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Former child stars who left the deep end

By Jessica Sager / .29. July 2017 4:07 p.m. EDT /. Updated: February 7, 2020, 10:04 a.m. EDT

Imagine you are the breadwinner for your family. A lot of pressure, right? Now imagine that you were the breadwinner, before you even hit puberty - and then hit puberty with all of its acne and awkwardness in public, then being unemployed when you are a teenager and wondering whether someone will ever take you seriously again. Now Does it make sense for these child stars to hit rock bottom? Fortunately, most of them could at least find some way back to a happy and healthy life.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman became a child star at just 3 years old after appearing in 100+ commercials, but he wasn't happy about it and described the experience to him A V. Association as 'child slavery'.

Feldman's father was mostly absent, but his mother was allegedly abusive. He claimed that his need to numb the pain caused him to try marijuana and alcohol on set for the first time Stand by Me (1986). It was the beginning of a long battle against substance abuse. Feldman also alleged that an assistant his father hired to look after him on film sets, whom he called 'Ron', often drugged and molested the young actor - and that 'Ron' was one of many in an alleged one Pedophilia ring was Hollywood.

By the time he was 15, Feldman was legally emancipated from his parents, but they had allegedly already squandered his earnings, leaving him a measly $ 40,000. People reported that by the time Feldman had moved into his own apartment and started making hit films like The lost boys (1987), but his problems were not gone. He developed a cocaine habit followed by heroin, was arrested three times, and sent to rehab in December 1990. He claimed that he had not used any hard drug since then, except for one relapse in 1995.

Even without drugs, Feldman's adult life was not entirely smooth. It went viral in 2013 when Vice documented a paid birthday party at his house with his 'angels' - think of a really depressing, low budget playboy Mansion celebration. He made the wrong headlines with a again in September 2016 Really unpleasant musical performance with his angels today. Faced with public ridicule, Feldman wrote on Facebook (via People), 'We lay down there and did the best we could, and I've never been told anything so nasty about me. As always. Public shame shouldn't be accepted no matter who you are. '

A ray of hope in Feldman's life? He married his long-time girlfriend (and Angel), Courtney Anne, in November 2016.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan became famous through Disney films The parent trap (1998) and became one of the world's greatest stars through her leading role Mean girls (2004). Unfortunately, her fall was as quick as her rise. According to Vanity FairShe was hospitalized for "exhaustion" and asked to contain her 2005 party. In 2006, she discovered that she was bulimic and used "a little" drugs. (Lohan later claimed she was misquoted.)

In 2007, she received two homework assignments, was sentenced to three years probation, and served 84 minutes in prison. In 2008 she went to rehab. In 2010, she was sentenced to 90 days in prison for violating her parole, although she only served 14 days behind bars. As soon as she left prison, she went to rehab again. In 2011, she was charged with theft for allegedly stealing a $ 2,500 necklace, sentenced to 120 days in prison and 480 days of community service for violating her probation; She served most of her sentence under house arrest.

In November 2012, Lohan was charged with four criminal charges in two states on the same day. First, she was charged in California with three crimes related to a minor car accident in June: providing false information to police, resisting arrest, and driving recklessly. In the wee hours of the same day, she allegedly got into a physical fight with a woman in a New York nightclub.

In 2014, Lohan stayed out of legal trouble, but still attracted drama: a list of contacts she wrote about in rehab went public, and she revealed that she had miscarried. She stayed out of the tabloids for most of 2015, but 2016 brought more personal challenges, including a nasty breakup with Russian businessman Egor Tarabasov, whom she accused of physically abusing her.

As of this writing, Lohan is splitting her time between London and Dubai, and continue teasing her upcoming big comeback.

Macaulay Culkin

Home alone (1989) star Macaulay Culkin retired from the limelight but still finds him occasionally and not for the best of reasons. In 2004, at the age of 24, Culkin was arrested when police reportedly ambushed him with 17.3 grams of marijuana, eight Xanax pills, 16 clonazepam pills, and no prescription. He was later rumored to be heroin, a claim he vehemently denied. At the time of this writing, Culkin is enjoying a new relationship with former Disney star Brenda Song, so hopefully she can help keep him on track.

Amanda Bynes

In September 2012, ex-Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes lost her driver's license after a series of minor accidents and a suspected DUI, though reportedly due to unpaid tickets and fines. After that, their behavior became even more bizarre. Bynes' Twitter rants became legend, and they revealed she had serious body image issues. In May 2013, she was arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of her New York apartment window. Two months later, she was placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold after allegedly setting fire to a neighbor's driveway and nearly injuring a dog in the process. She spent nearly six months reportedly on outpatient treatment. At the time of this writing, she was claimed to have been three years sober and ready to return to Hollywood.

