EXCLUSIVE! Top Forensic Experts Tell Us Mel Gibson's Threatening Audio Tapes Have Been Tampered With!

Wed, July 14, 2010 12:39pm EDT by 18 Comments
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Two top forensic experts listened to Mel’s intensely racist and abusive rants to Oksana Girgorieva and revealed that the audio files have been edited and were professionally made!

The authenticity of Mel Gibson‘s leaked rants have been the topic of discussion but HollywoodLife.com can now EXCLUSIVELY confirm that these audio files are not 100% authentic. We spoke to Arlo West, CEO of Creative Forensic Services, best known for his work on the Natalee Holloway case, who reveals the audio rants between Mel and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Girgorieva have been tampered with.

“These copies were professionally made for distribution,” says forensic audio and video expert, Arlo. “Their quality is extraordinary … I would be willing to bet that someone with a background in recording these types of messages helped Oksana do so to entrap Gibson. I would also expect that a person or persons also helped her edit the recordings.”

Arlo says these recordings have been professionally edited to possibly eliminate words or piece together phrases. You can see in the photo below an audio example from one of the rants that contained two edits.

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“The audio files were most certainly edited intentionally and the forensic terminology for this, is tampering,” says Arlo. “The edits that I found would have been done post-recording and are clearly done to redact dialog — which means to intentionally remove words,” says Arlo. “I can tell there are gaps and edits in several ways by using waveform analysis and zero crossing analysis. These are most certainly digital recordings so there is no tape involved.”

Our other forensic expert, Frank Piazza, is the President of Legalaudio.com and also worked on the Natalee Holloway case as well as others including the famous Jon Benet Ramsey murder case of 1996. Frank tells us that he can support Arlo’s finds that there were edits in the audio.

“There are redactions, things were taken out, there were obviously things people didn’t want others to hear,” says Frank.

The most interesting piece of information that Frank found was that Mel was coming through a standard phone while Oksana was speaking through a high tech microphone.

“Oksana was speaking through a large diaphragm microphone,” says Frank. “Mel’s responses are on another channel and he is on a speaker phone. Whoever is helping her is patching it through to her. They are using something called a hybrid coupler which is used to separate the two voices.  The coupler’s purpose is to accept a phone line and enable you to record what’s coming back from the phone conversation.”

I sent an audio example or sound bite which contained 2 edits with gaps. I also included a JPG image of this sound bite graphically showing you the edits and gaps.
These were most certainly intentional edits and forensic terminology for that is “Tampering”
I can’t be certain about the recordings being from different days and times because I would need the original recording to ascertain the date stamps. These files can’t be authenticated as they are. Authentication requires the original and that is one reason why the Sheriffs Department wants to get their hands on them.
These are most certainly digital recordings so there is no tape involved.
The edits that I found would have been done post recording and are clearly done to redact dialog. To intentionally remove words. Why do that and risk being exposed?
In my opinion I don’t believe she did any over dubbing or re-dubbing of her voice in post. One clue is that they frequently speak over each other. Also, when a party knows they are being taped and taping the party who does not know they tend to be very calm and cool. This is something I have heard many times when examining these types of recordings.
I can tell there are gaps and edits in several ways. This done by waveform analysis and zero crossing analysis. The best way of course would be to get the original and do a comparison to the copy. In most cases the original will still be intact. I would be willing to bet that someone with a background in recording these types of messages helped her do so to entrap Gibson. I would also expect that a person or persons also helped her edit the recordings. Tabloid? Attorney? These are all valid questions and one would only need to think of a motive.
Bottom line Gibson sounds very angry and if it is his voice he is making some very disturbing statements.
But if these are edited and or redacted and not accurate in any way wouldn’t that be considered tampering? Forensically yes, the potential legal issues in releasing edited versions especially selectively edited versions leaves one asking the question. What else have they done to them?

We asked Arlo, a forensic expert, who has also worked for the Dr. Phil Show, on the Sarah Johnson double homicide case, U2, and for the film Titanic, if he could tell if the recordings were from separate days and times but he tells HollywoodLife.com that he would need the original recordings.

“I would need to ascertain the date stamps,” says Arlo.

We also asked Arlo if there was dubbing involved. If perhaps Oksana recorded her voice using a different device.

“I don’t believe Oksana did any over dubbing or re-dubbing of her voice in post. One clue is that they frequently speak over each other,” says Arlo.

Arlo could not %100 percent confirm that the “Mel voice” was indeed Mel. He says he would need the original audio files to do this.

Arlo wants to point out one other key point — “when one party knows they are being taped, and that they are taping an unsuspecting party they tend to be very calm and cool,” he says, explaining Oksana’s unnatural calmness during the shocking phone calls. thing he has learned over the years of analyzing audio and video.

