Mel Gibson Rant: Star RAGES at Joe Eszterhas, Bashes Oksana Grigorieva

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Mel Gibson was secretly recorded ranting against Joe Eszterhas over the latter's draft of their ill-fated film project The Maccabees, and the audio has leaked online.

Screenwriter Eszterhas, who recently alleged in a nine-page letter that Mel Gibson hates Jews and wants to stab Oksana Grigorieva, says his son taped Mel.

Eszterhas' family was in Costa Rica at Mel's house in December. He was tasked with writing a draft of The Maccabees, which didn't go over well with Gibson.

That's putting it mildly:

Eszterhas' 15-year-old son, Nick, recorded the Oscar winner with his iPhone, and he was "adamant" his dad release it to the media. So he did, to The Wrap.

"Why don't I have a first draft of The Maccabees? What the f--k have you been doing?" Gibson can be heard yelling in the two-and-a-half-minute tape.

Gibson also can be heard yelling, presumably referencing Oksana, that "I am earning money for a filthy little c--ksucker who takes advantage of me!"

It's worth noting that while he scarily rants like a bona fide crazy person, the most inflammatory comments Mel is accused of making do not appear.

It's unclear if there are additional audio recordings.

Eszterhas has accused the actor of anti-Semitism and said his only true intention with making The Maccabees was "to convert Jews to Christianity."

In a letter to Gibson, Eszterhas (who is Jewish) claimed he continually referred to Jews in front of him as "Hebes," "oven-dodgers" and "Jewboys."

He also claims that Mel called the Holocaust "mostly a lot of horses--t" and made horrific comments about Grigorieva, John Lennon and others.

Gibson's initial response to Eszterhas denied the claims that he made the offensive remarks he was accused of making, calling them "utter fabrications."

A rep for the actor-filmmaker tells E! that there will be no comment forthcoming on Eszterhas' recording, and that Gibson has "nothing more" to say.

As for The Maccabees, Warner Bros. previously said that they are still "analyzing what to do with the project" that has been shelved indefinitely.

Gibson's infamous rants against Oksana were one of the biggest stories of 2010, and it looks like he still has a good amount of pent-up anger.

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