Heche's own mother spent years attacking her in the press & using her daughter's fame to elevate her status as a proud supporter of gay conversion. She also publicly called her a liar about her experience of sexual assault from her father. The press made sport of Anne for years.
Sad about Anne Heche. She was the first out femme in Hollywood when she was with Ellen, and mocked for years when she had a public nervous breakdown. Queer celebrities have only been visibly out for like 42 minutes all things considered, I remember how much of a big deal it was.