Rosario Dawson gropes Paul Rudd at Spirit Awards
March 2nd, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Rosario Dawson gropes Paul Rudd at Spirit Awards

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."

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. guish

    paul sure is lucky

    March 20, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Superhiro

    Agree with tidho. Wasn't Eva there too? She's a big girl, she can tell him herself if it bothers her. I doubt Eva minded, she probably wanted a piece from Rudd.

    March 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Victor

    Gotta love Rosario.

    March 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rebecca

    Rosario, you go girl. Now that's a real friend. I would've done the same thing.

    March 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ScDiva

    Phew what is this world coming to?

    March 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ro

    That's right respect the women. Thanks

    March 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jose

    plus we have real mehican food. no taco bell for us. ole.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jose

    In my country we treat womens with great respect. They might be someones mom. You wonld not want someone to be mean to your mom, si.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. tidho

    Wasn't Eva there? If she had a problem, she's speak up.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |

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