Tatum O'Neal Vowed to Help Man Arrested For Selling Her Crack
Troubled Tatum O'Neal yesterday claimed she bought crack cocaine from a street dealer because she was upset at the death of her dog.
Tatum, 44, said: "There's no excuse for what I did. But I lost my Scottish terrier Lena three weeks ago. And that seemed to set me off.
"She got old. My daughter and I had to put her down. It was too horrible for words."
Tatum O'Neal also said:
"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."
O'Neal credits the cops for her salvation, "I'm still sober! Just when I was about to change that and wreck my life, the cops came and saved me!
"I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the Seventh Precinct."
O'Neal is facing one misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance and will be in court on July 28.