“It’s more about the violation than the actual things that were taken.”
Having fallen victim to the infamous “Bling Ring” heists more than a decade ago, Rachel Bilson He is getting a conclusion regarding the traumatic incident of the former members Alexis and Gabriel “Gabi” Nurse.
Bilson sat down with the sisters on the “Tell Us Everything” episode on her podcastBig Ideas with Rachel BilsonWhere Nurse discussed their participation in the process.
“I’ve had very mixed feelings about this in particular. And I have to tell you guys that I’ve always stayed very far from anything to do with the bling ring and everything that happened,” the “Hart Dixie” star admitted to before starting the discussion. “I’ve never read anything, I’ve never seen anything and I’ve never supported Sofia Coppola’s movie. I just felt odd to draw so much attention to something that had such a huge impact personally on me and the other people involved.”
Gabe precipitated her long-awaited apology: “I’m so sorry I made the decision to go to your house that night.” “I’m going to tell you anything and everything you need to know to give you the closure you deserve and I’m so sorry. I wish I could take it back, it’s been a living nightmare for you for the past 10 years and 11 years and as a mother now, all you want to do is protect your kids and I know I’m I stripped you from feeling safe in your home and I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”
Bilson was one of the many celebrities included Paris HiltonAnd the Lindsey LohanAnd the Orlando Bloom And Audrina Patridge from whom he stole the “Bling Ring” – made up of Rachel Lee, Nick Brugo, Alexis, Courtney Ames and Diana Tamayo. The infamous group stole nearly $3 million in cash and property from 2008-2009. At the time of the thefts, Alexis and Gabe were 18 and 15 years old, respectively.
With the release of a new Netflix documentary, “The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist” that reopens old wounds, Alexis, 31, explained that she and her sister participated in the documentary as a way to shut down Bilson.
“Our intention was to make the documentary so that we could present this [closure] for you. We were so excited because the truth… finally… to own it all,” she said with tears. These aren’t tears from me, they’re tears because I know how hard this was for her because I had to go through it but we’re two separate victims and she made it through on the other side.”
Although the sisters expected the film to clarify the situation, it did not meet their expectations and said the thefts were covered in a “toxic and unhealthy way”.
“I got sober at 19, went to intensive therapy, did my time, did a comprehensive makeover, and was on AA for 11 and a half years,” Alexis said. She also claimed that Gabriel recognition – that she, too, was part of the Bilson home burglary – was left out of the final product, leading the duo to talk more about the matter. “Our intention in making the documentary was for you and the other victims, which is so frustrating and unfortunate that this is not what the documentary ended up doing.”
Although Rachel describes the theft as painful, she admitted that she had sympathetic feelings for the girls of Nearby because of her position as a mother. She acknowledged that they had collectively grown up to be different people in a “different chapter of life”.
OC also admitted that there were many “outside opinions and voices” that discouraged them from hearing the duo.
Even my mom was like, ‘What?! “You know because her ring was stolen [but] she [came] She came back because she is a very spiritual and enlightened woman and she was saying “No, tolerance is the most important thing.” “There are feelings… and… there may be noises but it’s really… your choice. It’s your actions and that’s all that matters.”
Bilson also admitted that she gave up any hostility toward the girls and the rest of the “Bling Ring” long ago, and encouraged the girls to let go of any guilt they had.
As a mother, Bilson said, “It’s so important to you and as a mother that you give up completely because now you’re not that little girl, you have your little girl and that’s so important because it’s not going to do anything, it’s not going to make you feel good.”
“It will always be exciting to me when a Bling Ring appears or something else f-king comes out and is glorified in any way, because people have been personally affected by these incidents and it is more about the violation than the actual things taken,” she admitted.
“It’s important to move on in life, forgiving to a certain degree is always the best way and the best step, because the reason to hold on to those things is that you really feel ashamed,” Bilson continued.