There was a lot of drama yesterday when Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips showed up at Tila Tequila’s house to pick up her late fiance Casey Johnson’s dogs. Nick and Bijou were acting on behalf of the Johnson family, and also retrieved some clothing and bathroom items. Tila was devastated and called the police. The paparazzi filmed as Nicky and Bijou walked out of the house with the dogs. Tila followed braless in a white tank top crying that the dogs were going to be put down and buried with Casey, a ridiculous claim that Bijou denied. A police officer called to the scene said afterwards that he believed the dogs would be cared for by Nicky Hilton, not the Johnson family. As long as Nicky or Bijou keeps them and they don’t get added to Paris’ menagerie, they should be ok.
There’s a battle brewing among Casey Johnson’s closest friends.
Tila Tequila, aka the late heiress’s nominal fiancée, called police to her Los Angeles home today after longtime Johnson pals Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips showed up there to retrieve Johnson’s dogs and some belongings on behalf of her family.
But when Tequila refused, things got ugly.
Two LAPD squad cars arrived at the home after a call was placed around 2 p.m., according to department spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera. Herrera says there was a “verbal dispute.”
The officers quickly became referees and restored order. Tequila wheeled out a rack of clothing that included fur coats and a Christmas blanket. Both little dogs, who had been locked in a bedroom, were also handed over, as were some bathroom products and packages of insulin.
After the exchange, Tequila told the press, “They don’t care about the dogs. They are putting them to sleep to bury with Casey.” When asked if they were going to put down the animals, Phillips simply said, “No.”
Hilton first tried to get the dogs and duds back last night but was turned away by Tequila, who has apparently been caring for the canines since Johnson died Monday.
The younger Hilton wasn’t just making house calls last night. She held a memorial at her home attended by older sister Paris and other close friends and Johnson family members.
Needless to say, Tequila wasn’t invited.
[From E! Online]
Tila is a crazy attention-you-know-what but I don’t see why she couldn’t have kept the dogs. I would assume that the Johnson family is not fond of Tila and that they may see her as a user who enabled their daughter in her final days. Getting the dogs back from her may be their way of coping with the situation. We heard some harsh words from Casey’s friend Jasmine Lennard, the model that Casey robbed last month, calling Tila “a sick, sick girl” who “took advantage” of Casey. (In response Tila wrote a long venom-filled blog discrediting Jasmine. I couldn’t even read it.) The Johnsons haven’t said anything about Tila but you would imagine their sentiments are the same.
Meanwhile Casey’s adopted three year-old daughter will stay with Casey’s mom, who has been caring for the girl for over a year. The Huffington Post has a video of Casey taken in 2007 in which she talks about her then-pending adoption. She seems kind of detached and she has a flat affect throughout the video, like she’s bored with life. The way she talks about adoption makes it sound like she doesn’t fully understand the requirements of parenting. “My godmother Diandra Douglas adopted baby Imara from Kazakhstan and she’s the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen. She’s blonde haired blue eyed looks just like Diandra, and I thought ‘Oh my gosh, this is what I’m going to do.’” Casey says that when she saw the photos of the baby she was going to adopt “I can say it was probably the best day of my life.”
In the video Casey talks about buying presents for the daughter she had yet to meet and said that the little girl would be well dressed but not spoiled. “She’s not going to get everything she wants.” When Casey passed she was deep in dept and owed over six figures to creditors. After her parents cut her off she couldn’t even pay the electric bill and probably couldn’t have cared for the little girl on her best day.