EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Casey Johnson's Grief Stricken Friend Lashes Out At Tila Tequila

Jan. 5 2010, Published 5:31 a.m. ET

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As friends and family come to grips with the tragic death of Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, a few who were close to the 30-year-old socialite are speaking out about what they say were their desperate attempts to save her.

In an exclusive interview with, Casey's friend Jasmine Lennard revealed what was going on behind closed doors during the last months of the heiress's life.

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"Casey was a fragile, beautiful, witty, wonderful girl who was desperately looking for love," Lennard told "Did I love her? Yes. I tried so hard to save her but I couldn't."

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Lennard, who accused Johnson of stealing from her and eventually got her arrested for grand theft in November, says the beginning of the end started when the heiress met reality TV star Tila Tequila.

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"Casey's family tried desperately to help her," she said. "There was a car ready 24 hours a day to take her to the best rehab facility in the country. When it came out that Casey had been arrested, she had nobody and was lost. Tila got a hold of her and said, 'hey, come out with me and we'll show them!' For her to die with this reputation, it's just not her. Tila is a sick, sick girl."

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Lennard adds, "On one occasion she (Tila) called me and a male friend screaming, saying people were breaking into her home. When I arrived, she was naked with a kitchen knife screaming, but no one was there. Everyone who crosses her path suffers consequences."



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