A HBO producer has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting to dragging the body of a mother of three into a hallway in Manhattan after she overdosed.
According to a spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Justice, Johnson and Cerveny, a married Long Island doctor, apparently spent hours drinking and doing cocaine before the incident. The two then went to the apartment of a man, James Holder, who was Henry's drug dealer.
Cerveny overdosed inside the home, and surveillance footage shows the two men dragging her unconscious body into the hallway. Holder left the building with an unspecified object while Johnson anonymously called 911. He did not give the operator key details about the incident and when EMTs arrived, he left.
Cerveny was taken to the hospital by emergency personnel and was pronounced dead.
The judge said that Cerveny's life may have been saved if the producer had immediately called for help.
“We are tested at times of stress,” U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told Johnson. “Quite honestly, you failed that test.”
Johnson produced an episode from the upcoming HBO series, "The Deuce," which stars James Franco.
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