'What about the people she almost killed?' Alec Baldwin and Rosanna Arquette are slammed for sending messages of support to 'brave' Anne Heche after she 'drunkenly' slammed into LA house at 100mph
- Embattled actor Alec Baldwin posted a video to Instagram on Saturday asking his fans to send their 'love and support' to Anne Heche
- He called the 53-year-old actress 'an amazingly talented woman'
- Peter Facinelli, Heche's costar in 2021's 13 Minutes, also shared a picture of the two of them captioned: 'Praying for you and your beautiful family'
- Actress Rosanna Arquette asked for prayers for Heche on Twitter
- Heche's ex, Big Little Lies actor James Tupper, said he and his son were hoping for a speedy recovery
- But others on Twitter slammed Heche for smashing her car into a Mar Vista home at 90mph, causing the home to burn down
- She is now in 'stable' condition at a local hospital
Alec Baldwin is among stars who've been condemned for supporting Anne Heche after the actress crashed into a house after a 100mph joyride, allegedly while drunk.
In a video posted to Instagram on Saturday, Baldwin called Heche 'an amazingly talented woman' as he asked his fans to send their 'support and love' to the 53-year-old actress who is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.
'Hey, I just want to send out my best wishes and all my love to Anne Heche,' said Baldwin, who is continuing to face scrutiny over his fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film last year.
'Anne is an old pal of mine,' Baldwin said, adding: 'There's not a lot of women I've worked with that are brave in the way that Anne is brave.'
He then recalled how they both performed in Twentieth Century, a Broadway play for which Heche was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. They also co-starred in the 1996 legal thriller The Juror.
'She is an amazingly talented woman,' Baldwin, 64, said of Heche.
'I love you Anne, I love you and I think you are such a talented person. I hope everything is OK, I hope you come through this. My heart goes out to you.
'I'm sorry you had this tragic thing happen to you, and I'm sending you all my love,' he continued. 'Everyone please join me please in sending their support and love to the wonderful Anne Heche. Thanks.'
But many took Baldwin to task over his support, with Instagram user LisaDoo50 among those who replied: 'What about the people she almost killed? Is she more important?'
In a video posted to Instagram, Baldwin described Heche 'an amazingly talented woman' as he asked his fans to send their 'support and love' to her
Embattled actor Alec Baldwin, 64, shared a tribute to Anne Heche on Saturday following her fiery crash in Los Angeles the day before. The pair are pictured together in NYC in 2019
Instagram user LisaDoo50 was among those who took Baldwin to task for his gushing tribute to Heche, by reminding Baldwin of the people she'd almost killed
Peter Facinelli, Heche's costar in 2021's 13 Minutes, also shared a picture of the two of them on his Instagram Story captioned: 'Praying for you and your beautiful family'
Big Little Lies actor James Tupper, who dated Heche for 10 years and shares a 13-year-old son with, posted about the accident on Instagram with a picture of her and their son, saying the family was hoping for a speedy recovery
Actress Rosanna Arquette also asked for prayers for Heche as she remains in the hospital
Peter Facinelli, Heche's costar in 2021's 13 Minutes, also shared a picture of the two of them on his Instagram Story captioned: 'Praying for you and your beautiful family.'
And actress Rosanna Arquette tweeted: 'Anne Heche is in the hospital severely burned from a car accident.
'This is really tragic,' Arquette wrote. 'Pray for her.'
Heche's ex, Big Little Lies actor James Tupper, who dated her for 10 years and shares a 13-year-old son with, also posted about the accident on Instagram, saying he and their son were hoping for a speedy recovery.
'Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight,' he wrote. 'we love you.'
But others online slammed Heche for smashing her car into a Mar Vista home at 90mph, causing the home to burn down.
She had earlier been pictured with what appeared to be a bottle of vodka in the cupholder of her Mini Clubman, and had spoken about drinking vodka with wine chasers in an episode of her podcast that was released hours before the crash.
'She was drinking and driving,' said Dennis Depew, an actor who has appeared in Live Free or Die Hard, 'and considering that woman killed all those people yesterday on the corner of La Brea and Slauson for the same thing, drinking and driving.
