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‘Addicted’ Biden niece blames veep pressure

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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‘Addicted’ Biden niece blames veep pressure

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Uncle Joe is making her life a living hell.

Friends say Caroline ­Biden is a “hot mess” with a history of booze and pill addiction — and she blames it all on the tremendous pressure she faces being the vice president’s niece.

“She would complain about it all the time,” a confidant, socialite Paul Johnson Calderon, said without a hint of sarcasm.

“She’s surrounded by a lot of people who use her because of who she is. Guys would want to date her because of who her ­uncle is.”

Cops were called to Caroline’s luxury rental apartment in Tribeca Tuesday morning when the 26-year-old allegedly went on a ­violent rampage, screaming and pounding on the doors in a fight with her roommate over unpaid rent. Caroline was arrested for taking a swing at a ­female cop.

The Georgetown University grad resisted going into a holding cell at a precinct station house and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in a rolling chair — bizarrely with a towel covering her head.

But Calderon said he wasn’t surprised by her wacky antics.

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Caroline Biden’s bizarre arrest Tuesday in Tribeca after a rent dispute with a roommate.

“The pressure of being Joe Biden’s niece made her totally unravel,” he said. “It’s a desire for attention, a cry for help. She’s a very complicated girl who has a lot of feelings and a lot of issues.”

Caroline’s father, James Biden Sr., is the financier brother of the vice president. Family members have now grown so sick of her ­erratic behavior they have cut her off financially — sending her off the deep end, Calderon said.

“Her family has turned their back on her. She’s been abandoned by the family because they think that she’s nuts.”

Calderon, speaking from a sober-living facility, said he ended their friendship because he felt that he couldn’t associate with her while dealing with his own alcohol addiction.

“She’s a hot mess,” he said. “She’s like the Amanda Bynes, and I’m the Lindsay Lohan — but in recovery.”

Caroline, who works at the Higher Pictures gallery on the Upper East Side, was known to disappear for weeks and once squatted at an apartment where she didn’t pay rent.

She went to rehab while at Georgetown for alcohol and Adderall addiction, another friend said.

The university confirmed that she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2012.

Caroline’s dad paid the security deposit in August 2013 for her luxury pad that she subletted from NYU student Anne Marie Yacopetti.

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Caroline Biden blames the pressure of being the niece of the vice president for her many troubles.Patrick McMullan

Yacopetti’s mother, Marjie, claimed Caroline said she would pay the outstanding rent “when she feels like it.”

“It’s unfortunate that [Anne Marie] had to pay Caroline’s rent,” Marjie griped.

“We’re just little white-collar people here,” she said, adding that her daughter moved back to California to save money. “If you’re an elitist Biden, I guess you think you’re owed the world.”

Caroline’s other brush with the law came in 2009, when she was briefly detained by Amtrak police after a dispute over a train fare.

She felt that she was treated unfairly because of her last name and intended to pay the ticket on the train, a friend said.

The vice president’s staff did not return a call or ­e-mail for comment.

“They don’t wish to make any comment,” said a person answering the phone from the Biden family’s home in Pennsylvania.

Caroline isn’t the only wild child in the Biden family.

The vice president’s daughter Ashley, 32, was arrested for pot possession in 1999 and a “friend” tried to hawk a video of her snorting cocaine at a house party in 2009.

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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Even if she's related to Crazy Uncle Joe, she still needs to learn how to deal with her emotions and addictions.

Whether or not there is an issue in the genes - she still has free will. And she is still responsible for her own choices.

gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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I'm not giving her a pass, but that has to be a very difficult situation to have to deal with. Something tells me that if it wasn't this situtation though, another would be blamed. Some people don't accept any responsibility for poor behavior.
gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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I agree, because ultimately, we are all responsible for our own behavior.
Quoting SallyMJ:

Even if she's related to Crazy Uncle Joe, she still needs to learn how to deal with her emotions and addictions.

There very well may be an issue in the genes - but she still has free will.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

shake hand


Quoting gludwig2000:

I agree, because ultimately, we are all responsible for our own behavior.
Quoting SallyMJ:

Even if she's related to Crazy Uncle Joe, she still needs to learn how to deal with her emotions and addictions.

There very well may be an issue in the genes - but she still has free will.



gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Lol, I like you Sally, believe it or not. I don't often agree with you, but I can see us hanging out, as long as we left the politics out of the equation,lol.
Quoting SallyMJ:

shake hand


Quoting gludwig2000:

I agree, because ultimately, we are all responsible for our own behavior.
Quoting SallyMJ:

Even if she's related to Crazy Uncle Joe, she still needs to learn how to deal with her emotions and addictions.

There very well may be an issue in the genes - but she still has free will.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Definitely I like you, and could totally see us hanging out.  Even if we don't agree on everything.  :)

My friends and family have all different political ideologies - I don't hang out only with people who are like me.

It is easier to discuss issues in writing in a forum like this. Talking the way we write would be a little overwhelming. I'm way more of a writer than a public speaker. I tried some other sites, and had to stop because it was too stressful. CM is much friendlier and milder than sites like HuffPo-That is a very vicious site toward conservatives.

I like being able to discuss ideas here. And I've changed a few of mine, based on logical reasoning from other people here. Some liberals are surprised that we may share some positions in common - even though our reasoning may be different. I'm starting to see more things from a libertarian perspective - eg, "Which idea holds more closely to the Constitution?" "Should the government be involved in this particular issue?"

Kind of cool to realize that our government and laws need to be consistent with the Constitution, since it's based on the Constitution. Very remarkable document. I never even read it until about maybe 5 years ago. How about you?


Quoting gludwig2000:

Lol, I like you Sally, believe it or not. I don't often agree with you, but I can see us hanging out, as long as we left the politics out of the equation,lol.
Quoting SallyMJ:

shake hand


Quoting gludwig2000:

I agree, because ultimately, we are all responsible for our own behavior.
Quoting SallyMJ:

Even if she's related to Crazy Uncle Joe, she still needs to learn how to deal with her emotions and addictions.

There very well may be an issue in the genes - but she still has free will.





MotherOfPurpose
by Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Boo hoo cry me a river ...Please she obviously needs to take responsibility for her actions. Though Joe being her uncle probably does need her to be a better judge of character than most to avoid the leeches in this world. It's not like joe is her dad, secondly if she wasn't related she would use something else as an excuse, if that was the issue why not just move out of the beltway or go someone where she have some privacy Cali was not A good choice either I doubt if anyone in Kansas, Ohio or Indiana would care or even know who SHE is.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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Blaming someone else for her problems....must run in the party....

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM

She needs to look at her own responsibility. 

casseopeia
by Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Typical addict behavior.  Blame everyone else for your problems.  There are nieces, nephews and children of the famous all over the world who DON'T have problems.  She needs to get over herself.  I hope hey give her a cell next to Amanda Bynes.

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