Treat Me For Just Who I Am: An In-Depth Look at the Life & Final Days of Chyna
Wow her manager wasn't shit...this actually depresses me.Shorter Version Via Reddit user WinnipesaukeeLake.
Tell us about your time living with both Chyna and her manager Anthony Anzaldo. What was their relationship like, and how would you describe the relationship between the three of you?
I lived with her and Anthony on the road, going back to his beach house in Redondo, and then on the floor of the living room of that house for two months (Chyna got the couch), while I helped film, produce, and upload video for the documentary. 90% of the time, Anthony was generally very pleasant. We all had similar senses of humor, and had a bunch of fun times.
I understand he had a plan to get Chyna back on track, but he also seemed to want to put her in a shit-load of Comic-Cons, get her back into porn, and generally get her plugged back into a crazy schedule without seeing that she needed rehab and counseling pretty much right off the bat. Anthony also had a brutal, brutal temper. When he didn't like the way things were going, or didn't feel he was receiving "consideration", he would go off like you wouldn't believe. I was at the receiving end of this once or twice, and heard Chyna on the receiving end of this too. I also heard this temper many other times with family, or on the phone.
In August of 2015, Anthony and Chyna went to Vegas for some weekend event. She had failed to meet her wake-up call at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning, and Anthony decided that he'd "had enough". He left her in Vegas for five days by herself. I was woken up that Sunday night to unearthly screaming; Anthony was on the phone with Chyna, shouting, "I don't care what F'ing happens to you! You are shit!" I was so scared, both for her and myself. I really was prepared to die at that point. The police got called by the neighbors, he was so loud.
Chyna finally got on a Greyhound to LAX, and Erik had to hook her up with an Uber to get back to Redondo. When she came through the door, she was F'd up as all hell with her pants hanging off her hips.
It has come out recently that Chyna was severely struggling during the final days of her life. What can you tell us about how she was acting or what she was going through in her final days?
Chyna was on a bunch of pills: Valium, Ambien, even Rohypnol. She never thought she had a problem, and would do everything to mask it. Chyna was pretty good for the first couple of weeks of the road trip, but when we got to Vegas, she had her first big night of going out drinking with members of the documentary crew and management. I don't drink or do pills, so I tended to stay back at the hotel during these shindigs, but I would see the after-effects the next day as Chyna would be slurring, erratic, and at times, uncontrollable. She would be good for a few weeks, and then binge again. Instead of rehab, she would be put into these situations again and again, where she'd be enabled because other people wanted to party, or hang with their lady-pals they just met, and then she would get thrown under the bus the next day if she couldn't handle the situations.
After a couple of months or living with Chyna and Anthony, I moved to an apartment in East Hollywood. Chyna got an apartment right up the street from Anthony in Redondo. Over the next few months, Anthony booked her for Comic-Con after Comic-Con. The WWE, through certain channels, had let Anthony know they would offer Chyna rehab. As her manager, Anthony could have jumped on it, but he would say "not yet" and that she "was getting better." It seemed like rehab would disrupt the Comic-Con schedule, and he didn't want that.
During the last month of April, the wheels were coming off. Chyna was slurring more and more, and had tried to break off from her manager because of his temper. She had told me he had kept the money from her last Comic-Con in North Carolina. It was a crazy time. She sent me a horrific photo one day of her face covered in bruises. I called her up and asked what happened. She said she got smashed with a champagne bottle while smelling some flowers near her apartment by an angry fan. I thought she fell while on some binge. I sent the photo to Erik, who got it to Anthony. By then, Anthony was not speaking with Chyna, but he spent those weeks trying to negotiate with the TV show Intervention instead of just having an F'ing intervention.
You've already spoken to several other media outlets about the situation, but is there anything else you would like to address? Perhaps some rumors or misconceptions that you would like to put to rest? Maybe some important details that have been overlooked?
Basically I would like to echo what Chyna's mother recently stated. Near the end of her life, Chyna was trying to break off from her manager, and was tired of his temper and enabling behaviors. It makes me sick to my stomach to watch him take over her estate after her death, and set up that awful memorial up in his town of Redondo Beach with his B-list clients (Coolio, Barry Williams) performing along with Anthony himself on guitar (which would have Chyna rolling in her grave). I tried to tell my story to TMZ and CBS LA, but all they wanted to show were the photos and videos I gave them, and not touch upon the manager's role in the bigger picture of things.