The explosive release of Mel Gibson's racist tirade against Oksana Grigorieva yesterday coincided with a scheduled court date between the feuding camps in L.A.
The parents of eight-month-old Lucia are fighting over custody, and went before a judge in a closed-door hearing regarding the case, which is still under seal.
Splitting in April, the couple insisted the breakup was amicable. But Oksana has since accused Gibson of knocking her teeth out during a January argument.
He denied that allegation, but the leak of Mel’s racist, misogynist, utterly vile tirade exposes just how tense the split was - and what a horrible person he is.
In any case, lawyers for both Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva spent lots of time in court talking about how the secretly-recorded tapes of Mel were leaked.
Oksana's lawyers "vehemently denied" that she was the leak of the tapes she allegedly has, and the judge never determined where the leaks came from.
Mel rhymes with ... where he belongs. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
A restraining order prohibiting Oksana Grigorieva from releasing tapes of Gibson is in place, and the judge made it clear to everyone to put a lid on it, STAT.
Lawyers for both sides complied and said nothing as they left. Public figures ranging from Jesse Jackson to Gloria Allred had no intention of staying mum.
Feminists are enraged at Gibson's profane outburst and his use of "whore" and "c**t" in reference to the mother of his child, among other choice quotes.
Having also alienated African-Americans - Mel said Oksana's outfit may lead to being "raped by a pack of n***ers" - repairing his image may prove difficult.
After all, it's not a one-shot deal. In 2006, Mel went on a similar rant about Jews and how they are responsible for all wars and all the world's problems.
This guy sucks.