Natasha Lyonne: Remember Her?

August 22nd, 2005 // 6 Comments

After disappearing in April of this year, actress Natasha Lyonne has resurfaced. But not in a good way. Ms. Lyonne is being treated for hepatitis C, a collapsed lung, and a heart infection. Plus she’s receiving methadone treatments. Holy crap! This is the latest of the troubles that have befallen the young actress.

The 26-year-old actress, who hasn’t been seen publicly since a judge issued a warrant for her arrest in April after she ducked a court hearing, is reportedly “fighting for her life” and “struggling to survive,” per Access Hollywood. “I’m crying actually. It’s terrible, you know. It’s my little girl,” Lyonne’s father Aaron Braunstein told the syndicated show Friday. “It’s a terrible tragedy, but she’s going to get better. We’re praying for her, and she’s a tough girl.” Braunstein, who told Access Hollywood he visited his daughter last week, says he thinks Lyonne may have picked up the virus while shooting a movie abroad three years ago.

“She’s probably with the wrong crowd,” he said. “The main thing, she picked up the liver thing in Bulgaria during [filming of] The Grey Zone.” She was charged in December with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing after she purportedly melted down on her New York neighbor, ripping a mirror off the woman’s wall and threatening to sexually molest her dog.

Lyonne had been due in court Apr. 19 to answer the charges but left the courthouse early, prompting Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Abraham Clott to put out an arrest warrant. The Post claims that Lyonne was subsequently evicted from her apartment and wound up living on the streets before turning up in the city’s Bellevue Hospital. Lyonne previously pleaded guilty in 2002 to a DUI charge in Miami. She was sentenced to six months’ probation for the incident, which involved fleeing the scene of a car accident.

Why not blame it all on Tara Reid?

Lyonne in Limbo at Hospital [E Online!]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Susannah

    back issue of Nylon Magazine or maybe Jane…actor Michael Rappaport actually was the landlord who evicted her.

  2. my 2 cents

    “Caught it while she was filming abroad”?

    Poor daddy, Hep C isn’t like a cold. You dont just “catch it”.

    It’s either she was doing drugs or sleeping with randoms, one of the things where a dad can never admit.

    Well, I do hope she feels better. But she sounds like she’d need some psycho therapy as well.

  3. Jizbiotch

    Never watched, prolly never will. What’s up with these people that have all the stuff and burn themselves?? BRAINCRABS

  4. thatbitch

    oh i hate this bitch she was a waste in the american pie movies she actually served no purpose in the movie at all

  5. sympathy_for_her

    Most likely she was infected with the Hep C by injecting heroin. Heroin addicts are more interested in heroin than in sex, so I doubt she caught it sleeping with randoms as someone above said.

    If she was “covered in track marks” as I have read, the girl put herself at risk for contracting almost anything. Let’s hope it’s solely the Hep C and nothing worse.

    And yes it sounds highly naive of her dad to say
    she “picked up the liver thing in Bulgaria,” as if it were a chest cold.

    He should be far more alarmed about his little girl’s condition than he seems to be.

  6. sympathy_for_her

    Most likely she was infected with the Hep C by injecting heroin. Heroin addicts are more interested in heroin than in sex, so I doubt she caught it sleeping with randoms as someone above said.

    If she was “covered in track marks” as I have read, the girl put herself at risk for contracting almost anything. Let’s hope it’s solely the Hep C and nothing worse.

    And yes it sounds highly naive of her dad to say
    she “picked up the liver thing in Bulgaria,” as if it were a chest cold.

    He should be far more alarmed about his little girl’s condition than he seems to be.

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