Well, that didn’t take long. When the New York Post reported today that Mary-Kate Olsen was refusing to speak with investigators about Heath Ledger‘s death unless she was promised immunity, the unsubtle implication was that Ms. Olsen knew something about Ledger’s death that she wasn’t telling. Maybe, some speculated, she had even supplied Ledger with drugs! Or at least, knew where he got them. This afternoon, though, her lawyer put the kibosh on those assumptions, telling Us magazine’s website that Ms. 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.”
But that wasn’t all Ms. Olsen’s attorney, Michael C. Miller, had to say: “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.
“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.”
Mr. Miller’s statement indicates that Ms. Olsen has cooperated–to what extent, we don’t know–with the investigation into Ledger’s death, even though a source told the Post that Ms. Olsen has not, in fact, cooperated. This testimony, whatever it is, hasn’t been made public, so it’s difficult to assess how accurate Mr. Miller’s statement is.