Last week when TheWrap broke
Eszterhas told TheWrap on Wednesday that he released the recording because “Gibson called me a liar. And I also have some reason to believe he’s creating a PR blitz questioning my truthfulness.”
Well, you kind of have to do that when someone accuses you of calling everyone oven-dodger and saying John Lennon and Walter Cronkite are sucking each other off in hell. What’s he supposed to say? “Okay, you got me, Joe, I hate the Jews.”
It was recorded on an iPod on Dec. 7, 2011, by Eszterhas’ 15-year-old son Nick, who was with his parents, Joe and Naomi.
12-7-2011, as in, more than a year after he’d already been embarrassed by these kinds of recordings. You’d think he’d be a little more careful.
“The bottom line is it shows to me he badly needs help,” Eszterhas told TheWrap. “My interest isn’t to damage him with this tape [*cough* BULLSHIT! *cough, cough*] 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.”
Eszterhas (as told to TheWrap) also never explained how the letter got out, even though it said in the original letter “I’ve sent this letter to no one else except Nick Guerra, your assistant, per his previous instructions that I send him whatever I send to you so he can make sure you’ve received it.”
Here’s the transcript of the audio: