CASEY JOHNSON HAD HIT ROCK BOTTOM
We were horrified to learn that the late Casey Johnson was living in “Grey Gardens” type squalor when she died. Her rented LA house was filled with garbage and had no electricity, water, or gas, because she couldn’t pay the utility bills. She kept her Porsche hidden in a garage so it wouldn’t be repossessed. The walls were covered with graffiti and the swimming pool was like a green swamp. How she managed to get dressed up and go out is a mystery. Neighbors said sleazy looking types stopped by her house at all hours. When she refused to go to rehab, her parents cut off her finances. They’ve been criticized for letting Casey live like that, but they thought “tough love” was the right move, and might force her to get help. If they HAD supported her financially, they would have been facilitating her self destructive habits. We feel sorry for the parents – Casey had a bad drug habit and probably mental illness – you can’t FORCE someone like that to clean up unless they WANT to. Neglect is not the issue here. There really is no answer, is there?