Before Death, Half-Sis Tweeted Angrily About Julia Roberts
Nancy Motes called famous sibling 'cruel;' officials eye possible suicide
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2014 10:50 AM CST
This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows Julia Roberts at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Just weeks before she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Julia Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes, had tweeted angrily about her famous sibling and the rest of her family, the New York Daily News reports. The tweets have apparently since been deleted, but the Daily News has screenshots of a few:

  • January 19: "So my 'sister' said that with all her friends & fans she doesn’t need anymore love. Just so you all know 'America’s Sweetheart' is a B----H!!"
  • January 19: "Do you want to be a fan of someone so cruel? She’s not even that good of an actress. Happy you totally F---ed with me?"
  • January 19: "I must admit I maybe going to far... But I never been so angry in my life."
  • January 22: "My own family has abandoned me."

In earlier tweets from October, Motes said, "It's a shame when you get more support from strangers than you do from your family. I can't wait to officially belong to another family! A family that loves & accepts me. Doesn't throw shade my way. Forgives me for my mistakes & loves me for who I am." Motes was set to marry film and TV locations manager John Dilbeck (on Twitter, she listed her name as "Nancy Dabbs Dilbeck"), whom Roberts reportedly disliked, in May. A law enforcement source says Dilbeck found Motes' body Sunday, in a bathtub at a home where she was pet-sitting, and notes that there was no suicide note and no evidence of foul play. But a spokesperson for the coroner's office says that "indications of a suicide note" were found, according to Reuters, and another official from the coroner's office tells Us, "We're taking it as a suicide, not a drowning. ... The investigator at the scene listed at this point that he is going with suicide." No official word yet, however.

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Feb 12, 2014 2:46 PM CST
People strung out on drugs often have harsh, mean & hateful thoughts and words for family and friends who eventually stop "helping" them to hurt themselves further. That is how they attempt to guilt those people into fixing their problems and paying for their drugs until it stops working. Then, that is how the addicts "punish" those previous patsies after they can't convince family to enable them anymore. These accusations don't impress me. Whether the enablers have enough money and resources to actually continue to pay the addicts to continue their self-destructive behaviors doesn't actually matter to the addict, but if the enabler does have a good job or other reason to be embarrassed or vulnerable to such accusations, all the more likely that the addict will go all out in any attempt to force the enabler to continue paying what ends up amounting to "blackmail." Addicts are not victims of others; they take "hostages" and make others their victims in their perpetual efforts to continue their addictions. Others convinced that they really are victims may soon become the next victim of that addict, until he or she sucks as much life out of that victim as she can. The true victims often separate while still caring a lot about the addict, but to the addict, there is nothing, including paying the ransomes that can prove enough "caring" or thwart the next rant of hate.
Feb 12, 2014 10:44 AM CST
Julia Roberts has always been a evil bitch. Ask Kiefer Sullivan. He is the luckiest man in the world for not being with that bi-polar psycho.
Feb 12, 2014 2:37 AM CST
Julia Roberts never calls me either