Sandra Bullock claims that she is not the same following a home invasion that occurred in 2014 after a stalker broke into her home. Bullock said that following that day she hasn’t been alone and that the event left her unraveled.
Bullock appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s talk show “Red Table Talk” where she discussed the matter in depth. “I was literally in the closet going, ‘This doesn’t end well. I’m in the closet. Not gonna help,” she said about the incident.
The invader was a man by the name of Joshua James Corbett who jumped the fence surrounding Bullock’s home unarmed before entering her home. The audio of Bullock’s 911 call was made public during the 2015 preliminary hearing.
During the call, the actress said: “I’m locked in my closet. I have a safe door in my bedroom, and I’ve locked it.”
When LAPD officer Jose Bermudez arrested Corbett he said he found a two-page letter to Bullock that Corbett had written along with magazine photos of her. Corbett plead not guilty to felony stalking as well as first-degree residential burglary but ultimately was sentenced to probation, a 10-year protective order was issued against him, and he was ordered to seek treatment at a mental health facility.
Bullock admitted that the incident caused her to develop PTSD. “I would look left out of a car, not right,” she said. “I would look left, and I would start sobbing, and I thought to myself, ‘I’m a single parent, and this child is going to absorb nothing but fear and trauma and shame from me in the most pivotal times of his life.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to drop that load of baggage onto my beautiful child.'”
The ‘The Blind Side’ actress revealed that she was currently doing EDMR therapy in order to process the events. EDMR is a form of therapy that involves rapid eye movement in order to fully process trauma and work through PTSD. But therapy was not the only thing that Bullock credited for helping her heal.
According to Bullock, 58, her two children Louis and Laila helped motivated her to recover. “It was my children who showed me that unless I pull it together right now, I’m not going to be around to have the moments that I want to have,” she said.