Sharon Stone is speaking out in response to a handwritten letter written by Madonna years ago, which has been leaked online. In the letter, which was seemingly written in the 1990s, Madonna slams both Sharon and Whitney Houston as "mediocre."
"It's so unequivocally frustrating to read that Whitney Houston has the music career I wish I had and Sharon Stone has the film career I'll never have," Madonna wrote in the letter. "Not because I want to be these women because I'd rather die but they're so horribly mediocre and they're always being held up as paragons of virtue and some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me." The letter appears to be written some time after Madonna published her 1992 photography book, Sex.
Stone took to Facebook to respond publicly to the letters: "Dear Madonna, First, I think it's absurd that anyone is publishing your private letters. Therefore; I publish publicly," she wrote. "Know that I am your friend. I have wished to be a rock star in some private moments... have felt as mediocre as you described. We know, as only those who have survived so long that owning our own mediocrity is the only way to own our own strengths; to become all that we both have become. I love and adore you; won't be pitted against you by any invasion of our personal journeys. Sharon."
Darlene Lutz, Madonna's former art consultant, provided the letter to Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction house. The private letter to actor John Enos is a part of a large cache of personal items, including a private letter from the late rapper Tupac detailing their romance and breakup, which are being put up for auction on July 19th. The letter is expected to fetch $3,000 to $5,000 when it goes up next week.