TMZ reports: “Zac has been doing cocaine for more than 2 years – he was also into Molly. He tried to clean himself up in March by getting professional help. We’re told he left California and stayed in a private residence where he received intensive outpatient care for several weeks. In April he returned to L.A. and began shooting Seth Rogen’s film Neighbors. During the shoot Zac relapsed in a big way. TMZ broke the story … Zac was not showing up on the set and it was common knowledge he was using again. Our sources say after the film wrapped up he got a second dose of outpatient care.” They then go on to speculate the reasons Zac might have become such a mess: He has significant issues with his super-controlling parents, he’s upset that his career isn’t where he’d like it to be, he has “girl issues,” and he’s been hanging around a bad group of friends.
I’m wondering – JUST FLOATING IT OUT THERE – if those girl issues aren’t really boy issues and he’s uncomfortable with his sexuality. I’ve known a lot of damaged people who escape into coke and meth to escape themselves (present company included).
I’m also vaguely suspicious of ALL OF THIS. All of this media hoo-ha. I’ve heard whisperings that it’s all a PR attempt to toughen up his image and position him as a bad boy. I’m a bit skeptical that this is happening just as his raunchy new sex and drug comedy is about to come out, and we never saw ANY signs of messiness. That’s a red flag. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and we saw absolutely no smoke. What do you think?