The One Time You’d Like to Be Confused with Your Twin

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Reports are circulating throughout the media that mogul-waif Mary-Kate Olsen has demanded a promise of prosecutorial immunity from federal investigators before answering their questions about how Heath Ledger may have procured two intense painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death earlier this year. Investigators with the DEA have confirmed the sources for “all the drugs Ledger ingested, except for one, the powerful painkiller OxyContin, which they believe was obtained illegally.”

Mary-Kate has vehemently denied the rumors that she may have been involved with any of the drugs that contributed to Ledger’s death. As her attorney, Michael C. Miller, commented yesterday, “Despite tabloid speculation, 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.”

Like all legal pundits following the case, we have to say, we get where the girl’s coming from. We understand that the last thing she needs is to find herself staring down some sort of involuntary manslaughter charge for admitting that she passed along a couple of happy pills from her friendly neighborhood psychopharmacologist to a friend who later used them to overdose.  That said, while we’re not quite criminologists, it does seem like the quickest way to make the DEA, no less the general public, suspect that you may, may have given someone illegal drugs, is to ask for immunity before being questioned about whether you…gave someone illegal drugs. Just a thought.  [ABC News]

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