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Mel Gibson's Thickening Legal Quandary

The trouble for Mel Gibson seems to just get deeper.

He's been battling his ex-girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, over custody of their 8-month-old daughter. The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed he's under investigation for domestic violence. She claims he beat her up.

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And now, an audio tape that sounds a lot like Gibson has surfaced on celebrity website RadarOnline in which a man who sounds very much like the Academy Award-winner is heard in a racist and sexist rant against Grigorieva. The two were still together at the time. In it, the man says she looks like a "whore." He then uses the N-word.

He also lashes out at her about the way she was dressed, saying, "That green thing today was enough. That's provocative. OK? I'm telling you. I'm just telling you the truth. I don't like it. I don't want that woman! I don't want you! I don't believe you anymore. I don't trust you. I don't love you. I don't want you."

RadarOnline says Grigorieva made the recording.

Listen to clips of the recording:
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After the tapes were posted on RadarOnline, Gibson was dropped by his talent agency.

He alleges Grigorieva tried to extort money from him and that, if he didn't pay, she'd leak recordings of him to the press.

How much trouble could Gibson be in with the law?

CBS News legal analyst Mel Gibson points out he's scrapping on two fronts -- and the tape can only make things worse:


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