When it comes to the coverage of Sharon Stone's custody battle, it's not only her son's feet that stink. So do the reports of her more untraditional parental reactions—at least, according to the actress' camp.
Stone's attorney has lashed out at media reports that focused on one of the star's most unusual out-of-the-box parenting techniques, namely her desire, as relayed via the judge in her custody hearing, to treat son Roan's smelly appendages by injecting Botox.
"This week it was reported in connection with Sharon Stone's custody dispute that she wanted to have her 8-year-old son undergo Botox treatment at this time for his feet," attorney Marty Singer said. "Sharon Stone never made this statement. It is a complete fabrication."
While technically true, Singer seems to be protesting on the basis of semantics—Stone didn't make the statement, at least not "at this time"; San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo did, citing a previous legal filing made by her ex-husband Phil Bronstein.
At any rate, the statement was used an example of Stone's overreaction to everyday medical issues—another being her belief that the boy suffered a spinal condition (he didn't)—and cited as part of the judge's tentative ruling denying Stone's request to modify her and Bronstein's current custody arrangement for Roan.
Ultimately the judge stated that relocating Roan from Bronstein's home base in Marin County, Calif., down the coast to Stone's home in L.A. would be too overwhelming for him during the school year. Instead, the boy will continue to be allowed to visit mom on weekends.
"Sharon Stone sought to modify her custody arrangement with her ex-husband by having her son spend most of the school year with her," Singer explained.
"Although the court denied Sharon's request to modify the custody arrangement already in place, Sharon will maintain the same custody arrangement and visitation that she's had with her child for the past several years and still has joint and physical custody of her son.
"Sharon loves her son Roan and only wants the best for him."