Juliette Lewis: Misty Upham Was “Murdered”
Juliette Lewis took to social media early Friday morning to pay tribute to her August: Osage County co-star Misty Upham and to call for officials to investigate her death, alleging that the late actress expressed that “she could be murdered.”
Lewis shared a photo of herself with Upham on Instagram, writing, “Misty Upham survived many things that many don’t early on in life. She fought for the voiceless feircely [sic]. She understood suffering and the deepest pain. She had a presence everyone saw and felt. It is this presence that will continue.”
“Out of the dark space in which her light got dimmed,” Lewis continued, “I will remember her as tuff [sic]. Wise. Funny. Spiritual. And hopeful. This is another great reminder to call and check on someone when you think to. Not when its too late. RIPMistyUpham.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Misty Upham’s body was discovered near Auburn, Washington on Thursday. Her family had told authorities that she had been on medication for mental health issues and was potentially suicidal when she was reported missing on October 6.
Following her Instagram post, Lewis tweeted, “#RIPMistyUpham I am in shock and greif [sic]. I pray the police do a murder investigation. They’re saying not ‘foul play’ when of course it is.”
“#RIPMistyUpham Misty spoke out alot against injustices within Native community. And had known enemies. Police must do an investigation,” said Lewis. “I cant sleep. Too much darkness. I feel so sad about Misty. I know she has more to say. And about how she died. #RIPMistyUpham.”
Lewis added, “Misty told me about horrible violence she suffered on NA reservations She felt she could be murdered! Bcuz she was vocal #ThisIsNOTaSUICIDE.”
What do you think of Lewis’ comments?