Why was Mary-Kate Olsen blamed for Heath Ledger's death? Truth about calls his masseuse made after finding him
In 2008, there was much hearsay that Mary-Kate was somehow connected to the death of the '10 Things I Hate About You' and 'The Dark Knight' star Heath Ledger
Mary-Kate Olsen is making headlines for her emergency divorce plea from her husband Olivier Sarkozy. The couple, who have a 17-year age gap, is going through personal turmoil and if rumors are to be believed, there could be a third person involved.
According to E! News, Mary-Kate has left the couple's Big Apple home to be with Ashley and a group of friends outside the city. An insider told the publication, "It's gotten very ugly between them. She's done with constant drama."
Olsen has had quite a colorful past. From Henry Winkler’s son, Max Winkler to David Katzenberg, the son of DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, she dated a string of men when she just entered the industry.
She also had brief romantic affairs with photographer Maxwell Snow, and artist Nate Lowman in her early years. But, those relationships aren't the biggest controversy in her life. In 2008, there was much hearsay that Mary-Kate was somehow connected to the death of 'The Dark Knight' star Heath Ledger.
A close friend of the actor, she got a call from his massage therapist when he was found unconscious on January 22, 2008. Not once, but her phone rung twice. According to a report in New York Times, Diana Wolozin, the masseuse who found Ledger's body naked with his face down in his Manhattan apartment, called Mary-Kate (who was on Ledger's speed dial) before calling 911.
The biggest question ever since remains: Why did the masseuse call Mary-Kate for help in that crucial moment? Why was her number on Ledger's speed dial?
While the couple never confirmed it, the two were allegedly dating. A report in People said, "Mary-Kate and Heath were casually dating for three months before Heath's death. They were hooking up, but neither was particularly interested in making it exclusive."
According to police reports, when Wolozin told Olsen that Ledger was unconscious, Olsen said she’d call some private security people she knew in New York and hung up. After shaking Ledger, she called Olsen again to inform her she was calling 911 and in another report, it was mentioned that she spent nine minutes making three calls to Olsen, with a fourth call being made after the paramedics arrived.
That proves she has a deeper connection to his death. One fan wondered, "Regardless of Mary-Kate, why would the masseuse call her (or any other person other than a 911 operator)? Another Reddit fan said, "So she knows how or helped him get his pills. The fact that they resulted in his death is a different matter. The title makes it sound like she was complicit in a suicide. Kinda sensationalist." And one posted, "That chick looks like a mysterious little troll."
Another Reddit thread talks about a bag of prescription pills worth $55,000 in her name. "Mary Kate Olsen, who was dating Heath Ledger when he overdosed on prescription pills, is selling a bag that costs more than a car, that is covered in - you guessed it - prescription pills. F***k those disgusting, worthless ghouls called the Olsen twins," one fan spewed hatred on her. Another said, "Kind of gives new meaning to the term 'designer drugs' doesn't it?"
What's more, she did not speak to authorities about the death. At that time, her lawyer Michael C Miller said she had nothing to do with the drugs. "We have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology of events surrounding Mr Ledger's death," Miller said in a statement, adding, "and the fact that Ms. Olsen does not know the source of the drugs Mr. Ledger consumed."
After Ledger's death, Olsen issued a statement that read: "Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss."