?

    July 22, 2010 at 12:38 am
  451. lisa

    I agree that Mel is somewhat crazy on these tapes but I think this woman knew the right buttons to push with him. She is too calm and seems like she is reading from a script. I think it is all very shady. He supposedly hits her but it is never reported and then she records him going on this crazy tangent. I think this woman has a big agenda. Maybe she wants a lot of attention and a lot of money on top of that. I don't know but this whole thing is wierd. Mel's ex-wife never reported any such problems and she should know him better than anybody. This woman is up to no good!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  452. Michelle

    Mel Gibson did not offend me and I am African American not a nigger, He however is a idiot and that is just what he got when he married this gold digger. She cant not even speak english and try saying the word symptoms that right way. She had a baby and now she will be in his wallet for all of her sorry life. She is a little to calm on all those tape and how long was that phone conversation 6 months. If he was on a cell phone then he must have hell of battery, one unlike any on this planet has. Mel is a fool who left his wife for this gold digging want to be singer. That woman and Mel both are fools. And here we go with the racist remarks what make him think that all black men want to white women less nor want to rape any woman. Get real our men have morals and respect just like other people. Mel should get just what he has coming to him NOTHING. I will never watch anothe thing Mel Gibson is in less nor The Passion of the christ, Mel is pimping Christ.

    July 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  453. minnie

    It sure seems like she has an awful lot of tapes... and she keeps trying to bate him..into saying all this stuff.. He may be controlling but i am quite sure she knew that and I really believe she has set him up..

    July 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm
  454. Elizabeth

    OK,OK! Stop the B-ll__it! Mel might be an outraged guy but she dose not seem to me, an abused woman, that she is afraid of him. Also any dummy can see her photos are fake. I don't condone abuse but like Barbara Blake,a gold digger man abuser, this lying woman is being co-hearsed on how to be an abused woman, and no matter how Mel sounds on those tapes, this bitch is a total fake. She needs to be beat with her child in her arms and be innocence of any wrong doing before she can step in a real womans shoes. I hate her. I hate how Mel reacted to it. Elizabeth.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  455. robin smith

    I am a recovering alcoholic, (7yrs); a 48 yr old woman who has also been in abusive relationships, both mentally and physically. My perspective on this situation is that irregardless of her motivations or intentions, abusive behavior is the responsibility of the abuser. Mel obviously has some serious personality/character flaws. It seems that he feels superior to women as well as any "minority" group in general. He has an extremely over inflated ego. He is crude and selfish. Addicts are always trying to be the "victim" in situations, it tends to absolve them of their responsibility. Even if she did "set" him up on the tapes....it appears obvious to me that he has a habit of behaving this way. There is no way she would be able to get him to "react" in a certain manner if it weren't his normal mode. He needs to be held accountable, he can afford treatment~the challenge will be does he want it. Recovery is not for those who need it, it's for those who desire a change.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  456. Michael

    Come on people, especially you Nancy Grace and your fellow commentators. This women is obviously trying to make sure she has a payday on a relationship that didn't work out. Who tapes a conversation unless they have an agenda. Maybe Mel ranted wrongly, but come on, this is suppose to be a private conversaiton between two people who obviously are ending a relationship, and she realizes that without the customy of here child, her free ride is over. A lot of relatinships end badly, but since he is a celebrity, it is publicised this way. All her claims are unfounded and not reported. If she was actually was concerned about her safety, then she would have reported it at the time. She now brings it up because her free ride is about over, and without her child, she will have to fend for herself, although her child will always be taken care of. Maybe Mel should have kept his mouth shut, but I bet this women knew how to push his buttons. Can't you even imagine that she is trying to manipulate the situation. Word are words, and ther is no prove he did what she is claiming. It is a tragedy with our legal system that one is guilty until they can prove themselves innocent, which is not how the founders of our great nation meant it to be.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  457. Mary Hepburn

    I am watching the Nancy Grace show right now. It is about Mel Gibson. I believe everyone is missing the point. Yes, many women are treated this way and they are helpless to prove their case. If they go to court for custody of their children, and tell everyone how he controled her, abused her, hit her with a baby in her arms, Guess what, The Good-Old-Boys swear what a sweetheart he is and convince the courts during the He-said, she-said session in court, that she is lying. This woman is smart. She knew this would happen and yes, she was baiting him, to get proof of what she is trying to tell the courts. This man is out of control and he must NOT be alone with this tiny tot.
    I get so angry at the people that accuse her of being up to something because she baited him, NO ONE could bait a man to talk to and treat anyone like that unless it is true that he treats her like that over and over. She knew what he would do because he was doing to her all the time, and she taped it. How else could she go into court and claim the famous Mel Gibson would do such a thing?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm
  458. cheryl

    she seems just a little to cool, calm and collected on the tapes.. somethings up... she eggs him on, she seems to be laying a trap... and as far as we know.. there may just be alot of editing on those tapes.... all those tapes of him.. my just have been recorded in one phone call conversation..and manipulated......... it comes down to, she said, he said and somewhere down the middle is the truth!

