12:52 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 06/04/2008 08:45AM
Following her Sunday night arrest for allegedly buying cocaine, Tatum O'Neal says she has three very important people in her corner: her children with ex-husband John McEnroe.
"I've talked to all my kids," the Oscar winner, 44, says in video footage obtained by Entertainment Tonight. O'Neal adds that her children – Kevin, 22, Sean, 20 and Emily, 17 – have been "very supportive."
Intimates of the actress have told PEOPLE the arrest, which took place near her Lower Manhattan apartment, came as a surprise.
Originally posted 06/03/2008 03:00PM
Tatum O'Neal's friends, who were surprised by the news of her arrest for allegedly buying cocaine near her Manhattan apartment, also say that the actress will pull through this rough patch.
"I would call it a cry for help," says one friend of the arrest Sunday night. Another friend said it had come as a surprise because she was making plans with her daughter for the summer. "There was no indication [that she was in trouble]."
Peter Bogdonavich, who directed her in her Oscar-winning movie Paper Moon, told PEOPLE he last spoke to her six months ago. "She said she was clean and happy to be doing the show (Rescue Me)," he noted. "She's a strong woman and has been through a lot. She's a good girl. She's had some tough breaks."
Originally posted 06/03/2008 11:25AM
Tatum O'Neal feels saved by the officers who arrested her Sunday
in New York for allegedly buying cocaine near her home.
"I'm still sober!" the 44-year-old Paper Moon Oscar winner proclaimed to the New York Post. "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 7th precinct."
O'Neal made an illicit purchase at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Clinton Street, Det. Martin Speechley, New York City Police spokesman, confirmed to PEOPLE. She was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
"There's no excuse for what I did," she told the Post. "I lost my Scottish terrier, Lena. That seemed to set me off."
Originally posted 06/02/2008 08:15AM
Tatum O'Neal was arrested in New York City Sunday for allegedly buying cocaine near her home, according to authorities.
A New York City Police spokesman Det. Martin Speechley confirmed to PEOPLE the Paper Moon Oscar winner, 44, was seen making the illicit purchase at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Clinton Street. She was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Speechley said police also arrested the alleged drug dealer, Allen Garcia, 32, who was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony.
Originally posted 10/04/2007 09:00AM
Tatum O'Neal, who's led her own troubled path on the road of motherhood, says that Britney Spears must get treatment and shield her children from media attention.
Originally posted 02/06/2007 10:15AM
Griffin O'Neal's pregnant girlfriend frantically told a 911 operator she had been hit and was in pain the night Ryan O'Neal was arrested on assault and firearms charges, newly released tapes reveal.
Originally posted 06/28/2002 10:45AM
In the 1970s, Tatum O'Neal was known as "Ryan's Daughter." By the '80s, she was the battling bride of tennis star John McEnroe. But throughout the '90s she kept a low profile. This week, she emerges on the cover of PEOPLE, and her tale, as the magazine notes, makes the most shocking "E! True Hollywood Story" look like "Sesame Street." Abandoned by an overwhelmed, drug-abusing mother (actress Joanna Moore) at age 7, Tatum was an Oscar winner at 10 (for 1973's "Paper Moon," costarring her father, Ryan O'Neal) and began using drugs by 14 -- moving eventually from marijuana, Quaaludes and cocaine to heroin. With her father caught up in the celebrity scene of the 1970s, a teenage Tatum and her younger brother, Griffin, were left on their own in Ryan's Malibu house while their father moved in with actress Farrah Fawcett. Then came her failed six-year marriage to McEnroe, 43, toward whom she remains openly hostile. Worst of all is the loss of her children Kevin, 16, Sean, 14, and Emily, 11: When O'Neal became a heroin addict in 1995, McEnroe took custody of their kids and has retained it ever since. "Not being able to see my kids is like part of me is missing," a recovering O'Neal, 38, tells the magazine. "Part of my soul is missing."
Originally posted 06/27/2002 12:00PM
To an observer it might have looked like the perfect Father's Day tableau: a dad and his daughter, munching on deli sandwiches and watching a soccer match on TV. But when actor Ryan O'Neal got together with his often-estranged daughter Tatum on June 16, the only ordinary thing about the scene was the cold cuts. Although the elder O'Neal, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, was feeling healthy thanks to the anticancer drug Gleevec, his daughter was thin and shaky, the result of coming off a six-month cocaine bender. And despite nearly four decades of pain between them, the conversation never turned deep. "We're not going to do that talk," Tatum says flatly. "Different generations."
Originally posted 06/27/2002 12:00PM
The tennis great sticks to his statement about his ex-wife's claim that he used steroids while on the pro circuit, saying he's "disappointed" in her.
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