Actor Mel Gibson is heard using a racial slur and calling his ex-girlfriend a “whore” in a recording released by a celebrity news website.
The two-minute recording posted by RadarOnline.com includes segments in which a voice sounding distinctively like the Oscar-winner is heard telling his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva that she is dressing too provocatively and that it would be her fault if she were raped.
He uses the word “n****r” at one point and the recording is laced with his swearing.
Grigorieva recorded the actor-director because she was afraid he might harm her, the website reported.
Gibson, 54, is heard on the recording harshly criticising Grigorieva for the way she dresses. He accuses her of lying to him about having breast implants.
“They just look stupid,” Gibson tells her at one point in the recording. “Keep them if you want to. They look like a Vegas bitch, a Vegas whore.
“You look like a (expletive) bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s it will be your fault,” Gibson is heard telling Grigorieva. “You provoked it. You are provocatively dressed.”
Alan Nierob, a spokesman for Gibson, did not immediately respond to requests for comment and a phone message left for Grigorieva’s lawyer, Marci Levine, was not immediately returned.
It is unclear when the recording was made or in what context. It opens with Gibson discussing breast feeding of their now eight-month-old daughter. Towards the end, Gibson indicates he is done with the relationship.