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Mel Gibson's Outburst Tape Released, William Morris Endeavor Drops Him as Client

July 10, 2010 02:43:53 GMT

Briefly after a recording of Mel launching racist and offensive rant against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva hit the internet, his agency professionally shunned him and refused to work with him.


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Now that a tape featuring Mel Gibson launching racist and offensive tirade against Oksana Grigorieva, his ex-girlfriend and mother of their illegitimate daughter, was released, the actor's agency, William Morris Endeavor, dropped the Oscar-winning actor as their client on Friday afternoon, July 9. The decision also follows the death of Mel's agent of more than 30 years, Ed Limato, on July 3.

"It is rare for William Morris Endeavor to dump an actor with such an A-list, high profile - but after they heard the tapes they probably would have realized they committed career suicide," Hollywood Image consultant, Michael Sands, said as quoted by FOX News. "It could have destroyed the agency's image to have kept him on board."

Meanwhile, co-chief executive of William Morris, Ari Emanuel, added through a statement to the New York Times, "People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to their bottom line."

The tape, which becomes the factor of the split, hit the internet after Radar Online posted it. The recording heard Mel boiling over how Oksana dresses, saying "You go around sashaying in your tight clothes. I won't stand for that anymore." The actor continued his rant by accusing her of getting breast implants and trying to breastfeed their 8-month-old daughter Lucia.

"You are provocatively dressed all the time with your fake boobs that you feel you have to show off," Mel allegedly says on the tape. "I'm just telling you the truth. I don't like it. I don't believe you anymore. I don't trust you. I don't love you. OK? I will take care of my child but I don't want you anymore."

On Thursday, July 8, Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department said Mel Gibson has been named as a potential suspect in a domestic violence investigation of the then-couple's bust-up back in January. However, Mel is said not worrying about it because he reportedly will present evidence to detectives that Oksana tried to extort money from him and if he didn't pay, she'd leak the recordings to the press.

