Aug 06

Olsen Ordered to Testify on Heath Ledger Investigation

While the investigation surrounding the death of Heath Ledger continues, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in New York confirmed that they have issued a subpoena to force Mary Kate Olsen to testify in front of a grand jury.

At the time of his death, 5 medications were found in Heath’s body. According to the DEA, three of these he obtained through doctors in Texas and Los Angeles. The cause for concern was how he acquired Oxycontin and Vicodin without a legal prescription. It was also revealed that the first person the masseuse called upon discovery of Heath’s body was the young actress.

Olsen broke her silence the first time on Monday, when a rep for the actress released a statement that she “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.” However, despite the rep’s statement that they have provided the government with relevant information, the actress is reportedly refusing to speak to government officials without immunity.

According to experts, the request for immunity does not signify that she is guilty of something criminal. It is uncertain what the DEA suspects in the case and invoking the 5th amendment against self-incrimination would be a cautious way to handle the situation.

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