'Anne Heche needs to go to rehab ASAP,' he said, suggesting: 'She'll probably get arrested and charged once they release her from the ER.'
Nathan Schneider, a political consultant, also tweeted: 'She could have killed somebody.
'Heche needs some serious mental health counseling before she hurts someone.'
Prior to the crash on Friday, Heche had been pictured with what appeared to be a vodka bottle in the cupholder of her Mini Clubman
Twitter users slammed the celebrities for sending Heche their support when she was apparently drinking and driving
Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex, after possibly hitting a curb.
Locals rushed to help the stricken actress with one man demanding she get out of the car. She ignored the advice and restarted the ignition, slammed her car into reverse and sped off down the road at speed.
Pictures and video showed her looking dazed at the wheel after the first crash, with a witness capturing her with a bottle with a red top on it in her car.
She later quickly veered off the road again, smashed through a hedge and and rammed into a nearby home in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue at 90mph.
The blue Mini Cooper plowed 30 feet into the residence, but the homeowner was able to escape without injury.
She ran to a neighbor's house for safety immediately following the crash, and spent the rest of the day there.
'Luckily she didn't get hurt and neither did her two dogs,' neighbor Roy Morgen told ABC 7. 'She happened to be sitting with them.
'She was just in the house with us to tell us that the dogs were sitting with her when the car came flying through, and the car stopped like two feet away from where she was sitting.'
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said her house is now left 'uninhabitable,' explaining that the impact of the vehicle caused 'structural compromise' and started a 'heavy fire.'
Heche rammed her car 30 feet into a Mar Vista home on Friday at around 11am
The impact from the crash started a large fire, and caused structural weakness to the home
Despite the speed of the smash and the intensity of the ensuing blaze, Heche was still conscious and able to speak as she was pulled from the wreckage, Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott told ABC 7 in the aftermath.
'When we arrived on the scene, we had a solo vehicle that appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed on a perpendicular street and launched through the front yard into the home,'
Scott said Heche, a mom-of-two, was trapped in her car as the flames began to spread, but noted: 'She was talking to us at the time that we were able to pull her out, so that's a good sign.'
Authorities had to use a crane to pull Heche out from the flaming vehicle, a neighbor who witnessed the crash told NBC 4.
She is understood to have battled scorching heat in the burning vehicle for up to 30 minutes before 59 firefighters arrived to drag her to safety.
Heche was later recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after her car burst into flames mid-morning on Friday.
She could be seen writhing around on the stretcher before she was bundled into the back of an ambulance and rushed to a nearby intensive care unit.
Shocking images also show the burnt out wreckage of her Mini Clubman as it was towed out of a hedge across the road from a school in the Mar Vista area.
And video captured by a doorcam shows the vehicle owned by the actress speeding down a Mar Vista street moments before crashing into a home, sparking the blaze.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to put out the 'stubborn flames' and 'rescue one female adult found within the vehicle.'
Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex
She was later pictured being removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken towards a waiting ambulance
She could be seen, arms flailing, as she was placed into the back of an ambulance
Heche is now said to be 'stable' following the fiery crash, a representative of her family told People Magazine.
'Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time,' the rep said.
Heche's ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane also previously told DailyMail.com she is 'expected to pull through' but remains intubated in the hospital.
Jane, 53, also paid an emotional tribute to her, saying despite the fact they are no longer together he offers her his 'thoughts and prayers' and credited her 'one of the true talents of her generation'.
Heche is a mother to two sons - Homer, with cameraman ex-husband Coleman Luffoon, as well as Atlas, who she had with former boyfriend James Tupper.
Jane, who dated in 2019 and 2020 and worked together on the HBO series Hung, told DailyMail.com: 'While Anne and I are no longer an item, todays tragic news was devastating to me and to all who love her.
'My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. As of right now Anne is stable and expected to pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank God no one else was hurt.'
The couple dated as recently as 2020 and had even bought a house together. They had known each other for more than a decade and had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in Hung from 2009 to 2011.
Heche's ex, Thomas Jane, previously told DailyMail.com she is 'expected to pull through' but remains intubated in the hospital. They are pictured here together in 2020
Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes, in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.
She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13.
She was well known for her romance with DeGeneres in the 1990s. She brought the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act saw her being 'blacklisted' from Hollywood.
'I didn't do a studio picture for 10 years,' she told Page Six. 'I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.'
Following her and Ellen's breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. She stumbled into a stranger's home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian.
'I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy,' Heche explained.
'Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world that I thought I needed to escape to in order to find love.'
Shortly after the couple dated, the director tied the knot to Coley Laffoon. They also share 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon.
Heche's divorce from the cameraman was finalized in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance. The blonde later started dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before they split in 2018.
Heche shares son Atlas with her ex James Tupper.
Heche is pictured with former partner James Tupper, left, in 2012. The couple had had a son together named Atlas, pictured in stripes. Heche also had a son with called Homer with cameraman ex-husband Coleman Laffoon. Homer is pictured front row in blue.
The actress, 53, (left) is the former partner of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and is known for films including Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapids, and a remake of Psycho
More recently, Heche had been involved with fellow actor Thomas Jane. The pair had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in the provocatively named 2009-2011 HBO series Hung.
At the time, they were both involved with other people. She with James Tupper and he with Patricia Arquette.
Almost a decade later, the pair worked alongside each other once more as they portray a married couple in the Netflix indie thriller The Vanished.
In late 2019, the pair went public with their romance, although they are not together anymore. Heche has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.
'I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,' she told ABC News in 2001.
She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.
'I'm not crazy, but it's a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.
'I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.'
'He raped me, he stuck his d**k in my mouth, he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,' Heche said of the abuse by her father.
'I think it's always hard for children to talk about abuse because it is only memory. I didn't carry around a tape recorder … I didn't chisel anything in stone.
'Anybody can look and say, 'Well how do you know for sure?' And that's one of the most painful things about it. You don't,' Heche said in the 2001 interview.
Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being molested by her father. 'I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.'
She said she does not describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. 'I would never limit myself to saying I would be with a man or a woman,' she said.
Tragic family history of Anne Heche: Her father raped her as a kid and then died of AIDS triggering her brother to commit suicide by driving into tree - before her sister died of cancer... and her mother says she's going to hell for being a lesbian
By Paul Farrell for DailyMail.com
Troubled actress Anne Heche's life has been beset with pain and heartache, even before her fiery car crash in California on Friday.
On August 5, Heche was involved in multiple car crashes, first slamming into a garage at an apartment building, then careering into a home in her blue Mini Cooper leaving her 'severely burned' and 'intubated' in a Los Angeles hospital.
Before the star was born, her sister, Cynthia, died from a heart defect at two months old. Things steadily went from bad to worse.
Her family constantly moved as their father struggled to provide for the family. Born in Ohio, Heche and her transient family would move to southern New Jersey, back to Ohio and finally to Chicago during her adolescence.
In 1983, her father, Donald, became one of the first people in the United States to be diagnosed with AIDS, which was how his family came to learn that the Baptist minister and choir director had been living a secret homosexual life.
According to Heche, her father never admitted to being gay. He died from the disease at the age of 45.
That same year, Heche's 18-year-old brother, Nathan, crashed his car into a tree and was killed. That's just scratching the surface of the actress's tragic life.
The Heche family, left to right, Nancy, Abigail, Nathan, Donald and Anne Heche
In her 2001 memoir, 'Call Me Crazy,' Heche disclosed that her father was a closeted homosexual who sexually molested her and gave her genital herpes. 'He raped me... he fondled me, he put me on all fours and had sex with me,' she wrote.
Heche also said that she feared for her life as she was worried that he transmitted the disease to her.
'I think my father was a sexual addict. I think he saw everybody as a sexual being. But I think at that time he was living a very flamboyant homosexual lifestyle,' she told Larry King in a 2001 interview. 'You know, at that time there were bath houses where the whole trick was how many can you do a night. You know, there is no question of what he was doing at that time.'
Anne Heche says her relationship with her mother was strained even before the actress went public about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres
Heche pictured attempting to escape a gurney as firefighters bring her to safety following her fiery crash on August 5
Three months after her father died, Heche's brother, Nathan, was killed in a car crash after apparently falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a tree. He was 18.
Heche has said she believes he committed suicide. The Camden Courier-Post reported that Nathan was traveling along on a wet road when he careered into a tree.
Following her brother and father's death, her mother moved the family to Chicago. In an appearance on 'Hollywood Medium,' Heche said: 'His death is the reason I moved from New Jersey to Chicago.'
Medium Tyler Henry claimed to have connected with Nathan saying: 'He's proud that you've been able to talk about these things and discuss these things, because you're doing it for him too. And he appreciates that.'
Her sister, Susan Bergman, published her own memoir about their childhood in 1994 titled 'Anonymity.' Bergman died in 2006 at the age of 48 following a battle with brain cancer.
In the 1990s, even prior to her sister's fame, Susan Bergman, the eldest of the Heche family, wrote a book about their father's secret life as a homosexual
In her book, Bergman spoke about her father's clandestine life, saying the family found out he was a homosexual the same year he died. Bergman also said he was a talented musician but was 'detached from reality,' according to the Chicago Tribune.
Bergman was a well-known writer who lectured at New York University, Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.
She told the Tribune that her father was constantly chasing major business deals that often left the family destitute.
'I think I, and my sisters, started looking around for a real father in some ways,' she said.
Heche said in her book that during her 20s, she had romantic affairs with much older men such as comedian Steve Martin and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsay Buckingham. In her book, Heche wrote about her thoughts of Martin saying: 'Why couldn't my father have been more like him?'
In 2019, Bergman's widower, Jud Bergman, was killed at 62 alongside his second wife, Mary Miller-Bergman, when the taxi they were traveling in was hit by a drunk driver. During the crash, Bergman was thrown from the car and died instantly.
Heche's has expanded on her sister's portrait of their family life in interviews over the years.
In a 1998 interview, Heche told the Tampa Bay Times: 'We never told the truth in our family - never told the truth about one thing.'
She went on: 'We were poor, but we said we were rich. We were falling apart, but we said we were good Christians. We had a father who lived a double life, but we pretended that we were absolutely fine. We lived on the streets but said we didn't. Everything we did was a lie. Denial, denial, denial.'
Speaking about her life in Chicago, Heche said: 'My days were spent in school, my afternoons were spent working at Haagen-Dazs and other places and my evenings were spent holding my mother, who kept crying.'
She continued: 'We lived in a one-room apartment. My mom tried to keep it together, but at night she would break down. I didn't cry about their deaths until five years later when I moved out.'
Heche told the Advocate in a November 2001 interview saying: 'My father was a schizophrenic. He lived two complete lives, one as a heterosexual man who directed the choir and had a family and one who went away. We didn't know what he did until years later.'
Susan Bergam pictured on her sister's Instagram page. Bergam died following a battle with brain cancer in 2005
Heche's other sister, Abigail. She's an Illinois-based jewelry designer. Heche said in an interview that she had rebuilt her relationship with her sister following a years long absence from each other's lives
In a 1998 interview with Allure, Heche said her father lived as a strict religious choir leader while cruising gay bars at night.
She continued: 'My father was doing things that are attributed to schizophrenia - big [business] deals, delusions of grandeur. Which I also had, so I know there's a lot of connections with the insanity that I had with my father.'
Following an arrest in Fresno, California, when she was taken into custody for wandering on to private property in her underwear and began talking to children about taking them to heaven in a space ship, Heche described it as a 'psychotic break'.
She told the Advocate: 'I knew that I was sane. But I needed to go to a psychiatrist and a doctor and make my friends feel safe that I was sane.'
In response to Heche's autobiography, her mother, Nancy, said: 'I am trying to find a place for myself in this writing, a place where I as Anne's mother do not feel violated or scandalized.'
Her sister, Susan, said she objected to not being consulted by Heche about her book.
Abigail Heche, a jewelry designer, said: 'It is my opinion that my sister Anne truly believes, at this moment, what she has asserted about our father's past behavior ... [but] based on my experience and her own expressed doubts, I believe that her memories regarding our father are untrue.'
In order to cope with her alleged abuse, Heche said that she developed an alter-ego named Celestia. She told Barbara Walters in an interview about the persona saying: 'I believed that I was from another planet. I think I was insane.'
Thanks to a role in a 2004 TV movie named 'Gracie's Choice,' where Heche played an abusive alcoholic mother, she told the Los Angeles Times that she came to terms with the idea that her mother didn't love her.
Heche's mother, Nancy, lectured for years on the 'evils' of homosexuality following her husband's death in 1983
Nancy Heche pictured with her daughter, Abigail. In addition to her mother, Heche said her sister remained distant from her relationship with Ellen was made public
Speaking about how her mother seemingly ignored the abuse she faced from her father, Heche said: 'I always wondered if my mother was conscious - if you can treat children that way and still love them.'
She said that she did not feel that it was possible to still love your children and to allow them to suffer. Heche added: 'It was a relief to me to finally come to terms with this question.'
In preparation for her role in the psychological thriller The Vanished, Heche said that she also used her real-life trauma as motivation: 'The thing about mourning and loss is that you don’t have to do much research if you’ve experienced it on different levels, and I think we all have on different levels. This character, who loses her child, required a deep dive into the sorrow that I’ve been through in my life.'
She continued: 'Unfortunately, there have been multiple deaths in my family. So in order to pull off playing this role, I couldn’t hold back how deep that loss goes.'
Heche has long claimed that she was black listed in the early 2000s in the fallout from her public lesbian romance with Elle DeGeneres.
She told the Guardian in 2000 about their relationship's effect on her family life saying: 'I was naive, hugely naive. I fell in love and I didn't believe people would care. The Hollywood community and friends and family backed away.'
In the same interview, Heche said that her religious mother did not speak to her after the actress came out. She also said that the her two sisters remained distant from her.
In 1998, Heche told the Tampa Bay Times that her mother believed that her lesbian relationship was a 'sin.'
While Nancy Heche told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she felt her daughter's relationship with Ellen DeGeneres was 'Like a betrayal of an unspoken vow: We will never have anything to do with homosexuals.'
In a separate interview, Nancy told AL.com in a 2009 that she felt as though she didn't handle her daughter coming out in 1997 well. She said: 'I'm sorry I didn't know how to deal with it well. God was giving me an opportunity. We had good moments of trying to connect. All of us were learning how to handle it. We loved each other; how do you live out that when you disagree?'
It took firefighters more than hour to put out the blaze caused by Heche crashing into the home in the Mar Vista section of Los Angeles on Friday
During the interview, Nancy said that she was an 'advocate' for 'showing love and respect to the gay community.' In the same year as the interview, Nancy was speaking at multiple homophobic conferences across the country.
Nancy also said that she found out her husband was a homosexual from his doctor. She said: 'We fail. We betray each other. It's a sad story. God had to teach me a lot. We're to act out of our healing, not out of our woundedness. I was hurt and felt betrayed.'
She also downplayed any tension between her and her daughter saying that they have a 'typical mother-daughter relationship.' She said: 'We connect and we don't connect. That's pretty typical. I have a growing relationship, a loving relationship with her. I love her.'
Heche admitted in a 2011 interview with the Daily Telegraph that she had recently begun to rebuild her relationship with her sister following a 20-year feud. The 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' star said: 'She came out to visit last week, and we’re having a wonderful time in our friendship as we’ve gotten closer. We’ve both put our stuff behind us.’
In that interview, Heche said that she was still estranged from her mother. Heche said that when she called her mother to confront her once, she hung up after her mother said: 'Jesus loves you, Anne.'
Heche said: 'Forgiveness is a funny word for me. I’m OK with my mother living her life the way she wants to live it, and I’m OK with her not participating in my life the way I want to live it.'
In 2015, Nancy Heche conceded: '[Anne has] stopped talking to me. She made the decision to cut off communication.'