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posted by MALA on Jul 15, 2010
I AGREE THAT MEL HAS BEEN A VICTIM. I BELIEVE THAT WORSE THINGS THAN THIS ARGUMENT- A PRIVATE ARGUMENT (THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN 'RECORDED'OR OVERHEARD); GO ON ALL THE TIME (ESP ON PLANET HOLLYWOOD) AND IT IS NOBOBY'S BUSINESS. IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BROADCAST ANYWHERE TO HUMILIATE AND DESTROY MEL, WHATEVER WAS SAID; WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW. THERE'S ALREADY TOO MUCH 'REALITY CELEBRITY, EVERY MINUTIAE TV' ALREADY. IF IT WAS A PLANNED ATTACK BY A HARPIE TO USE HIM, PRESS HIS BUTTONS, DRIVE HIM INSANE, DECIMATE HIM, ROB HIM, (OH SORRY, I MEANT CLAIM MILLIONS IN CHILD SUPPORT) SHE WILL BE DEALT WITH BY GOD. IF SHE IS BEING BULLIED BY AN ANGRY, SELFISH, DEMANDING DEMON FOR ORAL SEX; (SHOW YOUR GRATITUDE, SLAVE, I MADE YOU WHAT YOU ARE), HE WILL BE DEALT WITH BY GOD. SIMPLE.
posted by stoni on Jul 14, 2010
Just to clarify my genuine invitation - I have a tiny cottage and have 7 German Shepherds. But the property is large. The pups are friendly - if I tell them to be - and you are welcome Mel Gibson. Tropics really nice this time of year!!!! So are the fresh mudcrabs I can show you how to catch!
posted by Stoni on Jul 14, 2010
Now with the third tape (in Australia anyway) released.... stand by my original thoughts. Furthermore, believe even more so that this nobody that has twice been married and tried the same stunt at fame and money with at least one other well known actor is going for the big payout with Mel Gibson. To Rock Quarry (above) and others of similar opinion - we don't know everything that goes on in not so Ho Ho Holy HollyWood. Sure, he did the drunken rant about Jews. So what! I grew up being abused - even physically -and called all sorts of names because I was 'new Australian'. Most of the abuse came from the German and Polack kids I went to school with! The 'Auzzie' - couple of generation English/Irish etc. were in the most very nice to my family and myself! And other imports like us! Having said that - we all called each other what we were perceived to be or the nicknames given to us all. RUSKIES, COMMO'S, REDS, DAGO'S, WOGS, KRAUTS,PIG EAR PURSES (JEWS)GOOKS, ABO'S, JOE'S and so on and on it goes. Oh Gee, I must be so totally messed up because I was called names as a kid so many years ago!!!! My bad. I'll go get therapy! Poor, poor me! Firstly, consider where the origins of some names come from. Some were nasty - others just became habit with no malice or discrimination or fucking RACISM ever meant! 'Nigger' - from 'Negro', which they themselves would pronounce 'Nigre' - also very similar in many other languages. And in saying it out loud in different accents, please, what is the difference between the original word for a black person - Negro - DUH didn't the around 1970's brag a 'Negro' in some cop show or other? Full 'Afro' hair-do and all? Sure as shit don't remember that oh, so handsome actor Sidney Poitier being called African American. I grew up hearing to him as being a brilliant NEGRO actor! Negro/Nigre/Nigger - and the difference is? Blacks have the tendency - even here in Australia now - to call each other 'Niggers'. Sometimes as a friendly recognition, sometimes the very opposite. (Yeah, they take on the black American identity in everything I see because they don't give a squat for their own unless it puts money in their fist) So, please tell me what the difference is when a white person uses the 'N' word, as against a black? "WetBacks" is another expression I grew up with. Here in Australia we had 'WetBacks', also known as 'Bodgies'. It was 'Bodgies & Widgies' vs 'Surfies'. The 'Bodgies' aka 'WetBacks' were into copious quantities of Brylcream (greasy shit) for their hair, ridge soled suede shoes, tight jeans, and usually ....trouble. The 'Widgees' were their very very loose morals girlfriends. The 'Surfies' - which our Mel was one of - were of the beach set, sun(even otherwise - Ajax bath cleaner etc. - bleached hair) panel vans(fair share of girls as well just to be fair) ,and everything fun outdoors types. Bodgies bad boys. Surfies good boys. The US version of 'Wetback' is, I gather, a Mexican. Very familiar with that term as well from growing up watching Westerns! Aside from the dark and greasy hair portrayed in the movies, I take it that this expression may also come from the unbelievable number of Mexicans that illegally cross the border into the USA by crossing the Rio Grande River. Well, of course they are going to get wetbacks! Have taken way too long to get to my point...sorry. Mel Gibson and I are about the same age. We have grown up with certain ways of calling things/people etc. We grew up in an age where words like f..ck etc. WERE a way of speaking - every 2nd or 3rd word! AND those so called racist words as well! Has anyone ever bothered to take the time and ask Mel Gibson what sort of names he was called as a kid? Nothing was ever meant to be hurtful and offensive - even before this ridiculous over the top political correctness! No-one is allowed any freedom of speech and/or expression we all live under now! I, as did Mel, learn to tone down the 'language' we grew up with. Supposedly Mel Gibson - (if it IS him on those obviously staged tapes and not just a good impersonator,) reverted back to language when wounded beyond the comprehension of everyone out there being so f...g ghoulish and not seeing that there is so much more! Yes, Mel is hypotrical in his so called Catholicism - by ever having had an affair with this 'wannabe' that will stop at nothing to be 'some-one RICH'. Well, supposedly, for you religious types, Jesus Christ married a whore but you still worship him. Mel Gibson made a mistake. A HUGE mistake. In his male menopause phase. And realised that that whore he chose to help was not worthy.....because she always will be prostituting herself for more and more! I personally absolutely do not believe Mel deserves the persecution he is going through. And if.....IF.. he did hit this slut, I - as the victim of unbeleivable physical abuse as a child by my mother and then even worse by my alcoholic ex husband can say this, it must say a lot! A huge lot! There is NO WAY Mel Gibson would risk his entire life of work, career....and freedom - the media is talking serious prison time now - for ANYONE! Mel is not stupid. After hearing the so called '3rd tape' today.......I am finding it very difficult to believe it is Mel Gibson. But if it is, he is - as I said before - a person that is being forced beyond the limits of sanity - by a very calculating evil bitch! Are we ever going to hear what came before and after those tapes that were released? For sure not the conversations that this female succubus surely instigated to get Mel Gibson into the state (if it is him). I hope he gets custody of the baby, gets back together with his wife. Either which way, PlasticWood will be making a huge mistake if they dump Gibson. Likewise, the more publicity they give this Russian nothing and nobody gold-digger, the more dis-service they do to the world! Mel - if you need a place to stay, very welcome at my place - so long as you like dogs and don't mind a tiny room! Hang in there. And come out there! Don't let this creature take you away from the world! XXOOXXOO
posted by snoog420 on Jul 12, 2010
I have a message for william morris,or whichever one of fuckin idiots dropped one of the best actors of all time.Who gives a shit about ur image just cuz u guys support worthless fuckin spook music that by the way sucks. mel im on ur side man i hope that stupid cunt burns in hell.By the way i think we all want to know exactly who made the decision to drop mel or r u guys to big of pussies to release your name,shit if i saw u i would probably knock ur teeth down ur throat u fuckin corporate deutschebags.
posted by Rock Quarry on Jul 11, 2010
Stoni- I agree she is probably a fame/money whore, but that doesn't give Mel the right to be a racist pig. He's proven now, more than once, that he IS racist and harbors many deep rooted feelings of anger and hate.

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