Mel Gibson Spits Another Racial Slur in Newly Released Recording

Mel Gibson threatens ex-girlfriend's nanny, apparently admits abuse in new tape.

ByABC News
July 13, 2010, 4:19 AM

July 13, 2010 — -- Mel Gibson's latest meltdown is getting messier by the day.

In the latest audio recording of a fight between the actor and Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his 8-month-old daughter, Gibson spits yet another racial slur, this time using a term intended to insult Latinos while talking about their nanny.

"She won't be there for long," Gibson said in the recording obtained by RadarOnline and heard first on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"I will fire [name redacted] if she's at your house. I will make it known and fire her. I'll report her to the f*****g people that take f*****g money from the w******s, ok?"

The expletive Gibson utters is a derogatory term for people of Latino heritage, especially Mexican illegal immigrants in the United States.

The recording is part of a long-winded war of words between Gibson and Grigorieva, part of which was released Monday by RadarOnline.

In the recording released Monday, Gibson apparently admitted that he hit Grigorieva, which could prove to be crucial evidence in a domestic violence investigation being conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Grigorieva remains oddly calm through most of the recording, suggesting that Gibson get medication and insisting she doesn't want his money. But at one point, she brings up the January fight in which Gibson allegedly broke her teeth, which was the impetus for her filing a restraining order against him last month.

"You were hitting a woman with a child in her hands," she says. "What kind of man is that? Breaking her teeth, twice ... what kind of man is that?"

In response, Gibson tells Grigorieva "you deserved it," and implies that he's capable of killing her.