Following the news on Friday that she was being sought for questioning in a reported burglary in New York City earlier this week, actress and Blade Runner star Sean Young released a statement characterizing the situation as a misunderstanding and said she had yet to be contacted by authorities.
Others involved in the case, however, strenuously dispute this version of events.
The mounting war of words between Young and the crew of a film on which she had been hired — and then fired — this summer traces back to the loss of two laptops from that production’s office in Queens’ Astoria neighborhood.
The New York City Police Department previously confirmed to PEOPLE that Young was “wanted for questioning” in connection with the burglary of a business in Queens in which two laptops were stolen.
The address where the the burglary was reported matches the address of the production office for Charlie Boy, and the producers and star of that film originally told PEOPLE that Young had taken two MacBook laptops, with production software on them, from their office on Thursday.
Star and co-writer Greg Kritikos and executive producer Dominick Martini said that Young had initially been set to direct the movie, in her directorial debut, but was terminated within weeks due to workplace issues. Essentially, she was out of her depth, according to Kritikos. She was then replaced by Timothy Hines.
Asked if they believed the burglary was some kind of revenge, Kritikos and Martini said it would be speculation on their part.
“Whatever she’s doing, she took property that did not belong to her,” Kritikos said.
Martini added: “None of us have any idea what went through that person’s head. … If you’re asking me, Did she just want to hurt us? What would you think?”
Later Friday, however, Young released a statement to PEOPLE in which she said that the entire incident was basically a mix-up.
“I was scheduled to retrieve my belongings from an apartment where I had been previously staying while working together with Director Timothy Hines and Producer Dominick Martini,” Young said. “I was expected and had confirmed my expected arrival with the buildings owner. When I arrived nobody was there to receive me but the door was unlocked and I assumed it had been left open so that I could pick up my belongings.”
“I gathered what I believed to be my property but later discovered I was mistaken,” she continued. “I have contacted Dominick Martini to arrange for the 2 laptops to be returned and to pick up my 2 laptops at their earliest convenience.”
Young concluded her statement by saying that she has “not been contacted by the police or any lawyers regarding this matter.”
Reached by PEOPLE and informed of Young’s version of events, an NYPD spokesman said that he was not aware of any change or update from the department’s earlier statement, in which police said she was being sought for questioning in the burglary.
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