Leif Garrett

One-off teen idol Leif Garrett switched from being a heartbreaker to a harrowing case study into addiction. In 1979 the singer and actor is said to have driven under the influence of his Porsche. His passenger was paralyzed in the accident. Two decades later, Garrett was arrested for allegedly attempting to buy narcotics from undercover cops. In 2006 he was caught for heroin possession. The outsider (1983) Stern The problems continued in 2010 when he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

At the time of this writing, Garrett appears to be working hard to overcome his past and build resilience. He even offered some words of wisdom to the hugely successful (and hugely controversial) pop star Justin Bieber. "Don't believe your own publicity," he told the Biebs about Fox News. “Finding out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scrap bag, every drug dealer, every hawk wants a piece of you. '

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce continued playing a ginger cousin The partridge familybut when the show ended his addiction problems started. In 2013 he opened talk show host Oprah Winfrey Where are you now becoming homeless as a teenager. Bonaduce was arrested on multiple occasions for drug offenses, and in one incident in 1991 allegedly beating and robbing a transvestite prostitute. He documented his struggles with alcohol on the reality show Break Bonaduce from 2005 to 2006, claiming he took his last drink on January 10, 2011. At the time of this writing, he is the host of a successful syndicated radio show.

Dustin Diamond

Saved by the bell (1989-92) star Dustin Diamond was arrested in December 2014 for allegedly stabbing a man during a bar fight. He was sentenced to four months in prison and released early for good behavior. Unfortunately, this good behavior did not last long. In May 2016, 'Screech' was arrested again and tested positive for oxycodone, the use of which was a parole violation. A month later, it was revealed that Diamond owed $ 94,000 in taxes.

In November 2016, Diamond apologized to his former SBTB Castmates for his behavior during and after the show and expressed remorse for the release of his scandalous Tell-All 2009, Behind the bell.

Jodie Sweetin

Full house (1987-95) star Jodie Sweetin struggled to adjust to adulthood and reportedly turned to substance abuse Really hard party as a means of coping. In her 2009 memoir Unsweetined (above today) she provides harrowing reports of methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and alcohol abuse. She even writes about substance abuse while giving lectures on her own sobriety. Sweetin married three times, had two daughters (one to her first husband and one to her third), and got clean.

In 2016 she repeated her role as Stephanie Tanner on the Fuller house Rebooted and got busy, engaged to her fourth future husband Justin Hodak. But that romance also fizzled after Hodak, a convicted criminal, became abusive, allegedly started using drugs and alcohol, and was arrested for illegally possessing a gun in March 2017.

Mackenzie Phillips

In September 2009 former One day at a time (1975-84) confessed star Mackenzie Phillips, daughter of rocker John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas Oprah (above abc news) that she had had a consensual, incestuous relationship with her father for 10 years. (She claimed John first raped her when she was 18, but she decided to continue the relationship after that.) Mackenzie claimed when she got pregnant at 19 she wasn't sure if the baby was her father or her belonged to her husband and said her father paid for an abortion. Mackenzie said she got into drug use but forgave her father on his deathbed in 2001. She was arrested in possession of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport in 2005.

Mackenzie's sisters Bijou and Chynna, as well as stepmother Michelle Phillips, have all expressed anger and doubt about the validity of their troubling life story. Michelle claims Mackenzie had a history of mental illness in addition to her struggles with substance abuse. Mackenzie also made peace with this criticism and narrated Oprah: Where are you now - extra (above The Huffington Post), 'I love my family. I am sorry that you were so wounded by my truth. It was really hard for all of us. '

Aaron Carter

Pop star Aaron Carter spoke about his struggles at Oprah Where are you nowHe revealed long struggles with depression and alcoholism, which he believes began with his parents' divorce. They announced their breakup an hour before he had to record his MTV cribs Episode. “I had to show all the cameras in my life that I was losing and no one ever knew. With everything that happened, I started to lose all my money, ”he said. 'I went broke.' He said, “The depression came about because I loved my family being together. I didn't want to see her divorced. I couldn't go into any further. I couldn't think about it too much. I had to kind of block it. I started partying and got into big trouble. '

