Marc Henry Johnson, the HBO producer has been questioned by the investigators after being suspected of involvement in the sensational New York dermatologist death case. According to the sources, the 51-year-old producer would now not be taking responsibilities for the project, “The Deuce”, an upcoming porn drama as he would be required to attend the case.
Kiersten Cerveny, the dermatologist was a 38-year-old married woman and a mother of three children. According to the authorities, the woman died after a cocaine overdose. The producer in question was friends with the lady and had met her at the Lower East Side bar at 2 a.m. He also boarded the cab with her at around 3:30 am and went to meet a suspected drug dealer, James Holder.
The role of Marc Henry Johnson in the crime came to light when investigators acquired a video, which clearly showed Johnson and Holder carrying the woman into the entryway of the building. According to New York Post, a building resident stated, “She came out topless. Her face was white and her lips were blue. They were doing chest compressions.”
Johnson was released after being questioned on Monday, and he voluntarily left his duties from his upcoming project “The Deuce”. The other producers of the project are Michelle MacLaren, Richard Price, George Pelecanos and Nina Kostroff-Noble. He and his wife have not been returning any calls. However, his longtime friend, Willie Fields said, “I’ve known him always as a straight-laced, top-notch guy,”
Johnson is a biggie in the industry. He produced Michael Moore’s TV series, The Awful Truth in 1999 and for which he was also nominated for Emmy. He has also worked on various projects such as HBO’s Treme, The Dukes of Hazzard and The Guardian as an assistant location manager. Apart from “The Deuce”, Marc Henry Johnson also had plans to produce TV biopic about Sammy Davis Jr. If any strong evidence against him is found, his career definitely is going to come to a long halt.
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