arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine
Oscar winning actress Tatum O'Neil has been arrested in
New York for allegedly trying to buy crack and cocaine, it was
reported today. The arrest of Tatum O'Neil occurred in the Lower
East Side of Manhattan, where the police was conducting an
operation to clean up the area from drug dealers. According to
reports, when approached by the police, Tatum O'Neil asked "Do
you know who I am?" and then tried to wiggle her way out of the
situation by claiming she was doing a research for an upcoming
role as a junkie. The cops, however, booked the actress and
charged her with criminal possession of a controlled substance,
after finding a crack pipe on her, as well.
Tatum O'Neil was married to tennis star
John McEnroe from 1986 until their divorce in 1992. Drug
addiction has plagued the actress for a long time, resulting in
McEnroe obtaining custody of their three children in 1998. In
her autobiography, A Paper Life, Tatum O'Neal details her own
heroin addiction and its effects on her relationship with her
children. In 1996 O'Neil went through a drug rehab, which led
many to believe she finally managed to kick off the evil habit.
Her arrest, however, now points otherwise.