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Sharon Stone: 'I received death threats over AIDS activism'

2014-10-17
Sharon StoneSharon Stone has revealed that she has received death threats in the past because of her high-profile AIDS activism. The Basic Instinct star, who received Attitude's Ally Award earlier this week (October 13), discusses her two decades of work with The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) since in the latest issue of Attitude. As well as revealing that amfAR was once threatened with funding cuts if she publicly advocated the use of condoms, the 56-year-old actress says that threats have been made against her life because of her work with the charity. "All the time I was campaigning I had groups threatening to kill me just because I was telling the truth about how people were dying and how it was going to escalate, how it was going to double and triple and quadruple and escalate and that we really needed to address it," Stone says. "People didn't like what I had to say and they said 'Let's just kill her, let's not let her talk', and I knew then that I had to stay with this." You can read the full interview with Sharon - in which she discusses everything from going rogue during a United Nations HIV/AIDS speech to why gay men relate to her iconic role as Catherine Trammel in Basic Instinct – in the new issue of Attitude, which is out in shops now and available to download to your iPad or tablet device at Pocketmags.com/Attitude. You can also order a physical copy via post – and pick the cover you want – from newsstand.co.uk. 250_Awards SHARON