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Lawsuit Over Heath Ledger and Alleged Coke

4/11/2008 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned a lawsuit is about to be filed, alleging two photogs and a photo agency set Heath Ledger up in a cocaine sting.

According to the as yet to be filed suit, Heath was at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood the night he lost the SAG award for "Brokeback Mountain." The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, was dating one of the photogs.

The photogs had befriended Heath and invited him up to the woman's room to party, never disclosing their true intentions. As Heath allegedly did coke, the photogs secretly videotaped the whole thing. When Heath realized what was happening, he went ballistic. A rep for Heath tells TMZ the video does not show the actor doing illegal drugs.

"E.T." bought and promoted the tape, but then decided not to air it.

Unclear why Jane Doe is suing.

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TheDarkKnightFan    

TMZ...you suck :)

2280 days ago
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judi    

O M G !!!!!!! LET THE GUY R.I.P..........................

WHO CARES ANYMORE

2333 days ago
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Daisy    

Don't believe it, leave him alone

2333 days ago
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Liz    

So, what photo agency set him up?? What kind of damages are they seeking? This story really doesn't make since.......perhaps you left something out!

2333 days ago
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mOrenita51o    

let the man R.I.P., seriously...so what if he did coke. Want to guess how many more celebrities out playin with their noses??

2333 days ago
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Twinker    

I would be more surprised if he had NOT done drugs......

2333 days ago
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Dixie    

If this is true, and I doubt very seriously that it is. Then why did'nt this allegation come out when he was alive? Let the man R.I.P. for cryin out loud!

2333 days ago
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kimora hater    

e.t. did air the tape dumbasses! get your facts straight. they did air the tape! douchebags!

2333 days ago
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NUMbnuts    

SHE DID NOTHING WRONG, A DOPER IS A DOPER!!!

SHE DIDNT TWIST HIS ARM TO DO THE DRUG, BACKOFFF!!!!!!!!!!

HOLLA AT ME!!!!!

2333 days ago
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Over It Already    

What's th e point of reporting this story? You're proving only to hurt this man's family and DAUGHTER... He' gone, let him be.

2333 days ago
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dumb asses    

Wasn't he just t at the party and didn't do anything . They were just trying to catch him doing something wrong and when he found out he was being taped he left? not sure about this that's what I thought I heard. It's sad that this poor guy is dead and you guys are trying to make him look like a coke head real nice. I wonder who will save your souls when your day comes. this is Not cool at all. Let the poor guy RIP and I just pray his poor daughter doesn't have hear this Crap...

2333 days ago
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me    

um john tesh, no they did not air the tape. there were CLIPS of it on
the internet and also on previews for the upcoming show, but when
other hollywood stars threatened to never do business with them again
had they decided to air the WHOLE thing, ET pulled the tape. so as in
the words of brilliant john tesh GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT DOUCHE BAG

2333 days ago
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Universe    

Jane Doe may be suing because she was not in on the plan and was deceived.

Also she may have been videotaped without her permission

It is sad that ET would buy that tape

It is even sadder the lack of morality of the photogs

2333 days ago
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Cam    

So what, he did the coke. If they had forced the coke up his nose it would have been one thing, but if he did it voluntarily it isn't a set up.

2333 days ago
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