Billie Lourd is setting the record straight about her late mother Carrie Fisher’s upcoming legacy celebration.
On May 3, the daughter of the late Star Wars legend confirmed she intentionally left out Carrie's siblings— Todd, Joley, and Tricia Leigh Fisher—from her mom's May 4 posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
"The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony," Billie, 30, said in a statement obtained. "They know why."
Todd told TMZ May 2 he was "being omitted" from the ceremony, which he found "truly hurtful." Her aunts wrote on Instagram May 3 that Billie has "chosen not to include us in this epic moment in our sister's career."
Billie said their messages led her to issue a statement in response. "I have seen the postings and press release issued by my mother's brother and sister," she said. "I apologize to anyone reading this for feeling the need to defend myself publicly from these family members. But unfortunately, because they publicly attacked me, I have to publicly respond."
She added that her choice was deliberate in light of her family's alleged behavior after Carrie’s death on Dec. 27, 2016 and grandmother Debbie Reynold’s passing the next day.
"Days after my mom died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother's death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my Mom and my grandmother's deaths as the subject," Billie said. "I found out they had done this through the press. They never consulted me or considered how this would affect our relationship."