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  1. whatstheproblem
    Hoffman was trapped in love triangle

    By Jamie Schram and Bob Fredericks
    February 11, 2014 | 5:12pm

    Tortured actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was trapped in a love triangle before he died, according to his private diaries.
    The Oscar winner was “caught in between” his relationship with longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell and a woman with whom he he’d recently hooked up, according to his journals, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday.
    Hoffman implied that his new gal pal was one reason O’Donnell — the mother of his three young children — might have bounced him from their Jane Street pad about three months ago, sources said.
    O’Donnell also didn’t want the drug-addled Hoffman living with her and their kids while he was still using, sources have said. She hoped the tough love would make him get clean faster.
    The 46-year-old “Capote’’ star — who died of an apparent heroin overdose Feb. 2 — also painfully wrote about the addiction that would eventually kill him, the sources said.
    He felt “ashamed that he was going out and hanging out and drinking” after having been sober for so long, sources said.
    The portly actor had first gone through rehab right out of college, and then remained clean for about 23 years before his tragic relapse.
    Hoffman wrote that he was haunted by “demons” and was desperately trying to control his addictions by attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings, NBC reported.
    He also wrote about scoring his drugs, with some of the entries appearing to have been penned while he was in rehab, the network said.
    The two scribbled diaries are hard to read, multiple sources said, with some passages starting out clearly enough but then degenerating into an illegible scrawl, suggesting that Hoffman wrote them while he was wasted.
    “It’s stream of consciousness and difficult to follow,” one source told NBC.
    “In one line, he refers to ‘Frank who always owes money,’ and on the same page, he writes about a 15-year-old girl from Texas.”
    Another source added, “It seems he did at least part of it in rehab. It definitely contained some soul-searching. But there is also a fair amount of rambling that doesn’t make sense.”
    Hoffman was found dead in his West Village pad with a needle still stuck in his arm. His place was littered with empty heroin envelopes and syringes. More than 40 full bags of the drug also were also recovered.
    Cops discovered the pair of small diaries — one about 6-by-8 inches and another about 7-by-9 inches — while searching the place.


  1. whatstheproblem
    i put this here to give an example of how tough love doesnt always work the way people might think it works. im not saying this is totally to blame for the overdose at all. im just saying it doesnt help the situation and usually makes the person use at a more reckless level.
  2. senorlou
    Very sad, and thanks for posting it. I was wondering like everybody else, "How could such a lucky person who has everything DO that to himself? Why would he NEED dope? He could buy a Ferrari, travel anywhere he wants, get his relatives out of poverty, do whatever he wants," etc. etc. Seems like even with all that money and fame and awards, he was just as fucked up as the rest of us. I loved his acting, and I feel terrible for his ex and his kids. Tragic.

    I've seen tough love work and I've seen it fail. Here's an example of failure. Personally, I've never had to use it and have had it used on me so I know a little about it. It's really a simplistic response to an overwhelmingly complex problem. There is no one size fits all.

    Then again, if he was sneaking around - you can't blame the woman for tossing him out on his ass. I just wish he were still alive. I wish a lot of people were still alive.
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