Mel Gibson called ex a `mentally deprived idiot` that he `owns`

Updated: Jul 14, 2010, 16:54 PM IST

New York: If a new tape is to be believed, then Mel Gibson once called her ex Oksana Grigorieva a mentally deprived person whom he owns.

In the audiotape posted by, the ‘Mad Max’ star is heard fighting with Grigorieva about money, pelting her with vicious insults, and using a racial slur in reference to the couple`s nanny.

Gibson, whose net worth is estimated at more than 500 million dollars, goes ballistic at Grigorieva and hints at money problems.

"You`re a f---ing mentally deprived idiot. You can`t even f---ing figure it out, I`m paying the tax money instead of the credit card. Don`t you get it?" the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.