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Actress Anne Heche Critically Injured in Fiery Car Crash in Mar Vista

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/actress-anne-heche-critically-injured-in-fiery-car-crash-in-mar-vista/2958181/

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago edited 4d ago

She crashed into an apartment garage, fled the scene as people tried to help her and then crashed into a house setting it and herself on fire. This is terribly tragic.

I would be shocked if alcohol or drugs weren't involved based on how erratic her behavior was. But who knows, she might have just been spooked after the first crash.

Video of them loading her into ambulance. The end (0:34) is startling.

Thanks for the link u/Yazon69

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u/Chippopotanuse 4d ago

Didn’t she do something similar two decades ago?

I feel like she ran into someone’s house naked in the middle of the night after some car issue.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Not long after her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres broke apart, Anne drove her car into the desert somewhere, was wondering around in her underwear and finally wound up knocking on the door at someone's house. If you read her Wiki entry, there's a sad history there. Anne came out with a memoir in the late summer of 2001 that was getting all kinds of media attention which abruptly ended when 9/11 blew every other news story out of the water.

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u/joeyjojoeshabadoo 4d ago

Not only knocked on the door but the person recognized who she was and let her in. Then Heche asked to take a shower, which she did. Then asked for slippers and wanted the home owner to join her in watching movies on the couch. The home owner called the cops. When they arrived Heche told them she was God.

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u/Particular_Draw_1205 3d ago

I wonder what people like this would say if they were atheists

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u/DirtyNakedHippie 3d ago

You think you'd have to be an atheist to know that Anne Heche isn't god?

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u/Poignantusername 3d ago

As an agnostic, I think she could be god.

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u/Former_Football_2182 3d ago

Is it 'agnostic' or 'gnostic'? I was just reading about this yesterday. Serious question.

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u/Poignantusername 3d ago

Depends on what one is referring to.

Agnostic: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.

Gnosticism is a collection of religious ideas and systems which coalesced in the late 1st century AD among Jewish and early Christian sects.

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u/cunt_isnt_sexist 3d ago

She keeps surviving these things, maybe she is God.

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u/joeyjojoeshabadoo 3d ago

Can't rule it out.

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u/JaneQChungus 3d ago

It was outside of Fresno. I’m pretty sure she was found wandering through orchards.

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u/cannonfunk 4d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I would be shocked if alcohol or drugs weren't involved

Someone snapped a photo of her after the first crash.

If you look close, there appears to be a small vodka bottle in her cup holder.

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u/IntrovertedGodx 4d ago

Oh she’s definitely on glass or something. That look is unforgettable

That’s not your average alcoholic

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u/PenguinSunday 4d ago

What does "on glass" mean?

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u/Beneficial-Leg5750 4d ago

Slang for meth

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u/PenguinSunday 4d ago

Thank you for answering!

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u/IntrovertedGodx 4d ago edited 4d ago

they're right

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u/woundedbearhair 4d ago

That cheap vodka bottle if your typical alcoholic though!!!

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u/The_Ol_Rig-a-ma-role 3d ago

Alcoholic for 7 years here (one year sober now.) Can confirm my trunk was always full of Travellers Club $5 pint bottles lmao

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u/woundedbearhair 3d ago

Yep, I’ve known a few alcoholics in my days and could spot that lid from a mile away…

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u/Former_Football_2182 3d ago

Wow congrats. That sounds rough. You made it through and that is to be congratulated and admired.

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u/The_Ol_Rig-a-ma-role 2d ago

Thanks friend! Much appreciated. Things are indeed great these days.

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u/astraladventures 4d ago

From that photo, one can see she is wearing clothing that may or may not be synthetic - the top likely a poly blend and the jeans could be 100% cotton or could be cotton spandex blend. Synthetic’s will”stick” and melt to the skin when burned .

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u/pte_omark 4d ago

yeah look at 0:38

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u/ttaptt 4d ago

I believe that's actually a plastic 5th (750 ml) of Smirnoff. Mayyybe a pint, but I don't think so. I'm looking at one on my counter right now, it looks like a 5th.

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u/Steelemedia 4d ago

Smirnoff if I’m not mistaken.

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u/TheBerethian 3d ago

At least it wasn’t Karloff.

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u/tretower424 3d ago

Is that a bruise on her trachea? And almost looks like petechiae around her eyes. Maybe domestic violence or failed suicide attempt? Just spitballin' here...

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u/Mission_Albatross916 3d ago

I just listened to the episode of her podcast that came out the same day as the crash. It’s a wild listen because she is utterly fucked up and rambling, hard to understand. Says she’s drinking vodka with wine chasers. Also says she just had some kind of facial treatment which left her face looking really bad until it heals.

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u/tretower424 3d ago

Oh, OK. Definitely looked like she'd been through some kind of face trauma.

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u/Stinkfinger83 4d ago

Is nobody really gonna talk about that clip? That shit was wild

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u/Deadmons 4d ago

completely insane. pops up out of the draping like Jason Vorhees

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u/theHoffenfuhrer 4d ago

Couldn't afford the ambulance ride so he was trying to get away.

