People Arrested In Connection To Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Overdose Say They Are Innocent
INSIDE EDITION has the latest on the arrests made in connection to the case involving Philip Seymour Hoffman's apparent drug overdose.
She's the college coed caught up in the Philip Seymour Hoffman investigation, leaving court Thursday with her dad.
Twenty-two-year-old Juliana Luchkiw was swept up in the raid on an apartment building in Lower Manhattan. Cops were acting on a tip that Hoffman bought drugs there but Luchkiw, an art student, says she's innocent.
Her lawyer, Stephen Turano told reporters, "She absolutely had no involvement in the distribution of heroin and certainly no involvement in the distriubtion that led to Mr. Hoffman's death."
Cops say they found two bags of cocaine in the apartment Luchkiw shares with her boyfriend, Max Rosenblum, a DJ. He was also released Thursday.
Rosenblum's lawyer told reporters, "Searching for a scapegoat to solve the overdose of an addict is a fool's errand. My client, by all accounts I know of, has nothing to do with Philip Seymour Hoffman."
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A guy who lives on the same floor, jazz musician Robert Vineberg was also charged after cops say they found 300 bags of heroin in his apartment. Philip Seymour Hoffman's phone number was on his cell phone. He has pled not guilty.
And we're hearing from an airline passenger who saw Hoffman before he boarded his final flight from Atlanta to New York last week. Houston realtor Theresa Fehr was right behind Hoffman as he went through security at Atlanta airport.
Fehr told INSIDE EDITION, "He looked rough. Literally like someone that had been living on the street. I looked over at the TSA agent and said, 'Boy, I don't think that guy has missed a bar on the way to the airport.' He just appeared very intoxicated, struggling to stand upright and walk normal. I tried to scoot past him and his pants literally looked like they were about to drop off of him, and I said, 'Dude, don't lose your pants.' "
The lights of Broadway were dimmed last night in tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman. His fans and colleagues gathered for a candlelight vigil.
And friends continue to pay their respects to Hoffman's girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell. Among them was actress Michelle Williams, whose boyfriend, Heath Ledger died of a drug overdose in 2008. Like Hoffman, Ledger also battled heroin addiction.
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