We Finally Know Why Jodie Foster Was on Crutches (and It's Not Because of Meryl)

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So, I'm hyperventilating a little bit, if I fall over pick me up because I've got some things to say. If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. [APPLAUSE] The actors. Meryl, if you do it everybody else will, come on. The filmmakers. The producers. Okay, look around everybody. Look around ladies and gentlemen. Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight. [INAUDIBLE] invite us into your office in a couple of days or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we will tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, inclusion rider.

When Jodie Foster came out onto the Oscars stage Sunday night alongside Jennifer Lawrence, people's eyes were immediately fixated on her newest accessory: a pair of crutches. Foster wore flats and had to support part of her weight on the crutches, but she danced around what really happened to her.

“[Meryl Streep] I, Tonya’d me," she joked, referencing the movie based on the real-life event of the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

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Lawrence nodded before deadpanning, "She tripped me once."

Obviously, it was all in jest, but in the name of clearing Meryl Streep's reputation once and for all, others dug a little deeper. Foster's rep confirmed to People on Monday that Streep was not literally responsible for Foster's injury, so any Streep fans that happened to take that literally can breathe a sigh of relief.

As it turns out, Foster fell in a skiing accident a few weeks ago, which is much less dramatic than a Streep-Foster brawl. She has been on crutches ever since.

Let's hope she recovers quickly without any Kerrigan moments in the future.


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