Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter Chelsea, 19, says her relationship with her mom is irreparable after Rosie allegedly threatened to “kill” her.
The daughter tells DailyMail.com the alleged altercation happened in May 2015 over Chelsea’s new tattoo. “It was pretty late at night,” Chelsea said. “A couple of weeks prior, I had gotten a tattoo. She [Rosie] had spyware on my phone so she could see pretty much everything I did.”
The tattoo featured the word “Breathe” scrawled across Chelsea’s side, who was 17-year-old at the time. “She called me into her room and asked me about the tattoo. I denied it,” Chelsea suggested. “She asked me to take off my clothes — she didn’t know where it was — to show her and I refused.”
It was at that moment when Rosie’s language allegedly became threatening. “She picked up a wine bottle and started chasing me, trying to take off my clothes,” she accuses of the 55-year-old comedian. “She told me if I didn’t show her, if I tried to leave, that she would hit me with the wine bottle, call the police and tell them that I had attacked her.”
“She was holding it above her head and coming after me in her room. She kept trying to run after me and saying that if she really wanted to she could kill me, she’s that strong.”
According to Chelsea, the incident ended with Rosie “pulling” her “shirt up and seeing” the tattoo, at which point Chelsea left. She said her adoptive mom didn’t hit her, but “she came really close.”
“I felt it was her word against mine and why wouldn’t they believe her over me?” Chelsea confessed. “I didn’t go to the police because of who she is. She would have tried to say I was crazy and they just wouldn’t believe me.”
Although the alleged incident didn’t escalate to the point of violence, Chelsea did accuse Rosie of being physically abusive in the past. “When I was 13, 14 and I was at boarding school in Utah, I had gotten into trouble and I was in a locked room,” the teen recalled.
“She had come to see me and they let her in. We started arguing because I didn’t want her there. She got really close to me. I tried to push her away from me and she hit me. We started fighting more until she was asked to leave.”
Fast forward and the relationship between the two has remained strained. Chelsea secretly got married to her 31-year-old boyfriend last July after getting pregnant. Tragically, Chelsea suffered a miscarriage weeks later and she said Rosie couldn’t care less.
“I told Rosie about the miscarriage but she never seemed to care or even asked any questions, like it didn’t matter to her.”
Rosie denied the allegations in a statement to DailyMail.com, suggesting her adopted daughter was mentally ill. You can read an excerpt from Rosie’s statement below.
Chelsea is mentally ill, has been in and out of hospitals most of her life. Born addicted to heroin — she has had a tough road. As for her comments, I assume you are paying her which is why she is selling these tales to you. Unfounded, untrue and desperate. Do what you like Louise [Boyle from DailyMail.com], as this is the job you have.
But know she is very sick, she is not capable of truth or reason, she has not been in touch with anyone since her husband tried to extort $9000 from this family the day after the lesion in her frontal lobe was detected. She then did an inside edition interview for money and disappeared and now has a story for you.
As a mother, my request is that you not pay her and leave her alone as her self hatred grows after each sold lie. It is comforting to know she is still alive, so thank you for that part. If u use any of this email in your story, I request it is in its entirety.
You can read more from Rosie’s statement here. Chelsea and her husband Nick followed up with responses to Rosie’s statement.
Chelsea: I am not mentally ill and I have no self hatred and am not doing this for the money. Rosie doesn’t know me and she never will again. She is a cruel, narcissistic, vengeful woman who doesn’t care for anyone but herself and her writing that on her website just shows how shallow hateful she really is.
Nicholas: That is an all time low even for her that just shows what kind of person she is and for the record the only difference between her comments and ours is that ours is true and that’s why she is reaction because the truth hurts.