Mel Gibson audio: Yes, there is more
First there was the damning audio tape of Mel Gibson's expletive-laden, racist tirade toward ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Now Radar Online has released audio of a second conversation -- audio that is filled with more foul language and, for what it's worth, does not appear to have been authenticated -- in which Gibson threatens to kill Grigorieva.
At this point, it's getting pretty difficult for anyone in Hollywood or elsewhere to do or say something supportive of the guy. Even pal Jodie Foster, who directed Gibson in "The Beaver," a low-budget comedy whose release date is now up in the air, hasn't issued a statement of support yet.
Robert De Niro -- who backed out of co-starring with Gibson in the recent "Edge of Darkness" because of creative differences -- did have something semi-positive to say to the media. He told reporters in Australia that "I hope he gets through all this. It's unfortunate, you know?" Of course, some media outlets have characterized this one, small comment as De Niro's attempt to "reach out" to Gibson. More likely, he was just trying to give a diplomatic response to a journalist's question.
But anyone who publicly says anything that doesn't outright condemn Gibson should expect to be perceived as somewhat supportive of the star, if not his actions. Which means most celebs will probably continue to keep their traps shut.
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| July 12, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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