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VIDEO: Jodie Foster Emotional Golden Globes Speech About Sexuality & Privacy

By Daniel Gates

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(NBC)

Jodie Foster delivered a show-stopping Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday, officially coming out of the closet (kind of) while defending her right to privacy after decades in a Hollywood community brought to tears by her emotional address.

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Accepting an honor for lifetime achievement, Foster began in somewhat rambling fashion, speaking about the process of making movies, before turning her attention to the incessant questions about her sexuality and personal life.

Foster essentially came out of the closet — by saying that she really had years ago, to the people closest to her.

She thanked her onetime lesbian partner, and then spoke directly to her mother with words that led audience members to tear up.

She also seemed to imply that she’d be retiring — but backstage, Gossip Cop learned that that’s NOT the case.

“I could never stop acting,” said Foster. “I’m not retiring from acting… I’m actually more into it than I’ve ever been.”

Check out Foster’s historic and memorable speech in the video below!

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