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Denise Richards Is 'Grateful To Be Safe' After Road Rage Incident

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By Afouda Bamidele on November 24, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST

This year's Thanksgiving would hold an extra specialness for Denise Richards following her and her husband, Aaron Phypers, narrowly escaping bodily harm during a road rage attack last week. With that in mind, the actress expressed gratitude to fans for staying by her and her man's side throughout this period.

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Denise Richards Expresses Gratitude After Terrifying Road Rage Incident

Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers all smiles while leaving dinner at 'Craig's' Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA
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Taking to Instagram, Richards dropped a statement with a black background and the words that read, "I want to give my sincerest thanks to all who have reached out to me and Aaron during this time. We are both very grateful to be safe. The love and support from all of you has been overwhelming!! We are so thankful for each and every one of you."

Since she dropped the post a few hours ago, it has accumulated over 10k likes and hundreds of comments. "The Young and the Restless" actor John T. McCook expressed, "So thankful you're both safe."

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Two hours before that, one fan who could not contain his feelings extensively wrote his take, starting with, "You guys both exude such realness, and I really hope you are both okay. So scary, and it's so sick to see that people deal with situations the way they do."

The fan added that Richards was "so inspiring as a person and artist," and the fact that she turned up at the movie set soon after the road rage incident "shows how much of a trooper" she was. He concluded by exclaiming, "I'm glad you're both safe! Much love from Toronto."

A second fan applauded the "Denise Richards: It's Complicated" star for her courage, adding, "I am so glad you are ok to you and your husband...safe travels." A third IG user was "Happy to hear you're both safe and unharmed [double pink heart emoji]."

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Denise Richards' post on her Instagram page
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The Blast reported that trouble began for the 51-year-old and her man as they made their way to Popsicle Studio on Monday, November 14. As it turned out, neither Richards nor Phypers could correctly locate their destination, causing the driver behind them to become increasingly frustrated.

Before they could blink, the irritated driver began yelling at them and attempting to get to their front. Even though Phypers let the driver overtake them, he allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot at the couple's truck hitting it at the "back end of the driver's side."

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Although the shots hit nobody, the "The World Is Not Enough" actress was understandably shaken by the occurrence as she reportedly sobbed when she finally got on set. Within minutes of spotting a bullet hole in the star's vehicle, a production crew member allegedly alerted law enforcement officials.

While it was unclear if the police arrived at the studio or if a report was filed at the time, an off-duty officer was seen escorting Richards and Phypers to the freeway. From there, they found their way home without any more hiccups.

The Former Fashion Model Claps Back At A Troll Who Wished Her Evil

Denise Richards at GMA
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Richards had to deal with offensive trolls in the wake of her road rage incident. The Blast shared that a Twitter user targeted a hateful tweet at the "Drop Dead Gorgeous" star. The tweet, which has since been taken down for violating the platform's rules, read, "Don't care kinda hope she would have taken a grazing shot to the neck honestly."

Richards opted for a counterattack on the user, tweeting, "Thank you. I would never wish any harm on anyone. What I experienced yesterday with my husband, not that you care. Was the most terrifying situation I have ever been in. I'm sorry a shot didn't graze my neck… a**hole."

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Other fans maintained their sweet nature by sharing their support, with one tweeting, "I'm happy to hear it didn't turn out worse. My prayers, thoughts, strength, and support are with you." Another Twitter user commented, "I wish I had magic words to stop the gun violence in this country.

Time will hopefully help both of you to move forward and help you both to feel better." Richards' initial response has accrued hundreds of likes, with a few people calling the troll out on his bad behavior.

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