Director Paul Verhoeven has been accused of slamming Sharon Stone's acting ability because she wouldn't have sex with him.

Movie screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is causing panic in Hollywood with his new memoir, which unearths shocking revelations about hundreds of celebrities including Stone.

And 59-year-old film veteran - who exposes his peers in HOLLYWOOD ANIMAL - claims Basic Instinct movie-maker Verhoeven unfairly attacked Stone's on-screen talent because she refused to sleep with him on the set of the 1992 blockbuster, reports website PAGE SIX.

He writes, "Paul said Sharon Stone couldn't act. I think he was lying about Sharon. I think he was still angry that Sharon wouldn't have sex with him while they were shooting Basic Instinct."

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