Sharon Stone lost custody of her son in 2008. Today she believes that her role in “Basic Instinct” was the reason.
Sharon Stone (64) looks back on a difficult time in her life. The actress recently opened up about the custody battle over her eldest adopted son, Roan, 22, whom she lost to ex-husband Phil Bronstein, 72, in 2008. At that time, the judge decided that the father could offer his boy “a more stable home” in San Francisco because Roan also went to school there. Stone now believes she was convicted for her role in the erotic film Basic Instinct.
The film, which caused a stir in the 90s due to its erotic scenes, was the big breakthrough for the American at the time. However, the court questioned her qualities as a mother because of her role in the film, Stone claims. Accordingly, the judge asked her then eight-year-old son if he knew that his mother “makes sex films”. The actress describes it as “some kind of abuse by the system.”
“People walk around on TV today without any clothes at all”
“People are walking around with absolutely no clothes on regular television today and you saw maybe a sixteenth of a second of possible nudity from me – and I lost custody of my child,” she continues in the podcast. Losing custody of her child took a toll on her at the time. “I ended up at the Mayo Clinic,” where she had been treated for the time being. Acting took a back seat so that she could fully devote herself to her private life.
Stone and journalist Phil Bronstein adopted son Roan together in 2000. After divorcing in 2004, Stone adopted two more sons in 2005 and 2006 while single.
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