<p><span></span>It sounds like the plot of one of her movies, but sadly this story line is all too real. At the A Better LA charity event on May 3, <strong>Sharon Stone</strong> told Life & Style, on newsstands now, that she's faced <em>death threats</em>, bullying and mocking.<br />
"When I started doing charity work, people thought I was only doing it for press--they called me the new Zsa Zsa Gabor. The adversity was awful. My life was threatened--someone wanted to kill me," the star, 54, confesses to Life & Style about the death threats. "It was serious. I know what it's like to be bullied, but charity work is meaningful to me, so I didn't give up."
Although Sharon, a spokeswoman for the American Foundation for AIDS Research since 1995, has earned a reputation as a dazzling auctioneer and has raised as much as $10 million in only two hours, she confesses to Life & Style, "It was a hard time in my life. I had to be careful. People wanted to hurt me."
Was struggling through the adversity worth it? Absolutely. "I see the money I've raised be put to good use," confides Sharon, adding that giving to meaningful causes creates "a domino effect" within the celebrity world.
Sharon Stone is grateful for the awareness she's been able to generate: "I've been given a gift, and it's created so much good. It's a great feeling and I'm happy to share [that gift]."
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