Lifestyle Style Julia Fox Says She and Her Birkin Were Attacked with a Machete: 'She's Been Through a Lot' "I'm not kidding. That actually happened to this bag and me," Julia Fox recalled in a TikTok video of when she and her Hermès Birkin bag were attacked by a machete By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 20, 2022 04:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: tiktok Julia Fox's life was saved by high fashion during a recent near-death experience. The Uncut Gems actress, 32, recalled an incident in which her Hermès Birkin bag intervened during an alleged machete attack against her as she shared a video on TikTok referencing another user who said "a lived-in Birkin is so chic." In the clip, she showed off the cut on her grey Birkin before diving into the anecdote: "So, I love her but she's been through a lot. It's a little hard to see there but she was actually attacked by a machete. Julia Fox Talks 'Anxiety-Inducing' Feeling of Owning a Birkin Bag: 'It's a Lot of Pressure' "I'm not kidding. That actually happened to this bag and me," Fox continued, turning the camera on her earnest reaction, adding: "I don't know. I don't even know how I f—ing managed to like... you know, I was holding onto this Birkin for my life." A rep for Fox did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, but when Paper reached out about the incident, she responded, "I ain't no snitch tho," and a shushing face emoji. Fox previously mused on the woes of owning such a coveted piece of fashion as the Birkin (which retails between $10,145 and $12,450, according to InStyle), after her ex Kanye West bought her one of the bags in black ostrich leather. "I don't know if you know about owning a Birkin when you're not a rich person, but it's like the most anxiety-inducing thing ever," Fox told The New York Times in March. "You're checking on the Birkin, making sure it's still there, that it didn't magically grow wings. It's scary to have a Birkin. It's a lot of pressure." A source previously told PEOPLE that West, 45, surprised the Forbidden Fruits podcast host while treating Fox and her friends to Birkins for her 32nd birthday. RELATED VIDEO: Julia Fox Says She 'Tried Her Best' While Dating Kanye West and Calls Him 'The Ultimate Stunt Queen' "Kanye wanted to make it special for Julia. He arranged for an extravagant birthday celebration. He showered Julia with gifts and even gifted her friends," the insider said in February. "Everyone had a great time. Kanye was happy. Julia was ecstatic."