Gloria Allred: Mel Gibson Has "Hatred of Racial Minorities and Women"

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High-powered attorney Gloria Allred is slamming Mel Gibson after an audiotape has surfaced of Gibson, 54, apparently spewing a racial slur at ex Oksana Grigorieva.

“If in fact these quotes are accurate, Mr. Gibson’s statements are appalling," Allred tells in a statement. "They exhibit the worst kind of racism and sexism. They clearly demonstrate a woman hating temperament which, in my opinion, is dangerous to women.

"Also his contempt for African Americans is evident," she continues. "He is clearly in need of anger management and intense counseling for his hatred of racial minorities and women. I am very concerned about the risk of harm that I believe he presents to women and minorities unless he receives effective counseling."

A spokesman for Gibson has declined to comment on the audiotape due to pending litigation between the actor, 54, and Grigorieva, 40. Gibson's lawyer also was unavailable for comment.

The actor famously spewed anti-Semitic slurs during a July 2006 DUI arrest.