February 18: Day of the Mel Gibson Tapes

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The Mel Gibson tapes are now infamous, but many questions remain, including when they were recorded, and what event(s) sent the actor SO over the edge.

Well, sources tell TMZ that Oksana Grigorieva began secretly taping her ex-boyfriend shortly after he accused her of "messing around with the tree man."

Oksana and Mel

It all went down February 18 - all six Mel Gibson rants leaked so far.

On that date, Oksana went to Mel's house and he allegedly flew into a rage. Sources say that Gibson had quit smoking that day and was in a "terrible mood."

It bears mentioning that reports also say how Mel also tried to quit smoking the day of his alleged attack on Grigorieva and their daughter Lucia, January 6.

MAD MEL: Finally, a new theory has emerged as to when the infamous tapes were recorded, and why Mel Gibson flew into a blinding rage at Oksana Grigorieva.

On February 18 Mel became insanely jealous, accusing Oksana of an affair with her landscaper. According to Oksana, she left in fear for herself and the baby.

After she left, angry Mel began calling and she began recording.

Sources say there was no physical violence February 18 and the only violence between them occurred January 6 - which Gibson's camp disputes, of course.

All of the recordings so far - Oksana personally denies distributing the tapes, but her sister, Natalie Grigorieva, may be the leak - occurred on February 18.

Until this revelation, all we knew was that the tapes originated sometime between January 6 and May, when they nearly signed a $15 million custody deal.

Under that agreement, which Oksana agreed to but ultimately did not sign, she would have had to give Mel unmonitored visitation - and turn over the tapes.


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I say smart too.....he's Mel Gibson, famous actor...who would believe Oksana.....Expose Narcissism and mak people realise also that smoking causes mental illness and extreme crankiness and anger when trying to give up...a lesson to be learned....Mel sure knows how to BLOW himself up...and I was a fan of his...no excuse for abuse, ever....get help Mel


getting really sick of constantly hearing new revelations about these doctored tapes would really love to not hear any more about this until the judge makes more rulings on the case everything we are hearing is basically coming straight from oksana and her lawyers, and i am sick of her daily dish of lies and gossip. i think the public is getting quite bored and fed up with hearing about this all...ready for it to be over.


Sneaky or smart? Without those tapes nobody would believe the verbal abuse Mel is capable of dishing out. I say smart!


Sneaky sneaky Oksana...