Alexandra Whittaker
Mar 05, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

When Jodie Foster came out onto the Oscars stage Sunday night alongside Jennifer Lawrence, people's eyes were immediately fixated on her newest accessory: a pair of crutches. Foster wore flats and had to support part of her weight on the crutches, but she danced around what really happened to her.

“[Meryl Streep] I, Tonya’d me," she joked, referencing the movie based on the real-life event of the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

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Lawrence nodded before deadpanning, "She tripped me once."

Obviously, it was all in jest, but in the name of clearing Meryl Streep's reputation once and for all, others dug a little deeper. Foster's rep confirmed to People on Monday that Streep was not literally responsible for Foster's injury, so any Streep fans that happened to take that literally can breathe a sigh of relief.

As it turns out, Foster fell in a skiing accident a few weeks ago, which is much less dramatic than a Streep-Foster brawl. She has been on crutches ever since.

Let's hope she recovers quickly without any Kerrigan moments in the future.

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