Billie Lourd, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, is being painted as a villain by her own family members as she appears to be intentionally keep them away from an event honoring the "Star Wars" icon.
Earlier this week, Todd Fisher, Carrie's only brother, told TMZ that he was deliberately omitted from the guest list at the late actress' Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, which is set to take place on Thursday. After being told that Disney was in charge of the guest list, Todd approached the mouse house. Disney, he says, told him that Carrie's "family" was in charge of the list, seemingly meaning his niece Billie, and that all 30 seats were already taken.
Todd, who says he got the balling rolling on getting Carrie a star, added that he was also told not to raise a fuss about the snub or add any stress to his niece.
"Frankly, it's a distressing situation and I don't deserve to be put in this position," he said. "As the only brother of the Carrie Fisher, being omitted from this special day is truly hurtful."
On Wednesday, May 3, Carrie's sisters, Joely, and Tricia Leigh Fisher, also publicly took a swipe at Billie in revealing that they, too, were persona non grata at the May 4 ceremony.
"Strangely we won't be in attendance to celebrate our sister, whom we adored. For some bizarre, misguided reason our niece has chosen not to include us in this epic moment in our sister's career," they said on Instagram in a joint statement.
The siblings insist that Carrie would have wanted them there for the honor on "Star Wars Day."
"The fact that her only brother and two sisters were intentionally and deliberately excluded is deeply shocking. We have all been grieving the loss of our favorite human for some years now…we have given Billie the space to do that in her own way. We have been nothing but loving and open, consistently," the sisters penned. "This isn't about a photo op on Hollywood Blvd…this is about celebrating the permanency of Carrie's legacy in this industry , taking her place with a star on the iconic walk of fame along side our parents."
Carrie passed in December 2016 after a heart attack. An autopsy revealed there were also drugs in her system, including cocaine, heroin and ecstasy. One day after Carrie's death, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, had a stroke at Todd's home. She died later that day.
Billie is Carrie's only child, from a relationship with Bryan Lourd in the '90s.