Drama over Nicky Hilton taking late Casey Johnson’s dogs from Tila Tequila


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.

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  1. Jazz says:

    I wouldn’t trust Tila Tequila with an ant farm so Nicky should look after the dogs. And I don’t even like Nicky Hilton.

  2. westender says:

    Is Casey’s godmother Diandra Douglas, the ex-wife of actor Micheal Douglas?

  3. Ophelia says:

    I know people all deal with death differently, but it’s really weird how Tequila writes about Johnson. In that blog she talks about her like she’s still alive and caught up in drama. In the first paragraph, maybe sentence, she also feels the need to qualify that Johnson was going to take her last name when they got married. Why would that matter now? She seems like she really wants validation. I don’t know. Her blog is really mean, she called that girl who was robbed ugly like fifteen times. Guh, what a moron.

  4. mila says:

    I really believe that Tila is insane.What a disgusting person, can’t believe it.This whole situation is somehow making me feel dirty. I only feel sorry for the family, they have to deal with such a loss in such circumstances.

  5. teehee says:

    Very false…. as in I can see thru Tilas fakeness.
    I sympathize with needing validation, however I don’t go about seeking it like she does! :P

  6. BitterBetty says:

    This gremlin knew Casey for exactly 5 minutes and she’s milking her dead body for all it’s worth. she’s definitely going to hell.

  7. Reader says:

    Tila had been trying to get ahold of Casey to come get the dogs, when she was found dead. Tila didn’t want the dogs at her house..until she got some press out of it.

  8. Beth says:

    Saying that you don’t know why Tila couldn’t keep the dogs is one of the dumbest statements ever by Celebitchy. I wouldn’t trust her with plants.

  9. Betty says:

    I wish they had more mental institutions in the US like they did in the olden days. People like this should be locked up and heavily medicated.

  10. BReed says:

    One word for TT: predator

  11. Whitey Fisk says:

    This is a little off topic, but the part that bothered me most about that video was the police officer answering questions from the paparazzi about personal arrangements – on camera. It’s not appropriate, even if the people involved are media whores.

    I wonder if cops in LA get any training on dealing with media.

  12. lucy2 says:

    I agree, Bitter Betty. I think she’s nothing more than a disgusting opportunist who has found yet another way to keep herself in the spotlight.

  13. Goddess711 says:

    Looks like a battle of the bitches. It’s a little early to be coming over to take the dogs and clothes, isn’t it? Casey’s not even buried yet. It should’ve been done legally and quietly if they needed to be complete bitches like that. Sure Tila’s a nutbar but the vultures swooped in pretty quickly. A different site said a friend close to Nicky admitted that yes, they’re going to put the dogs to sleep. I don’t understand why – wouldn’t Casey’s daughter be affected if her dogs were put to sleep? These people are all circus freaks.

  14. Jillian says:

    I started following Tila on Twitter and she is unbelievable. Her tweets vary from crying and grieving over Casey to “Don’t forget to tune in on my website tonite. I’ll be live on my webcam.”

    She is sickening.

  15. Sunnyjyl says:

    @westender Diandra Douglas is Michael Douglas’ ex-wife.
    I feel for Casey’s family and friends. This broken adult was still their precious child/childhood friend.
    It is extremely hard to lose your child, and then having them be so far beyond your ability to help them is another kind of heartbreak.

  16. MeMyself says:

    Sorry if this offends anyone, but I really don’t like the term “passed.”

    The girl didn’t fart, she died!

  17. Birdie says:

    @ Goddess

    Considering Bijou Phillips has a long history of animal love, and Nicky is sister to the infamous pet owner Paris, I HIGHLY doubt they are going to put the dogs to sleep. More likely one of the girls, or the Johnson family will bring the dogs into their homes. When a loved one dies you don’t just destroy everything they ever owned or loved. Plus, it’s just cruel to put down little dogs for no reason except their owner died. The dogs would be put in a shelter before they would be killed.

    That “friend” who said Nicky wants to put the dogs down sounds like Tila Tequila under a pseudonym.

    @ BReed – you are absolutely correct in your assessment of that one.

  18. Sudini says:

    I hope the dogs are really well cared for and that they don’t end up with Paris, as someone else mentioned.

  19. bella says:

    Are Tila’s breast implants filled with some sort of tree sap? They appear to be growing toward the sun in this pic.

    Her behaviour is self-serving in the first degree and totally disgusting. I would say she should be ashamed of herself, but since she doesn’t have the sense God gave a potato, she is incapable of shame.

  20. Laurrie says:

    The pathetic lives of the idle rich. People like Casey had luxury from the beginning and didn’t find happiness. One should question the parental dysfunction before questioning Casey’s dysfunction.

  21. singerinwhite says:

    For some reason, Nicky has always struck me as the far more responsible one (as compared to Paris). She’s Casey’s daughter’s godmother, right? I imagine Nicky will be sure that the dogs are completely hers and won’t wander into her sister’s way. (And hopefully her ostrich of a sister is too enamored with her new piglet at the moment and Nicky can keep the dogs safe. :) )

  22. Dolkite says:

    I think I would trust Michael Vick with a dog before I would trust Paris.

  23. Firestarter says:

    From what I have gathered the family asked the girls to collect the dogs and the belongings, as they are in New York, and Hilton and Phillips are out West.

    It is perfectly within the family’s rights to have the dogs and her personal possessions. They sure as heck do not belong to that nasty little gremlin, and there is no reason to let her keep them for any length of time so she can try to make a profit from them somehow.

    No sympathy for Tila. She is a delusional scum bag who uses any and every opportunity to make a buck and get her name in the news.

    What sane person Tweets that someone is in a coma when Johnson was dead at the scene, according to police and EMT’s.

