Selma Blair Reveals Truth About ‘Poison Pen’ Letters Sent To Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is diving into one other troublesome dialog on her discuss present, this time with Selma Blair over threats that had been despatched to the host years in the past.

The “Legally Blonde” actor joined “The Drew Barrymore Show” for a strong “healing moment” after studying that somebody pretending to be her as soon as despatched a number of “poison pen letters” to Barrymore.

“I hear from a detective who said, ‘We know this is not you… but someone has been writing letters to Drew Barrymore, many poison pen letters, signed by Selma Blair,’” she advised Barrymore in a backstage section launched on Wednesday.

Blair stated she’s held onto “heartbreak” and worry” over the incident, which solely intensified after studying that each one roads lead again to her father, Elliot Beitner. In her current memoir, “Mean Baby: A Guide to Growing Up,” Blair mentioned her strained relationship together with her dad amongst different painful moments all through her life, together with habit points and her a number of sclerosis prognosis.

“Eventually, long story short, [I] found out that it was someone involved with my father and he was letting this information get to her,” Blair shared on the present. “Then, when he found out it was her, he chose her and didn’t believe me.”

Though Blair’s father later took some accountability for the betrayal, she stated the 2 “never had a real make-up” earlier than his loss of life in 2012, including, “once I found out it was him, I had to cut him out.”

She went on so as to add: “He did something so unthinkable to me. I would never call him dad again, really.”

Blair additionally revealed that after touchdown a component for a movie early on in her profession, filmmakers obtained letters from somebody claiming to be her agent. This individual alleged she was a “heroin addict,” which she additionally suspected got here from her father.

Beitner knew that the previous “E.T.” star was her “childhood favorite,” which was why Barrymore was focused within the letters, Blair defined.

“The letters went to you I assume because he knew what you meant to me,” she stated, to which Barrymore responded, “I totally thought it was random!”

Barrymore by no means obtained the poisonous missives and solely realized about them as soon as she received her fingers on Blair’s new e-book.

“I found out about the letters, then I received your book and then I was like, ‘Fuck this, I’m going after her. I have to talk to her, I wanna heal this moment’,” Barrymore stated.

She continued, “It wasn’t real for me on my side nor would I ever doubt you, and actually have been a total fan of you on the side.”