Sharon Stone says she “lost half” of her money in the Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Sharon Stone told the Women’s Cancer Research Fund event Thursday that she “lost half” of her money as a result of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sharon Stone says she “lost half” of her fortune to bad “banking,” presumably referring to the aftermath of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse.

The Basic sense actress and activist, 65, attended Thursday’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s Unforgettable Night in Beverly Hills, where she received the Courage Award and addressed a star-studded audience. He talked about the organization and its contributions to cancer research, adding personal comments to his remarks, including his finances.

As she encouraged attendees to give more to charity, she tearfully said, “I know the thing that you have to go through and figure out how to send the money is hard. I’m a tech idiot, but I can. write a check. And right now, that’s also courage , because I know what’s going on. I just lost half my money on this bank thing, and that doesn’t mean I’m not here.”

He didn’t say exactly what “bank” he meant, but less than a week ago, Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, marking the second largest bank failure in US history. It has led to financial market instability.

Stone made her comments at the event saying she usually speaks “in a rush because, as you know, I don’t give a ***,” but she had notes last night.

As she acknowledged the breast cancer survivors in the room and discussed mammograms, she once revealed that she was told she had breast cancer “because I had a tumor that was bigger than my breast.” Even though it was ultimately misdiagnosed, “I went to the hospital saying, ‘If you open me up and it’s cancer, take both of my breasts,’ because I’m not a person defined by my breasts. You know, it might seem funny. It’s coming from me because you’ve all seen them.”

Stone, who wrote in her 2021 memoir about having surgery to remove tumors from her breasts in the 1990s, continued: “You’ve all seen them post-surgery and you don’t even know it. So don’t ever feel pressured not to get a mammogram, not a blood test, not an operation because it doesn’t matter. I’m standing here telling you that I had one and a half and more tissues removed from my breasts and you didn’t even know it.”

Stone, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2001, also mentioned his late brother, Patrick Stone, who died in February at age 57 of heart disease.

“My brother just died and that doesn’t mean I’m not here,” she said of the activism. “This is not an easy time for any of us. This is a difficult time in the world, but I tell you what, I’m not going to have some politician tell me what I can and can’t do. How I can and can’t live, and what my life is and isn’t worth be. So stand up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I dare you. That’s what courage is.”

Held at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, the event attracted celebrities including Rebel Wilson and fiancée Ramona Agruma, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Julianne Hough, Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Nia Vardalos, Paul Wesley and more. . Maroon 5 performed with Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo and also hit the red carpet.

Stone has long been known for her honesty — and recently revealed that when she lost custody of her son in the 1990s, it was because of her 1992 film. Basic sense. on iHeartRadio Table for two podcast this month, she said she lost custody of Roan Bronstein, now 22, over a nude scene in the film. He recalled how the judge at the time asked the boy if he knew his mother “makes sex movies.” After losing custody, she experienced heart problems and experienced “extra heartbeats in the upper and lower chambers of my heart.” Stone is also mother to Laird Stone, 17, and Quinn Stone, 16.

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