The chatter regarding Mel Gibson's alleged abuse of ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva isn't just getting attention online - it's sparked interest among police.
A terrifying tape of Mel's racist tirade against the mother of his eight-month-old daughter surfaced last week. Grigorieva herself denies leaking the tape.
The release of the rant followed accusations that he punched her in the face, however, painting a sick picture of the actor, who split with her in January.
In the tape, Mel allegedly references the incident in which Grigorieva says he assaulted her, and adds that she deserved it. What a class act this guy is.
Understandably, the police are looking into it.
If Oksana is to be believed, no one is safe from Mad Mel.
"An investigation of domestic violence has been launched by [Los Angeles Sheriff's] Malibu/Lost Hills station detectives ... involving actor Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva," read a statement released Thursday.
Referring to the January 6 incident, "The police detective in charge of the investigation is currently gathering information regarding the allegations. Due to the investigation being preliminary in nature, no other information is available at this time."
Attorneys on both sides weren't available for comment.
Gibson and Grigorieva have been locked in a bitter custody fight over their daughter, with the Russian singer filing a restraining order June 25. That was the first time the claim he punched her in the face "more than once" became public.
Sources close to Gibson have denied there was any physical violence, claiming he merely was trying to stop Grigorieva from shaking Lucia "like a rag doll."