The 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.
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