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Lisa Robin Kelly's Husband

DON'T BLAME ME

... It's the BF's Fault

8/17/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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More fingerpointing in the death of "That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly ... 'cause after Kelly's boyfriend blamed her estranged husband for causing the actress to relapse ... the husband tells TMZ the fault lies with the BF.

We spoke with Kelly's estranged husband Robert Gilliam ... who tells us the only reason LRK's boyfriend trashed him to the media after she died Thursday is because "he's trying to cover his own ass."

"In the last two weeks, she called me 22 times to get away from him," Gilliam says.

Gilliam says he offered to help Lisa -- who struggled with alcohol abuse for years -- but under one condition ... she had to check in to a rehab center closer to Northe Carolina, where they lived when they were together.

Gilliam says Lisa agreed -- so he started setting things up ... but she passed away before she could make the move.

Of course, Gilliam's claims are complete BS if you ask Lisa's boyfriend ... who told TMZ Lisa's demons were the result of the physical and emotional abuse suffered at the hands of Gilliam, who was convicted of beating Lisa last May.

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clit ripper    

It's too late to play the blame game. The problem had evolved for quite some time and nobody close to her forced any intervention. It was apparent she was incapable of doing it for herself, her death is everybody's loss and the the two losers who she was dependent upon should just SHUT THE F_CK UP! You two are f_cking sc_m!

397 days ago
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Lynn317    

The reality of addiction is that ... no one else, except the addict themselves, is responsible for their addiction.
This poor soul would have found an excuse or reason to drink even if everything was perfect in her life - that is simply the nature of addiction.
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The day an addict stops finding excuses and blaming others ...and accepts responsibility for their own choices, is the day they start moving towards true recovery.

397 days ago
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higherlevell1    

What a sad day I guess it's true what they say :/ Hollywood does suck the life out of people

397 days ago
4.

Winter    

This is really sad, she had such a nice personality, it's tragic that life turned that way for her.

397 days ago
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Wolfpup    

Although Northe Carolina did give me a good giggle, Lisa had a blood alcohol content of 3.4 when the boyfriend took her to the hospital. I'm sure neither of these guys are winners, but it sounds like she was driving her own car so to speak. RIP

397 days ago
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pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Sad story.

397 days ago
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BB not bb    

She kept picking the wrong men maybe. They are bickering back and forth instead of mourning her death. I don't think her husband had much to do with it if he was from months before. The new boyfriend says demons killed her, but I think there has to be a medical reason.


I wonder if playing a crazy character who used and exploited men on TV influenced her in real life. It seemed like the tables were turned and men took advantage of her instead. If she had felt happy and fulfilled with either of these men, would she have been drinking herself to death?


You can't order someone into a rehab either. If you really want to quit drinking you just quit. If she would have kicked it at home, she could have maybe gone slower and not gone into shock and died. People say you need to keep drinking a little until your body gets used to drinking less.


To just dump her in a bed and leave her when she nearly had alcohol poisoning seems negligent. I blame the rehab here. They should have been monitoring her and giving her supportive care, whatever that might have been. She may have needed to have emergency poisoning measures done on her. She may have needed dialysis or something to get the alcohol out of her blood.


That character she used to play on That Seventies Show used to bug me out how she was so cold hearted. Then I just took it as a joke so I didn't mind it so much. Maybe she made a bad impression in some people's minds though that that was a cool way to be. There are manipulative women like that who get away with it.

397 days ago
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snowboardchick    

Ironically enough, it's her own fault. She didn't become an alcoholic because of anyone but herself and it didn't happen overnight. Everyone has heartbreak in their life. Everyone but everyone doesn't drink themselves to death.

397 days ago
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seriouslyinky    

Please stop saying "she battled her demons" or referring to her illness as "demons. Alcoholism is a disease . Do people with a diabetes battle their demons? If someone is schizophrenic are they battling demons?

397 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Why does it have to be someone's fault? She died from her addiction. The end.

397 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I remember hearing a number of times that alcohol withdrawal for severe alcoholics can prove fatal even in medically controlled environments. It is my understanding that that poor woman could put away massive amounts of alcohol. I wonder if that's what happened to her. She seemed like she had a good heart. What a shame.

397 days ago
12.

Meanie    

Boyfriend and Husband fighting over a known junkie. Who cares. SHE tossed her life and career away. Blah blah.

397 days ago
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Slim Whitman    

Alcohol alters brain chemistry and most people are not in their right minds who abuse it. It takes a lot of effort to quit and having a good support system is vital. AA could have saved her life if she would have just reached out. RIP lovely lady.

397 days ago
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Zorbitor    

Good drunk vs Bad drunk.... The shizz never ends

397 days ago
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avasgramma    

Lisa's death was due to alcohol addiction. No one can stop an addict except the addict......this blame BS is just that....BS.

397 days ago
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