Mel Gibson Might Sue Over Recording, Should He?
By Mack Rawden 2012-04-19 21:25:42
The long strange journey of Mel Gibson might once again wind up in court, though if it does, this time itíll be the actorís choice. Following the release of his foul-mouthed rant in Costa Rica, heís reportedly considering filing a lawsuit against Joe Eszterhas for surreptitiously recording his words and making them public.
Given a lawyer hasnít even been hired yet, the specific legal route Gibson might take is unclear, but it seems like thereís only two real possibilities. He could argue invasion of privacy since he was recorded in his own home without consent, or he could focus on the actual releasing of the tape itself as he didnít authorize that either.
According to TMZ, Gibson has some close associates currently brushing up on Costa Rican law, and once they report back, he should have a more informed idea of how to proceed if he even has a case with winning potential. Itís entirely possible recording is permitted under any circumstances there, in which case heíd be shit out of luck.
This incident is just the latest in a string of angry words and actions between the director and Eszterhas. The latter was supposed to pen a script for a biopic theyíd work on together called The Maccabees, but in-fighting and wild allegations derailed the project. Eszterhas accused Gibson of making threats toward Jewish people and his baby mama, while Gibson accused him of being a liar who didnít fulfill his promises.
Iíd be surprised if this mess didnít end up in court. What do you think? Should Mel pursue legal action over the release of the recording or should he just let the issue die? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll belowÖ
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