“When a party knows they are being taped and taping the party who does not know they tend to be very calm and cool,” he says. “This is something I have heard many times when examining these types of recordings.”

-Chloe Melas

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anti-MSM biasf

Posted at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2010  

Notice how the maninstream media are ignoring this? They have it in for Mel.

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lost_grrl

Posted at 3:41 PM on July 22, 2010  

They are ignoring it because it is junk science! You simply CANNOT make a determination about the quality of a recording based on a copy of a copy, etc. downloaded onto a web site.
Secondly, the assertions this guy is making are disputed by actual forensic specialists who have worked for various law enforcement agencies their entire career.
Finally, did the media make Mel say these things? It doesn’t matter if she is a pain in the ass, it doesn’t matter if she recorded these things for less-than-honorable purposes…he said them. Nobody made him say them. She can push his buttons all day but it does not justify this response.

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lena

Posted at 12:28 PM on July 19, 2010  

I always found it strange how calm Oksana is on the phone. But she never asked him to calm down, what every kind person would do , call another time. The whole situation looks odd. If Mel was out of control, why she was speaking to him? Why those tampered tapes and pictures with broken teeth are everywhere? What about the privacy? They signed an agreement and she can not get his money. But why she does everything to destroy Mel and who is behind her? I do not think the things are easy in this story.

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lost_grrl

Posted at 7:22 PM on July 16, 2010  

His anyone else see this fool get his hat handed to him last night on Larry King Live by an ACTUAL expert? I would have felt bad for the guy if I wasn’t so disgusted by his attempts to blame the victim.
#1 OF COURSE she knew she was being recorded. SHE MADE THE RECORDINGS. How is that evidence?
#2 Wouldn’t a pro know how to edit without these pauses? As the real expert pointed out, these are not tapes. They are a digital recording. Any amateur with audio software can make a seamless digital edit.
#3 The whole thing is moot because he does not have the originals. He actually used the fact that Radar Online edited out the nanny’s name as evidence that the recordings had been tampered with when clearly that was an edit done by Radar for legal reasons. We have no ideas what edits Radar Online did to the tapes in order to present them. Probably several…we know they at least chopped them into segments but this is not evidence that the original recordings are tampered with.
#4 Her voice is louder, clearer…again, the simplest explanation for this is that she was sitting next to the recorder so that her voice went directly into the recorder without interference. Mel’s CLEARLY was done through a speaker phone. This makes absolute sense. Try it yourself…get a digital recorder and call someone…speak directly into the recorded and have the other person coming though speaker phone. Take a listen. DUH!

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Kelly

Posted at 11:40 AM on July 17, 2010  

well, it was illegal for her to record it in the first place, now she’s faked pictures, and it looks like she faked this. anyone listening could hear where the edits were made. shes throwing out this abuse stuff to get money and its only going to hurt women who are really being abused, thats the sad part. its all going to come out as an extortion plot by hurt, and people will start wondering if other women are trying the same thing. she’s a messed up golddigger. everyone close to the case said she was never hit.

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lost_grrl

Posted at 3:36 PM on July 17, 2010  

You are getting your hard evidence of all of these fakes from gossip sites…remember that. TMZ originally claimed the dentist said the photo was faked but Radar said the opposite and now TMZ has updated their information and says that the dentist regrets saying what he did and that he may have jumped to a hasty conclusion.

As for the illegality of this…you are not quite correct. There are exceptions where private citizens can tape another person and this situation CLEARLY meets the requirements for the exception.

I do not know this woman…and neither do you. You could be right. She may have taped him for the purposes of getting money and she may have taped him because she feared for her life, or perhaps a bit of both. Bottom line? HE IS SAYING THESE THINGS! And these are not the normal things one says when angry. If your relationship sounds like this, seek help. We also know that he has issues. In the past he has gone off on Jews, women (calling a cop “sugar tits”) and gays. He has also admitted he is bi-polar.

The only defense for him saying these things–and I hate to give his legal team any ideas–is to say that he was running lines for a part he is auditioning for!

 
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NICK

Posted at 3:59 AM on July 28, 2010  

If I may even if she was hit who is to say he hit her if she went to these lengths to set him up and make a fake recording for money who is to say she would not have someone hit her to make him look abusive and if she was abused why didn’t she take the tapes to the police why is she playing them to the public for publicity and money.

 
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James

Posted at 11:23 PM on July 14, 2010  

I’m sitting here stunned by the number of women lining up to defend this scary, domineering psychotic. And here I thought domestic violence was something even men have generally stopped rationalizing in western society.

