The 63-year-old actress was undergoing breast reconstruction after having tumors removed at the time when the doctor took it upon himself to enhance her breasts.
Actress Sharon Stone claims that a surgeon gave her "bigger" breast implants than what she consented to after having breast reconstructive surgery in 2001. In her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, the 63-year-old stated that she had to undergo breast reconstruction surgery after doctors removed benign tumors that were "gigantic, bigger than my breast alone." After the surgery, Stone was completely shocked to find out the doctor had "changed my body without my knowledge”, The Times reported. "When I was unbandaged, I discovered that I had a full cup-size bigger breasts, ones that he said 'go better with your hip size,'" Stone said. "He had changed my body without my knowledge or consent." When Stone asked her doctor why he changed her breast size, she said he told her that he "thought that [she] would look better with bigger, 'better' boobs."
And the horrifying part is that it wasn't the first time Stone had to face an encounter without her consent. The Basic Instinct actress revealed that she was tricked into not wearing underwear for her infamous cross-legged scene in the 1992 film. A member of the production told her to take her underwear off and said that it won't be noticeable in the film. The actress said she was called to see the final finish of the movie "with a room full of agents and lawyers, most of whom had nothing to do with the project. That was how I saw my vagina-shot for the first time, long after I'd been told, 'We can't see anything—I just need you to remove your panties, as the white is reflecting the light, so we know you have panties on,'" she wrote, according to Vanity Fair. "Yes, there have been many points of view on this topic, but since I'm the one with the vagina, in question, let me say: The other points of view are bulls–. … It was me and my parts up there."
Sharon Stone in "Basic instinct". 1992. pic.twitter.com/jlI1DhxV4v— fatale (@supremacy_ty) March 28, 2021
Stone said soon after the viewing she slapped director "Paul [Verhoeven] across the face, left, went to my car, and called my lawyer, Marty Singer. It wasn't legal to shoot up my dress in this fashion," she learned. "I let Paul know of the options Marty had laid out for me. Of course, he vehemently denied that I had any choices at all. I was just an actress, just a woman; what choices could I have?" she recalled. "But I did have choices. So I thought and thought and I chose to allow this scene in the film. Why? Because it was correct for the film and for the character; and because, after all, I did it." "I can say that the role was by far the most stretching that I had ever done in terms of considering the dark side of myself," the Casino actress admitted. "It was terrifying. I had walked in my sleep three times during production, twice waking fully dressed in my car in my garage. I had hideous nightmares."
Stone revealed that she encountered multiple incidents with men where they have misbehaved with her. But according to The Guardian, she has defended director Woody Allen who has been accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow over the decades. Stone says the filmmaker who she's worked with three times in the past and her have had “a super-professional and a particularly wonderful experience working with him. I never had an untoward experience with Woody Allen,” Stone said. “My experiences with Woody Allen were all wonderful, he was highly professional with me. He was extraordinarily encouraging to me and I was a young woman, 19 when I started working with him.”
Sharon Stone Says She Had a 'Wonderful Experience' Working with Woody Allen https://t.co/fjui90ASgD— People (@people) March 24, 2021
“He’s been nothing but spectacular with me. I have no experience of him being anything but terrific,” Stone said. “I am fully aware of the documentary that’s come out recently, but I have zero of those experiences to report.” At the same time, she hopes her book will help other people in the movie business who have been harassed. She writes that she knows "that all of these women and men who have been harassed, been raped, had their jobs held for ransom, and been sexually tormented deserve their day in court. I know that to be true. I know that all of the unprocessed rape kits on police shelves everywhere must be processed so that crimes can be solved. This inaction is a true and real crime in itself.”
‘I’ve seen it all.’ — Sharon Stone gave an all-knowing laugh when asked if she’d been sexually harassed in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/DXvrw40Zsc— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 16, 2018
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