Rosie O’Donnell backs out of Palm Beach buy

Actress rescinded an offer for Olivia Newton-John's house after a worker's suicide there

TRD MIAMI /
Sep.September 05, 2013 11:00 AM

An exorcism may have freed Olivia Newton-John’s Palm Beach manse of ghosts, but it couldn’t shake intended buyer Rosie O’Donnell’s misgivings about going through with a sale after a contractor’s suicide.

“Rosie has decided not to buy the house,” Cindi Berger, O’Donnell’s publicist, reportedly told Gossip Extra. “It just didn’t feel right.”

O’Donnell, who recently sold a Star Island property, signed a contract to purchase the “Grease” star’s Jupiter Inlet Colony mansion in early August for about $5.5 million, as The Real Deal previously reported.

While workers brought in to spruce the place up ahead of the new tenancy occupied the house Aug. 19, ontractor Christopher Pariseleti killed himself with a bullet to the head.

A source reportedly told Gossip Extra that Newton-John hosted a spiritual ceremony akin to an exorcism in an attempt to appease O’Donnell, but to no avail.

The house, at 104 Lighthouse Drive, is back on the market for $6.2 million. [Gossip Extra]Emily Schmall


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Rosie O’Donnell cuts asking price for PB County home

Rosie O’Donnell cuts asking price for PB County home

Rosie O’Donnell, Ben Carson put West Palm homes on the market

Rosie O’Donnell, Ben Carson put West Palm homes on the market

Placeholder image

Celebs keep buying, selling homes in SoFla

Placeholder image

Celebs buy, sell, list and lose in SoFla

Placeholder image

Rosie O’Donnell buys Casey Key home for $5M

Worker commits suicide at Rosie O’Donnell’s home-to-be

Worker commits suicide at Rosie O’Donnell’s home-to-be

Placeholder image

Rosie O’Donnell buying “Grease” star’s home

Placeholder image

Rosie O’Donnell says goodbye to Star Island

arrow_forward_ios