Am I hearing you all correctly? Are you saying it doesn’t matter that Mel punched this woman and knocked her teeth out (twice) as she held her child because, well… “she asked for it”? You think it’s excusable to beat a “golddigger” and threaten to hit her in the head with a bat because she’s greedy? It’s okay to force her to perform sex acts and then threaten to kill and bury her because she’s a “whore and a “bitch”? (We don’t even need to factor in the various racist and deeply offensive tripe Mel has spewed over the years.)

Now that I’ve put what you’re saying into perspective, please take a moment to reread and reconsider your comments, if only for the sake of the millions of women who get brutalized by abusive men like Mel every day. There is NO excuse for this kind of violent behavior.

Was Oksana a sneaky golddigger? It truly doesn’t matter in the face of real physical abuse. Whatever she did to get these tapes, Mel said and did all of this crap, and that’s all there is to it. No doubt he’s done this many times before, otherwise she wouldn’t have known she could capture this audio (obviously). This guy is sick, scary, and in the wrong.

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Suzie

Posted at 12:45 AM on July 15, 2010  

James, you’re the one who’s in the wrong. Mel may have not even hit the gold digger once. The tapes were “tampered with, edited”, phrases were put together in ways on tape that were not said that way in real life. It’s possible that the part of the tape where she’s trying to trick him into saying he hit her was severely edited and he never admitted to anything.
She may have provoked him into getting angry and then edited out her own words,making herself sound innocent. There are women out there who are criminals James,and they play even more emotionally abusive games than men, don’t be fooled !

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Kc

Posted at 7:04 PM on July 14, 2010  

This woman had an agenda from day one. It was obvious that she set him up by just listening to it. She’s just trying to extort more money out of him. Which is supposed to be illegal???

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obgyn

Posted at 3:52 PM on July 14, 2010  

They need to keep digging, so these people who are brainwashed by the media will see, Mel is not the only one with a problem, the Russian gold digger has one as well.
She set out to bait him, and set him up, because she is too lazy to get a real job and work to take care of herself like decent Americans do. I hope Mel will not give her anything, not one dime. Pay his child support and let her do what other mothers do, make it work.
The parts taken out are probably the things she said to bait him. He’s wrong for saying things, she’s wrong for trapping,lying, set him up, and staeling his money.

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RJ

Posted at 2:15 PM on July 14, 2010  

Tampered with or not, he still said all the things he said. Doesn’t change ANYTHING that he actually said. Choice things like getting raped by a pack of n*ggers, etc.

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Stew

Posted at 1:56 PM on July 14, 2010  

oh shut up, he is a terrible person, dont even try to defend it, they did not edit “raped by a pack of N****” together.

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ally

Posted at 12:53 PM on July 14, 2010  

i knew Oksana Girgorieva did something to those tapes!

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tp

Posted at 1:20 PM on July 14, 2010  

It’s really sad that people go to this extreme to destroy others … The “key” to what Also said is so true!!
“When a party knows they are being taped and taping the party who does not know they tend to be very calm and cool,”

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missy

Posted at 8:32 PM on July 14, 2010  

why would she try to destroy the man she supposedly loved???
How horrific, if anything give him an ultimatum to go get
treatment.

 
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Dadelus

Posted at 3:19 AM on July 15, 2010  

I think when your life is in danger, it’s a little late to “demand treatment.” Gibson is a racist, homophobic psychopath. Grigorieva didn’t invent that. She didn’t invent what he said.

This isn’t Gibson’s first time at the rodeo with hateful comments. She had nothing to do with his anti-Semitic rant,
his “sugar tits” comments, his refusal to say that his father’s wrong when he denies the Holocaust, and his homophobic diatribe from the 90s.

Gibson is toast. Good riddance to bad garbage.

 
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Pablo

Posted at 6:55 PM on July 15, 2010  

As an audio professional i would REALLY like to get a hold of these recordings. Waveform and zero crossing analysis are very telling, and BASIC factors in determining if a recording was edited. Whoever assembled this recording for public consumption HAD TO, or at least SHOULD HAVE known this, and should have expected that SOMEONE would have made a closer examination of this recording. Since he/she didn’t, it’s obvious that this recording was edited and assembled by a rank amateur. An obvious fake!

If the recording was altered, IMHO, Oksana’s credibility on this matter is completely destroyed. If she truly, honestly is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, she would release the entire unedited recordings and let the world judge.

As Dadelus states: “This isn’t Gibson’s first time at the rodeo with hateful comments…” My suspicious nature makes me wonder if Oksana might have smelled an opportunity and took advantage of it. Gibson’s past actions are reprehensible, true, but let’s not automatically condemn him in light of this new evidence….just yet.

 
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