Casey Johnson's Final Days Squalor-Filled

Details emerge of heiress' money troubles, house in shambles
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2010 8:25 AM CST
Updated Jan 6, 2010 11:00 AM CST
Casey Johnson's Final Days Squalor-Filled
The front gate of the home where Casey Johnson lived in Los Angeles, is shown Tuesday Jan. 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

As the initial autopsy results for Casey Johnson came back inconclusive but with no evidence of suicide, a slew of news—and opinions—about the heiress’s tragic final days also emerges. The latest:

  • Johnson was living in a house filled with garbage and rats in the pool, but with no electricity, water, or gas, friends tell the New York Post. “There are dirty dishes everywhere and rotting food,” one source says. “There is graffiti on the walls. The pool looks like a swamp.”
  • TMZ details the financial problems Johnson was having, including losing her Porsche in December for failing to make the lease payments, and owing a nanny service $20,189.35.

  • Her diabetes was getting worse—a family source says insulin was becoming less effective—and another source says she had been “rushed to the hospital three or four times in the last six months.”
  • One friend says Casey would never have gotten involved with Tila Tequila “had she been in her right mind,” and that the reality star “was taking advantage of a sick girl.”
  • The Huffington Post has an extensive look at model Jasmine Lennard, with whom Johnson was famously feuding before her death—Lennard has now, of course, done a 180 and is offering to take care of the daughter Johnson left behind.
  • Gawker, meanwhile, offers a detailed timeline of Johnson’s quickie romance with Tequila, as well as the various troubles both women were going through as their relationship ran its course.
(More Casey Johnson stories.)

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