Reese Witherspoon Gives Up Her Illegal $3,280 Python Bag
Who wants to take Reese Witherspoon shopping for a new purse?
At the insistence of PETA, the 35-year-old Oscar winner has hung up her Chloe purse for good. The python handbag, called the Paraty, retails for $3,820 on Net-a-Porter.
After Witherspoon was seen toting the bag around L.A., PETA sent her a video (ironically narrated by her Walk the Line costar Joaquin Phoenix) that highlighted the cruel methods used in the exotic-skins industry.
"We've long known Reese to be a kind person, so we're pleased -- and not surprised -- that she is hanging up her python bag for good," PETA told Gossip Cop in a statement. "We hope Reese's honest mistake will serve as a reminder for all of us to be extra-certain that what we’re buying is mock croc or fake snake."
PETA later sent Witherspoon flowers after she vowed never to carry the purse again.
Where and how the Water for Elephants star got the Chloe bag remains a mystery: California banned the sale of snakeskin in 1970.