Is no news good news for Mel Gibson?
Attorneys for the notorious star and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva had no comment Thursday upon leaving Los Angeles Superior Court after a lengthy custody hearing regarding the estranged duo's young daughter, Lucia.
Not that Gibson should feel pressured to ever say anything ever again. And that was before yet another audio-taped rant was released today.
TMZ is reporting that the judge did not strip Gibson's visitation privileges in the wake of a domestic violence investigation into whether he slapped Oksana around and 8-month-old Lucia got caught in the crossfire.
Per the agreement he and Grigorieva entered into earlier this year, he's allowed daytime visits and one overnight a week with Lucia.
Maybe the sworn statement signed by Gibson's ex-wife, Robyn, in which she declared that the Oscar winner never laid a hand on her or their seven kids, helped his cause.
RadarOnline, the link between Gibson's tirades and the rest of the world so far, has it that L.A.'s Department of Children and Family Services is going to interview Gibson next week. That said, DCFS usually gets involved whenever accusations of domestic violence are made, even if a child has not been named as a victim.
Grigorieva, who went to court with the intent of keeping Gibson away from her and their kid, can't be happy—but no one's talking.
Except Mel that is, albeit on recordings ostensibly made by Grigorieva earlier this year as their relationship crumbled around them.
Today's addition to the Gibson canon featured him calling the aspiring singer a "gold digger" and telling her he doesn't have "any f--king money."
"I'd like to show you what mean really is," Gibson raves. "Bitch, c--t, whore, gold digger! All true! You f--king proved it to me! If you're ever interested in proving otherwise, let me know. If you don't care, I know you know what you are, too.
"Look at yourself. And look what you've done. Look what you've f--king done! Look at your son. He's a f--king mess. You f--king excuse for a mother. You're a f--king bitch!"
No, Mel, look what you've done.
Grigorieva has a 12-year-old son, Alexander, with ex-husband Timothy Dalton. Radar says authorities want to speak with him to get a better sense of what's going on behind closed doors, as well.
(Originally published on July 15, 2010, at 8:35 p.m. PT)
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