8080 Laurel View Drive could be yours for the fire sale price of just $9.49 million. It’s Demi Lovato‘s house where she overdosed, so while it’s not exactly haunted per se, there’s plenty bad juju floating around the baseboards. According to Variety, Demi’s reasonably decided not to return to the house she almost died in and that still probably reeks of patchouli scented Axe body spray and parental disappointment from the time her sleazeball dealer spent there.
Demi bought the house in 2016 for $8.3 million, but don’t get it twisted. Demi’s not making off like a bandit with this sale. She spent a considerable sum digging the driveway out from under a 2017 mudslide and reinforcing the hillside. Still, if you don’t mind a home with baggage, it has much to recommend it. Here’s the listing.
The listing brags that the house looks out over the Chateau Marmont so you know it has Seen. Some. Shit. Speaking of shit, Demi’s dealer, the one who talked to TMZ like nothing, won’t be facing any (legal) consequences for supplying her with “aftermarket” fentanyl laced Oxy or for freebasing it with her. TMZ reports that he’s not in trouble in the least because the overdose was reported as a self-induced medical emergency. I don’t know if Demi’s fans have something equivalent to the Beyhive, but it seems like somebody ought to at least accidentally bump into him real hard if they see him oiling his way around the streets of L.A., as it seems is his wont.
As for Demi, she’s in rehab on the East Coast and will probably be there for a while. TMZ says “Our Demi sources say there’s no set time frame for her treatment, but it will be substantial”. So I guess the moral of the story is don’t do drugs and buy a Hollywood Hills mansion if you don’t want to do drugs.