Former child actress, Tatum O’Neal, was arrested in NYC due to suspicion of buying drugs yesterday. She was seen buying crack cocaine from a homeless vendor in Manhattan. O’Neal is 44 years old and won an Oscar at age 10 for her role in “Paper Moon.” She was the youngest person to win a competitive Academy Award. She also starred in the original “Bad News Bears” when she became the highest paid child actor during that time.
Her success has been halted due to her substance abuse problems and was addicted to heroin in the past, which she discusses in her memoir titled “Paper Life.” She explained to the police that she was only researching for a part and changed the story once they found crack, cocaine and a crack pipe during the search. She then said that it was her first time relapsing and begged to be let go. She will be facing her charges in a court of law soon.
O’Neal dissed Britney Spears in an interview, saying she needs help battling her addictions. Oops.