Playwright David Bar Katz has denied
telling the National Enquirer that he and the late actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman were lovers.
Katz and Isabella Wing-Davey, Hoffman's
personal assistant, found Hoffman, 46, dead on the bathroom floor of
the apartment he was renting after he split from his partner Mimi
O'Donnell before Christmas. O'Donnell asked Katz and Wing-Davey to
check on Hoffman after he failed to pick up their three children as
“We were homosexual lovers,” the
tabloid quoted Katz as saying. “We had a relationship.”
The magazine also claimed that Katz
told them that he had seen Hoffman take heroin on numerous occasions.
“I never said that, no,” Katz, a
44-year-old married father of four, told
The supermarket tabloid claimed that
Hoffman's confusion over his sexuality ripped apart his 14-year
relationship with O'Donnell and fueled his drug relapse.
Katz posted on Facebook a photo of
himself and Hoffman along with the caption “He is so beautiful.”