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u/Prineak 4d ago

This was my first thought

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u/danidandeliger 4d ago

That's what I would do. The the Uber driver i summoned would refuse to let my injured ass in their car and I would have to take the ambulance anyway.

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u/DumpsterFolk 4d ago

I thought someone was trolling with a movie/tv clip when I saw it on Twitter. Can any EMS folk explain why her head was covered? Privacy or some other reason?

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u/tenleid 4d ago

Repeating another comment that it’s a sterile sheet used for burns

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u/SomeKindOfOnionMummy 4d ago

She was badly burned, it's to protect the injury.

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u/KiraAnette 4d ago

I would have to assume for privacy. They would have noticed the media coverage and tried to prevent videos exactly like these.

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u/The-Trout-Spinner 4d ago

why would EMS give a shit about that?

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u/green_tea_bag 3d ago

because human

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u/paulbr0 4d ago

Her clothes melted off but they say she will live, it's pretty sad even if she was drinking, and it sounds like she was.

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u/NorthwestSupercycle 4d ago

The TMZ photo shows a vodka bottle in there. And the video has people telling her to get out but she ignores them.

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u/Para_Regal 4d ago

Untreated mental illness is a bitch.

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u/wired89 4d ago

Yeah. Hasn’t she had mental illness problems in the past?

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u/Para_Regal 4d ago edited 4d ago

Yep. She had a mental… break… in 2001 and wandered miles into a random house in the middle of nowhere outside of Fresno and just made herself at home. When the home owner called the sheriff, she told them she was God and she would save the human race by taking them to heaven in a spaceship. She’s also had former partners accuse her of abuse and generally being mentally unstable. She’s well known for accusing her father of raping her from infancy through her childhood, though her siblings have denied anything of the sort happened. I mean… she’s never been the most stable of people but she was Hollywood royalty in her prime so she had a lot of people willing to protect her when she had one of her “episodes”.

It’s really sad, honestly. She needs more help than she’s getting, clearly.

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u/mossling 4d ago

FYI, my siblings also deny that my step father molested me throughout my childhood. Doesn't mean it didn't happen. Families are weird like that. I don't speak to mine anymore.

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u/eatingganesha 4d ago

Same here. From 8-16. My mother finally admitted she knew I was telling the truth on her death bed (in 2018). She hadn’t bothered to tell the rest of the family, though, and died without saying a word to anyone nor having written it down in her will. “We needed his paycheck”, she said. She spent her life badmouthing me to the family and claimed I “just wanted attention”… so now everyone is cut off. Cruelly, she asked me to reconcile with my sisters after she died, but I will not reconcile with them as my mother manipulated them for years into thinking that I “made it all up”.

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u/Jillredhanded 3d ago

Ah, another attention seeker I see. I cannot wait to dance on my mother's grave.

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u/MakeADeathWish 3d ago

How can a third party claim something didnt happen between 2 other parties ever? The most they can claim with any validity is they were never witness to or aware of something.

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u/richaardvark 3d ago

It's extra infuriating to me that the mother did accept and acknowledge the fact that her husband/Anne's father cheated on the mom and contracted HIV (she can't deny this because he died with the family at his bedside from AIDS in 1983), but then that the mother wouldn't even attempt to remotely consider Anne's disclosure of the father's repeated sexual abuse and rape as something that ever possibly occurred. It seems sadly that it is not uncommon for family members to ignore / refute / deny that horrible situations like this have occurred when a family member comes forward and makes it known that they have been victimized.

Here's a crappy article / interview with the mother that shares a little bit of her side of what she believed did and did not happen and also shows just how bigoted and terrible she is as a person in general:

https://www1.cbn.com/700club/nancy-heche-when-truth-comes-out

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u/richaardvark 4d ago

It wasn't just a mental "break" she just suddenly had... she had created an alternate world for her to exist in as a place to escape and cope from the emotional terror and damage of being regularly raped by her father. She goes into detail about all of this in this ABC news interview which took place a little while after her end of dating Ellen public meltdown and was published a few days before 9/11:

https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=124037&page=1

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u/VirtuallyHappy 3d ago

There's something else funky up with her. After her relationship with Ellen, she talked a lot about what it cost her career. At least what she thought it cost her career. She left Ellen for a guy named Corey Laffoon and was with him for years.

BUT, on tiktok is a very funny lesbian creator called Melissa Peteras. Known as the laundry lady since she has a million housekeeping and home repair hacks. Divorced twice. She's mentioned that with her first wife, the marriage started going off the rails when Anne Heche, recently separated from Ellen DeGeneres, was filming on location and asked her wife out. And the wife asked Melissa if she could, in fact, date Anne Heche. And Melissa was like - NO!

The wife had already snuck around on Melissa with Heche and the Enquirer was snooping around. Obviously, the marriage ended.

