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Mary-Kate Olsen Wants Immunity In Probe Of Heath Ledger's Death

Federal investigators want to question Mary-Kate Olsen about how Heath Ledger got his hands on two painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death, but she's refusing to talk without immunity.

Olsen has refused two requests to be questioned, even though her lawyer claims the former 'Full House' star has told investigators everything she knows: "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."

Olsen was a close friend of Ledger's and the first person called by the masseuse who found 28-year-old actor dead in his New York apartment. Investigators are upset by Olsen's refusals because everyone else who was in contact with Ledger around the time of his death has answered questions voluntarily.

It's thought that Olsen is seeking immunity because she obtained the powerful painkillers found in Ledger's system illegally. The other drugs in Ledger's system, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills, were prescribed to the 'Dark Knight' star legally. He was killed by the combination of drugs in his system, not just an overdose on one particular drug.

Her lawyer maintains Olsen has no knowledge of where the painkillers were obtained: "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."

August 5, 2008 |

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