Demi Lovato Neither Confirms Nor Denies The Cocaine Rumors When Talking About Rehab

Demi Lovato People's Choice Awards 2012Yesterday, MuchMusic (via ONTD) aired an interview special with Demi Lovato, ostensibly scheduled to calm down the hubbub of her rumored relapse and her reps’ denial that she had gone back to rehab. However, this special didn’t address the BlindGossip rehab rumors, though it was clearly meant to improve her image. Really, not a lot of new ground was covered at all.

Since Demi pulled out of a Jonas Brothers concert tour in 2010 citing exhaustion and personal issues, the main rumor that’s dogged her is an alleged cocaine addiction. In late 2010, RadarOnline claimed that there was a video of Demi snorting coke — following allegations from a fellow partier that she did it “like a pro” — but to the best of our knowledge, no video ever actually surfaced. Regardless, the mental association has stuck: A former child star posted a Reddit AMA a few months back where she claimed that Disney tried to distract from Demi’s coke problem; even though the poster was anonymous, everyone believed her.

The MuchMusic interviewer goes by the same assumptions that we’ve all had, mentioning “cross addictions” and asking if Demi’s drug and alcohol problems led to rehab. What’s strange is that while Demi reiterates that she sought treatment for emotional problems only, she never actually denies having problems with drugs and alcohol: [tagbox tag="demi lovato"]

“It actually wasn’t a part of the diagnosis of why I was in rehab. I was there for — pull up the list — bipolar disorder, anorexia, binge-and-purge, cutting, depression, and trauma—post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s no secret that I’ve come out and talked about experimenting with drugs and alcohol, but I also self-medicated a lot as a teenager. It’s hard not to, especially when you’re growing up in Hollywood and you’re around everything you want. It sounds silly, not that this is rebellious at all, but I was going to Disneyland whenever I wanted to. Being in a city where your’e never told no, it’s really difficult not to be in a place where you don’t fall into the temptation.”

This sound bite hits a lot of the same points that Demi did a year ago, when she was discharged from rehab and did the media circuit. The keywords that have remained? Self-medicating, purging, “drinking and drugs,” “numbing the pain.” As far as I know, she hasn’t yet named those specific drugs. You would think that as an internet-savvy teenager, she would have seen the cocaine rumors and rushed to deny those if they were untrue.

However, the 19-year-old was pretty candid when talking about how all of her drinking — especially partying hard during the manic episodes of her recently-diagnosed manic-depression — has been underage: “I really didn’t care about the law at that point. I was trying to numb my pain, and that’s all that mattered.”

Something still rubs me the wrong way about them not referencing the BlindGossip fiasco at all. I’d call bullshit on the “recent” timing, but Demi’s red hair seems to match these photos from a Seventeen magazine event in early January 2012. The fact that a popular gossip site called her out directly would have been a fascinating angle to cover; it’s disappointing that no one addressed that.

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    • Fabel

      Why does she need to address it directly? She’s referred to “experimenting” so there’s no need for her to go into a dramatic confession or bullshit denial.

      • Miss Common Sense

        Apparently you don’t know HOW an interview works. She addressed it because she was ASKED this certain question. Thats how an interview usually goes. You get asked a question, you respond WITH the said honest answers. Also as far as DENIAL goes, She stated MANY TIMES that she did experiment with drugs. Are high or just plain stupid?

      • James

        She doesn’t need to address it directly. Like everyone who has commented on this thread, she already DID address it directly via tweets and what not. This article fails :)

    • sky

      oksay so she never denied but why have too? she has admitted to using them so?

      • Miss Common Sense

        So what is your point sky? I assume there is a reason to this stupidity ridden post of yours?

      • James

        I agree. She admitted to it time after time. What does it matter WHAT drugs she did?

    • bobby

      Honestly, why does she have to adress it directly? Like Fabel said, she has referred to experimenting so why do you need to know what exactly she took? This is BS. Like, I understand she is famous and all and in the spotlight all the time but seriously? She has a lot of problems to deal with which, yes include being Bi-Polar and having depression and all that but by these articles, you people are making her worse because she may see them. Her Lovatics will understand everything that goes on with her. Or atleast, the real ones will because her fans have been there through everything so cut the BS. Why make a huge deal of something she a) admitted already and b) has stopped doing? Grow up. And btw, this article is mostly false. I saw the interview on Youtube and it didn’t sound like this and some of her ”statements” are untrue as well because they are lieing. Go away

    • Miss Common Sense

      So apparently Natalie Zutter and the idiots here on crushble don’t know how an INTERVIEW process works. Nor do they know how CELEBRITIES in general work because if you actually bothered to look up the process and what not, you’d see that no SERIOUS interviewer would ever bring in BLIND GOSSIP into their mixture of questionaires. Thats pretty much a nail in the coffin of your professional journalism career kid. Then again crushable knows nothing about professional journalism.

