Lamar has been missing for days on end and we now know that he has been ‘holed up’ in a secret apartment in downtown Los Angeles.
Lamar Odom is currently hiding out at his luxury apartment in The Roosevelt Lofts in downtown Los Angeles — the same loft where the troubled NBA star reportedly spent hundreds of dollars a day on “crack binges” as he partied with fellow drug users. Read on for all the EXCLUSIVE details.
Lamar Odom Found: Where Is He Hiding? — Secret Location Revealed
It seemed no one, not even Lamar’s wife, Khloe Kardashian, knew where he was staying, but the truth has finally come out.
“Lamar is currently holed up at The Roosevelt Lofts in downtown LA,” a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Lamar went to lunch at Octopus Japanese restaurant today at 12:30 p.m. and then straight back to his apartment.”
Lamar had lunch with a friend at the sushi restaurant near the lofts located at 727 West 7th Street, L.A. He barely touched the food he ordered — miso soup and two green teas, according to TMZ. The staff reveals that Lamar was “nice enough,” putting down $20 on a $7 bill.
Uh oh. It sounds like Lamar is not taking care of himself or eating properly — but at least we know he doesn’t seem to be partying at the moment. We hope he gets help soon.
Lamar Odom: Drugs & Partying With Girls — Drug Addiction Details Revealed
It doesn’t seem like a good sign that Lamar is still hanging out at the apartment he used as a flop house for partying with fellow drug users. Lamar’s alleged drug use at The Roosevelt Lofts reportedly got so out of control that he started exhibiting signs of paranoia, accusing security guards who were there to protect him of “spying on him,” a former security guard for Lamar tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“I’ve been around people using crack before and when I worked for Lamar, his level of paranoia and his behavior was consistent with someone using crack,” the source says, adding:
One time that really stands out in my mind was a night I was working for Lamar at the beginning of the summer. I was with another security guard, we were driving Lamar and we took him to his loft in downtown LA and waited for him while he partied inside. It was an overnight shift and he was up the whole time because every half hour he would come out and demand to know what we were doing and why we were watching him. We’d have to remind him that we were working for him and then he’d calm down and apologize and go back in — and then boom, a half hour or an hour would go by and he’d be back again, accusing us of spying on him. It was nuts.
After TMZ reported that Lamar was sometimes spending as much as $800 to $1,000 a day on drugs, another source familiar with crack explains more about what they think Lamar may have been up to — and at what cost.
“When you go on a crack binge, $800 is not a lot. Remember he’s not partying alone — whenever there’s drugs, there’s users trying to get their share,” the source says. “When people party with crack, they don’t party by themselves — they get freaky on that stuff and they want girls around, and not just one girl, lots of girls. So $800 worth of drugs can go very fast. And to put it in perspective, Charlie Sheen was going through at least $2,000 or more a day.”
At the rate Lamar is going, it probably won’t be long before he hits rock bottom. We hope he will come to his senses and get the help he needs before it’s too late.
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— Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Allison Swan