October 1, 2008

Sharon Stone: Fight Foot Odor With Botox

By Randy McMullen

New court papers released Tuesday on the custody case between Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein over their son Roan indicates the judge was concerned that Stone occasionally appeared to be -- how can we say this delicately? -- lacking in good judgment.

The "Tentative Statement of Decision" papers released by the Superior Court of San Francisco show the judge, who was not identified in news reports Tuesday, based his decision to award primary physical custody of Roan to Bronstein partly on the belief that Stone "appears to overreact to many medical issues involving Roan. Unfortunately, the problem caused by Mother's overreactions is painfully real for this child."

For example: "Mother suggested that Roan should have Botox injections in his feet to resolve a problem he had with foot odor. (He turned 8 in March.) As Father 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."

We offer our sympathies to any readers who might have shot Botox into their feet because they smelled bad. Apparently, if you did this, you wasted a lot of money.

Overall, the judged ruled, "Father has championed for Roan's well- being out of, what appears to this Court, nothing less than the unconditional love for his son. Unfortunately, and for unexplained reasons, it appears that Mother did not involve herself to the extent she could or should have in this process."

Bronstein, an executive at Hearst Corp. and former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, split from Stone in 2004. He continues to live in San Francisco. In September, Stone petitioned the court to have Roan move in with her in Los Angeles and go to school there, claiming she had put her career on hold for the lad (and we just thought she couldn't get any acting jobs!). The judge responded, "If Mother has, in fact, limited her career to make herself available for Roan, she has done little to make this evident to Roan, his school or this Court."

Stone has not commented on the judge's ruling.

Originally published by Randy McMullen, Contra Costa Times.

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