Mary Kate-Olsen wants immunity for Heath Ledger investigation

Aug 5, 2008 at 11:09 a.m. ET

Mary-Kate Olsen is sought by federal investigators looking into the death of actor Heath Ledger.

The feds want to talk to youSpecifically, the Drug Enforcement Agency would like to interrogate the starlet as to her knowledge of how Ledger obtained two powerful painkillers that were integral in his drug cocktail proving lethal.

Olsen's lawyer said she would not speak to anyone without some sort of deal involving immunity.

Immunity? No one asks for immunity unless there is something to hide. Olsen was asked on two separate occasions to testify to the investigators, but has refused both times. Now the announcement arrives that will be no discussion between Olsen and federal agents unless a judge-signed deal of immunity is agreed upon first.

Olsen's lawyer, Michael C. Miller, says that the actress has nothing to do with the medication and exercise in talking to authorities is futile.

"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 Monday, "and the fact that Ms. Olsen does not know the source of the drugs Mr. Ledger consumed."

A friend of Ledger, it was Olsen's apartment where the actor was found dead by his masseuse. The first person she called was the Full House star.

In the meantime, authorities have gotten a subpoena that could force the issue for Olsen.

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