      “Yesterday, MuchMusic (via ONTD) aired an interview special with Demi Lovato, ostensibly scheduled to calm down the hubbub of her rumored relapse and her reps’ denial that she had gone back to rehab. However, this special didn’t address the BlindGossip rehab rumors, though it was clearly meant to improve her image. Really, not a lot of new ground was covered at all.”

      First off MuchMusic didn’t air this interview special with DEMI LOVATO over ONTD. They viewed it over their own page in which it was live streamed from. That is your first mistake you made. Second this interview was for the PROMOTION of her album overseas since it’s getting a UK relase date. It said NOTHING about blindgossip or the rehab rumors because she ALREADY addressed the rehab rumors them selves. No one in the right mind would ever bring up a BS site like blindgossip into their questions.

      “Since Demi pulled out of a Jonas Brothers concert tour in 2010 citing exhaustion and personal issues, the main rumor that’s dogged her is an alleged cocaine addiction. In late 2010, RadarOnline claimed that there was a video of Demi snorting coke — following allegations from a fellow partier that she did it “like a pro” — but to the best of our knowledge, no video ever actually surfaced. ”

      You know I really like how you state that there is nothing new to report, yet you rehash and tell us everything that has happened back in 2010. Last I checked it was 2012 so I don’t know WHAT you are trying to accomplish with this paragraph Natalie Zutter. Perhaps we can chalk this up lazy writing or your fellow editors being drunk off their ends when they ok’ed this laughably stupid article. Yet in reality the case is that you’re just an idiot.

      “Regardless, the mental association has stuck:”

      Only by fellow idiots that buys into celebrity BS. Thankfully the majority of her fans have enough common sense to know a BS article when they see one. IE this :)

      “A former child star posted a Reddit AMA a few months back where she claimed that Disney tried to distract from Demi’s coke problem; even though the poster was anonymous, everyone believed her.”

      Really? Lol everyone believed her? Like who? lol Tell me WHO believed her aside from the idiot gossipers on ONTD and the morons who believe this BS that you put out now? every other gossip site that even BOTHERED to cover a BS story on reddit either called them out for the BS ridden article that it is or didn’t even CARE what drugs she did because anyone with REAL intelligence knows that an anonymous source is by no means a reliable one. hell even the later posts of that reddit article has someone calling that person out. Popcrush readers pretty much laughed that person out of reddit, the entire twittersphere of her fans didn’t buy it. Aside from the gullible morons at anythingdisney and ONTD, tell me WHO actually believed that BS? Yeah…thought so.

      “The MuchMusic interviewer goes by the same assumptions that we’ve all had, mentioning “cross addictions” and asking if Demi’s drug and alcohol problems led to rehab. What’s strange is that while Demi reiterates that she sought treatment for emotional problems only, she never actually denies having problems with drugs and alcohol”

      Ever thought that maybe she never DID have problems with drugs or alcohol? Again apparently you don’t know HOW rehab works. See these treatment centers have people who work there called Doctors. And these DOCTORS are trained in diagnosing their patients. You know they have actual degrees and what not as well as actual KNOWLEDGE in the areas knowing WHAT their patients suffer from. As far as her DENYING her drug use? She said MANY TIMES that she experimented and self medicated. meaning that she didn’t DENY it lol. However her DOCTORS didn’t diagnose her with a drug problem. Not that the drug problem is the issue. its more or less the SYMPTOM of her problem. Is any of this getting to you? I know you idiots tend to generalize but I feel the need to give you all some much needed education. Just saying.

      “This sound bite hits a lot of the same points that Demi did a year ago, when she was discharged from rehab and did the media circuit. The keywords that have remained? Self-medicating, purging, “drinking and drugs,” “numbing the pain.” As far as I know, she hasn’t yet named those specific drugs.”

