Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dick Quest Heads to Rehab

This is a real shocker. A week after being busted in Central Park with some crystal meth and in the midst of performing some weird kind of circus act with a noose wrapped around his neck and genitals, CNN's own Richard Quest is headed to a rehab facility.

Naturally, the good folks at CNN are keeping his seat warm until he returns. Can't ever let a major talent like this slip away.
Like so many Lohans and Spears before him, CNN anchor Richard Quest has checked himself in to a drug-treatment facility. Quest accepted the deal to enter rehab in order avoid jail time for his arrest last Friday. According to The Guardian, CNN has issued a statement confirming that Quest had entered a "drug rehabilitation facility" on the orders of a judge. "At this time, CNN's primary concern is for his health and well being. We look forward to Richard returning to CNN International," the statement said.
If you hadn't heard about this story it's no surprise since there's been a virtual media blackout since it first broke last week. It's tough when one of their own is found with in a compromising position, let alone being nabbed with sex toys and a noose wrapped around his private parts.
Police found Quest in Central Park at 3:40 a.m. on Friday and initially stopped him for violating park curfew because the park is closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. However, a subsequent search revealed that he had a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket (a fact confirmed when he told the officer, “I’ve got some meth in my pocket”). Officers also found a sex toy in his boot, and a rope around his neck that was tied around his genitals. For backstory, Gawker has all the breathless coverage. Quest was arrested and arraigned on a charge of loitering and a misdemeanor charge of possessing methamphetamine.

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