Star Wars' Billie Lourd blasts uncle over actions after Carrie Fisher's death
Billie Lourd has issued a statement explaining her decision not to invite Carrie Fisher's siblings to her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Star Wars icon Carrie, who sadly died back in 2016, will be honoured with a star on the famous LA walkway later today (May 4).
Ahead of the event, Carrie's daughter Billie criticised her uncle and aunt, Todd and Joely Fisher, for their behaviour in the wake of her mother's passing.
It comes after Todd said that he and his sister had been "snubbed" from the celebration, while Joely also expressed her upset with Billie for not inviting them on Instagram.
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In her own statement, American Horror Story star Billie said (via Metro): "Because they publicly attacked me, I have to publicly respond.
"The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony. They know why. Days after my mum died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother's death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my mum and my grandmother's deaths as the subject."
Billie said that Todd and Joely failed to consult her about this, adding: "Their actions were very hurtful to me at the most difficult time in my life."
Going on to address Todd and Joely's statements, Billie added: "The press release Todd Fisher gave to TMZ and the posting Joely Fisher placed on Instagram once again confirms that my instincts were right. To be clear – there is no feud. We have no relationship. This was a conscious decision on my part to break a cycle with a way of life I want no part of for myself or my children."
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Todd has now released a statement in response to Billie, claiming that, prior to going public, he made an effort to get in touch with her about receiving an invitation to the ceremony.
"I was told it was a no go and why would I want to heighten level of emotion for [my] niece, going further to say if I showed up, she would not," he shared with The Wrap.
"I never capitalized on either Carrie or my mother Debbie's deaths, and in no way meant to hurt Billie… and that is the truth. As she has finally communicated these deep-seated feelings publicly and wants no relationship with me, my response is that I've finally learned where she stands after 7 years… BUT could we not stand together for a moment, set aside our differences, and celebrate Carrie Fisher's legacy in the way she deserves and the way she would have wanted?"
Joely has not yet responded to Billie's statement.
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