      Why should she? Seriously why SHOULD she name those specific drugs? its not like it matters WHAT drug she did. Addiction is ADDICTION no matter what it is. You can be addicted to food and that could kill your just like a drug addiction can. However nobody gives a damn about food addiction, even though it can cause things like heart disease, heart attacks, but thats ok as long as it’s not cocaine? Whoever wrote this is a moron. Yes you Natalie. I am talking to you.

      “You would think that as an internet-savvy teenager, she would have seen the cocaine rumors and rushed to deny those if they were untrue.”

      @ddlovato (Demi’s twitter): Don’t believe the hype…. All is well! “SO stoked to head to Chile in a few days!!! Love all my Lovatics… MUAH! xo

      Demi’s Rep: “it’s a crock of ****.” “The story was fabricated. It is completely untrue.” these are just TWO of the statements made by her to debunk those recent rumors. You would think that a smart and internet savvy reporter such as yourself would look UP previous statements from her. Oh wait I forgot. You’re NOT an internet savvy report and or a intelligent human being. You’re an invalid and a moron. My bad. For a split second I thought I was talking to someone of general intelligence. Won’t happen again :)

      “However, the 19-year-old was pretty candid when talking about how all of her drinking — especially partying hard during the manic episodes of her recently-diagnosed manic-depression — has been underage: “I really didn’t care about the law at that point. I was trying to numb my pain, and that’s all that mattered.”

      Actually that wasn’t about DRINKING per say but just using in general. Also she mentioned her drinking in the past already. So again whats the whole point of this article? Oh right you have no point, you’re just trying to be filler for idiots stupid enough to believe you. Leave it to crushable and the malcontent invalids like Natalie Zutter to rehash old news and try to make it sound current lol.

      “Something still rubs me the wrong way about them not referencing the BlindGossip fiasco at all.”

      Because only a moron looking to shoot their credibility in the leg would bring up a BS site like blindgossip in an article. Not to mention that blindgossip didn’t even have the temerity to call Demi out by NAME until AFTER She took her twitter break and even had to EDIT one of their own articles. There is a reason why REAL interviewers don’t bring up blindgossip. It’s because blindgossip is a joke with a QUESTIONABLE reputation at best.

      “I’d call bullshit on the “recent” timing, but Demi’s red hair seems to match these photos from a Seventeen magazine event in early January 2012.”

      Uh ok…this sentence was completely irrelevant and it serves no purpose. Seriously do you even know HOW to write an article?

      “The fact that a popular gossip site called her out directly would have been a fascinating angle to cover; it’s disappointing that no one addressed that.”

      Only the likes of crushable and that of Natalie Zutter would EVER see blindgossip as a “popular gossip site” lol. Not even radar online or gossipcop would ever consider blindgossip “popular” outside of their regular readers. Hell even the most ardent celebrity gossipers see blindgossip for the BS that it is and pretty much just respond with “if you know who it is, then just say it,” and even when they do, the question its believability lol. Even popcrush is more popular than blindgossip dude. Give me a break.

      Seriously try again crushable. Without the chronic stupidity. :)

    • Miss Common Sense

      “Yesterday, MuchMusic (via ONTD) aired an interview special with Demi Lovato, ostensibly scheduled to calm down the hubbub of her rumored relapse and her reps’ denial that she had gone back to rehab. However, this special didn’t address the BlindGossip rehab rumors, though it was clearly meant to improve her image. Really, not a lot of new ground was covered at all.”

      Or it could be a promo interview for unbroken which is getting a UK release. I mean its not like celebrities do promo interviews for albums that are about to be released anytime soon except for the fact that, oh wait they do! lol. You bull headed moron. Don’t you know how PROMO works or how INTERVIEWS work? Seriously what kind of idiot is running this site?

    • James

      ” A former child star posted a Reddit AMA a few months back where she claimed that Disney tried to distract from Demi’s coke problem; even though the poster was anonymous, everyone believed her.”

      A former child star who got their title wrong and remained anonymous. And correction in this sentence. The only idiots that believed h were the morons on ontd and the few utter simpletons that reads this bs. Every other celeb gossip site that bothered to report it called it out for the bs that it is. Pop crush for one thought it was bs as did most of her fans. Who you trying to fool crushable?

    • Johnfreeman

      I don’t think you have one sound minded supporter her crushable. No June in the right mind would take you guys seriously. Are you aware that you’re the most hated site in this earth? Next to your other idiotic counter part blindgossip? Another idiot site no one would take seriously? Can’t you all just collectively kill yourselves? It would make the world a better place.