August 31, 2009, - 1:28 pm

David Cassidy: Yet Another Sleazy Hollywood Dad Pimping His Daughter; Likes Lesbian Kissing Scene

By Debbie Schlussel


Longtime readers know I’ve been disgusted (but not surprised) by several sleazy Hollywood dads who pimp their daughters out for dollars.  It’s sick, and it’s part of the problem of why America’s kids are becoming sexualized and sexually active at younger and younger ages.  Hollywood fathers (and mothers) don’t have values.  And they don’t give a second thought to selling their daughter’s flesh for money. . . or a second thought about how it dumbs down American culture.


Non-Parent/Pimpdaddy David Cassidy & Daughter Katie Cassidy

It’s not just Miley Cyrus’ dad (and Sean Vannity friend), Billy Ray Cyrus–who helped his daughter plan and design her stripper pole gyrations on the “Teen Choice Awards.”  It’s also Jessica Simpson’s dad, Joe Simpson, talking about his daughter’s “Double Ds” like he’s gushing over a Playboy centerford.  And Britney Spears’ father, who talked about his daughter’s physique, too (but was nowhere to be found when she was drugging it up with two sleazy Muslim hanger-on-ers).  These, um, “dads” are creepy.

And now it’s absentee dad a/k/a sperm donor David Cassidy.  He brags that because he didn’t have custody of her, he “didn’t parent” his daughter, Katie Cassidy, star of this fall’s CW network re-do of the TV series “Melrose Place.”  And he thinks it’s cool that his beautiful 22-year-old is in a lesbian kissing scene.  The conceited Cassidy seems to be more concerned with the fact that some misguided women still idolize him.  Whatta schmuck. Here are a few excerpts of an interview the father-daughter duo did for the Sept. 7th issue of People:




His daughter is doing a lesbian kissing scene, and his response is, “I like that”?!  Sick.  Sad.  Dude, that’s your daughter, not somebody else in a porno flick.

Um, fathers are supposed to be judgmental.  They’re supposed to judge and discipline their kids . . . even if they don’t have custody.  That’s what being “a normal father” is, something the clueless and over-indulged David Cassidy will never get, sadly.  Maybe his lack of parenting and “judgment” is why his daughter went out in public in this get-up:


By the way, look at the photo of the two together (nice pimp suit, David).  It’s from the Alliance for Family Entertainment”s Family Television Awards.  Can’t wait ’til that organization tells us what they think  of her “family friendly” lesbian kissing scene on prime time TV and her father’s “family friendly” comments about it.

I have to admit that, as a kid in the late ’70s to mid-’80s, I watched Cassidy in after-school re-runs on “The Partridge Family” and had something of a crush.  I went backstage to meet him, then, when he appeared in a broadway show on tour that performed in Detroit.  But, since then, Cassidy–with his repeated revelations of drug abuse, multiple-marriages, and other queasy stuff in his tell-all books and interviews–has jumped the shark.

These latest comments seal the deal.  He’s disgusting.

**** UPDATE, 09/02/09: The mother of Katie Cassidy, Sherry Benedon, agrees with my take. Read her comment in the comments section. ****

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94 Responses

Okay, first of all. . . you cut that article to make it look like David said that. Second of all, David is not encouraging Katie to wear outfits like that. it is her own decision, she’s 22 for crap sake! Thirdly, I think it is really sick that just because you are totally jealous that Katie has a good father that you think it is okay to bash him on the internet! I am and have been a good friend of the Cassidy family for almost two years now. they are good people, and David is NOT a sleazy hollywood father! Just the opposite in fact! Get your facts straight before you slam someone next time.

MM: Wrong. Did not “cut the article.” That is a continuous set of questions and answers. DS

Mandy Michaels on September 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Wow a whole ALMOST two years. Such a close friend, LOL
    No real friend would bother to post and bring more attention & bother. You are probably a fan who met him several times and think you are now bosom buddies. This is why celebs have tight security these days.

    Gillie on September 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

      Good close friends go to their house for dinners, go out to dinners, parties, or just hang out shopping, etc – ya know like with regular non-celebs people in your neighborhood. Real friends don’t have to go on a blog to say, “I’m their friend”.

      Gillie on September 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Seriously the quotes are took out of contest.

    kaye on July 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Seriously the quotes are took out of contest. He is saying that Heisenberg supportive ofher and okay with the relationship she has with her stepfather who did raise her anddispline her and that they have a friendship and love for each other dontmake something into what it is not.

    kaye on July 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

I couldn’t imagine David Cassidy had enough money to pay $3500K/month in child support as indicated above- that’s $3.5 million a month. I had to Google it because it is unimaginable; UPI reports the actual figure was
$3,700/month – I am sure the Untied Press checked all records before printing.
Just curious, which parent taught her to lie about her identity when she was arrested for underage drinking?

Say What on September 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm

IMNSHO both Sherry and David are two of the most selfish, narcissistic, self-aggrandizing sacks on the planet. Hopefully it’s not too late for poor Katie. Run far and FAST, girl.

Z on September 2, 2009 at 11:51 pm

That is just the thing. It is so ridiculous and hysterical how these fans feel that they are actually part of David Cassidy’s PERSONAL life and can comment on circumstances and insult his daughter and/or her mother that they don’t EVEN KNOW personally! Maybe they should concentrate on their OWN families and children and realize that. I can guarantee that David Cassidy or any other celebrity would not comment or get involved in your personal family arguments or problems…they could care less what goes on in your homes. Just care that you give them lots of “moolah” spending on concerts, movies, books and cds.

Gillie on September 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    And child support. You would be surprised what you find out in blogs, just look at the info Sherry shared with all of us (if it really is her).

    Linda on September 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm

What a dumb blog. The girl is an adult not 15 years old. She can legally do what she wants A hole

Riley on September 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Gillie: Did you actually read the article???? David advised his daughter to work for the love and joy of it, not for fame, material wealth, etc. Wow, I’m just observing this blog and and it’s clear that those who would try to bash Katie’s family are jealous, vindictive with an agenda. Why lash out at Katie through her family? That’s just mean. You were not a child of the 60’s. And if you had a child in the 20’s, or ever, you would know they’ll experience life as any child and take the lead of the society that presents itself.. Others dress that way and it’s not made into a huge issue. Also, lots of kids do things while they are growing up. Would you like your teenage events discussed on a forum? That story was a one time event.. big deal. I really admire David’s lack of judgment of Katie. I personally feel, that a child needs a kind parent who will love them in a nonjudgmental way; that is a gift that keeps giving throughout all of life.

JustObserving on October 6, 2009 at 3:46 am

Well, you can’t blame Katie’s mother for anything if it wasn’t actually her makeing the remarks.

Gord on November 20, 2009 at 1:23 am

Just a basic question. Would it be as much of a big deal and so scandalous if she was kissing a guy? Younger actresses, including on some very popular-yet-not-so-criticized shows, have done that for awhile. I’m not even worried about the parenting of a grown woman as much as the apparant homophobia shown in this column. And the “I love that” seems out of context – it seems he’s responding to the fact that his daughter’s friends think he’s hot. Any guy his age who has girls that age thinking he’s hot? They’re going to “love that”, too. This column is a big ado about nothing. A kiss that is a nothing except that some people have homophobic issues…a quote taken out of context….and people wanting to criticize parenting of people they don’t even know.

Michele on November 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    You’re absolutely right. But you might as well give up on this woman. People blindly dedicated to their own prejudice will never learn the error of their ways.

    meg on July 4, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Another thing to note? Katie’s uncle, Patrick Cassidy, has had more than one critically acclaimed performance where his character has kissed another man. Most notably Longtime Companion. I don’t see Shirley Jones being hauled out for a beating for those performances. We are talking about adults. We are talking about acting. And we are talking about a big bunch of nothing here. It was just a kiss. It does make for good ratings and this was something Katie decided to do – David had nothing to do with the decision so I am not sure if there is any real point to the attack here.

Michele on November 20, 2009 at 8:05 pm

a day late and a dollar short-Wow! Alot to take in. I went to a David Cassidy concert in Queens New York in November 2009-I decided to bring a Wyoming Cowboy shirt from our University of Wyoming as a gift to thank him for entertaining us for years and to let him know he had a fan from Wyoming-He wasn’t sure what to do with the gift and it was a little confusing for him. Unfortunately he took the Wyoming jokes a little too far. I saved for a year to see him in New York and it was a birthday gift for myself. I was a little disappointed in his behavior-I don’t know about his life with his children but I get a sense we have not seen all the truth-but anyone of us have crosses to bear and things not clearly in truth-We are all human. There are times from my own experience as a fan at concerts he fails to have grace but that is David. I at times feel sorry for him because he still has alot of anger inside his poor soul-Katie is beautiful and talented and I certainly can’t judge Sherry-I wasn’t there-only these folks were present not me- I hope all of them: Sherry, Katie, David and his family are happy and have a good life. David connects with people on an outside surface and always will unless he stops being so angry-All I know is, I am glad I have a wonderful kind secure husband and a good kids. Our lives can be messy but we love each other and it is realand very simple.

Sophia on January 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Interesting subject. I am a fan of David’s but he can lack grace at times.

Sophia on January 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I thought David Cassidy gave up Hollywood years ago.If someone is a stage door parent,they should back away and see if their child really wants to act.If the child isn’t interested they should let the child look elsewhere for a career.But I have to say I am not happy with all the sleezy shows and movies.The public is getting sick and tired of immorality in entertainment.It’s not just female children,sons too are so called pimped and controlled by parents.A young man can be made to be a sex object as well.David Cassidy is far too liberal for my tastes.Our society needs to get back to values and morality or it is doomed.

Connie on April 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

Hmmm..a Hollyweird person making weird choice? How shocking!

There has been ONE Great Man/ Great Actor in Hollywood in all of its history. There has been ONE Great Actress who was also a truly Great Intellect. the Great Man/Actor was General James Stewart. The brilliant actress was Hedy Lamarr (physicist and co-inventor of the cell phone algorithm).

Folks, they are butterflies who flit upon a stage for our entertainment. To choose the job usually indicates a pathological personality.

I mean, look at professional athletes for another example. I can think of 3 truly sterling characters in baseball history who you would want your kids to model their lives on: Christy Mathewson, Hank Greenberg, and Jackie Robinson. In other sports, even fewer: maybe Manute Bol in basketball. Alan Page in pro football. In boxing, Gene Tunney.

In short, very, very few people.

It is really hard to be great in any field of human endeavor. Being a Great Man with enviable character is also extremely hard. The two rarely overlap.

Occam's Tool on May 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I don’t know what’s funnier, how you seem to be more worked up over the fact that David Cassidy is nonchalant over his daughter kissing someone (who happened to be another actress) onscreen – or the fact that you needlessly specified that the hangers-on getting stoned with Britney Spears were Muslim… Why is that pertinent information? Is it better or worse that you spread your bigotry around to hit all bases? I really don’t know, but you, madam, are one hell of a bigot.

meg on July 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I smell a fart rising!!!

Art on March 24, 2013 at 1:24 am

It’s very obvious to me that David came from an Illuminati family, as did his mother and Shirley Jones. Which means, David has been MK-Ultra programmed, and no doubt his daughter who has “sex kitten” programming at work. Many Illuminati parents turn their “celebrity” children over to be programmed at an early age, as did Britney Spears’ parents, Michael Jackson’s, Lady Gaga and the list goes on and on. If one is educated in finding the evidences, I would say like father, like daughter… who have both been programmed. To me, this is a sad issue and both of them need a lot of prayer. They will no doubt be locked into their programming forever, never being able to escape.

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johnny rapid fucking Mike De Marko on August 6, 2013 at 1:54 am

Debbie, you seem to have pent-up bitterness or anger issues. Perhaps when you went backstage to meet David he wasn’t as receptive as you hoped for or something? Regarding picking apart his “I like it” comment about the lesbian kissing…have you never said anything by mistake, that people mis-judged? To pick apart everything he said and find “meanings” within it, to search for pictures, to deem him a “pimp daddy” just because he poses proudly with his daughter, to make fun of his choice of suits, then to write on and on about it…seems you have a lot of time on your hands. Of course, I just did that too! Worry about your own life!

Brenda on August 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

You are just another right-wing nut. Mind your own business, douche bag.

Randy V. on January 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I don’t know David Cassidy but when I was growing up with abuse it was his “persona” that got me through tough times. He loves his son and looks like a great father. He has lived the life of a thousand people and I love him. He was plucked at a very young age and tossed around his whole life. He always seemed shy to me and to be honest I am really sick of mean people and internet bullies. So say something positive or keep your big mouth shut….just sayin

Lynette on February 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

First of all, parents are not “supposed to be judgmental.” This will only cause your children to be judgmental in turn. What was him Being supportive of her “acting skills”, was interpreted by you as a negative. The whole article was complete BS. Actually David never pushed or desired his children to be celebrities. He knew that it wasn’t all glamour and fun. Lonely and depressing for him. Pimp??! Not even close. ?

Kiki on February 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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