Johnson's Friends Clash With Tila Tequila Over Dogs

"People were worried about her," Baker said. "More than one person over the last couple years told me they were worried about her."

One person who was worried was former friend Jasmine Lennard, a model and British reality TV star. "I tried to get her off drugs and alcohol. I tried to get her into a 12-step program. I tried to help take care of her daughter and gave her money. I am the only person who helped this girl," Lennard told the New York Post's Page Six.

On Tuesday, Lennard said in a statement to, "Casey was a classy, witty, beautiful lady, whom I loved deeply. My thoughts go out to her family, who have suffered such a terrible loss. I am completely devastated."

Last year Lennard was ready to get a restraining order against Johnson, who she says broke into her Hollywood home and took $22,000 worth of jewelry, underwear and other items. Johnson was arrested and released on $20,000 bail.

"I believe she was obsessed with me and thinks in her mind we had some kind of affair," Lennard told Page Six at the time. "That is not the case. She breaks into my apartment, gets into my bed, has a shower in my bathroom, then takes everything. I've had a hell of a lot of patience and compassion for this woman and she just hasn't treated me right. Casey is an evil girl."

Instead of the fame she sought, Johnson attracted infamy. While they were dating, Semel and Johnson had a nasty fight that ended with Johnson's hair reportedly catching fire.

Another time, Johnson started a public feud with her aunt Libet Johnson, when she accused her of seducing her then 38-year-old boyfriend, music manager John Dee. "An old woman with a lot of money is a very powerful aphrodisiac," Johnson told Page Six.

"My impression is she felt that she could be as big as Paris Hilton," Baker said. "She was like the real Paris Hilton but wasn't as famous as her."

Johnson and the Hilton sisters grew up together and Nicky Hilton was Ava's godmother. Paris expressed her sorrow over Johnson's death on her Twitter page Tuesday. "In bed crying, looking at baby pictures of Casey, Nicky and I. I feel so upset. I feel like I've lost a sister. My heart is broken," she wrote.

Johnson Turned Down Hilton Offer

Hilton once asked Johnson to co-star on her reality show "The Simple Life." Johnson turned it down and Nicole Richie was cast instead. Baker believes Johnson regretted it.

"I remember her saying, 'People think I'm this crazy party girl, but I'm a mom, a single mom,'" Baker recalled. "She also recognized that she had a crazy life, bopping around from this house to that house. She appeared to me as someone who was unstable. She seemed to be her own worse enemy."

Johnson most recently made headlines in December when Tequila announced their engagement in an Internet video while sporting a 17-carat diamond and bragging "My baby is a billionaire." Tequila, who also dated Semel, appeared to be a recent addition to Johnson's life.

"When I spoke to her about a month ago, Tila was not in the picture," Grubman said.

Tequila may have been the last to see Johnson. The reality star told TMZ Monday evening that the two had fought last week and that she was unable to reach Johnson Dec. 29 after she left her dogs at Tequila's house. Tequila told TMZ that Johnson's phone had been turned off ever since.

"I can't stop these haunting visions of her and I," Tequila tweeted early Tuesday morning. "We made such a lovely couple, only beginning to spend the rest of our lives together..."

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