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Dakota Fanning Speaks Highly Of Friend Kristen Stewart, Defends Her Against Cheating Scandal

Dakota Fanning Speaks Highly Of Friend Kristen Stewart, Defends Her Against Cheating Scandal

Dakota Fanning is close with fellow actress Kristen Stewart, bringing up their friendship in an interview with Glamour magazine and sticking up for the Stewart in the wake of her cheating scandal.

In the interview, Fanning reiterates that she’s close with her Runaways and Twilight Saga co-star, just a few months after she stood up for Stewart in the wake of a cheating scandal.

“When we’re together, we’re not talking about movie stuff,” Dakota Fanning told Glamour. “She’s just my really good friend, you know? We go out. We stay in a lot too. I’m a homebody!”

With the heat on Kristen Stewart after she was revealed to be having an affair with Rupert Sanders, the married director of her movie Snow White and the Huntsmen, Dakota Fanning also stood up for her.

While promoting Breaking Dawn Part 2 in November, Fanning made it a point to stand up for Kristen, saying that others shouldn’t be so fast to rush to judgment.

“Well, I just think that media frenzies like that…Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicize the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all that,” Fanning told InStyle UK at the time. “It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences? ‘”

Dakota Fanning hasn’t been the only one to stand by Kristen Stewart. Though news that Sanders and wife Liberty Ross are divorcing has dredged up some of the controversy again, many in Hollywood have defended Stewart and the relentless media pressure she faced after the scandal erupted. Former Panic Room co-star Jodie Foster spoke out in support of Stewart, as did others who pointed out that she seemed to face unfair pressure that others — especially leading men — did not face after being caught cheating.

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9 Responses to “Dakota Fanning Speaks Highly Of Friend Kristen Stewart, Defends Her Against Cheating Scandal”

  1. Laura Lynn

    I agree with Dakota. The media is all to ready to rush to judgement, to be the first to get the story out there, but slow to gather the all the facts and esp. the truth behind the story before presenting it to the public. Our Hard News has become nothing more than Tabloid reporting and it's getting worse with each passing day. It's disgusting!

  2. Vennie Bermudez

    All Dakota was saying was Kristen is a good friend, talking about movies, spending time going out a lot together and being homebodies……. What's that got to do with the price of butter? Yes you can support your best friend by saying you spent good times together but didn't really touch up on the CHEATING SCANDAL – evidenced BY PICTURES,…….. HELLO!

  3. Vennie Bermudez

    All Dakota was saying is Kristen is a good friend, not talking about movie stuff but going out a a lot together and staying in a lot being homebodies…… What's that got to do with the price of butter? It really didn't touch up on the CHEATING SCANDAL – EVIDENCED BY PHOTOGRAPHS……… Hello!

  4. John George

    I think this is sad. Kristen made a mistake she is 22 years old. I would never cheat on my wife but I am a 49 year old man – thinking back to when I was 22 years – all bets are off – that is pretty young – and to be rich and famous and meeting and workng with interesting and creative people? My daughter met Kristen Stewart and auditioned for a part in The Runaways back in June 2009 and said Kristen Stewart was very nice and gracious with her time – very friendly and engaging. Just image you making a mistake and people coming out of the word work to bring attention to it…so they can sell papers, magazines and increase traffic to their website and viewership to TV shows. Also imagine people making stuff up about what did or did not happen for profit. I know they make great money but man there is certainly a side to their life that sucks big time!

  5. Laura Lynn

    What is this obsession with butter, Vennie? What Dakota is trying to get across is that it's been sin months since the scandal and people need to get need to get over it and get on with their lives, including the media. This reviving and rehashing the same thing over and over doesn't do anyone any good! All involved parties have made their choices for their future and people need to respect them. This constant bickering and tearing down, and gossiping of certain individuals is not doing nothing but causing more problems. I say, it's over….let it rest in peace, and I wish peace and happiness to all those good hearts involved.

  6. Carmen N Medina Rivera

    These ppl in the media are not happy until they fully destroy from life happiness and one's career. They have their favorites, the ones they protect its so obvious. Its sad really, kristen made a mistake at 22 and the married rupert no one condemns in the media . Whats wrong with this pic. For the media or even liberty to say that kristen broke up a family, give me a break, That family was broken WAY BEFORE kristen. That is why RUPERT had his eyes on kristen and seduced her and she fell for it….she still has growing up to do, rob seems like a nice guy but seems immature too even at his age. Something too was lacking in this relationship.

  7. Maria Pamela Narte

    OMG!!! I guess people just don't have a life so they keep their noses on someone else's. She made a mistake, don't know what she saw on him but it happened and don't forget, Liberty's brother already said they were having problems so if anything, they should thank Kristen for finally being the person that brought it all into light…the marriage was already cracked.

  8. Natt Thurman

    I agree it's been 7 months people need to get over it and move on, Kristen nor Rob are either one perfect and are going to make lots of mistakes at this age so people need to get off their cases and leave them alone.Because you never know when someday you may end up doing the very same thing you are accusing someone else of doing.