"You deserved it," the actor angrily tells Oksana Grigorieva when she says he broke her teeth

By Tim Nudd
July 12, 2010 12:30 PM
Credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage; Richard Young/Startraks

Things appear to be getting only worse for Mel Gibson, as a second audiotape has surfaced in which the actor-filmmaker admits to hitting former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and threatens her.

On the latest recording – reportedly posted in its original, unaltered form on RadarOnline.com – Gibson, 54, is heard panting and shouting in a profane rage on a phone call with Grigorieva, 40. When she tells him he needs medication, he shouts back: “You need a [expletive] bat in the side of the head. You need a [expletive] brain transplant. You need a [expletive] soul.”

At another point, he says, “Threaten ya? I’ll put you in a [expletive] rose garden. You understand that? Because I’m capable of it.”

When Grigorieva says Gibson hit her in the face and broke her teeth – “What kind of man is that?” she asks – Gibson replies: “Oh, you’re all angry now! You know what, you [expletive] deserved it.”

That exchange appears to be a reference to a Jan. 6 incident between the couple, which is now the focus of a domestic-violence investigation against Gibson.

This latest tape follows a previous one in which Gibson was heard angrily insulting Grigorieva for wearing “provocative” clothing. On the earlier tape, Gibson used the N-word and suggested Grigorieva – with whom he has an 8-month-old daughter, Lucia – would be to blame if she were raped.