Rosie O’Donnell's estranged daughter Chelsea, 19, has opened up about the abuse that she allegedly copped from her mother growing up.
“I had gotten a tattoo. [Rosie] had spyware on my phone so she could see pretty much everything I did," the teenager alleges.
"She called me into her room and asked me about the tattoo. I denied it. She asked me to take off my clothes — she didn’t know where [the tattoo] was — to show her and I refused.”
Chelsea continued, “She picked up a wine bottle and started chasing me, trying to take off my clothes. 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.”
“She ended up pulling my shirt up and seeing [the tattoo],” she said. “Then I left. I didn’t see her for the rest of the night.”
While Chelsea maintains that the former The View host didn't actually hit her, she says that she “came really close."
"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. I felt it was her word against mine and why wouldn’t they believe her over me?”
Chelsea moved out of her mother's home as a result in August 2015, prompting O'Donnell to report her daughter as missing.
She was later found with alleged heroin dealer Steven Sheerer in New Jersey but Chelsea claims her mother knew where she was the whole time.
"She was talking to me when I was down [in New Jersey]. She had called the person I was with too. The day after she had kicked me out, she had gotten in contact with that person. A few days after, she had called me and told me she had known where I was because she had looked at my phone messages.”
“I didn’t want to fight and I just didn’t want to talk. I guess she didn’t like that and thought that I would end up leaving on my own eventually, so she told me to leave. I was gone for a week and she knew where I was. The week after I left, she told everyone that I was missing and went to the police.”
“Since I was 12, Rosie has been verbally abusive and that was something I didn’t like, making me feel that there was something wrong with me,” she said.
“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. 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. A few years later, she apologised and said she regretted doing that.”
After returning to her mother's home, Chelsea started dating 31-year-old Nick Alliegro and soon moved in with him.
The couple became married in July 2016 and later fell pregnant but miscarried and was hospitalised as a result.
“Early August, Chelsea had a miscarriage which was hard for both of us,” Alliegro stated.
“After Chelsea had the miscarriage, she was just having a hard time coping with everything. At the end of August, she went to the hospital. In the media, it was said that Chelsea had an overdose, which wasn’t true. Rosie called the hospital and was trying to get her status but they told her only her husband could get information … I told Rosie about the miscarriage but she never seemed to care or even asked any questions, like it didn’t matter to her.”
Alliegro continued, “Instead of asking how Chelsea was when she was in hospital, Rosie had her brother come to our apartment and take the car back. She also turned her phone off instead of coming to the hospital to check she was okay. I don’t know if it was because of me or having control over Chelsea because I think that’s what it all stems [from]. She needs to have control over Chelsea and if she doesn’t it drives her crazy.”
Following this, Chelsea endured more health concerns, she claims.
“In September, I had MRIs and nothing came up in those tests. My headaches kept getting worse and I didn’t know what was wrong. Rosie had me get a different brain scan at a hospital in Connecticut in January. That’s when they found a lesion on my brain which they are now trying to fix. I take medication that they think might fix it but they aren’t sure.”
O'Donnell has denied the couples claims, stating that Chelsea is "mentally ill".
“She has been in and out of hospitals most of her life," says Rosie. "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 … 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 $US9000 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 … It is comforting to know she is still alive, so thank you for that part.”