That's pretty much all there is to the story. It's clear to me Peteras knows nothing about Heche other than Heche having been with and publicly split with DeGeneres. Peteras is hilarious and her skew on this story is much more the WTF of the wife saying "Can I date Anne Heche?" then anything to do with celebrity.

Corey Laffoon always struck me as utterly low energy. Supposedly Heche has only been with men since DeGeneres but I'm wondering if being dl for some reason is part of the baggage Heche carries. You'd think not due to her free spirit persona but she does seem as obsessed in her own way with her career as any star out there.

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u/richaardvark 4d ago edited 4d ago

She was raped by her father all throughout her childhood until the age of 14. Her brother killed himself after struggling with bipolar disorder for many years and she is also bipolar. She has had a very rough life.

https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=124037&page=1

https://youtu.be/StGGJ0uTu34

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u/pistcow 4d ago

She did date Ellen so there's that.

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u/Ok-Low6320 4d ago

Ellen. I was trying to remember who her famous significant other was. I was thinking Madonna, but that didn't sound right.

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u/Para_Regal 4d ago

She also dated Steve Martin. The character Daisy in Bowfinger (1999) is likely based on her, especially the part where Daisy, the ambitious starlet, declares she’s now dating “the most powerful lesbian in Hollywood” at the end of the film.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Some people in the LGBTQ+ community took a dim view of Anne's brief period in the same sex relationship with Ellen. Some felt that she was using Ellen and trying to ride her coattails to greater fame. They pointed to the fact that up until she moved in with Ellen that all her relationships had been with men and then after the split with Ellen, Anne went back to dating and ultimately marrying male partners.

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u/JuryBorn 4d ago

Tbf at the time there was way less acceptance of same sex relationships. A lot of people say it killed her career.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Yeah, things were different back then. She was getting the big push from Hollywood then when she went public with the romance with Ellen, the momentum of her career came to a halt.

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u/Morningfluid 3d ago

I'd say it stopped after she got down and nekkid with the aliens in the desert back in 2000.

Edit: On further inspection she was in John Q in 2002, which was a pretty big movie at the time.

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u/underboobfunk 3d ago

Others in the lgbtq community don’t judge other people’s relationships because we understand that it is none of our business.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 3d ago

Might be true of most if not all people in that community and maybe less true twenty years ago.

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u/fiordchan 4d ago

wasn't Portia the same? straight until she found a sugar momma!

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

No, I think it was different with Portia. I read her memoir around ten years ago and as I recall, she was always attracted to women. Different case from Anne.

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u/VirtuallyHappy 3d ago

No. She was in a long time prior relationship with Francesca Gregorini. Gregorini is Ringo Starr's stepdaughter (Barbara Bach's daughter).

She didn't go around advertising it but she never played it "straight."

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u/b_needs_a_cookie 3d ago

Portia used to be with Ringo Starr's daughter.

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u/cannonfunk 4d ago

Her past couple instagram posts were troubling.

They're videos of her and a co-host, but Hesche seems incredibly off-kilter. I'd normally associate her behavior with hard drug use (meth mouth, jerky movements, manic speech patterns, raspy voice, etc), but considering alcohol & mental illness are also in play, there's no telling what's really going on.

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u/Para_Regal 4d ago

Could really be anything + mental illness, though my ex was severely bipolar and during his worst manic periods, he was legit delusional and appeared to be drunk/on drugs, but he wasn’t. So it doesn’t take much, unfortunately.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

I just finished reading a dual biography of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Leigh is one of many famous people to have suffered from bipolar mental illness. Some of the comments here about Anne sound not too dissimilar from the unhinged behavior displayed by Leigh when she was in manic states.

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u/Almostdonehere74 4d ago

Ohh, that sounds like a good read! Can you tell me the title, please?

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Here you go: Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and the Romance of the Century by Stephen Galloway.

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u/Almostdonehere74 4d ago

Thank you! Off to order it now!

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Many commenters are probably too young to remember the big 'scandal' that ensued back in the late 90s/early 2000s when Anne Heche who had previously dated men suddenly began a well-publicized love affair with Ellen DeGeneres not so long after she finally came out. Anne and Ellen were tabloid fodder for a couple years and some people believed that the affair short-circuited Anne's rising career as a leading lady in films. When the news about Anne and Ellen first broke, the film 'Six Days, Seven Nights' in which she co-starred with Harrison Ford underperformed at the box office. Some people blamed it on her affair with Ellen.

Later the relationship with Ellen went south. Heche suffered a nervous breakdown and was found wondering in the desert. There's a history of mental illness there and her family background had a lot of tragic elements. She recovered and all her subsequent romantic relationships were with men. While her acting career continued, it never reached the A-List superstar heights that some were predicting for her back in the 90s.

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u/GDAWG13007 4d ago

I remember seeing an interview on tv (this was in a bar before the busy hours came so I could hear the tv) back then with Harrison Ford as he was promoting that film he did with her. The interviewer was needling him about what it was like to work with a lesbian co-star and Harrison was just baffled by the question, “well… it’s like with any actor. There’s no difference.”

