The recording of Demi Moore's 911 tape was released Friday, revealing that the 49-year-old actress was smoking something and was convulsing, semi-conscious and burning up before paramedics arrived. However, there was no mention of Moore doing whip-its, inhaling nitrous oxide out of a metal canister.
According to TMZ, the L.A. City Attorney recommended all references to whip-its be redacted from the Demi Moore 911 tape. The Deputy City Attorney felt that the reference to whip-its was personal and releasing them to the public would be an invasion of privacy. So the tape was cut to edit out all specific drug references.
TMZ broke the story that paramedics rushed to Demi Moore's house on Monday, Jan. 23, and were told that Moore had inhaled nitrous oxide just before she lapsed into semi-consciousness and seizured.
The heavily redacted tape reveals confusion at Moore's house, as a disturbed female caller reaches 911. Sir, this is an emergency, said the caller, who then gave the dispatcher Moore's address. What is the address here, Ru? Many have speculated that Ru could be a reference to Moore's daughter, Rumer Willis.
We need an ambulance here as soon as possible, please.
She smoked something, it's not marijuana, but it's similar to ... it's similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort, said the woman who described herself as a friend of the actress.
The friend said that Moore had been taking some other stuff recently and has been having issues.
The release of the 911 tape was another blow to Demi Moore's reputation. After numerous rumors came out over Ashton Kutcher's infidelities, the couple announced their split in November.
What we see is Ashton moving on in his life. Demi? She's gone down, down, down, clinical psychologist Judy Kuriansky, better known from her radio show as Dr. Judy, told ABCNews.com.
Others looked at the issue as a PR disaster. It's shocking, Huffington Post entertainment columnist Rob Shuter told ABCNews.com. You don't need to run back, but you certainly don't need to be out drinking and partying. This is just a PR nightmare. At worse, it's heartless.
Celebrities who know Moore have spoken out against the 911 tape being released. George Clooney commented on the issue at Sunday night's SAG Awards.
It's always troubling when people you know and people who you care about end up going through a difficult time, Clooney told The Insider while on the red carpet. He added that the release of the 911 tape was stupid.
I think it's a stupid thing. I think it's stupid for anyone, whether they're celebrated or not, I don't believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that's my opinion. What's happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it's not just about people here, it's about everybody. There won't be any version of privacy. So it's going to be a tricky thing.