I am saddened to hear about the passing of Casey Johnson. I met Casey Johnson 10 years ago and sadly it was very clear to me that she had a drug and alcohol addiction. These are serious family diseases that can be arrested but not cured. There are very few families I know untouched by addiction. What some may not know is that Casey Johnson was on the short list as Paris Hilton’s sidekick on the reality show The Simple Life. For reasons we may never know she didn’t accept the challenge. I wonder if things would have been different for her. How easy it is in cities like New York and LA to make society and parties your whole life. Makes me wonder if you didn’t have to work would you? And how would you stay sane?
Was it easier to be the poor little rich girl stereotype? Was she overwhelmed by the the daunting task of making something of herself while always being smaller than Johnson&Johnson? The movie Metropolitan explores these topics of children of the wealthy often feel they can never be as successful as their parents. Sadly in new york it feels as if we have more Casey Johnsons than Ivanka Trumps.