Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tatum O’Neal Who Hate Their Parents
Child star and daughter of actor Ryan O’Neal and actress Joanna Cook Moore, Tatum O’Neal dealt with some seriously bad parenting according to her autobiography A Paper Life. After her parents divorced, Tatum and her younger brother lived in squalor and neglect with their alcoholic, drug-addicted mother. Tatum claims to have been molested by one of her mother’s male “friends” at the age of six, and again by her father’s drug dealer as a 12-year-old. As a young girl, Tatum moved to Malibu to live with her famous father, who she alleges was physically and emotionally abusive. She claims Ryan “slugged” her the night she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Paper Moon, and neither parent attended the ceremony when she won. When Tatum was a teenager, her father took her to clubs where they drank and did drugs. On vacation in Europe, she caught her dad having sex with her best friend at the time, Melanie Griffith. The incident prompted Tatum to attempt suicide. Naturally, Ryan publicly and vehemently denied his daughter’s allegations.