Who can forget Kelly McGillis as Charlie, the flight instructor from the ’86 movie “Top Gun” with heart-throb Tom Cruise. It was a hot, steamy, sexy movie with Tom Cruise as “Maverick” and putting a lot of moves on McGillis. Well, it turns out Kelly McGillis as a few moves of her own in the “Danger Zone”.
In ’82 McGillis and her live-in girlfriend were assaulted, verbally abused and raped at knifepoint by a couple of douchebags that broke into their New York apartment. Recently “Top Gun” actress, McGillis, was assaulted in her home in North Carolina. She did what anyone in their right mind would do…she got a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
From USA Today:
Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis says she was attacked by a stranger in her North Carolina home last week, so she got a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
McGillis, 58, posted a long message on Facebook on June 17 explaining what happened when she returned to her Hendersonville, N.C., home (after a theological lecture about loving others) to find a light on and her front door unlocked.
She says she was confronted by a screaming woman who accused her of stalking her and attacked her when she ran outside to call 911. She and the woman fought; the woman grabbed her cellphone and threw it on the ground.
“I got worried that there may be someone else in the house with her. We have quite a few guns and lots of ammo and that’s when I started to panic,” McGillis wrote. “Thinking that if they have one of them I could be shot. I ran out the front door and called 911.”
Local TV reports and People reported the Henderson County sheriff’s office arrested and charged a 38-year-old woman, Laurence Marie Dorn, with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery and interfering with emergency communication. She is being held in the Henderson County Jail under a $60,000 bond. There was no phone listing for her.
McGillis writes that she was left scratched and bruised but is otherwise OK. She says she got a concealed-carry gun permit to protect herself after the incident.
McGillis, like most people attacked was rattled over the assault. She’s certainly had her incidents in the past. Along with the incident in New York, she was also gang raped when she was 12, and attacked on a subway during her college days.
Kelly McGillis exercised her 2nd Amendment Rights. That’s exactly what any sane person would do in her shoes. In the future, should anyone wish to assault Kelly McGillis…well, let’s just say…”ride into the danger zone”!