Carter continued to compete Dance with the stars in 2009 to revive his career, but the reality competition didn't work out. '[My manager] started to have people from record labels, the big boys, the heavy hitters ... and they just didn't care about me ... The guys didn't even get close to looking at me like They would just walk past me on the premises ... Nothing ever happened, ”he said to Oprah. “I started to drink a lot. I told people, 'I'm on a very bad way right now, I need help.' I called my mother. She took me to her house. The next day I was at the Betty Ford Center. «

Carter has since focused on releasing new music with more creative control, but what many considered a comeback was derailed again in July 2017, when it was Carter, arrested for denial of DUI, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug-related items. He said three days after the arrest Entertainment tonight that he has an eating disorder; no drug problem. "I'm not a meth head," he said. “I have a state of stress from an 80 year old man. I am also lactose intolerant. '

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd, who starred as the young Anakin Skywalker Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) led the police on a high-speed car chase in June 2015 when he was 24 years old. The persecution resulted in a crash and a prison term. In April 2016, Lloyd's mother told us TMZ He was taken from prison to a mental hospital for schizophrenia treatment. She also claimed he would attack her weeks before the chase while on his medication. At the time of this writing, there was no reported schedule for his release. His family just wants him to be better.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf was successful from a young age, starring at Disney Even Stevens (2000-03) when he was just 10 years old. LaBeouf grew into films and headlined the blockbuster Transformer (2007-) franchise, but as his fame grew so did his. In 2005 he allegedly pulled out a knife during a fight in his apartment complex. In 2007 he was arrested for going into a drugstore. In 2008 he was involved in bending a fender and refused an alcohol test. No charges were filed, but his license was suspended. In 2011, LaBeouf got into a pub brawl when a fellow Patron reportedly tried to steal his hat.

After a relatively quiet two years, LaBeouf was accused of plagiarism elements of his short film in 2013,, by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized in a series of tweets, which were also plagiarized. A year later, he allegedly beat up another bar patron over commenting on the mother and the mother of someone going into rehab after being arrested for being drunk and messy during a Broadway performance of cabaret. In the summer of 2015, LaBeouf got into a brutal argument with then girlfriend Mia Goth, telling viewers that he 'had killed her. 'That October he was arrested for public poisoning.

For a while, LaBeouf seemed better off. In September 2016 he told diversity He hadn't had a drink in almost a year, and he married Goth a month later. However, in July 2017, he was reportedly arrested for public drunkenness in Georgia and unleashed a verbal rant against the police. LaBeouf later apologized via Twitter. 'It's a new low. I hope the bottom is down, ”he said. 'I have struggled with addiction in public for too long and am actively taking steps to ensure my sobriety and hope that I can be forgiven for my mistakes.'

Jaimee Foxworth

Jaimee Foxworth played as Judy Winslow Family matters (1989-98) until the show copied her character on the series for four seasons without explanation. When she was 19, Foxworth was broke and reportedly turned to adult movies to make ends meet - and to support her substance abuse habits. After quitting porn, she still suffered from her addictions and joined the cast of Celebrity rehab with Dr. Drew. She is said to have achieved sobriety in 2008 when she became pregnant.

In 2009, after their son was born, Foxworth claimed that their baby's father, Michael Shaw, was verbally and physically abusive towards them. The couple later reconciled. She even told Oprah Where are you now (above The Huffington Post) that Shaw is a financially and emotionally supportive partner - and that she's budgeting her leftovers from the show and being in a much better place.

In 2017, Foxworth was drawn into yet more Family Matters controversy when she was conspicuously omitted from a reunion photo of the cast featured on the cover of Weekly entertainment. Speak with The rootFoxworth stated she wasn't surprised by the nudge, but she also had this to say: 'It was a slap in the face from Weekly entertainment. I don't think there is a good explanation. If they want to use adult films as a reason, I will not be the first person to make adult films and I will not be the last. '

Brian Bonsall

Child star Brian Bonsall, who appeared in Family ties (1982-89) and Blank check (1994) got into trouble as an adult. According to the Daily cameraHe was accused of throwing alcohol in the face of his then-girlfriend and tossing her on a bed when she tried to leave her home in 2007. In 2010, then 28-year-old Bonsall pleaded guilty after attacking a friend with a broken chair.