    July 23, 2010 at 12:26 am
  459. bugsy

    Every now and then you gotsa to smack a bitch to put her in check. keep up the good work mel...

    July 23, 2010 at 11:02 am
  460. g8turgirl

    She should have punched him in the face! There's never an excuse for domestic violence. I see him doing the Anger Management Show, the Community Service Show, and the No-You-Can't-See-Them Show with his own kids. The poor guy needs help–really. He inherited it from his own father!

    July 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm
  461. Melina

    Really!! I love Mel, and I don't believe he is the only one at fault. Takes two to fight. Not our business. Did anyone pay attention to how she spoke to him, sounded like to me she made under line threats to him.

    July 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  462. Jack

    the guy has a lot of issues to work through. He's unable to control his emotions, he has no respect for women, he's insulted blacks, jews, and mexicans.

    You would expect a 54 year old man, especially an accomplished, wealthy individual to have more self confidence, and self respect than that.

    I'm done with him. Period.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm
  463. Julie McDonald

    Mel is an alcoholic scum-bag and his hateful words and threats toward the girl friend are proof. I'm glad she taped him while raging at her (because no one would believe her). Too bad she had his child, she'll never be completely rid of him (mistake on both their parts). My ex is a hateful alcoholic and rants like a hurt little boy (just like Mel). Further proof that it doesn't matter how old you are, rich, famous (broke or unknown), if you never "grow up" or ever learn respect for yourself and others, you are destined to abuse yourself and the closest ones to you; your spouse and children ... I learned the hard way and I'll never forgive him, as it's come at a terribly high emotional cost for all of us.

    I hope you read all this Mel!!! You are nothing but human waste and unfortunately, that's the only way you know how to treat others!!! Go to hell with the rest of you alocoholic, narcissistic, disgusting men who think you are God's gift to this world !!

    July 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  464. steve

    Mel has been accused of wife beating. Simply put, now he has to prove his innocence. In our world of media blitzing we accuse and ruin someones life then they have to prove they are innocent. If they are innocent , to late, their lives have been ruined. But its ok, the media made a bundle off the news. what happened to innocent till proven guilty? Sharrod from the Department of Agriculture ring a bell? I don't doubt Gibson was in a battle with his wife, but why in the world was the public allowed to listen. Isn't there some law about permission before recording a person. I really think this whole thing will backfire and Gibson will walk because of that. Great Actor, but has personal problems like the rest of us. He is just a target for the media

    July 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm
  465. Amber

    I think there is WAY more to this story than any news outlet wants to mention. I think she asked for it. I think she most likely called him up, got him riled, then pressed record. That way she would seem calm and he would just seem crazy. I also think her photo of her "injuries" is fake. The analysts think so too, I mean her version of what happened and the photo don't match up. She is a gold digging tramp who wants money. Period. That's why she had a kid with him, so she would get a check for sure for the next 18 years. People say dumb stuff when they are angry. She ticked him off, hung up, redialed and tah dah poor little girl is getting screamed at for no reason. She is nothing more than a dirty tramp, and although some of the things he said were out there a bit, the bottom line of what he said was true. You dress like a slut, people will treat you like one. She acted like a tramp, and she deserves to be treated as one. I have ALWAYS been a HUGE fan of Mel Gibson's and I will continue to be. This changes nothing for me. He is an incredible actor that can bring characters to life. Without him, movies would just suck. He's pretty amazing and people need to remember that.

    Plus did anyone else get a weird vibe from every photo of that chick, like you can see in her eyes all she wants is money and she'll do/say anything to get it?

    July 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm
  466. SHIRL

    I applaud Oksana for recording the tapes. If Nicole Brown had done the samething, she might be alive today. Regardless of the situation, the tapes (if Mel) show a violent side. It is now time for both to take the high road for the sake of the children. For Mel, maybe it is a lesson to be learned in loyalty. The grass is not always greener.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:41 am
  467. Bonnie

    Yes, Elizabetta, I did notice how the girlfriend looks like Octomom. Mel definitely has some issues, but I do believe he has been "had" by this woman. She's too calm while he rants and raves. Yep, I smell a setup; however, his behavior is disturbing. Get help Mel and get rid of this golddigger....

    July 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  468. kitten

    she set out to get him and connived all the way. she made the tapes to ruin him and get all she can from him. I think she drove him over the edge.
    that he is a racist is a separate issue. we already knew that. that just makes him the village idiot. what a perfect target he was for anyone. he had probably alienated everyone else with his assholery. he is a douche, but she made him a raving lunatic douche to further publically humiliate and extort what she can from him.

    July 27, 2010 at 8:59 am
  469. ImRighter

    Mel has anger management issues, for sure. If his yelling was done in front of the kid, that compounds the problems gravity.

    Still, it does smell like he was set up, and Oksana needs to own up to that. No one is that calm normally. And the release of the secretly made tapes is highly suspect.

    Mel's greatest trangression was going 'racial'. People can excuse much in their Hollywood heroes/heroines, but not that. Look at how Polanski has been forgiven for intoxicating/drugging a minor before anally raping her; 'but gosh! He makes such sensitive movies! Let's give him some more awards'.

