Tyra Banks Comes Under Fire From Fired Janice Dickinson, Who Blames Substance Abuse
We’ve all been in awe of Tyra Banks and her masterful command of the art of modeling, but one of her ex-employees, Janice Dickinson, was none too thrilled with the luxurious supermodel after being fired from the team of America’s Next Top Model. EurWeb reports Dickinson accused Tyra of rigging the reality modeling show, but has since apologized for her initial outbursts against the superstar. Dickinson has publicly suffered from her underlying issues revolving substance abuse, and admits to respecting Tyra as a “tough business woman.”
Dickinson admits alcohol, cocaine, and other illegal, addictive substances were openly available in the backstage of her industry. When she went through a particularly rough break up, she sought comfort in from addictive substances. After her stint with addictive substances she got help from a 12 step program and has been sober ever since. She cites the past traumas with her father as one of the underlying factors contributing to her addiction.
Dickinson attributes her unfriendly bouts with Tyra as a combination problem stemming from her ill feelings regarding her dismissal as a judge on America’s Next Top Model, along with her abuse of addictive substances. Since seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment Dickinson has come full circle and is well positioned to continue her lucrative career on screen. The memories of her troubled past have been laid to rest. She claims before undergoing the trauma of breaking up with someone she truly cared for, she never once touched the drugs widely available behind the scenes of shoots.
About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.