Tatum O’Neal is changing her story yet again after being caught buying crack. At first, the Oscar winning actress claimed she was researching a role, but now she claims what caused her to relapse was the death of her Scottish terrier.
“I lost my Scottish terrier, Lena,” three weeks ago. “That seemed to set me off.
“She got old. She got cancer. She was the fabric of our family. We had to let her go to heaven. My daughter and I had to put her down. It was too horrible for words.
“I couldn’t get out of it. I was going to my psychiatrist. I was doing everything I could do. I have the disease of alcoholism. It’s lifelong. I treat it every day by going to my 12-step program.”
The “researching a role” excuse was much more clever. Plus, it would have been semi-believable up until people checked IMDB or called her people. Why can’t she come up with something better? Maybe say the voices made her to do it. The dog excuse is just weak. Had she been trapped beneath thousands of pounds of rubble with her dog for two weeks, she would have killed it and ate it. Not only that, she would have asked herself why she didn’t buy a bigger, meatier dog like a St. Bernard. You don’t get depressed to the point of smoking crack over an animal you’d snack on the very next day. I think a nice burial is enough time to mourn. But be sure you finish it up before the neighbor comes back and starts wondering why you’re weeping in their yard.