Sunday, April 26, 2020

Last week on the Tonight Show, actor Halle Berry claimed that in 2002, co-star Pierce Brosnan used the Heimlich maneuver to save her from choking to death -- but six years ago she told The Hollywood Reporter she'd never been "Heimlich-ed"


To:, EIC Matthew Belloni 
Cc: Ryan Parker, Seth Abramovitch, Tonight Show publicist Amber James
subject: Letter to the editor (submitted for publication)
Date: Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 3:18 PM 

To the editor: 

According to an April 22, 2020 story by THR reporter Ryan Parker, last week on the Tonight Show actor Halle Berry told Jimmy Fallon that in 2002, her co-star Pierce Brosnan used my father's namesake anti-choking maneuver to save her from choking to death while filming a love scene for the James Bond thriller, Die Another Day

However, six years ago in Seth Abramovitch's award-winning August 14, 2014 THR investigative report, How Dr. Heimlich Maneuvered Hollywood Into Backing His Dangerous AIDS "Cure" -- based on research by my wife and me -- "(Ms.) Berry has denied being saved by the (Heimlich) maneuver." 

So which is it? 

Presumably Mr. Brosnan, Die Another Day director Lee Tamahori, and others involved in the picture can resolve the discrepancy. Also, since Ms. Berry claims it happened mid-scene, if the cameras were still rolling that would be some dramatic, newsworthy footage. 


Peter M. Heimlich 
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096 USA 
ph: (208)474-7283