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.

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  • 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”?

  • yaoming

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

  • NG22

    [email protected]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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • balehead

    I said this was part of it….

  • balehead

    it wasn’t a huge secret on Broadway….

  • Caleb in SC

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

  • 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. :(

  • jimbryant

    Drugs kill.

  • 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.

  • Bulls Eye

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

  • jmmartin

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

  • SteveDenver


    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.

  • Kangol

    Queerty, you can do better than this. Seriously.

  • Vince Smetana

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

    Stay classy Queerty.

  • inbama

    The thought is revolting.

  • Cam


    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.

  • 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.

  • Caleb in SC


  • tricky ricky

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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