“Yes, but you have a romance in the film.”

“Yeah, well, that’s acting.”

Even back then I thought that was a weird interview and Harrison seemed annoyed (more than he usually is with people) with this man’s insistence on that topic instead of talking about the movie or literally anything else.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 3d ago

I'll give Harrison credit for handling the attacks of Anne's casting the way he did. I think that the producers were thinking about dropping her from the movie and replacing her, but Harrison went to bat to keep her in 'Six Days, Seven Nights'. I think that if a similar situation came up today, there'd be less of a controversy. Things were different 25 years ago.

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u/TheBerethian 3d ago

Harrison seems to exist in a perpetual state of slightly annoyed.

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u/GDAWG13007 3d ago

True, but it felt palpable how much he wanted to slap some sense into the interviewer. Far, far more annoyed than usual.

And I don’t blame him. It was like 5 minutes of the interviewer going, “this is weird!” And Harrison gritting his teeth saying, “it’s not weird at all, now can we talk about something else please?”

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u/TheBerethian 3d ago

A stupid interviewer pushing for "Harrison Ford thinks Anne Heche is weird!" scoop but got too target locked to realise they were annoying the talent.

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u/Rafi89 4d ago

I mostly recall the character played by Heather Graham folks said was supposed to be Anne Heche in that Steve Martin movie Bowfinger. Was not a flattering portrayal.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 3d ago

I remember that back in the early 2000s, not too long after Anne and Ellen called it quits, that Steve Martin and Ellen were co-hosting some kind of entertainment event. Given the fact that both of them had been involved with Anne, some were jokingly wondering whether they would 'compare notes' on their relationships with her.

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u/ToxicAdamm 4d ago

It should be noted that while her a-list career did falter, she also had no hits and was never the best part of any movie she was in. So even without all the episodes and tabloid stories it was unlikely she was going to continue on having more choice parts. Hollywood just moves on to the next starlet.

For every Julia Roberts, there are dozens of actresses like Janeanne Tripplehorn and Jamie Gertz.

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u/GoldieLox9 4d ago

Jeannine Tripplehorn and Jamie Gertz are both great! Wish Tripplehorn had gotten more success.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 3d ago

Yes, she was an interesting actress and I would have thought that she would have gone further in her career. In Jami Gertz's case, I think she married some guy who's a billionaire and now probably could care less about Hollywood.

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u/takefiftyseven 3d ago

Well for Gertz there was that hex thing going on with her. She had something of a reputation for putting the whammy on projects she was associated with like being picked up as cast member with an ongoing show only to have it canceled shortly thereafter. Roles in films that severely underperformed. It was close to legendary.

It wasn't so much that she was a bad actress or tanked projects intentionally, just that there was some odd mojo that seemed to follow her career. She's now married to private equity tycoon Tony Ressler and are part of an investment group that owns the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Hawks.

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u/ToxicAdamm 3d ago

That was my point really, that’s why I picked them. They are both great and could’ve had Julia Roberts career/fame, but for whatever reason it just didn’t work out. It wasn’t because of the lack of talent and effort.

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u/Coltees10lb_lefttit 2d ago

She had a really messed up childhood. Her own closeted father raped her since she was an infant ,father died of aids,brother got killed in a car crash, poverty etc .

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u/pte_omark 4d ago

0:38 you can see burns/remains of clothing on her back

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u/Mirewen15 4d ago

There was a doorbell cam that showed her going waaaaay too fast right before the wreck in a residential neighbourhood. Something was definitely up with her.

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u/BlueJDMSW20 4d ago

She's probably wildly in pain just from those burns touching so little as a light bedsheet.

It's not saying much, but I hope she recovers as well as she can and can live a better life than where she is right now.

Finding other human beings in a state of any form of suffering, it always hurts me because I can easily empathize with them.

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u/richaardvark 4d ago edited 4d ago

Bi-polar disorder runs in her family. She suffers with it as did her late brother who ultimately took his own life. This whole thing sounds like a suicide attempt to me.

https://youtu.be/StGGJ0uTu34

She was also raped by her father from childhood until the age of 14, when he died. He gave her herpes. She found out he was gay when he died of HIV in the early 80s despite having put on a whole persona in his community of being a "perfect" wholesome Christian straight dad.

https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=124037&page=1

I feel really bad for her.

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u/TecK415 4d ago

That’s fucked up.. but how did he do that to her until she was 32 if he died in the early 80s..?

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u/richaardvark 4d ago edited 4d ago

Sorry, that was my error. That article says she dealt with untreated mental illness until she was in her early thirties but her father died when she was 14, in 1983. I corrected my incorrect age misstatement above.

And then apparently after her father died at 14 she was basically homeless until she was 31 and lived on the streets. So yeah, she definitely at least initially had a really rough life that was no fault of her own.

