Troubled actress Tatum O'neal claims she was corrupted by her father RYAN O'NEAL's ex-girlfriend Melanie Griffith at the tender age of 12.

In the PAPER MOON star's explosive autobiography A PAPER LIFE, Tatum alleges she was taken to an opium-fuelled orgy in Hollywood before she was in her teens, by a 17-year-old Griffith - who was dating Ryan at the time.

In the book, Tatum claims she had good relations with many of her father's lovers, including Bianca Jagger, Anjelica Huston and Griffith, but hated some like Farrah Fawcett.

Tatum says, "I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.

"A needy little girl, still haunted by neglect, I clung to him and even to the women in his life - Bianca Jagger, Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith."

13/10/2004 13:40