David Cassidy has lost his “come on, get happy” teen heartthrob crown and become a bankrupt baby boomer. And apparently, the negative publicity that the former member of the Partridge Family has received as a result from his descent from the teen idol throne is making Cassidy so cranky that he lashed out at an interviewer recently, reported MSN.
The outburst occurred when David was being interviewed by British This Morning co-anchor Eamonn Holmes. Cassidy was chatting cheerfully via satellite from Florida when the topic changed to his mansion and bankruptcy filing.
Questioned about those topics, including auctioning that $1.8 million Florida home, the 65-year-old insisted that the auction resulted from the divorce from Sue, his spouse.
“It had nothing to do with declaring bankruptcy, that was a totally separate issue. I’m doing it because I’m in the middle of a divorce,” said David.
Cassidy became increasingly upset when the interviewer questioned whether that sale would provide money to manage his debts.
“When you declare bankruptcy in this country, it’s something you do in order to reorganize what you have, your assets, so I’m not going to discuss that. I have and I still have fantastic assets,” said David.
Cassidy challenged the interviewer as the conversation progressed.
“Are you trying to rubbish me?” demanded the former TV show star and singing idol.
Showing his feelings, he demanded that the anchors wait several times.
“Don’t interrupt me,” said David, insisting over and over that they wait for him to state his view.
Holmes posted his feeling about the conversation after the co-anchor had completed interacting with Cassidy.
“Just when I thought my #DavidBlaine i/view could never be topped, along comes another David to steal the Crown – #DavidCassidy #ThisMorning.”
And the divorce, bankruptcy and auction of his home aren’t David’s only problems since flying the Partridge Family nest.
Since 2010, Cassidy has been arrested for several DUIs, reported the Daily Mail.
David then went through an alcohol education program as well as rehab.
The 2010 arrest occurred in Florida, while another arrest for a DUI happened in New York. In addition, in a January 2014 arrest in Los Angeles, tests revealed that Cassidy had more than double the legal limit at.19.
That was when a judge required that David spend 90 days at a rehab facility to be treated for abusing alcohol, go through an alcohol education program for nine months, and be on probation for 60 months. Cassidy went through both rehab and the educational program.
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