Monday, June 2, 2008

Tatum O'Neal arrested for Crack in NYC....

Tatum O’Neal, my little darling and Oscar winner, was arrested last night in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for an alleged crack cocaine purchase. The actress who has battled alcohol and drug addictions since her early teens was said to ask the cops “to forget this” and that she was merely purchasing the drugs “for research purposes for an upcoming role”. The cops also found an unused, clean pipe on her person. She and the suspected drug dealer, Alan Garcia, were brought to the Seventh Precinct in NYC last night around 7:30 PM and were expected to have stayed the night. No word yet from O’Neal’s spokesperson on the charges.

O’Neal, who was once a bright shining star, wrote about her incredibly difficult childhood in A Paper Life. The daughter of Ryan O’Neal, best known for Love Story, his string of movie hits in 1970’s and his tumultuous relationship with Farrah Fawcett, was insanely jealous of her Oscar winning performance in Paper Moon, which he costarred with his ten year old daughter in.

She reported physical abuse from Ryan and direct emotional abuse, when he would constantly side with girlfriends and acquaintances over his young daughter. Tatum’s relationship was even more dysfunctional with her mother and she was constantly traveling from one place to another with her younger brother Griffin, who also has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, to get away from their mother and father and find safety. Tatum followed up from her fall from grace with a marriage to tennis bad boy John McEnroe in the late 1980’s and the couple divorced after six years of pain and three children. Tatum is now in her 40’s and has been apparently clean of drugs for two years now, which is what she told the arresting officers last night. I do hope that this is true and somehow, this was all a big mistake, but unfortunately, it seems that O’Neal has had way too many run ins with drugs for one lifetime.

PS… Lindsay Lohan please please please take note of this story. This could easily end up being you and I say this with all sincerity and respect. Stick with Sam Ronson and make sure you keep your nose clean. I can’t watch another spunky freckled star fall into the abyss like this.

1 Comment:

MargoMonster said...

Tatum has had one sad life. And is it just me or does daddy Ryan look like Willie Ames in this picture?

Hopefully she can get her shit together.