Rosie O’Donnell‘s ongoing struggle with adopted daughter Chelsea reached new heights –– or lows, as she puts it –– this week.
As Radar reported, family drama was first thrust into the spotlight this August when Chelsea disappeared from Rosie’s Nyack, NY, home. Rosie released a statement saying she ran away, but Chelsea claims she was thrown out.
Now, in a series of texts Chelsea handed over to the Daily Mail Online, it was revealed that the comedian allegedly threatened her daughter to attend a therapy program, or else.
“Rosie and my other mom Kelli [Carpenter, Rosie’s ex-wife] want me to go to Texas for an independent living, therapy program,” Chelsea told the publication. “For the first 60 days it’s very restricted, you can’t do anything and it’s just strictly therapy. After that you move into an independent living program where you get your own apartment and you can have your own car.”
If Chelsea tried to refuse treatment, her View host mother was ready with an ultimatum.
“U have reached new lows. Go to Texas – this is the last offer of any kind of help. Ever,” Rosie’s alleged text reads.
“Then I don’t want ur help,” Chelsea replied.
“U never have – go find another stranger to take care of u – till they kick u out – or u run away,” Rosie fired back. “Enjoy the rest of ur life. Goodbye.”
The actress’ behavior in public paints a different picture, however.
In October, Rosie performed a revealing stand-up routine at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, discussing the difficulty of her relationship with her estranged daughter.
“I love all of my kids,” she said on the matter. “My daughter has been in the news. It’s been in the news, but it’s not news to the family. It’s been a decade long. As Mom, my wish is for love and peace and wait until it’s done.”
Rosie has yet to speak out on the alleged texts exchanged with Chelsea.