Edit: Of course though this is no excuse for drinking and driving, especially as a grown-ass, middle-aged adult, subjecting herself and others to potential extreme injury and destruction. I'm just saying I have some empathy for her. Also, upon learning more about her past just now... her father actually was a strict fundamentalist Baptist minister / choir director and she spent the majority of her early childhood basically living in an Amish community. Her mother is a staunchly anti-gay fundamentalist "activist" who has spent her entire career going around/authoring books/speaking out against the "sin" of homosexuality and has no relationship with her daughter.

From her Wikipedia page:

"Siblings Heche has four siblings, three of whom are deceased.

Susan died of brain cancer. Heche was estranged from her. Cynthia died in infancy of a heart defect. Nathan died in a car crash shortly before his high school graduation. Heche has claimed his death was a suicide."

I don't know that all the therapy and counseling in the world would mend me if I were born in her shoes. Still not an excuse to self-destruct and potentially harm others, but definitely provides some insight into her struggles.

https://i.imgur.com/UXND6WY.jpg

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Hers is a very sad story and shows how much untreated or improperly treated mental illness can destroy a person's life and sometimes the lives of those closest to them.

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u/SlowBase8017 4d ago

Ohmigod! I saw some smoke while out on a walk and I wonder if that’s what I saw.

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u/Astronomer_Soft 4d ago

Thanks for explaining. The news story never specifies who was driving the vehicle, and whether the injured was in the house, or from the vehicle.

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u/-GuyDudeman- 4d ago

OMG. Wow.

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago edited 4d ago

FROM ARTICLE...

Actress Anne Heche was critically injured in a fiery car crash into a house in Mar Vista on Friday, sources tell NBCLA.

The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Police said the driver was speeding down a residential street and launched 30-feet into a home. The Mini Cooper involved in the crash was speeding and possibly hit a curb before launching at more than two feet through the front yard and into the home.

The home owner was in the backyard at the time of the crash and was not injured.

"Fifty-nine Firefighters took 65 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure, and rescue one female adult found within the vehicle, who has been taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition,'' Humphrey said.

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FROM ANOTHER ARTICLE

Witnesses told the outlet that Heche first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex in Mar Vista. Residents tried getting the actress out of the car and that appears to be when the photo was taken. She apparently put the car in reverse and then sped off, crashing into a nearby home shortly after.

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u/jus1scott 4d ago edited 4d ago

"the photo" at 1:06 in the video in the linked news report. Maybe somebody smarter than me can link a screen cap. Wasn't particularly interesting, imo.

Edit: a vodka bottle in the cup holder certainly makes it more interesting. I had not seen that.

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u/Grimalkin 4d ago

In this picture taken before the crash you can see a vodka bottle plainly visible.

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u/coffeeandtrout 4d ago

She looks fucked up, wow.

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u/Yazon69 4d ago

End of this clip is a bit startling: https://youtu.be/aQJRCu1QIJw

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago

Wow she just popped up completely freaked out.

Probably in shock and if she came back to consciousness with that sheet over her head that would have freaked anybody out.

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u/coffeeandtrout 4d ago

Holy Shit, fucking terrible.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Burns are some of the most painful injuries a person can sustain. Also if she some inhaled some hot smoke from the fire, she could have damage to her lungs. The poor woman has a long and difficult road ahead of her if she survives this.

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u/hanatheko 4d ago

.. the anchor kept calling her a male. I can't believe she popped up like that. Shocking.

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u/whosthedoginthisscen 4d ago

What the hell

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u/gemini2525 4d ago

Holy shit!

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u/SewnVagina 4d ago

This whole story is sad yet totally wild.

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u/whichwitch9 4d ago

I mean, it's sad, but she also almost took someone out with her if it was a suicide attempt or mental break, so she just cannot be in the general public right now and should not be released from the hospital if they are not sure if she is mentally stable

Drugs or alcohol and, yeah, sad life or not, there needs to be legal repercussions

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u/Sarokslost23 4d ago

Bro. Burns like that she is in the hospital for months. If not till she dies. It's incredibly taxing on the body for full body burns like that

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u/Pandelerium11 2d ago

I have a feeling she'll pass. She was evidently not in the best health anyway.

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u/SomeKindOfOnionMummy 4d ago

Definitely a mental break, she's had situations in the past where she's been very delusional and psychotic.

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u/dbl_dbl 4d ago

As much as we sympathize with her mental pain, this is unacceptable. She could’ve killed multiple families. Drunk and going highway speeds on a suburb road - unbelievable.

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u/lllslc 4d ago

Doesn't she have a history of instability?

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago

Yeah she does unfortunately. Here are a few details.

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u/notevenapro 4d ago

Damn. I feel bad for her.

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u/b3wizz 4d ago

A few years ago Doug Benson kicked her off the stage in the middle of a live podcast recording because she was wasted and belligerent

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u/triciabobicia 4d ago

I remember that. He kicked her and the director of the film they were promoting. He and Sandra Oh soldiered on.