  24. QB says:

    I made an attempt to reads Tila’s blog and all I can say is she does not know how to lie. She changes the story in the same paragraph and haves no time line. Plus she should be carefull about implying Simon Cowell ,Dave Navarro and Ryan Seacret are using prostitutes services and they pay thousands to get them to abort because she could get her ass sue.

  25. SolitaryAngel says:

    I’m putting in my vote here and now to forever BAN this skank. I clicked this link to find out what would happen to the dogs NOT to find out more about how sick TT is…I know more than enough about the bobblehead thanks. Can’t you guys get the info out without giving TT any more press?

    Who’s with me?
    ***I need another shower after reading this***

  26. Jillian says:

    @Firestarter- Yes, and rumor has it Casey was dead for DAYS. Tila said she last spoke to her on the 29th. If she loved her so much, why the hell didn’t she go to her house to check on her? She let 5 days pass without making sure she was okay. Sure sounds like devotion to me.

  27. Nadia says:

    How on earth was that adoption permitted? How? She was rich enough to order a blonde haired blue eyed baby?

    Does anyone know?

  28. Firestarter says:

    @Nadia- She was turned down by a couple countries for adoption requests, and the one place that was willing to let her have a child is the place where she adopted from. Her aunt, who has built many orphanages in Asia, was not willing to help her with the process of adopting due to her problems. There is an article in a Vanity Fair from a year or two ago that explains many things. You can look it up on line, it is very interesting.

  29. stinabelle says:

    That baby is very cute.

  30. danielle says:

    I don’t know much about Tila except what I read on the blogs- but isn’t she just as drug addled and mentally ill as Casey was? I do feel sympathy for both of them, even if I wouldn’t want to know either. And Nicky and Bijou…they are only normal in comparison with the company they keep, right? When their friends are down they seem to abandon they. Don’t think either had much to do with Casey recently.

  31. lastwordlinda says:

    I wonder what the dogs were eating while Casey lay there dead for 5 days.

  32. Kat says:

    Karma is a bitch, and she’s coming for you, Tila. No one can abide a parasite.

  33. Mairead says:

    I understand removing the dogs and personal belongings, but even the “bathroom products”?

    Jeepers, they wouldn’t even let Tila have the baby oil or the baby powder? “Make sure nothing with the Johnson and/or Johnson name is left” :lol:
    (sorry, couldn’t resist)

  34. Jillian says:

    @lastwordlinda- I think I read the dogs were staying at Tila’s house.

  35. Shannon says:

    I love that when Tila got bored with the line of questioning, she started to go into the house. Then she suddenly stopped and came back out when the paparazzi asked her how she’s feeling about things. That speaks volumes about what an attention-grubbing little gremlin she is.

  36. mollination says:

    Things I learned from the above video:

    Tila Nguyen or whatever the hell her name is, cannot act. That was the most laughable fake cry I’ve ever seen.

    Then she says she’s going to walk into the house about 6 times before she actually follows through. She keeps turnning back all crocodile-teary like, “Oh I’m too weary to answer these questions, but okay, one more.”

  37. Firestarter says:

    Oh and she is referring to Casey as “My wifey, Casey Nyguyen”! She is so mentally off, it is ALMOST sad.

  38. GatsbyGal says:

    Tila would murder those dogs in a heartbeat if she thought it would get her even a week’s worth of attention from the media. So yeah, duhh she shouldn’t be allowed to keep them. I can only imagine the state they were in.

  39. Melanie says:

    I read Tila’s blog. I probably haven’t read something this poorly written since I peer edited a classmates paper in 5th or 6th grade.

  40. girl says:

    Call me crazy, and I do realize people are grieving, but couldn’t their “people” come and get the dogs rather than have people who are in the public spotlight come and get them?

  41. irishserra says:

    I’m with Nadia. How was she able to get a baby? I know that her mother was taking care of it. Did she think it would be like taking care of a pet?

  42. Shay says:

    Goddess711:
    January 7th, 2010 at 9:32 am Looks like a battle of the bitches. It’s a little early to be coming over to take the dogs and clothes, isn’t it? Casey’s not even buried yet. It should’ve been done legally and quietly if they needed to be complete bitches like that. Sure Tila’s a nutbar but the vultures swooped in pretty quickly…..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why should it be handled legally if Tila has no legal bearing on ownership of the dogs? Why go that route for something as simple as picking up the dogs? In a non-famous situation this would have gone on without fan fare. Also if she’s crazy enough to say they’re going to kill the dogs why would you want her to keep them anyway?? Casey’s family said that the dogs wouldn’t be put to sleep. Why would Nicky Hilton have a say on this? It seems to me that the family probably asked Nicky or Bijou to get the dogs and they haven’t been attention hungry lately so I doubt they went there to be filmed.

  43. Karen says:

    @Goddess711:

    I’m pretty sure that Tila is the “vulture” in this scenario. She was taking advantage of a woman who was clearly on a downward spiral to get more publicity for herself; Casey’s family friends have every right to come and rescue her dogs from this wacko.

  44. snapdragon says:

    not to be mean, but i find it hard to believe that casey was only 30. she looks like she had alot of stuff done to her face.

  45. Lindsay says:

    Goddess711 – They won’t put the dogs down. It is really hard to believe they would kill them to bury with Casey. It is way more believable it is to get them away from Tila. Her daughter probably doesn’t think of them as “her” dogs. She barely saw her mom and probably didn’t spend enough time with with the puppies to think of them as her dogs.

  46. Trevor says:

    @Jazz. Nor do you know Nicky Hilton. Fuck off.

  47. snapdragon says:

    ok, so the love of her life just died and yet tila appears in full makeup and false lashes? yeah, that’s believable.