Mel's Ranting Triggered at ... a Placenta Ceremony?

Plus, gossip site releases details of nasty phone calls
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2010 10:55 AM CDT
Cast member Mel Gibson, right, and Oksana Grigorieva arrive at the premiere of "Edge of Darkness" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Just hours before going off on that taped rant that's emblazoned in our minds, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva had been enjoying a peaceful ceremony together…planting their daughter’s placenta. It’s an Australian tradition, TMZ reports, and all was well until Grigorieva smiled at the gardener, causing Gibson to flip out and accuse her of having an affair with him. “Do you think it was tricky to get that f*cking tree in the hole, the placenta and organize that sh*t?” Mel said later in one of 30 phone calls he made to Oksana after she walked out, Radar reports.

The rest of his phone calls, including eight voicemails, are more of the same: He calls her “such a f*cking sl*t” and the like. In one two-minute message, he dropped 23 F-bombs. Despite the scary rants, Child Protective Services has reportedly deemed Gibson an excellent father, a source tells Radar. The gossip site also has photos it claims are of Grigorieva after Gibson allegedly beat her. Oh, and click here to read about the psychological issues that may be fueling Mel’s rage.
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