Forensic Expert: Mel Gibson Tapes Have Been Tampered With

July 14, 2010 By:
Forensic Expert: Mel Gibson Tapes Have Been Tampered With

If you listened to the Mel Gibson tapes, you probably noticed how clean and professional the tapes sound.

Oksana's voice sounds like a voice over while Mel's is a little fuzzier. There's definitely something fishy about the tapes and now we may know why.

Hollywood Life 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 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. Makes sense!

“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. (You can see in the photo below an audio example from one of the rants that contained two edits).

“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.”

We're certainly not defending Mel and his crazy rants, but there's something not right about the tapes. Check out the tapes HERE and judge for yourself.