Kim Cattrall accuses Sarah Jessica Parker of 'exploiting' her brother's death

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Sarah Jessica Parker (left) has been branded 'cruel' by her co-star Kim Cattrall - AFP/Getty
Sarah Jessica Parker (left) has been branded 'cruel' by her co-star Kim Cattrall - AFP/Getty

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall has branded her former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker "cruel" and accused her of "exploiting" a family tragedy, after Parker expressed her condolences for the death of Cattrall's brother.

Cattrall, 61, announced in an Instagram post on Sunday that her 55-year-old brother Chris had passed away. Both Parker and her fellow Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon left comments below the post expressing their regret.

Parker, 52, wrote: "Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx"

Today Cattrall responded to Parker's message with another social media post. "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker".

It is the latest riposte in an ongoing feud between the two actresses. Last week, Parker, 52, said she was "heartbroken" by Cattrall's claim that the pair had "never been friends". Cattrall has previously described their relationship as "toxic".

Cattrall today wrote on Instagram: "My Mom asked me today 'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?'"

Addresssing Parker, she added: "Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona."

Parker had previously defended her decision to contact her former co-star in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “If somebody in your life, whether you’re in touch with them or not, [is] suffering for any reason, it’s involuntary that you want to convey condolences or sadness or just let someone know you’re thinking about them," Parker said on Thursday. 

In her latest Instagram post, Cattrall included a link to a New York Post article which claimed she had been "isolated" by her co-stars, and particularly by Parker, while filming the hit HBO series, which ran from 1998 to 2004.