Acclaimed actress and LGBTQ+ rights advocate Brett Butler is set to be homeless next month.
In November, Butler helped out her friend and co-star in “Grace Under Fire,” Rebecca De Mornay, on a day off from filming the Netflix Lifetime movie “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” but it was reportedly to no avail. According to sources, Butler ended up living with the same person as De Mornay because of the rental costs, but Butler was unwilling to provide a reason for why.
Amid speculation Butler is being plagued by depression, manager Jason Ollion claims he did the best he could for the 42-year-old actress.
“Brett’s situation is one of many that can be attributed to a nationwide housing crisis exacerbated by the rising cost of housing and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people,” Ollion said in a statement obtained by Pink News. “Sadly, this issue is having a disproportionately negative impact on our community.”
Meanwhile, De Mornay allegedly raised her concerns about Butler’s health to Netflix’s vice president of product, Neil Hunt, who reportedly said they would look into the matter.
In October, Butler was attached to a satirical indie film called “The Rookie,” until she revealed she was worried about the time commitment.
“Things aren’t going very well,” Butler told InStyle. “Rebecca wanted me to take a year off, and I wanted to take a year off. It’s just the thing. I have to make it back to Los Angeles in January.”