Conviction:- Sharon Stone


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Sharon Stone

Child Custody Battle

CBS News

Sharon Stone says she lost custody of her child because of her famous scene in “Basic Instinct”


Authored By:- Simrin Singh
Date Published:- 2023-March-9th

Actor Sharon Stone lost custody of her child in 2004 because of her brief nudity scene in “Basic Instinct,” she revealed in a podcast interview on Tuesday.While discussing the impact of the iconic film on her life, Stone told the Table for Two podcast that her controversial role in the psychological thriller as Catherine Tramell — a serial killer and the protagonist’s love interest — led people, and the legal system, to make assumptions about her actual personality and parenting ability.

“I lost custody of my child,” she said. “When the judge asked my child — my tiny little tiny boy — ‘Do you know your mother makes sex movies?,’ like, this kind of abuse by the system, this kind of abuse that I was considered what kind of parent I was because I made that movie.”

Stone and her husband at the time, newspaper editor Phil Bronstein, adopted a son in 2000. Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003 and ended up receiving custody of their child — a situation that Stone says caused her heartbreak.

“I ended up in the Mayo Clinic with extra heartbeats in my upper and lower chamber of my heart,” she said. “It broke my heart.”

Stone also noted how different things are today, compared to when she was judged by her character during her custody battle.

“People are walking around with no clothes on at all on regular TV now. And you saw maybe like a sixteenth of a second of possible nudity of me,” she said.

On top of losing custody of her child, Stone said other people in the industry looked down on her for being involved in films that pushed the envelope like “Basic Instinct.”

“I got nominated for a Golden Globe for that part, and when I went to the Golden Globes and they called my name, a bunch of people in the room laughed,” she said. “I was so humiliated. And I was like, does anybody have any idea how hard it was to play that part? And kind of try to carry this complex movie that was really breaking all boundaries?”

As a result of the fallout of “Basic Instinct” — personal and professional — Stone said she avoids playing characters who have dark personalities or who are very sexualized.

“It is brutal to play these characters,” the “Casino” actor explained. “And this is why I don’t play them anymore.”

Stone ended her discussion on the topic with the reminder that people should not confuse actors with their characters, adding that what happened to her in her custody battle should be “illegal.”


Yahoo News

Sharon Stone Says She ‘Lost Half My Money to This Banking Thing’: ‘Not an Easy Time’


Sharon Stone is feeling the financial impact of the ongoing banking saga.

The Academy Award nominee, 65, said she “lost half my money to this banking thing,” presumably referring to two major bank failures but still planned to write a check to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund in a tearful speech at Thursday’s An Unforgettable Evening benefit gala in Beverly Hills.

“And right now, that’s courage too,” she said. “Because I know what’s happening. I just lost half my money to this banking thing, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here. My brother just died, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here. This is not an easy time for any of us.”

“This is a hard time in the world, but I’m telling you what, I’m not having some politician tell me what I can and cannot do, tell me I can and cannot live and what the value of my life is and is not. So stand up. Stand up and say what you’re worth, I dare you. That’s what courage is,” added Stone.

Although Stone did not elaborate on what she meant by “banking thing,” her statement comes after two of the three largest bank failures in the country’s history — following Washington Mutual in 2008 — took place last weekend within the span of 48 hours.

The U.S. government seized Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank following a bank run that collapsed the financial institutions, according to the Associated Press. Federal regulators have since guaranteed all deposits and created a program to shield other banks from similar incidents.

Stone, who was honored with the Courage Award at An Unforgettable Evening for her support of breast cancer research, told PEOPLE on the red carpet that after having benign tumors removed from her breast in 2001, she’s since had another surgery to remove tissue from her breast.

“And that might seem funny coming from me since you’ve all seen them,” she said. “But let me tell you something else — you’ve seen them since the surgery, and you don’t know it.

“So don’t ever feel compelled not to get a mammogram, not to get a blood test, not to get surgery, because it doesn’t matter. I’m standing here telling you I had one and a half and more tissue of my breast removed, and none of you even knew it,” added Stone.

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