Bonsall reportedly suffered from mental illness as well as alcohol and pain medication addictions. However, after treatment, he stayed off the news until February 2017 when an alleged serial rapist known to have embodied him was eventually brought to justice. According to The New York Daily NewsBonsall was aware of the horror and even warned the fans about him in 2011 via Twitter and wrote: “I have an impersonator, his name is Nathan Loebe. He copied a lot of my tattoos and he hunts young women online and everywhere else. '

Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history at just 10 years old Paper moon (1973) in which she starred alongside her father, Ryan O'Neal. According to her own 2004 memoir (on the Daily beast)She was emotionally and physically abused by her father and started smoking marijuana two years after her Oscar win. Cocaine abuse, quaaludes, and hard parties followed. Tatum claimed her father left her when he married actress Farrah Fawcett when he was 15, and that by 16 she had been molested by two men (one of whom she claimed was a good friend of Ryan) and two women. Her father denied all allegations. When she was 18, Tatum claimed she used cocaine to stay thin, and in 1995, when her marriage to professional tennis John McEnroe broke down, she was hooked on heroin. In June 2008, she was arrested for allegedly trying to buy crack cocaine in New York City. She later pleaded guilty to disorderly behavior and was sentenced for treatment.

In 2015 Tatum wrote a piece for Harper's Bazaarto talk about sobriety and your evolving sexual identity. 'I've been present and clear for a few years now and that has changed everything in my life,' she said. “It changed my relationships with my children, my relationship with work, my relationships with people, my relationship with myself. Now I am clean and conscious, alive and interested in the world, and I say, 'Meeting women is exciting for me and that turns me on.'

Jeremy Jackson

Baywatch (1989-2001) star Jeremy Jackson played the surfer kid Hobie Buchannon on the series from 1991 to 1999. He was 9 years old when he started working on the show but says he left to deal with an addiction to methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana, and GHB. In 2011 he appeared on Celebrity rehab with Dr. Drew recovering from a steroid addiction. In early 2015, he was accused of allegedly attempting to murder his then-wife, fitness model Loni Willison, and he was booted Celebrity Big Brother for allegedly fumbling around a co-star while drunk and exposing her breasts. In April 2015, Jackson was accused of stabbing a man at a party, but no charges were brought. Six months later, he was accused of stabbing a woman multiple times. After his release from prison in October 2015, he went to rehab.

Lalaine Vergara Paras

Lalaine Vergara Paras, who played Hilary Duffs BFF Lizzie McGuire (2001-04) Was Blasted For Possession Of Kristallmeth In 2007, she was absent from court due to appearing in court, and prompted a judge to issue a $ 50,000 warrant for her arrest, which was recalled when she was eventually appeared for a court appearance. She pleaded guilty, went to rehab, and had her file deleted after completing the program. she said The Huffington Post (above AOL) in November 2015: “I'm just more relaxed. I have a job paying the bills and I've done all of these random little projects. '

Taran Noah Smith

Taran Noah Smith, the youngest son handyman (1991-99) married vegan chef Heidi Van Pelt in 2001 when he was only 17 and she was 33. Shortly after they got married, he accused his parents of wasting his income. In 2007, Smith and Van Pelt separated, leaving their once-divided home in misery. In 2012, Smith was charged with a DUI and possession of hash and sentenced to three years probation, a 12-hour program for his DUI indictment, and a six-week diversion program for hash possession. Smith has since reconciled with his family and even helped his mother write a book about child star.

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong got his big break when young John Connor came in Terminator 2 (1991), but within a decade he was already in big trouble. He was hospitalized in April 2001 on suspected drug overdose and arrested five months later for driving and driving under the influence of two separate stops within four hours. This led to the first of a series of rehabilitation stays. In 2004, Furlong was arrested and booked for public misdemeanor in Kentucky after taking lobsters from a shop display case, perhaps to 'free' them.

Furlong got married The ring (2002) Actress Rachael Bella and welcomed a son in 2006, but their marriage collapsed just three years later when Bella filed for divorce. A number of disruptive court appearances and several restraining orders followed. In January 2011, Furlong was even put behind bars for violating Bella's injunction. In 2012 he was accused of exposing his then 6-year-old son to cocaine. The couple's divorce allegedly wasn't finalized until 2014, but by 2013 he was already having legal problems with another woman. Furlong was sentenced to five years probation, 90 days of rehab and a year of domestic violence counseling after allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend and breaking her laptop.

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In October 2016, Furlong was seen 'bloated and unkempt' with actress Monica Keena, with whom he had an unstable relationship for years that included multiple domestic abuse charges Daily mail.

Orlando Brown

In September 2013 That's so raven (2003-07) Star Orlando Brown was sentenced to 180 days behind bars for a DUI charge on arrest in 2011. Four arrest warrants were reportedly issued against him for failing to appear in court on the charges, and for having failed to appear in the case a number of court orders were disregarded. In 2014, he was charged with public poisoning and disturbing the peace after allegedly threatening to murder a woman and her child. After an argument with a friend in January 2016, he was charged with domestic battery offenses, obstruction of justice, possession of criminal offenses (for meth) for sale, and contraband in prison.

