Sharon Stone: An Overreacting Parent?
Her lawyer says she never suggested her son get Botox for smelly feet.
Oct. 02, 2008— -- A judge who denied Sharon Stone's motion to move her son from San Francisco, where he lives with her ex-husband Phil Bronstein, to Los Angeles, where she lives, found the actress to "overreact" to her 8-year-old's health and questioned uprooting his "consistent home" in the Bay Area.
In a tentative statement on Stone's motion to modify custody, a judge described Stone as overreacting to her son Roan's health, such as when she suggested he get Botox injections for smelly feet and delegating her parenting duties to "third parties."
"Mother appears to overreact to many medical issues involving Roan," Judge Anne-Christine Massullo wrote in a document filed Monday in San Francisco County Superior Court and retrieved by the Web site TMZ. She described one instance in which Stone believed Roan had a spinal condition, but "there was no evidence to support this allegation."
The document continued: "Another example of an overreaction is that Mother (Stone) suggested that Roan should have Botox injections in his feet to resolve a problem he had with foot odor. As Father (Bronstein) appropriately noted, the simple and common sense approach of making sure Roan wore socks with his shoes and used foot deodorant corrected the odor problem without the need for any invasive procedure on this young child."
Stone's attorney Martin Singer, in a statement sent to ABCNews.com, disputed the court document. "Sharon Stone never made this statement," he said. "It is a complete fabrication."
According to People magazine, Massullo also wrote that Stone "simply refused" to participate in counseling unless her "schedule is accommodated and her demands are met."
"Such conduct on the part of any parent ... is unacceptable and does not serve the child's best interest," the judge wrote, adding that Stone "is unable to provide the structure, continuity and reliability that Roan needs, and candidly, deserves."
Last week, "Entertainment Tonight" incorrectly reported that Stone had lost custody of Roan, and many media outlets picked up on the story. Singer told ABCNews.com last week that Stone continues to share joint legal and physical custody of Roan with her ex-husband, who is the executive vice president of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Stone was seeking to change an October 2007 court order that gave Bronstein primary custody of Roan during the school year.