A few months ago, a heartbreaking video of actress Maia Campbell surfaced on the net. It had been years since we had seen or heard anything from her – and it was for good reason. According to the clip, she had become a cracked-out druggie. We later found out that she had, at one time, been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression. She’d also fallen into a downward spiral once her mother passed in 2006. It became clear that the mental illness and substance abuse had taken its toll on her.
Watch the NSFW video here.
It was later reported that she was in treatment, and we hoped for the best. Now, according to missjia.com, it seems there’s a great chance she’ll be heading her own reality show.
“Former child star turned vixen turned You Tube trainwreck, Maia Campbell has teamed up with Reality TV producer Jaysen “Av Action” Accius to start filming the pilot for a reality series that follows her journey as she attempts to pick up the pieces of a once beautiful life while dealing with her addictions and Bi Polar disorder. Maia and the producers of the show are hoping that this show will aid in giving a voice to the thousands of people diagnosed with Bi Polar Disorder every year and the families, friends and communities that struggle to support them.”
Do you think Maia is being exploited or that the show is really for a good cause?