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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Close Friend: “We Were Homosexual Lovers”

Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-David-Bar-Katz-3115338The notoriously sketchy National Enquirer is claiming to have uncovered the gay relationship between late Capote actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and his screenwriting pal David Bar Katz.

In an interview published this morning, Katz allegedly claims “we were homosexual lovers, we had a relationship,” and that he witnessed Hoffman take heroin on a number of occasions. The bombshell news comes just three days after Katz found Hoffman dead in his apartment, the victim of a heroin overdose.

“This is so terrible,” he added, also revealing that the two had plans to attend a Super Bowl party last weekend. “I never thought his addiction had reached that level.”

The Enquirer also cites a source that suggests the gay affair with Katz triggered the demise of Hoffman’s 15-year relationship with Mimi O’Donnell, the mother of his three children, and fueled his apparent drug addiction. He was allegedly “confused about his sexuality” and “wanted heroin and the gay life.”

UPDATE: The Daily News has spoken with David Bar Katz, who called the Enquirer article a “vulgar and disgusting lie.” He plans to take legal action.

[Photo: The Mirror]

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Feb 5, 2014
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  • 23 Comments
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      I don’t know who’s the bigger ghoul for capitalizing on this tragedy: Katz, the Enquirer, or Queerty.

      What part of the “peace” part do you not understand in “Rest in Peace”?

      Feb 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      Shouldn’t that “correction” be at the top of the page?

      Feb 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NG22
      NG22

      A@yaoming: or better yet, shouldn’t the post have been deleted. It’s all a fabrication. What’s the point of having this on the homepage? Damn Queerty, I didn’t know you was classless like dat.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @BJ McFrisky:

      Yes, because once again, the most horrible thing that BJ can ever imagine is that somebody might be called “Gay”.

      As for the Enquirer, if you are going to make up a story, you may want to stop using phrases like “we were homosexual lovers, we had a relationship,” No gay guy is going to use that terminology, the only people that would are Mormon bishops.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikestrawn
      mikestrawn

      In opposition to the other posters here, my gaydar always redlined when I watched Seymour Phillip Hoffman and I was stunned to find out that he had been married and had kids. I am not saying that the Enquirer story is true or not, just that he always struck me as being gay.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      I said this was part of it….

      Feb 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      it wasn’t a huge secret on Broadway….

      Feb 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Did no one even read this story. Katz denied it and The Enquirer made it up. End of story.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tada-no
      tada-no

      “He wanted heroin and the gay life” I thought circuit boys into PnP are mainly on crystal meth to shed pounds and remove inhibitions when they turn into cum-buckets at basement parties? Don’t tell me Chelsea is switching to heroin. :(

      Feb 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Drugs kill.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980
      alterego1980

      I hope Katz does take legal action. While he’s at it, he should try and make Queerty take down the article for helping to spread lies about him and Hoffman.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bulls Eye
      Bulls Eye

      Really…. who say “homosexual lovers” any more? that’s so 70’s….

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin
      jmmartin

      Anyone who believes anything they read in the National Enquirer can’t read.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      SHAME ON QUEERTY

      Katz has already moved forward with preparing a lawsuit against the Enquirer for printing this.
      Now Queerty’s newsletter shows up in my email touting the same thing.
      You could have checked YESTERDAY’S Huffington Post.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Queerty, you can do better than this. Seriously.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vince Smetana
      Vince Smetana

      A talented and revered artist recently dies and you float a story that he was cheating on his partner.

      Stay classy Queerty.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • inbama
      inbama

      The thought is revolting.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 2:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @jmmartin:

      Remember, the Enquirer broke the John Edwards story when no other paper believed it and were nominated for Pullitzer for investigative journalism.

      They were also right about Clay Aiken, Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell, etc… so just saying that “It’s the Enquirer” doesn’t negate the story.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @Cam: If you fire a thousand shots, you are bound to hit the target eventually. Given their track records, it’s still pretty safe to discount anything they say until it becomes public knowledge through a legitimate news source.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      *record*

      Feb 6, 2014 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky
      tricky ricky

      the guy mentioned has already called bullshit on the enquirer and said he is going to sue sue sue them

      Feb 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Caleb in SC:

      I pointed out multiple stories that were accurate, and a study said their accuracy was on par with the major newspapers. Where are the stats for their not being accurate most of the time?

      Ironically, I’m defending their overall reputation, but I think this story sounds fishy.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @Caleb in SC: Can’t believe we have to discuss the credibility of the National Enquirer but they did break the story of John Edwards cheating scandal.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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