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Sharon Stone was forced to watch her grandfather sexually abuse her sister, she wanted to "stab him to death”

Sharon Stone was forced to watch her grandfather sexually abuse her sister, she wanted to "stab him to death”

The 64-year-old actress discussed the terrifying ordeal in her memoir, "The Beauty of Living Twice."

Sharon Stone is speaking openly about details of her sexual abuse. The Basic Instinct star revealed the abuse she and her sister suffered when they were younger in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. Stone spoke to The New York Times recalling the times when she and her sister, Kelly, were sexually abused by their grandfather. As adults, they "made this decision together" to reveal the abuse in Stone's memoir. Stone told the outlet, "We spoke to my mother and at first she was very stoic and wrote me a letter about how disconcerting all this information was. The whole pious, horrified, I-don't-really-want-to-talk-about-it-directly kind of thing. Then my sister got loaded when my mom was staying with her and really went for it with my mom," Stone continued. "And my mom had a major breakthrough. When I finished the book, I read it to my mother over a three-day period. And I had the flu at the time. I was in bed and she got in bed with me as I finished the book, and then I recorded an hour and a half of her talking," she added. "And then I rewrote a lot of the book. That's when I dedicated the book to her."



 

 

The Sliver actress wrote about one particularly horrifying incident when her grandmother forced her to watch her grandfather molest her five-year-old sister. According to Los Angeles Magazine, Stone was only 8 years old at the time. When she attended her grandfather's funeral later she wrote that “it’s a very weird thing when you’re a kid and the first experience you have of death is glee and relief. And emptiness.” The actress then went on to say how she tapped into the anger she felt toward her grandfather to play one of her most memorable roles: serial killer Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct. “To know that I was so angry that I would have loved to stab [my grandfather] to death,” she wrote, “was incredibly freeing.” 



 

 

Now the star is in a much better place and enjoys spending time with her family particularly her adopted sons: Roan, 22, Laird, 16, and Quinn, 15. She told Vogue she's learned so much about herself ever since she became a mother. " I'm now a single mother with three adopted sons, and it has been the great privilege of my life to raise them. When you adopt, you realise any child could be your child, any person could be your relative. After that you never see the world in the same way again. I’m connected to everyone on this planet. And that’s a miracle in and of itself."



 

 

References:

https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/sharon-stone-memoir/
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/books/sharon-stone-beauty-of-living-twice.html

https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/sharon-stone-on-motherhood

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