But before you do click over to Radar online (if indeed you want to leave the warm and safe confines of this magical blog) check out their breathless description of the image:
In a bombshell world exclusive, RadarOnline.com has obtained the photo of Lucia showing what appears to be a small abrasion on her chin after the brutal January 6 brawl, in which Oksana claims Mel punched her and hit their child, who was being held by Oksana at the time.A bombshell photo of...
...what appears to be...
...a small abrasion?
I don't mean to be callous, but it's a photo of a baby with something on its chin. For crying out loud if that's your big "bombshell," then, well, you're shooting blanks, or something like that (I might have mixed my metaphors there -- what do you call it when a bomb fizzles out?). The real "bombshell" would be a photo of a baby that didn't have something on its chin.
Babies get into stuff. They put things in their mouths. They have no sense. They fall into things. They are like dogs, only a little bit stupider (although typically as they age, they become smarter than dogs. Of course, there are exceptions).
Radar online did manage to dig up a "high profile attorney" called Lisa Bloom (I've never heard of her) who claims that the photo is powerful evidence against Gibson.
"The photo that I have seen of the abrasion on the baby's chin is very disturbing,” Bloom told RadarOnline.com, after examining the series of photos that Oksana has presented to law enforcement officials.The same child protective services that had photographic evidence that Britney Spears was driving down the 405 with one of her children on her lap yet claimed they could do nothing about it because there wasn't an officer present at the time of the infraction? Do you really think, Ms. "high profile attorney," that child protective services should swoop in and arrest Mr. Gibson because there is a photo of a baby with a mark on its chin?
“When you take the beautiful face of an innocent baby, and you consider that that abrasion may have gotten there by her own father assaulting her mother and perhaps accidentally also hurting her, that should absolutely warrant an investigation by child protective services.”
Anyway, there is plenty of other evidence that Mr. Gibson is an assh*le. Radar has the audio tapes.
As he loses control he yells at her: “I’m not giving you my house and you can rot unless you crawl back, s*ck my cock and say you’re sorry, in that order! Do you understand me? You f*cking offend my f*cking maleness, my masculinity, my being, my soul!”True, we don't know all the circumstances, but I'm willing to say that Mel Gibson is at the very least an assh*le.
And I can say stuff like that. You know why? Because I'm just some jerk with no expertise on the matter whatsoever, other than having lived for a few decades and met a lot of people. I can say whatever I want and not look particularly foolish.
Classic issue of People magazine from 1996, containing an article about the late humorist Erma Bombeck, author of "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?" I wonder what a wit of Ms. Bombeck's caliber would have made of Mr. Gibson's recent audio hostility?
It's not like I'm a doctor or anything. I mean, if I were a doctor who'd never met Mr. Gibson and, say, I tried to oh I don't know diagnose him with some kind of social disorder, well, I'd look pretty effing stupid, wouldn't I?
No serious doctors would do that, would they?
Well, actually... Something called The Week recently gathered four "Mental health and domestic-abuse experts'" diagnoses from around the internet. These "experts" don't let the possibility of irresponsible behavior prevent them from weighing in on the subject.
Is Mel Gibson suffering from an identifiable mental illness? With audio evidence of Gibson's profane, seemingly unhinged calls to his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, mounting daily, journalists are confronting mental-health experts with that question.First of all, The Week forgot to insert the word "lazy" before the word "journalists," and forgot to enclose the word "journalists" in "sneer quotes."
While the actor-director has publicly battled an alcohol problem and claimed in 2008 that he'd been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, some authorities say these tapes suggest more than a mere manic or drunken episode.
Second, they forgot to insert the word "irresponsible" before the word "authorities." They might also have enclosed the word "authorities" in sneer quotes, but I'm too lazy (I'm just like a real journalist!) to look up any of these irresponsible "authorities" to see if they're actually irresponsible "authorities."
At least they used the word "seemingly" before "unhinged." That shows they're not just going off half-cocked and making assumptions about someone before all the facts are in!
1. Gibson is a textbook abuserYes, Lundy Bancroft, author of a book, is an expert with an expert opinion based on a few minutes of seemingly unhinged audio tape. Mr. Gibson is a "textbook abuser" (he abuses textbooks? does he scribble in the margins and blot out the front teeth of historical figures depicted in them?).*
Telling Grigorieva that she deserved to be hit and that she's forced him to behave this way — these are classic domestic-abuse scenarios, says Lundy Bancroft, author of the book Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, as quoted in The Daily Beast: "The domestic batterer always takes the stance that it's this particular woman's behavior that has caused him to become violent. That’s all over the place in this tape."
Anyway, it goes on like that. You can click over to The Week if you feel a need to read more from "experts." Or you can just take my unexpert opinion:
Mel Gibson is an assh*le.
*Sorry -- cheap joke. But it's no more cheap than an "expert" "diagnosing" someone he's never met after listening to a few minutes of audio.
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