MEL Gibson is in strife again after a secret recording allegedly captured him yelling a vile, racial tirade at his former Russian girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
In the recordings, the Australian-raised Oscar winner allegedly uses a highly offensive term levelled against African Americans.
“You look like a f . . king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault,” Gibson allegedly screams at Grigorieva, according to TMZ.com.
The gossip website confirmed it was Gibson on the tape, which Ms Grigorieva secretly recorded.
The former couple is in the midst of a bitter custody battle for their baby daughter, Lucia, and the secret recordings have been submitted to the Los Angeles judge overseeing their case.
In 2006, Gibson’s image and career took a major hit when he was arrested at Malibu for drink driving and went on an anti-Semitic rant, saying, “F . . king Jews . . . The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
The comments were condemned by religious leaders and high-powered members of Hollywood, but in the years since, Gibson has worked hard to repair his reputation.
The latest tirade quickly drew fire from the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, with the organisation’s LA president, Leon Jenkins, saying it was unfortunate Gibson “has made his millions off of women, African-Americans and Jews”, but harbours “such racist, sexist and anti-Semitic feeling against people who have admired and respected him for decades”.
“An apology is insufficient given his history of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism,” Mr Jenkins said.
“No amount of words will change his image as an out-of-date and out-of-control racist. Only by a sustained period of positive acts can