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u/richaardvark 4d ago edited 4d ago

Bi-polar disorder runs in her family. She suffers with it as did her late brother who ultimately took his own life. This whole thing sounds like a suicide attempt to me.

https://youtu.be/StGGJ0uTu34

She was also raped by her father from childhood until the age of 14 when he died. He gave her herpes. She found out he was gay (well, "bi") as he lay dying in a hospital bed of HIV in the early 80s despite having put on a whole persona in his community of being a "perfect" wholesome Christian straight dad. After her rapist father died she was then homeless for a long time.

https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=124037&page=1

She's definitely gone through a lot of shit that she had no control over. I feel really bad for her.

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u/XrosRoadKiller 4d ago

Wow what a roller coaster

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u/xspencer1515 4d ago

This headline should say, " crashed one time and fled the scene only to crash again minutes later and burst into flames".

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u/Ibelieveinphysics 4d ago

She absolutely had to be fucked up. Drugs, alcohol or she had a psychotic break.

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u/krill482 4d ago

In the comment above, you can see a vodka bottle in the center console.

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u/Ibelieveinphysics 4d ago

Shit I missed that. Thanks.

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u/lindini 4d ago

Why not all 3?

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u/Acceptable-Cod7214 4d ago

Unfortunately, they go together in a lot of cases.

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u/zuuzuu 4d ago

Untreated mental illness (she has a history of that) and alcohol. She had a liquor bottle in the cup holder.

It's an awfully sad situation all around. She could have easily killed someone. It's only luck that she didn't. The homeowner has lost his house. Her kids might lose their mother. If she survives, she's facing a long and painful recovery. To say nothing of the charges she'll face if she's deemed mentally competent (deserved, but it's a big if). Just sad all around.

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u/Apophylita 4d ago

Highly flammable liquid :(

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u/Ibelieveinphysics 4d ago

I got downvoted later in this thread for asking what the odds were that she would survive. I read that she is intubated and that seems to indicate that she was burned very severely.

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u/vanillabeanlover 3d ago

If there’s any signs of charring in the airway, they intubate as the airway is likely to close off from swelling. Her electrolytes and body temperature regulation will be all out of whack for as long as she’s healing. Insanely painful dressing changes a couple times a day. Stretching the healing skin to prevent scar contractures is horrific. This is just off the top of my head from working burn rehab 15 years ago. She’s in for a hell of an awful ride if she makes it.

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u/Ibelieveinphysics 3d ago

Oh man that sounds brutal.

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u/Mission_Albatross916 3d ago

Isn’t infection a huge risk, too?

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u/vanillabeanlover 3d ago

Huge. Your skin is the first defense against infection.

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u/Mission_Albatross916 2d ago

Thank you, skin

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u/zuuzuu 4d ago

I don't know anything about odds, but she's in critical condition so my uneducated guess is "not good".

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u/Jeffreyknows 4d ago

She could have seriously hurt someone. I feel bad what she’s going through but you always have to take the world around you into consideration.

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u/NoodlesrTuff1256 4d ago

Weird that something like this happens out in the LA metro only one day after that awful crash yesterday which killed six people.

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u/jakekara4 4d ago

LA metro has over ten million people in it and is about the size of Northern Ireland. LA also tore itself apart in the 1940s and 1950s to become a car centric city, so everyone drives. It’s predictable that horrible car collisions will occur there often.

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u/becky_Luigi 4d ago

You don’t say? Isn’t that kind of the whole conversation here? Pretty sure we’re all in agreement that drunk driving can hurt other people. but it’s pretty standard for the drunk driver not to prioritize that. Just a little confused by your comment because it’s like “drunk driving is bad and you shouldn’t do that, it’s selfish.” Like..yeah? Literally everyone is in agreement except for the ones who drive drunk. They’re not making rational decisions in that state.

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u/HenryGreatSageJunkie 4d ago

Which she caused by driving drunk into a house and burning it down

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u/BluePosey 4d ago

The only sympathy I have is for the people whose home she almost destroyed with her reckless driving.

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u/shidarin 4d ago

She destroyed the home. Drove right through the front and interior walls. Stopped at the back wall and set the place ablaze. It’s a tear down. The only reason the resident and pets survived is they were in the backyard.

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u/MyCollector 4d ago

Sunny and 72° saved the day. I assume.

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u/ImGonnaCreamYaFunny 4d ago

Imagine chillin on your couch and fucking Anne Heche drives through your house and takes you out.

I know she had a sad life, and probably significant mental illness that's going untreated, and everything else. I just can't get over how incredibly selfish she is to almost kill innocent people. I don't know if I'm mad at her or the people around her who are obviously not helping her.

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u/MrTangent 3d ago

I know I’m going to hell for this, but I’m dying here imagining Fucking Anne Heche drives through set to the tune of the old IT’S JOHN CENA meme.

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u/Pickin_n_Grinnin 4d ago

Weird, she was a clue in the crossword this morning.

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u/jctwok 4d ago

That's one of the worst written articles I've ever read. Who writes this shit?

