April 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM ET
Mel Gibson appears to continuously be putting his worst face forward whenever he's around Joe Eszterhas.
The "Basic Instinct" screenwriter, who recently alleged in a nine-page letter that Gibson made a number of anti-Semitic comments while the two consulted on Gibson's now-in-limbo film, "The Maccabees," has released a recording to The Wrap of another Gibson rant, this one allegedly occurring while he and Eszterhas' family were in Costa Rica together in December.
According to Eszterhas -- who was originally tasked with writing the first draft of "The Maccabees" -- the screenwriter's 15-year-old son, Nick, recorded the Oscar winner with his iPhone and was "adamant" that his dad release it to the media.
So, what does this iRant entail?
"Why don't I have a first draft of The Maccabees? What the f--- have you been doing?" Gibson can be heard yelling.
A rep for the actor-filmmaker tells E! News that there will be no comment forthcoming on Eszterhas' recording, and that Gibson has "nothing more" to say on the matter than his "previously written letter."
Gibson's note to Eszterhas denied the claims that he made the offensive remarks he was accused of making, calling them "utter fabrications." Gibson also said that there was no ulterior motive behind the delay in making "The Maccabees," but rather he and the studio simply weren't happy with Eszterhas' script, the actor maintained.
The writer had also claimed that Gibson ranted about his ex, Oksansa Grigorieva, while they worked together. And on the newly released recording, Gibson can be heard yelling, "I am earning money for a filthy little c--------- who takes advantage of me!"
Eszterhas told TheWrap that Gibson stormed around the house, where, in addition to Eszterhas, his wife Naomi and their son Nick, screenwriter Randall Wallace, his girlfriend and another friend of Gibson's were also staying there.
"The bottom line is it shows to me he badly needs help," Eszterhas says. "My interest isn't to damage him with this tape but to prevent damage being done to others, starting with Jews, including Oksana and now, I'm sure, me. I strongly believe that unless he seeks and receives some kind of psychiatric help, someone is going to get hurt."
As for "The Maccabees," Warner Bros. previously told E! News that they are still "analyzing what to do with the project."