Hollywood tough guy Mel Gibson, facing fresh embarrassment over another foul-mouthed outburst, is reportedly in therapy.
An eight-minute recording of a phone argument between Gibson and his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in which he allegedly tells her she “deserved” to be hit was posted online this week.
In the recording, posted by RadarOnline.com, Grigorieva can be heard chastising him for allegedly punching her in the face and breaking two of her teeth.
“What kind of a man is that?” she is heard saying. “Hitting a woman when she’s holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth twice in the face! What kind of man is that?”
Oscar-winning Gibson allegedly responds: “You know what, you ... (expletive) deserved it.”
Last week a recording posted by RadarOnline.com included Gibson allegedly using a racial slur and calling his ex-girlfriend a “whore”.
The couple have been locked in a bitter custody dispute over their baby daughter in Los Angeles.
The 40-year-old Russian singer has accused Gibson of domestic violence, prompting police to launch an investigation.
A friend of Gibson was quoted by People magazine in the US saying he was in therapy, adding: “He’s coping as well as can be expected.”