    Makes you wonder...

    July 27, 2010 at 11:59 am
  470. Apeman

    Freakshow Mel....selfrighteous pig....but gf is no better

    July 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm
  471. cosmo

    It seems like Mel has been on a downward spiral ever since the drunk driving/jew hate spewing of several years ago. His wife and children were probably the only thing that kept him from going over the edge and when the wife finally left him, he lost his lifeline.
    Did the Russian woman go after him for his money....I would bet yes. Did she get more than she bargained for....yep.
    Do I think Mel has always been this way...no. If Mel's first seven children had to put up with this type of outburst, they'd be as messed up as Lohan is and the media would be all over it. His first wife has said no physical violence ever occured during their marriage and what reason would I have to doubt her from all accounts she is a well thought of woman.
    What happens next should and will play out in a courtroom.
    As usual it's the children carrying the heaviest burden.

    July 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm
  472. jon

    she's as sleazy as he is. I don't condone violence in any way, shape or form, but I find it difficult to feel sorry for anyone who gets mixed up with Mel Gibson. His history is too well documented for her not to have known what he was like before she hooked up with him. She's an opportunist.

    July 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  473. seethesea

    They're both sleezy! She's a money monger & he's a nut! But it won't matter.................. he'll get more popular as a "bad boy"........ and she will probably end up on Dancing with the Stars!!

    July 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm
  474. Mark

    This is the man who brought us "passion of the christ". See how holy he is?

    July 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm
  475. Kelley

    From listening to the tapes.. you can see clearly the fool has a problem with sex. He uses sexual slurs and talks about her not 'blowing' him first. Doesnt matter if she is a gold digger or not.. ( although i dont think she is) she is a mother. and He should NEVER speak to the mother of his child like that. When the baby grows up this will be here, and she will see it.. and the pain it causes her will be more then anyone knows. He can hate the mother all he wants to.. but you never ever ever say the things he's said outloud . I am truly sad for the baby. I wish her peace....

    July 30, 2010 at 2:21 am
  476. cat

    mel gibson is a little man with a Napoleonic complex....(short man's syndrome).......he is an alcoholic, abusive s.o.b who deserves what he gets.........whatever that may be...........hopefully, about 2 or 3 years locked up in rehab! but, we all know a leopard never changes it's spots...............

    July 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm
  477. Daniel

    this episode will not ruin him. It is not the first time a women has driven a man to loose his mind and say or do something that he did not mean. In arguements people get hot and do not act normally...this is one of those instances.

    August 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm
  478. Stew

    Everyone loves celebrity dirt.
    Makes me wonder, about why all these little gossipy people dont find something more important to spend their time on.
    Like more Jobs for American Families, Ending the War in the Middle East, Continuing Education, Charitys, etc etc etc
    Have you made the world a better place for someone today?
    Learn how to smile, tell a joke.
    Mels only human, a he's a Multi Muti Millionaire.
    Does anyone think he needs the approval from a bunch of internet nobody Judge Sally wanna be's?
    Get a Life People, you only get one ride on the Merry Go Round.
    Have you smelled the Coffee lately, your clocks a ticking.

    August 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm
  479. Lucca

    Mel Gibson, is so washed up, he never was any good to begin with. Now is big mouth and drunken temper has finished him for good, I hope. NO one should go see any of his bad films. What a womanizing, pathetic, pile of @#**.. he is. He needs more then rehab and or anger management. His mother obviously never taught him manners or how to treat a woman right.

    August 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm
  480. MARC

    You know this happens all the time across america,,,the police go to home domestic fighting more than anything,,I agree Mel should not act like that but, because he is famous he is targeted.If i were Mel I would just take my money and leave CALIFONICATION...LOL

    August 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm
  481. SabrinaMarie

    How is he ruined? Even if nobody watched any of his movies ever again-the guy still comes out on top. He's a multi-billionaire, he doesn't need to work another day for the rest of his life. With the fortune he's amassed and half the country out of work–this man is far from ruined.

    I don't agree with him hitting the girlfriend. However, this woman has a child with Timothy Dalton, now one with Mel-who's the next celebrity she'll have a baby with.??

    November 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  482. Xavier

    Yes, Mel is ruined, in that he'll never achieve his former status again, not in this country. He could go away and live comfortable on his past fortunes for as long as his lifestyle would allow , but how happy and/or socially?

    Yes, Mel is ruined because he didn't realize his celebrity carries so much weigh of action that he could only resolve to indirect actions, not direct physical confrontation. He should only call the cops in a domestic situation, even if child is "at risk" cause his public light is a different one.

    Domestic violence should not be tolerated by the public in either direction, man on woman and woman on man, and until double standards disappear and the public learns to respect each other, it'll be an irrational fight and not a thoughtful discussion.

    Some of our 'celebs' (and yes we put people on pedestals) need to feel the equal weight of the law (Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown, Mel Gibson, Eminem . . . ) . Some are, or at least one did, but others escape with rehab or well crafted PR, something regular citizens don't.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm