Mary-Kate Olsen denies supplying Heath Ledger any drugs

Yesterday there was a story in the NY Daily News that investigators from the Drug Informcement Agency looking into actor Heath Ledger’s death wanted to talk to Mary-Kate Olsen, but that she refused to speak with them unless they granted her immunity from prosecution.

Olsen is a friend of Heath’s and was the first person contacted by the woman who found his body, a masseuse who also worked for the actress. Instead of instructing the masseuse to call 911, Olsen sent private security guards over. By most accounts the security guards arrived after emergency services. The coroner found that Heath died “as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects” of six prescription drugs. The DEA found that five out of six of the drugs were prescribed to Heath by two doctors, but that the painkiller OxyContin, an opiate, was not.

There’s logical speculation that Mary-Kate either supplied Heath with the Oxycontin or knows who did, but her lawyer denies that she had anything to do with the drugs found in his system. Mary-Kate’s lawyer also says that she’s already cooperated with officials. People Magazine reports that they were able to independently confirm that Mary-Kate has requested immunity from prosecution, though and her lawyer’s statement doesn’t address that issue nor does he say that the actress spoke with investigators:

“Despite tabloid speculation, Mary-Kate Olsen had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger’s home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them,” said the statement from attorney Michael C. Miller on Monday.

The statement was released following a report, confirmed by PEOPLE, that Olsen, 22, wants immunity from prosecution before she will cooperate with a federal investigation into close friend Ledger’s death from an accidental overdose.

“Regarding the government’s investigation, at Ms. Olsen’s request, we have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology of events surrounding Mr. Ledger’s death and the fact that Ms. Olsen does not know the source of the drugs Mr. Ledger consumed,” the statement from her attorney continues.

The statement concludes: “We don’t know the source of the information being quoted in the media regarding the government’s inquiry, but these descriptions are incomplete and inaccurate.”


If Mary-Kate didn’t request immunity, then the lawyer probably would have stated that directly instead of just saying the reports are “incomplete and inaccurate.” It seems like there’s something going on here. Maybe it’s true that she didn’t supply anything to Heath and that she sent her security guys over there in a misguided attempt to protect his privacy. Either way, she’s not doing his family any favors by being so dodgy about what she knows.

Mary-Kate Olsen is shown outside The Late Show on 6/26/08. Credit: MLM/Fame Pictures

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  1. EllenOlenska says:

    😯 was she actually on the Late Show, and if so, why?

  2. vdantev says:

    Then why plead for immunity from prosecution ? Something doesn’t add up here.

  3. bc says:

    because, vdantev, the media is corrupt, the justice system is corrupt, and she is simply protecting herself. good for her, it’s the right thing to do if she wants to avoid an incredible fiasco.

  4. vdantev says:

    If it’s all corrupt, then move to Europe. 🙄

  5. Lisa says:

    If you don’t like america, then you can geeeeeet out. 🙄

  6. xiaoecho says:

    she would say that, wouldn’t she?

  7. bc says:

    vdantev and lisa – i would LOVE to get out! =)

  8. H. says:

    FYI: It’s ENFORCEMENT, not inforcement…Hence the moniker D.E.A.

  9. All Adither says:

    So how many baby rats, exactly, are nesting in her hair?

  10. Codzilla says:

    That canned pout of hers is tiring. She looks like a 12 year old trying to appear sexy. And failing. Miserably.

  11. california angel says:

    She does look awfully like she is on something in these pics. ❓

  12. Nan says:

    My fav shot of the twins are the before and after nose jobs I think THE STAR reported on.

  13. Mairead says:

    At the moment, I don’t blame her for trying to protect herself at all – she’s not been charged with anything and certainly hasn’t been convicted of anything, which – if the tv programmes I watch are correct – she must be presumed to be innocent 😉 .

  14. Snowblood says:

    She DOES look stoned in those header pics – Celebitchy’s a crafty article writer!

    Well I kind of like these twins, both of them, so I’m not gonna judge MK, and I’m not gonna blame her for Heath’s death that’s for sure. Let’s just wait and see how things play out…

  15. paris herpes says:

    She’s so high in that pic she can barely stand. The drugged out troll!

  16. Kristen says:

    she was on the late show because she was promoting her latest movie. It’s a little indie flick called the Wackness. The movie actually was pretty good, i’d go as far to say that i would deffinetly recommend seeing it. Her character 😛 …a shroomin wild girl…haha go figure!

  17. Trashaddict says:

    Snowblood – true, and how funny is it that she looks stoned, AND like Mary Pickford! It would be really fun to see the transcript of her testimony. In the legalistic sense she could say the doesn’t know WHERE the drugs came from – maybe they just happened to be laying around the apartment after a party????

  18. Aud says:

    If she’s so innocent, exactly what is she begging immunity FROM?

    Besides, even if she knocked him out, tied him down and shoved an overdose down his throat, she’s famous. It’s not like they’re gonna actually do anything to her. Ooh, a slap on the wrist…

  19. ms adamantia claus says:

    Wow. Why in the hell does she make that “I’ve got shit in my mouth” smile?
    It REALLY irks me, and I’m not really sure why but I wanna meet her and tell her you gotta stop that crap, you look a proper idiot. Smile like you got some sense. But anyone who thinks this chick didnt drop the ball by NOT telling the masseuse to call the EMTs immediately is fooling themselves. She’s got some Lucy ‘splaining to do and I say hold the little cow’s feet to the fire til she gives a straight answer. If I was Michelle Williams this grimy little tramp woulda got her ass kicked til my kneecap caught fire. And I would raise my child so when she grew up to search this troll out and do the same.
    I wasnt Heath’s biggest fan but MY GOD that boy could act. And I was deeply saddened by his demise there are SO many great roles that should have been his that we will ALL never get to see.
    I dont know how bad his depression and drug issues was but SWEAR while he hadnt yet been able to overcome them I dont believe he was so bad that he thought of drugging to overdose. I didnt know the man, but I dont think he would of left his child fatherless intentionally. If his drug problem had been THAT bad, the studio WOULD NOT have been able to get him insured to work – no matter HOW good he was. Ask Robert Downey Jr.
    Yep – you can look at that picture of her and see a dissolute and shallow girl for whom money seems have to taken the meaning from her life.
    Man, dont you wish you coulda been there the day he showed up at her door and dragged him away for a cuppa coffee
    or a Happy Meal or sumpthin’??

  20. Michele says:

    Get real BC the legal system is not corrupt. The only people that seek immunity are people who have knowledge or have acted in ways that could lead to charges. It well known that she uses drugs, maybe you need to read more….

  21. Michele says:

    BC: and if you do get NO ONE will miss you LMAO…hater.