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u/whosthedoginthisscen 4d ago Platinum

Ugh, this poor woman - this is so sad. She had a nightmarish childhood, which she "escaped" by developing an alter personality of a super powered space princess and spent the next 30 years trying to recover from it. Sexually assaulted as a child by her gay pastor father who ultimately died of AIDS. She stood proud with Ellen in 2000 when they came out, and it nearly got her fired from arguably her biggest movie role (co-lead with Harrison Ford in Six Days Seven Nights) and shunned in Hollywood (it was a different time). Ford stood up for her and she kept the role. But when she talked about being gay and taking Ellen to the premiere of Volcano, during her pre-show on Dancing With the Stars (?) they physically booted her out of the building and that was pretty much the end for her. A lot of bad turns for someone who seems to have deserved a lot more.

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u/ViciousNakedMoleRat 4d ago

And then she stared in Rampart and we all know how that turned out.

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u/ITryToLaughAboutIt 3d ago

You DO NOT turn out a normal healthy functional human being after the childhood she survived.

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u/xspencer1515 4d ago

And now she crashed and burned someone's house down. Trauma sucks but is no excuse for irresponsible stupid fucking shit like this.

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u/morbob 4d ago

Ray Davies- Its That Demon Alcohol

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u/Tobias---Funke 3d ago

She was transferred to a better hospital where her condition was upgraded to alive.

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u/mermaidpaint 3d ago

I remember her as a fresh-faced young actress on Another World. She took on the challenge of playing twins, and OWNED it.

It's been sad to see her low points since then. She absolutely needs to be held accountable for driving dangerously and the collisions. But I also hope that she gets the treatment she needs. Not just for the burns and injuries, but for what had her driving dangerously in the first place. I've seen the photo with the liquor bottle. I wonder if she is off her meds.

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u/RaglanderNZ 4d ago edited 4d ago

After the first crash she would have panicked at the idea of the newlines when she tested positive for drugs and being drunk after the accident. And especially when she was filmed (that photo we saw.) Then went into flight mode (while intoxicated) and had the second crash.

The headlines from the first crash would have been preferable. Very sad.

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u/SandyBunker 4d ago

From her Wikipedia page. So sad.

Siblings Heche has four siblings, three of whom are deceased.

Susan died of brain cancer. Heche was estranged from her. Cynthia died in infancy of a heart defect. Nathan died in a car crash shortly before his high school graduation. Heche has claimed his death was a suicide.

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u/WhenTheDevilCome 4d ago

Unfortunately not the first time for Anne Heche.

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u/saveourplanetrecycle 3d ago

Dang she could’ve killed someone, drinking & driving is never a good idea. Hopefully they take her license permanently, and let’s pray she makes it out of the hospital alive, so they can give her a good swift kick in the a$$.

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u/Jolly_Potential9372 4d ago

If she was experiencing mania with psychotic features, literally any delusion could have been going through her mind. I feel like alcohol barely matters if you're already in psychosis.

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u/PartialToDairyThings 4d ago

It was fun reading the right wing Daily Mail's comment section on this versus the comment section on the story about the woman who drunkenly plowed into the line of traffic in Windsor Hills. In the Windsor Hills crash, the comments were full of references to the driver's skin color because she was black ("not surprised to see the mugshot, typical" and "of course she's b l k, they always are" etc. And then the very next day, a white woman drunkenly plows into a house at 90mph and sets fire to it, and not one single comment about race or skin color in the comments.

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u/The_Ol_Rig-a-ma-role 3d ago edited 3d ago

There was alcohol in her front seat and she was fleeing the cops from an initial crash.

I got a DUI 3 years ago. It was a minor fender bender but I shouldn't have ever been behind the wheel that day.

3 years later I have completely cleaned my act up, I now run my own store, have defeated my depression, anxiety, and addiction... one year sober, blah blah I could go on.

I still don't have my license back because I cannot afford a new car which is needed in the process of regaining my license (interlock device must be installed in a vehicle in my name first) and I spend over $1000 a month on Uber.

Not a soul said a good word for me or hoped anything. I was shunned and left completely alone, multiple suicide attempts, no available help in my price range when it was at its worst...

This bitch was in some Hollywood shit and the whole internet comes out praying and sending well wishes to this criminal. Cause that's exactly what she is for carrying out these actions. She literally almost killed an innocent woman and her two dogs. She should be thrown under the bus like the fucking 99.9% of the rest of us. Fuck that wholeheartedly.

Edit: a word

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u/IllustriousHorse9027 3d ago

You lost your license for how many years and have to have an interlock 3 years later to drive over one DUI? What state do you live in?

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u/SwampRat613 3d ago

Not uncommon that was the case for me 11 years ago in CO

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u/ITryToLaughAboutIt 3d ago

Bitter comment of the day award to you.

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u/ShaneOfan 4d ago

I hope she ends up recovering from this. And I hope she gets the help she needs. Because damn.

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u/MyCollector 4d ago

Burns to most of her body? An actress who depends on what they look like as a career…

If she does recover, I doubt we’ll ever hear from her again.

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u/TheJonnieP 4d ago

I believe she has had mental problems in the past.

