My favorite gossip rag, the National Enquirer, has a new cover story featuring inside stories of Mary-Kate Olsen’s excesses from one of her ex bodyguards. It’s pretty much what you’d expect given the stories that have been floating about her and the many photos of the scruffier twin drunk off her ass. Mary-Kate likes to smoke pot, drink to the point where she has to be carried, and hangs out with people who do harder drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. It sounds like all the bodyguard is personally attesting to is Mary-Kate smoking pot and drinking way more than her tiny body can take. She also wouldn’t eat when she was a teenager and would just drink a lot of clear booze mixed with fruit juice:
“About two years ago, I watched Mary-Kate smoke a marijuana joint and pass it on to friends when they were all at a party together,” the bodyguard told The Enquirer.
“Then there were her friends who definitely did drugs. I especially remember three hangers-on, two guys and a girl. I would call them drug dealers.
“I saw them with cocaine, and they also tried to provide it to other people. I also saw them with ‘Pures,’ which are tablets like Ecstasy…
“Because she’s so tiny, a little booze would have a big effect on her,” the bodyguard revealed.
“Colleagues told me that on at least two occasions she had so much to drink that she had to be carried to her car.”…
“Even in high school, she liked to drink vodka with fruit juice or mixer. Mary-Kate would get so blasted that her sister Ashley would pull her aside and tell her to stop,” a close friend divulged.
“When she was 16, her weight dropped below 80 pounds… I remember Ashley telling me at the time ‘Mary-Kate just won’t eat. My family is going nuts! We didn’t know what to do, so we put her in the hospital.’
“We’d try to get her to eat, but she’d only get mad and growl, ‘Just leave me alone! If I’m not hungry, I’m not hungry.’
“Mary Kate also smoked cigarettes constantly and she filled up on alcohol. She’d drink anything available – Jack Daniel’s, vodka, whatever.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 25, 2008]
The Enquirer goes on to say that Mary-Kate went to rehab at the age of 18 for a cocaine addiction along with anorexia and that she checked out early when her friends and family wanted her to stay for another month.
Olsen is now 22 and is guarding her privacy like those Starbucks cups she seems to be clutching in about half the photographs you see of her. She refused to testify in the federal investigation into Heath Ledger’s death without being granted immunity from prosecution, but the case was ultimately dropped and Mary-Kate was let off the hook. It’s telling that her bodyguard would only say he saw her do pot and drink and that it was her friends who were doing drugs. Maybe she wasn’t into the hard stuff or he wasn’t willing to say too much against her even though the interview was anonymous.
Mary-Kate still looks out of it in a lot of photos you see of her, but she’s not scary skinny anymore and that’s something.
Mary-Kate Olsen is shown arriving at LAX on 7/21/08. Credit: ISBP/MO/MATINGAS/bauergriffinonline.com