The woman who lived with Lamar Odom for six weeks in June and July tells TMZ that the NBA player was doing crack in her apartment.
Polina Polonsky, a criminal defense lawyer who met Lamar in the Spring at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, told TMZ Live he was smoking crack and doing other drugs while he stayed with her, but she says things really spun out-of-control when he moved out.
Polina says Lamar became paranoid while he lived with her, taking the battery out of his phone because he felt he was being followed with the aid of a GPS device. He also covered the smoke detectors with paper towels.
Polina says his wife Khloe Kardashian came banging on the door in July, barged in, took charge and took Lamar out. She received a text from Lamar shortly after he left, calling her a “groupie, junkie … crack head.” She says she knows it wasn’t Lamar who sent the text … it was Khloe.
Polina’s response was, “Stay in your lane.” He shot back, “4real. Know where u work. U live. Ur parents.”
Khloe reportedly knew Lamar had a substance abuse issue for years, but the “crack” texts clued her in to his issue with that specific drug.
Before Lamar’s crack addiction surfaced publicly, he had been accused of having affairs with Polina and Jennifer Richardson.
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1. Columbus Short recently admitted to self medicating with drugs including cocaine and alcohol.
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2. Rapper Lil' Wayne says he isn't addicted to Codeine, but continuous health scares proves that he may be.
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3. Michael Jackson battled a public addiction of painkillers. (PR)
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4. Lamar Odom's addiction to drugs cost him his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and ended his NBA career.
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5. In 2009 Paula Abdul revealed a 12 year addicted to painkillers. (PR)
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6. Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to cocaine in the 80's. He credits his wife for helping him get clean.
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7. Wendy Williams has been quoted calling herself a "functioning addict". She was addicted to cocaine during her days on the radio.
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8. Eminem was addicted to pain pills. (PR)
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10. Naomi Campbell admitted she was a recovering cocaine user. Her addiction started in 1994. (PR)
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19. Tiger Woods reportedly entered sex rehab for sex addiction. (PR)
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22. Eric Benet entered a 35-day treatment in 2002 for sex addiction. (PR)
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23. Michael Jordan struggled with a gambling addiction. (PR)
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24. Bruno Mars battled an addiciton to cocaine. (PR)
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25. Nicole Richie struggled with a heroine addiction. (PR)
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26. Evelyn Lozada's ex Antoine Walker blew threw away millions of dollars due to gambling. (AP)
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