Rosie O'Donnell's 17-Year-Old Daughter Chelsea Is Missing & The Comedienne Is Asking For Help Online
In some extremely sad news, on Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell announced her daughter is missing via her official website. The former View co-host is pleading for anyone with information about her adopted daughter to contact the authorities in Nyack, New York.Chelsea O'Donnell has been missing since Tuesday, Aug. 11, and the police have been searching for her in Rockland County since Sunday, Aug. 16. The comedienne made the frightening news public on Tuesday, and is using the online community to spread the word.
According to NBC 4 New York, "Police say there is no reason to suspect foul play." O'Donnell's rep Cindi Berger told the news source that "Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe."
Here is the announcement from O'Donnell's site in its entirety:
This isn't the first time O'Donnell and Chelsea have made headlines. In March 2015, Chelsea's biological mother Deanna Micoley accused the actress of stealing Chelsea while Micoley was allegedly under the influence of drugs. However, Berger told the National Enquirer, which ran an interview with Micoley, that "The agency never would have accepted the baby if the birth mother was under the influence. There are notarized adoption papers signed by the birth mother and father that were accepted by both the adoption agency and the Court."
The news of Chelsea's disappearance is spreading quickly on various websites and on social media, so hopefully, she will be found safe before long.