Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who was collaborating with Mel Gibson on his ill-fated film The Maccabees before claiming in a letter Mel Gibson hates Jews, says he’s got proof that he witnessed the latest rage-filled rants from the troubled star.
His teenage son secretly recorded much of it, Eszterhas says.
“A lot of the stuff is on tape,” he tells TMZ. What stuff?
He says the recordings were made in Costa Rica by his son Nick, though he would not say if the following alleged comments by Mel were captured:
- “I want to f**k her in the ass and stab her while I’m doing it.” – on his ex-girlfriend and former hate-filled rant target Oksana Grigorieva
- “He’s a c**t Jewboy.” – on William Morris/Endeavor Chairman Ari Emanuel
- “I’m glad he’s dead. He deserved to be shot.” – on John Lennon
In the letter to Mel written after The Maccabees fell apart, Joe wrote that his son recorded Me on his iPhone, but did not say how much, other than “a lot.”
Joe also says people who allegedly witnessed Mel’s rants are willing to come forward. As for The Maccabees script that Warner Bros. rejected, Joe said: “I’m heartbroken. I put my heart and soul into a script for someone who hates Jews. He needs help. Badly.”