The chauvinistic racist that is Mel Gibson is under the spotlight for the wrong reasons yet again. As he has just avoided being slammed behind bars, his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has been given permission by the courts to record any more threatening calls by the actor. The court said that the Russian singer can ‘record any prohibited communications made by the restrained person’. She previously had recorded his angry rants over the phone which was illegal for California laws.
Grigorieva is currently been protected from Gibson along with their daughter Lucia and also her son Alex, 14. ‘The Passion of the Christ’ director is currently undergoing domestic violence counseling and a years mental health counseling as advised by the court. We are doubtful how much this will actually help!
In court the 55 year old appeared to be the vision of politeness and good manners as he scrubbed up in a suit and open striped shirt. What he was in court for however was for reasons far from his attempted refinement as his ex girlfriend, Grigorieva had issued the report that he had punched her in the mouth, tried to strangle her and put a gun to her head. The actor had responded to her claims by shouting, You f***ing deserved it. I’ll put you in a f***ing rose garden you c***.
His plea of no contest (basically guilt) means that this case of battery and domestic violence cannot be used against him in any future trouble he gets himself into. His lawyer has defended him right till the end stating that, Mel’s priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made.
Gibson has been in various drunken and disorderly situations in the past few years with the most publicized one being his antisemitic rant. Recordings showed the star screaming, ‘the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world’ and insulting a female police officer by calling her ‘sugar t*ts’. Although we can not imagine that Gibson will stay out of the law’s way for too long, we are just glad to see some justice is being done.