Tatum O'Neal: "The Dog Ate My Willpower!"

Tatum O'Neal:

That crack cocaine will make people say some crazy things.

The New York Post is reporting that Tatum O'Neal, who was arrested in New York on Sunday after allegedly buying rock cocaine, blamed her slip in judgment on the recent passing of her Scottish terrier, Lena.

"That seemed to set me off," O'Neal said of the 16-year-old dog's death, which occurred three weeks ago. "It triggered that my mother passed away [from addiction] in '98. My father [actor Ryan O'Neal] and I are estranged."

Of course, O'Neal, who chronicled her history of addiction and abuse in her 2004 autobiography, A Paper Life, initially told cops she was buying the rock for "research," according to reports.

So, who knows if she even really had a dog? The animal might have been some sort of 16-year-long, crack-driven hallucination on Tate's part.

The actress, who will have a year of sobriety under her belt on July 10, declared herself "eternally grateful" that the bust prevented her from doing "what my disease was telling me to do...I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the 7th Precinct."

Let's just hope her pet goldfish doesn't kick it anytime soon and throw her into the path of temptation yet again.

 

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  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    I have a dog statue made entirely out of crack cocaine, just so that I never have to deal with this sort of dilemma.

  • lisatee
    lisatee

    i still kind of feel bad for her.

  • buzzbuddy
    buzzbuddy

    I feel sorry for her.

  • xoxojaniepie
    xoxojaniepie

    if she HAD pet goldfish, it would commit suicide by jumping out of its tank. i bet the dog ran away.

  • rockinout
    rockinout

    This is seriously BULL.

  • drama4mama
    drama4mama

    What happened to 'I'm researching for a part'?

  • ballier88
    ballier88

    awesome pit stains man

  • hwoodgrrl
    hwoodgrrl

    she could have bought another dog, not more crack

  • mraniston
    mraniston

    that's a pretty lame excuse