Thursday, July 15, 2010
The story is in the Los Angeles Times:
Audio recordings in which actor Mel Gibson seems to acknowledge hitting his ex-girlfriend have been making headlines all week. But legal experts say it's highly debatable whether the recordings would be admissible even if the case were to go to criminal court.
Of the audio clips released, the most damaging in a criminal case likely would be an exchange in which Gibson apparently tells Russian model and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva she “deserved” to be hit.
But the volatile conversation, in which Gibson also uses derogatory terms for women, Latinos and African Americans, seems to have been recorded without the “Lethal Weapon” star’s permission.