The 51-year-old author wrote, “It ain’t like the ol’ days – something has seriously changed”
‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ actress Isabel Gillies has penned down an open letter addressing the online trolling she received for her character, Kathy Stabler. The 51-year-old author was part of the show for its first 12 seasons as the wife of Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler before she left the show in 2011. However, in 2020, she made a comeback for one episode of ‘SVU’ Season 22.
The season finale saw her character getting killed and paving way for Season 1 of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime,’ the franchise’s spinoff. Though Gillies’ character is dead, her name popped up in a crossover episode of ‘SVU and Organized Crime’ in September, disclosing that Kathy had attempted to get her on-screen husband to end the attraction between him and former partner Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay.
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It has been reported that the recent revelation in the plotline angered the show’s fans and they started sending hate messages to her. Slamming those hate-filled comments, Gillies began her new blog by writing, “It ain’t like the ol’ days – something has seriously changed,” before stating, “My feed, which is normally pretty sleepy, a retweeted article here, a few shoutouts about a recipe there, was a stream of eye-popping-bile posts, at me! My character, the deceased Kathy Stabler, was trending on Twitter. Gliding over links and threads, memes and emojis, I started, well, crying. ‘KATHY STABLER IS BURNING IN THE DEEPEST PART OF HELL.’ Scroll, scroll… ‘YOU DESERVE TO BLOW UP!’ Scroll, scroll… ‘Good morning to absolutely everyone except Kathy Stabler’s ghost.’ Scroll, scroll… ‘This girl is the nastiest, skank bitch I’ve ever met!’”
The ‘Metropolitan’ star also pointed out that she does not even watch ‘Law & Order’ and claimed that the latest changes in the show do not bother her. She noted, “While I love Mariska and Chris, if their characters were falling for each other or not wasn’t my concern. Once they buried me, I continued on my life as Isabel Gillies, mom, wife, mahjong player.”
Gillies said after getting disturbed, she called Hargitay, who she believes “is one of the most empathetic, loving people on this earth.” She wrote: “Hard to imagine she has much experience with vitriol, but sadly, she’s had plenty of it. After accepting her invitation to the higher road called, don’t-take-it-personally, I pulled myself together and had this lasting thought. What if I were. Brinkwire Brief News.