In November 2016, he made vulgar comments about former co-star Raven-Symone, who sparked a massive backlash on Twitter. In 2017, he redoubled his new approach to interviews with even more bizarre revelations about his 'past' drug use, a sex tape, and even more trash talk about Raven-Symone, making it seem like Brown isn't just finished he's quickly on the way to rock bottom.

Harvey Spencer Stephens

Harvey Spencer Stephens, who appeared as Damien in the original version of The Omen (1976) took longer than its on-screen counterpart to reveal its darker side. It wasn't until August 2016 that he went bad during a reported traffic incident. Stephens allegedly cut off two cyclists, then violently assaulted them and knocked one of them unconscious. He was charged with two actual assaults and one criminal harm charge. On Friday January 13, 2017 (creepy!) He was sentenced to up to one year in prison for assault plus two months on criminal charges.

Every child from Diff'rent Strokes

We're not sure what it means to be fake in the fictional Drummond family, but not a single child star from that show got it right. If we sort by oldest first, we will start with Dana Plato. According to PeoplePlato quit the show in 1984 after becoming pregnant, and she never made it back into mainstream show business. She committed suicide in 1999 from pain medication overdose and nothing but tragedy in the 15 years between her TV heyday and her death.

During this time Plato struggled with alcohol and pill addiction, gave up custody of her son and posed for it playboy, starred in a softcore porn parody of Different strokesand even committed a ridiculously pathetic robbery of a video store that landed her in jail until Wayne Newton, who had never met her, rescued her after no one else would.

Todd Bridges walked a similar path of drugs and crime and hit rock bottom after a series of arrests in the 1980s when he was charged with attempted murder. He was acquitted of the charges but spent almost a year in jail awaiting trial . During this time he had contact with his famous killers Lyle Menendez and Richard Ramirez. After his acquittal, Bridges struggled with drugs and petty crime for several years before he finally got sober in the early 1990s.

That brings us to Gary Coleman, the youngest of the Drummonds, who, like Plato, also died young - after an accidental fall. He was 42 years old. According to abc newsPrior to his death, Coleman was plagued by financial problems, had multiple violations of the law regarding bizarre fan encounters that went horribly wrong, and 20 police calls were logged over the course of five years, largely due to his volatile relationship with his ex-wife Shannon Price.

Brad Renfro

Promising young actor Brad Renfro's life was cut short at the age of 25 when he died of 'acute heroin / morphine poisoning' in 2008. For as much success as he has had in films, it has been continually affected by problems in his personal life starting at just 16 when he was arrested for possession of cocaine and cocaine overshadowed marijuana. He followed suit two years later by attempting to steal a yacht with his friend, which earned him charges of theft and two years probation abc news.

Three years before his death, Renfro met another bad streak with a DUI and a bust related to a heroin stab operation just a month later. He was put on parole again and went into rehab, although treatment apparently did not last.

Director Larry Clark, himself a former addict who worked with Renfro on the film, Harass, told once in 2000 South coast today, 'I've been with a lot of addicts and alcoholics and I remember thinking at the time that this was one of the worst cases I've ever seen.'

Mischa Barton

Instead of profiting from your star, give up The O.C.Mischa Barton left the show a year in early 2006 and began a decade of increasingly bizarre diva behavior E! news. After a 2007 DUI, Barton posed for Maximum and teased a pivot on 'the big screen' that never panned out. She then attracted the wrong attention in 2009 when she broke down at New York Fashion Week and was subsequently hospitalized for an apparent suicide attempt, which she explained as being mistaken for pain relievers she was taking for a tooth infection 'combined with' completely overwhelmed 'of her life.

In 2016, Barton briefly returned to mainstream relevance with his appearance Dance with the starsbut she was eliminated in the second round of cuts. She didn't go out of the house gracefully and tell the storyThe alarm clock She was "glad to be whistled" after being unable to exercise the creative control that had been promised to her. "I was so confused," said Barton, also comparing the dance competition with The hunger Games. 'It was all a popularity contest. It was awful.'

Barton was hospitalized a second time incoherently after a strange incident in January 2017 that took her outside her Los Angeles home. She then voluntarily checked into the hospital for a mental examination and later claimed she was given the rape drug GHB. At the time of this writing, Barton was recently having a lawsuit with two ex-boyfriends over their alleged attempts to sell illegally obtained intimate photos and videos of Barton to various web outlets.