Eszterhas and Gibson have been feuding bitterly and publicly over their work on “The Maccabees,” which was to be a “Jewish Braveheart.” When Warner Brothers pulled the plug on the project, Eszterhas accused Gibson of anti-Semitism and deranged behavior, while Gibson claimed Eszterhas’ work was “substandard.”
Eszterhas told The Wrap that he released the recording because “Gibson called me a liar. And I also have some reason to believe he’s creating a PR blitz questioning my truthfulness.”
In the two minute and 35 second recording, which depicts the formerly beloved star in full Mayor of Crazytown mode, Gibson rages against Eszterhas over the lack of a first draft of “The Maccabees.” Eszterhas says the recording was made at a packed dinner party at Gibson’s house by his son Nick, who feared for their safety.
The recording and a transcript of it can be read here. Amazing how Mel Gibson has ensured that his depiction on “South Park” be considered an accurate representation of his behavior rather than a parody. Previous Critic Speak coverage of the feud can be found here.
Source: The Wrap