Winona Ryder In Vogue

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No, not back in Vogue, she’s just on the cover of the magazine of that name. She’s looking cute, despite the completely ugly and overly large bow featured on her dress, and is out promoting her three upcoming movies. She’s also promoting the fact she looks fab-u-lous for thirty-five. Winona tells us about how she feels about her December 2001 arrest.

“Two months prior to that, I broke my arm in two places, and the doctor…was giving me a lot of stuff, and I was taking it at first just to get through the pain,” she told Vogue’s August issue of the run-up to her shoplifting, with the main “stuff” being the painkiller Oxycodone. “And there was this weird point when you don’t know if you are in pain but you’re taking it.

“It isn’t a reckless [state], like you’re out of your head. It’s just confusion.”

It was while she was in this state of confusion that she decided to embark on her ill-fated Beverly Hills shopping trip.

“The attention was what was embarrassing,” she said of negative publicity over her arrest. “It was the December after Sept. 11…So much attention was being paid to me, when we had just been attacked, and there was all this really important news going on.

“I never said a word. I didn’t release a statement. I didn’t do anything. I just waited for it to be over.”

While Ryder admits that what she did was wrong, she “didn’t have this tremendous sense of guilt” about it, “because I hadn’t hurt anyone.”

“Had I physically harmed someone or caused harm to a human being, I think it would have been an entirely different experience.”

E! News

What an amazing way to address your arrest. Wait seven years, make a statement while looking hot, and then proceed with your career. I wish Britney would try this on for size.

I had never heard of Winona Ryder breaking her arm, so I decided to delve a little further, and found this…

When Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, she was caught with a painkiller called endocet, in the same drug family as percocet and vicodin. Dr. Clifford Bernstein says they are powerful narcotics. He says, “They’re all in the morphine family.”

Ryder’s defense team has told “CJ” that endocet had been given to Ryder by her doctor for pain from a previously broken arm. But now “CJ has learned that the same drug could provide relief in the way of a reasonable defense on the shoplifting charges.”

Celebrity Justice

Do you really get prescribed morphine related drugs for a broken arm? I guess that’s why her arm didn’t hurt enough to prevent her from hefting a big load of stolen goods out of the store.

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