Actress Tatum O'neal is revealing all about her drug addicted, sex-abused and violent upbringing in explosive new book A PAPER LIFE - but she's refusing to talk about her new sobriety.

The one-time child star and OSCAR winner has upset ex-husband John McEnroe and her father Ryan O'Neal with her candid revelations about them, but she insists she's keeping her mouth shut about her own drug recovery.

Tatum, who checked herself into rehab to kick a heroin habit that was spiralling out of control, insists she's sober - but that's as much as anyone will discover.

She says, "It's a private matter, something people keep to themselves. That's the one thing I can't talk about."

17/10/2004 14:14