Wednesday, February 5, 2014
David Bar Katz, the friend who discovered Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away in his New York apartment February 2, has filed a defamation suit against the National Enquirer alleging that the Enquirer's claims that he and Mr. Hoffman were involved in an intimate relationship are a "complete fabrication." Mr. Katz also denies other statements the Enquirer makes in the story about Mr. Katz's knowledge of Mr. Hoffman's possible drug use. The paper says that its statements are based on an interview Mr. Katz gave it; Mr. Katz says no interview took place. Mr. Katz is asking $50 million in damages.