March 2nd, 2011
09:37 AM ET
Rosario Dawson felt Paul Rudd was getting a little too hands-on with her pal Eva Mendes at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, so she took matters into her own hands and aimed below the belt.
During the ceremony, presenters Rudd and Mendes did a scripted bit in which he put his hand on her chest. Dawson, who was seated at a dinner table in the audience, told "Access Hollywood," "He did this vice grip on her breast, and I was like, OK, it was funny for like a second. But then it kept going and going and going. And then the lights went down and the clip started rolling and he was still vice-gripping her! I was sitting there with my fork like, 'If he doesn't stop, I'm going to stab him with my fork.'"
Rudd didn't remove his hand, so Dawson went into action.
"I got up there and I stabbed him with my fork," she says. "He didn't stop, so I was like, alright, I'm going to grab his package… I was like, I'm really sorry, Paul, I don't mean to be offensive. But you're kind of being offensive."
Dawson kept a hold on the surprised actor until he let go of Mendes.
"I'm a women's rights activist and I was getting a little tired that he was grabbing her onstage for half an hour. I was kind of getting over it," Dawson later explained to "Access Hollywood." "Why do men always get to cop the feel? Women get to cop a feel too! Just keep it equal opportunity."
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