Sharon Stone’s comments about the earthquake in China being karmic retribution for human rights abuse just won’t go away. A New York lawyer is rallying the families of Chinese earthquake victims to sue Sharon Stone for $1 billion.
The “Basic Instinct” star was recently served with legal papers announcing attorney Ming Hai’s intention to sue her for harming Chinese people when she suggested the catastrophic quake last May was “karma” for the regime’s occupation of Tibet.
“For the families who have lost their loved ones or lost limbs or suffered severe injuries, your … statement and act has caused extreme emotional distress,” Ming wrote, citing the controversial comments Stone made at the Cannes Film Festival.
Sharon Stone has been making stupid statements all of her life, mostly via flashing her crotch and wearing fur, but this one really seems to be affecting her career. Firstly, China banned all of her films. Sure, they might not have the biggest box office turnover, but it’s been a while since Sharon was a star and she can’t afford to lose a billion possible patrons.
Then she got dropped from her contract with Dior, offered a brain scan by PETA to see if she had one, or compassion. Is this what we might call karma? Is it bad that I am really rather enjoying this? Is that going to give me bad karma? What are the rules here? How does karma work? Sharon has offered apologies, but didn’t offer any money. I guess this is what the lawsuit is asking for.
This situation is really about the people who have lost their families and homes in Sichuan province. It is estimated that 80% of the buildings were destroyed (leaving as many as 11million people homeless), and around 100,000 people are dead or missing, as well as almost 400,000 people injured.
If the lawsuit involves Sharon Stone donating some money to relief efforts, it can only be a good thing. It won’t be anywhere near $1billion, Sharon Stone can only dream of that kind of money.
Earthquake statistics from Wikipedia.
Sharon Stone is shown out at Orso restaurant on 7/29/08. Credit: WENN