So is mine. The first words out of her mouth when she heard the tape was "It's a setup" and "Mel needs help."
How did the "conversations" come to be so carefully recorded? Just how were they made public? I'm not apologizing for Gibson if he actually said that stuff in that context but there's something very fishy about all this.
My computer won’t let me do AV stuff so all I’ve heard was from the local talk radio show while I was working, but from what I heard it sounded like he was upset because she dresses like a sleaze and lied to him about having a boob job.
Almost like he thought she would be racy to get him and then turn into somebody not interested in seducing other women’s husbands - that she would turn into somebody more wholesome and faithful, like the wife who he dumped to get this piece of glitter.
I don’t think Mel is the first guy to trash a good woman in favor of a trinket who then trashes him. The fact that his wife is still speaking well of him will hopefully heap burning coals of shame on him and bring him to repentance.
This gal didn’t sound to me like a woman who was fearful, but then again, I only heard a small snippet.
The fact that she would tape phone conversations and then put them into the public does seem like a setup - not like somebody who is fearful or who wants her man to get help.
So my reaction just from the small snippet I heard was about the same as your wife’s.