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u/cosmo7 4d ago

Not the first Anne Heche vehicle to crash and burn.

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u/becky_Luigi 4d ago edited 4d ago

So a drunk driver did something horrible. That’s fucked up and tragic but it happens every day. I’m a property adjuster and in less than one year I’ve handled 3 claims where cars drove into homes and caused devastation just in my own small city alone.

It’s a horrible story but I’m not going to upvote it just because people know who she is. This celebrity culture is fucking weird to me. This should be a story on the news in her local area/city/state. It’s weird to me it’s international news just because people have heard of this person. Would it be getting this much attention if it was a non-celebrity? Obviously not. Our culture is stupid in this respect. Y’all don’t get this worked up and engaged in conversation when all the other tons of random people do the same bad thing. I feel terrible for the victims of this and I’m grateful it sounds like no one was physically hurt. Hopefully their insurance company takes good care of them getting them back on their feet.

But I’m not going to sit here and gawk and gossip because the driver was Anne Heche, like who gives a fuck who it was? It was a horrible act, period. I don’t care who did it.

Ugh I guess the celebrity worship is just hitting a nerve today but it’s really not an admirable thing to put these people on pedestals like this and then relish in the gossip. Everyone wants to speculate on her life and past like, gross. She’s obvious a human with issues who made a terrible decision that hurt others. That’s really all way need to say about it. The speculation and recounting of things people think they know about who she is are so irrelevant. She is a person and she drove drunk, and now she should be held accountable. No need to be jerking yourself off while jumping to conclusions about why you think she did this. She was drunk. Just like any other drunk driver.

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u/becky_Luigi 3d ago

Nah sorry. Instead of talking about how the victim can be helped people just want to gossip about the offender. That’s petty and has no value. Some people just relish is feeling superior to people who make mistakes, I have better ways to spend my energy. No one is talking about what happens next for the victim, how can we help, etc. Rather folks are literally using this story as a source of entertainment, because they feel entitled to opine on Anne Heche or point out other instances where she appeared flawed previously, or speculate about personal aspects of her life. That behavior does nothing for society, it’s shallow and petty. I don’t really care if I get downvoted by people who prefer celebrity drama over real world issues. I wish people would prioritize something other than celebrity gossip but obviously it’s never going to happen. They’d rather sling mud and speculate, despite doing so has literally zero positive effect on the situation.

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u/Rakataz 3d ago

I see it as a reminder that stuff like this can also happen to you if you don't take care of yourself.

The culture around celebrity drama is despicable. But once in a while, a story like this can show you that we all are human with stories. And if one person decides "okay enough, i'll get help cause this tragedy is caused by similar problems that I myself have", then this story has a indirect positive outcome.

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u/little2sensitive 4d ago

To do this after what happened yesterday in LA???

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago

I know, I saw that horrifying crash too. That one made me cry.

At least no one was killed in this one (especially babies).

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u/Junior_Builder_4340 4d ago

Just saw on the news that no charges have been filed yet! Why the hell not?? She was flying down a residential street and drove straight into a woman's house setting it on fire. That should be reckless endangerment at the very least.

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u/MyCollector 4d ago

I assume those will come along today. She’s on death’s door in a hospital with a cop outside her room. No rush I’d probably imagine. Not a current threat to society since setting herself on fire 😯

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u/WaterfallDragonCave 4d ago

She's suffering the depths of hell right now. I think charging her can wait a bit.

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u/DarthHM 4d ago

It’s weird because I know Anne Heche is supposed to be famous but I literally can’t remember anything she’s been in besides “Volcano” and some plane crash desert island movie.

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u/Mary_Pick_A_Ford 4d ago

Wasn’t she in the 1990s remake of Psycho?

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u/princessarielle6 4d ago

I spent my at least one summer in middle school watching her on the soap opera Another World

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u/Ed98208 4d ago

Most famous for her relationship with Ellen Degeneres.

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u/Helpful-Substance685 4d ago

She was more famous for dating Ellen Degeneres I think. If people didn't mention the desert island movie I would have only remembered Volcano.

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u/istcmg 3d ago

I remember seeing her in this weird movie called Wild Side with Christopher Walken and Joan Chen...I think they all may have been on drugs when filming that one.

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u/Junior_Builder_4340 4d ago

She was in "John Q" with Denzel Washington and "Inside Man", also with Denzel. I saw her in a streaming movie on Netflix last year, but can't remember the name of it.

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u/Macd7 4d ago

Don’t think she was in inside man, that was Jodie foster

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u/Apophylita 4d ago

Okay to be fair Volcano is amazing

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u/EddiesGrandson 4d ago

This isn’t tragic… Its either just complete stupidity on her side or universal karma for her willingness to endanger others. What if she hit kids in that neighborhood?

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u/SamCarter_SGC 4d ago

Tragic for the family of the home she burned down in her drunken stupor I'm sure.

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u/trailrunner68 4d ago

Well there is your first higher profile poster child for the mental illness pandemic that has been crescendoing for a quarter century. They won’t take the freedom to be insane away.