I’ve been cautiously observing Zac Efron for the past several months. A new report claimed he had wasted his $18 million fortune due to his “reckless partying.” Stuff like blowing $50,000 at the MGM Grand in Vegas because he and his friends trashed the place. He spent $4 million on a new home in October. Efron revealed that he went to rehab for cocaine addiction not once but twice last year. Rehab is anything but inexpensive. Zac has expressed interest in High School Musical 4, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he was broke.
TMZ has a new story about how Zac “mysteriously” landed in Skid Row on Sunday night. Zac had a “bodyguard” with him, and a five-person fight broke out. Zac was right in the middle of it. He claimed they ended up in Skid Row because of car trouble. It sounds strange. I don’t want to think the worst, but Zac has had other “mysterious” accidents too — such as that broken jaw. I hope he’s not off the rails, but we’ll see:
Zac Efron mysteriously ended up in a very bad area of downtown L.A. just after midnight Sunday … and ended up getting violently socked in the mouth by a sketchy transient … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We’re told cops were on patrol under the Harbor Freeway when they saw Zac and a man he identified as his bodyguard. Cops saw Zac and the other guy in a full-blown melee with at least 3 other people.
After breaking up the fight, cops questioned Zac. He told them they had run out of gas and were sitting in the car. Zac said while waiting for a tow truck they threw a bottle out the window — he never said what was in the bottle — and it smashed on the pavement near a group of transients.
Zac said the transients confronted him and the bodyguard because they believed the pair hurled the bottle at them. Zac says 2 of the transients attacked the bodyguard and when Zac got out of the car to help, he got cold cocked in the mouth. Zac said, “It was the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life.”
You’ll recall … Zac mysteriously broke his jaw in November, saying he slipped on a pool of water in his home. Zac was in rehab twice last year for cocaine abuse.
The area where this occurred is rough. Cops are on high alert for drug deals and gangs. One source says Zac was “obviously intoxicated.”
Law enforcement tells TMZ … no one was arrested because they viewed it as “mutual combat.”.
Cops arrested no one because this was “mutual combat.” The entire situation is sketchy, but maybe Zac is telling the truth. Still … when you break down in a less than desirable part of town, you keep your windows up. You don’t leave the car for anything. I don’t really believe the “bottle” story. Zac was wise enough to get help when he ended up in trouble before, and I hope he isn’t relapsing.
Zac has been trying to shake up his career with “raunchy” roles. Here are some set photos from Townies where he dresses like a confederate soldier. He plays a frat guy! They do tasteless stuff like that.
Photos courtesy of WENN