Ranting Mel Was Totally Sober

Even so, the not-drunk tapes keep trickling out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 8:08 AM CDT
Ranting Mel Was Totally Sober
Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva arrive at the "Edge Of Darkness" Premiere in Paris Thursday Feb. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

(Newser) – At this point, it’s probably difficult for anything about Mel Gibson to shock you, but this might: He was not drunk in the taped rant currently being excruciatingly dribbled out by Radar. Sources tell TMZ Gibson has been sober since his DUI arrest four years ago, and Oksana Grigorieva acknowledged his sobriety during custody talks. Another portion of the (sober) rant has surfaced; this time Gibson expresses jealousy over Grigorieva’s ex, Timothy Dalton, encourages her to have sex while her son watches, and says, “I’m so f*cking sorry I had a child with you.”

Gibson might find himself in trouble with more than just Grigorieva: The San Diego Minutemen, a group that “demands maximum immigration enforcement,” reported Gibson to immigration authorities after hearing the “wetbacks” portion of his rant—because they suspect he might be employing illegal immigrants—and they were told an investigation was opened, TMZ reports. But at least some good has come of all this: Namely, a Gibson-inspired line dance on Chelsea Lately. Click here to watch it.
(Read more Mel Gibson stories.)

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