Sean Young is being sought by the New York Police Department in relation to a burglary in Queens.
The New York Daily News reports the “Blade Runner” actress is a suspect in the case of a break-in at a business she once worked for in the Astoria neighbourhood.
Police confirmed the 58-year-old and an unidentified man were caught on surveillance video going into the offices of the School of Old LLC production company where two video production laptops valued at $12,000 were stolen.
According to a report in the ONTD blog, Young had been directing a film titled “Charley Boy” for the production company, but was fired four months ago due to a dispute with producers. Timothy Hines, who took over director duties, says that the locks were changed after producers became suspicious of Young due to her “repeated visits purporting to pick up things she had left behind.”
Hines says the unidentified man in the security footage is Young’s son, Quinn, claiming the two were caught on camera “breaking and entering” the office, and that police are currently investigating.
After news of the alleged robbery broke, People reports that Young released a statement proclaiming the whole thing was simply a misunderstanding
“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. I was expected and had confirmed my expected arrival with the building’s 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,” said Young in her statement
“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 but have now been receiving threatening voice mails from Director Timothy Hines who has been releasing untrue slanderous statements to the press.”
Young concluded by stating she has “not been contacted by the police or any lawyers regarding this matter.”
However, a source close to the production disputes Young’s version of events. “There has been no contact between her [Young] or any of her representatives and the people involved the film,” says the source; a police source previously told people that officers “want to talk to her.”
A star in the ’80s, Young’s tumultuous career has been marked by erratic behaviour. She recently appeared in the TV series “The Alienist”.