In a new interview, Sharon Stone recalls the emotionally wrenching court fight she had in 2008 with ex-husband Phil Bronstein over custody of their then-8-year-old son Roan, saying she “lost custody” after a judge excoriated her for making “sex movies” like “Basic Instinct.”

But news accounts from 2008 show that a San Francisco Superior Court judge had other reasons, saying the boy should continue to live with his journalist father in the Bay Area rather than with Stone in Los Angeles because the actor had a tendency to “overreact” to their son’s health issues. The judge also questioned uprooting Roan from his “consistent” home with his father, saying his famous mother seemed to put her career first and to delegate parenting duties to “third parties.”

Stone, 64, opened up a bit about her custody fight with Bronstein in this week’s podcast episode of “Table for Two” with Bruce Bozzi. She broached the topic while explaining the toll that starring in “Basic Instinct” took on her life as a mom.

In the neo-noir thriller, Stone played a glamorous mystery novelist and prime suspect in a murder case who becomes involved in an intensely passionate relationship with the lead San Francisco detective, played by Michael Douglas. The film featured graphic sex scenes and an infamous police interrogation in which Stone’s character uncrosses her legs to show she’s not wearing underpants.

“I lost custody of my child,” she shared on “Table for Two.” “When the judge asked my child my tiny little boy, ‘Do you know your mother makes sex movies?’ This kind of abuse by the system, that it was considered what kind of parent I was because I made that movie.”

“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 – and I lost custody of my child,” Stone continued.

Reports from ABC News and other outlets don’t mention that the judge excoriated Stone for making “sex movies,” but cite other reasons that the judge ruled that Bronstein could “provide … more structured continuity (and a more) stable, secure, and consistent home” for their son.

In 1998, Stone went outside of Hollywood to marry Bronstein, then the executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner. She also moved to San Francisco, at least part of the time. After Stone had three miscarriages, the couple adopted Roan shortly after his …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


Sharon Stone isn’t telling full story about bitter custody fight in San Francisco

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