After several years of hardcore partying, she landed in rehab after one of her close friends died of a heroin overdose.Bijou, the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips, dated Leo in 1998 and credited him with getting her the starring role in the 1999 drama Black and White.
(Phillips herself issued an apology last month after .
"I am so mortified by this behavior and have contacted Daniel and apologized to him privately," she wrote on social media. I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ community and Daniel.")The model and actress, who hails from a famous—and famously fractured—family, was hospitalized in February to prepare for a kidney transplant after having suffered from kidney disease for years.
She started modeling when she was 13, starring in a now infamous Calvin Klein campaign in the '90s that was slammed for sexualizing underage models, and she became a familiar face on the wild party circuit, doing the Paris Hilton-Lindsay Lohan-type social scene 10 years before Hilton and Lohan would even arrive on the scene. (At the time she was dating fellow rock legend scion Sean Lennon.)Asked if she was mad at her parents for allowing her to have all that early freedom when she was still just a kid, she insisted she wasn't. She lived primarily with her dad in Malibu until her exodus to New York."My dad was a great dad," Phillips said. When I used to be angry at him, it wasn't really my anger.
She spent time in rehab at the behest of her father and sobered up by the time she was 21."If you were 14 years old and able to live on your own in an apartment in New York City, and you got invited to all these clubs, and you got a bank account and you had a car service you could call so that you could go wherever you wanted... "The fact of the matter is I'm 21 now," Phillips said. It was more [half-sisters Mackenzie and Chynna Phillips'] anger, and I was sort of projecting that.
Today the Church of Scientology said in a statement to E! This story is being manipulated to push a bigoted agenda.
News, "The Church adamantly denies the implication the Church would ignore the criminal behavior of certain members, especially at the expense of alleged victims. The Church follows all laws and cooperates with law enforcement.
I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.
In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I've worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so."Ashton Kutcher, who with then-wife Demi Mooreco-founded the organization Thorn to combat sex trafficking and abuse, and who in July spoke out about improving gender equality in the workplace, has yet to comment on Masterson's firing.
In April, Masterson shared on Instagram that she had undergone a successful transplant."My lady has been slowing dying for the past 7 years of an incurable kidney disease," he wrote.
"She was given the gift of an encore by a tall angel. We do not take lightly how incredibly fortunate we are. Now the real work begins for her to silence any chance of rejection.
Exploring her personal life she is already tied in a knot with love of her life Danny Masterson on 18 October 2011. Bijou Lilly Phillips was born on 1 April 1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut.