Former Olympic ice skater Tai Babilonia, unhappy about recent performances, was hospitalized nearly four hours after taking a large number of pills in what was termed an accidental overdose, police said.
Her father denied it was a suicide attempt and her publicist contradicted a police report account of the incident.Miss Babilonia was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released four hours later Wednesday in good condition, hospital spokeswoman Paula Correia said.
The skater left the hospital with her mother, Cleo, and skating partner Randy Gardner, the spokeswoman said, declining to discuss what type of pills were involved or other details. Miss Babilonia's publicist, Michael Levine, contradicted a police account of the incident.
A police spokesman said the star had earlier called her manager, Nancy Rosenberg, saying she was unhappy about her recent skating performances and had taken a large number of pills.
The skater's father, retired Los Angeles police Detective Constancio Babilonia, called police to say his daughter took the pills accidentally and that it wasn't a suicide attempt, Detective Bruce Janis said.