Julia Roberts' last words to late sister Nancy Motes were 'I want you dead', says fiance who holds her responsible for the death
John Dilbeck, who was two months shy of marrying Nancy Motes before she killed herself in 2014, said that he was honoring the memory of his fiancée by not hiding the truth
The fiancé of Julia Roberts' late sister has alleged that the actress was responsible for his former partner's death after she painted her out to be a drug addict.
John Dilbeck, who was two months shy of marrying Nancy Motes, 37, before she killed herself in 2014, said that he was honoring the memory of his fiancée by not hiding the truth.
“I personally still hold Julia responsible for the death of my fiancée,” Dilbeck, 37, told Radar Online. “When people ask me about Julia, I just tell the truth because I’m honoring the memory of my fiancée.”
He said that the 52-year-old 'Pretty Woman' actress deliberately slandered her sister's name despite knowing that all she was using was marijuana at the time.
“They make her out to be this drug addict when really we’re talking about weed. That’s what she had a record for in Georgia,” he said. “We’re not talking about heroin. It’s slander on someone who can’t defend themselves—and people should know what Julia did.”
He added that the first time he met Julia, he "was lying to myself that this person couldn’t possibly be that wretched or mean."
Apparently, the last words that the actress ever spoke to her sister were, “I want you dead and gone. I’m drawing my knife in the sand!”
Three months after hearing those words, Motes was found dead in the bathtub after having swallowed a bunch of prescription pills. Dilbeck believed that Julia was jealous of her sister's close relationship with her mother.
Almost a month after her sister's death, Julia broke her silence about her tragic loss in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, tearing up as she recalled Motes' death.
"It's just heartbreak," she said. "It's only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead. You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."