( 4UMF NEWS ) Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Reported Missing:
Rosie O’Donnell is asking for help finding her missing 17-year-old daughter.
Police in Nyack, N.Y., are hunting for Chelsea O’Donnell, who was last seen a week ago, and her mother tweeted that she “may be in NYC.”
She may also need help.
The teenager had stopped taking her prescription medication and needs immediate medical attention, the desperate O’Donnell said on her website Tuesday.
“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness,” said O’Donnell’s spokeswoman, Cindi Berger. “It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe.”
Chelsea left home with her 6-month-old therapy dog, Bear, on Aug. 11, her family said. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans and women’s gray converse sneakers and was carrying a black backpack.
“She’s not classified as missing, but there is an open investigation. Her whereabouts are unknown,” a rep for the Nyack Police Department said.
He said the department was working closely with O’Donnell’s family.
Chelsea was reported missing Sunday. Her birth mother, Deanna Micoley, told Radar Online she last spoke to the teen on Aug. 8.
“She asked me where I was living, because she was going to come see me,” the Wisconsin woman said — but she hasn’t heard from her since.
“I wasn’t aware” she was missing, she told Radar. “I don’t know where she would have gone. Don’t know who she’s with or who her friends are. I’m very worried. Extremely worried.”
O’Donnell, 53, stepped down as co-host of “The View” back in February, saying she was putting “family first.”
“Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention,” Berger said then.
O’Donnell soon afterward filed for divorce from her wife of three years, Michelle Rounds, and became enmeshed in a fight with the adopted Chelsea’s birth mother.
The National Enquirer reported that Chelsea tracked Micoley down in November, after finding a number for Micoley’s father.
“Chelsea told him that she was his granddaughter. He called me and broke the news,” Micoley told the Enquirer in May. “It was the moment I’d been waiting and praying for the last 17 years: I had found my precious daughter!”
Micoley, 37, told the Enquirer she and Chelsea communicated via texts and Facebook messages, but O’Donnell tried to come between them. She also accused the “League of Their Own” star of having “stolen” the girl she’d named Kayla because she was on drugs when she gave her up to an adoption agency in 1997.
“I believe Rosie O’Donnell knew that I was in no condition to sign away my parental rights to my daughter,” Micoley told the tabloid.
The moms battled over the allegations, with O’Donnell texting Micoley at one point that, “It was all legal. Like it or not. Now stop.”
When Micoley accused her of having paid off her ex to push her into the adoption, O’Donnell said, “No way.” She said she had put both of them up “in NJ for months,” paid their living expenses, bought them a TV and then, “U left,” O’Donnell wrote in text messages that were provided to the Enquirer.
Berger told the Enquirer in May the TV talker “encouraged and supported Chelsea’s desire to communicate with her birth mother,” and found it “disappointing” that she was going public with their differences.
Micoley, now a mother of four living in Wisconsin, could not immediately be reached Tuesday. She told Radar she blames O’Donnell for the girl’s disappearance.
“Rosie should have been paying closer attention to my daughter,” she said. “There is nothing I can do but sit here and wait and pray everything is OK.”