Australian actor JOHN JARRATT has lashed out at OKSANA GRIGORIEVA - branding her a "despicable person" who made a "mockery" of Mel Gibson by taping his alleged phone rants.
Gibson has been hit with a series of scandals this month (Jul10) after several separate tape recordings were released online, in which the actor can allegedly be heard making various threats towards Grigorieva.
In one taped call, a man said to be the Braveheart star hurls abuse and berates Grigorieva over her dress sense, purportedly telling her, "You look like a f**king pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n**gers, it will be your fault."
But Wolf Creek star Jarrett, who has been pals with Gibson since they starred in Summer City in 1977, insists the alleged rants were taken out of context and were part of a private argument that should never have been made public.
He tells Sydney's Daily Telegraph, "I've had a few blues (arguments) with my partner and they're not very nice, the 'C' word has been used on both sides. But no one has put that up on the internet, thankfully.
"On the two occasions (Gibson) has been outed, one he was drunk and talking (confidentially) to a police officer and the other was a tape that was released. It's not like he has come out in public and said all these nasty things. He was drunk... like none of us have been?"
"If my daughter went into the Outback in a pair of hot pants, I would say, 'Be careful you don't get raped by a bunch of rednecks.' That doesn't mean everyone in the Outback is a redneck. It was said in the heat of the moment."
And he blames Russian singer Grigorieva for Gibson's damaged reputation - insisting she's out to wreck his life.
Jarrett adds, "The despicable person in this is the woman, who has disgustingly taped this guy because he's extremely famous and tried to ruin his life. She has taped an argument they are having in an acrimonious split - something that happened behind closed doors - and he's been made a mockery of. It's disgusting."