Following reports — and, later, her denial — that actress Sean Young had stolen computer equipment from a film set she was fired from, director Timothy Hines has accused her of lying.
Young, 58, of “Blade Runner” fame, was accused earlier this month of stealing laptops from a production office in Queens’ Astoria neighborhood after being fired from the film “Charlie Boy” four months ago, according to Page Six.
Surveillance footage reportedly captured Young and a man taking two MacBook laptops with production software loaded on them, on August 9, People reports. Police later confirmed to the outlet that the actress was wanted for questioning in connection to the burglary.
In a statement issued to People on August 10, however, Young — who was set to direct the film before being axed over “workplace issues” and replaced by Hines, per People’s report — seemed to describe what happened as a misunderstanding. She had been scheduled to retrieve her belongings from the office, she claimed, but arrived to find the door unlocked and no one around.
“I gathered what I believed to be my property but later discovered I was mistaken,” her statement continued. “I have contacted [executive producer] Dominick Martini to arrange for the 2 laptops to be returned and to pick up my 2 laptops at their earliest convenience.”
Young also stated that she “not been contacted by the police or any lawyers regarding this matter.”
Members of the film crew, however, have refuted Young’s claims, and say that she has not returned the laptops nor has she been in contact with anyone on the film, People reports.
According to Page Six, Hines told The Post on Saturday that Young is “outright lying.”
“Unbelievable! It’s like an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone,’” Hines said. The laptops that Young took, he claimed, were both open on the desk, which would have made it clear that one of the devices had a Russian-language keypad (as one of the film’s assistant editors is Russian).
“Her claim that she walked away with the wrong computers does not hold water. One look at it, she could tell it was a Russian keypad,” Hines explained. “They are hooked into an editing system so they are always open. She has to close them to take them and couldn’t have missed the Russian keypad.”
Production on the “Charlie Boy” film has been put on hold following the theft of the equipment, which is reportedly worth $12,000, Page Six reports.
[Photo: Sean Young attends the premiere of TNT’s “The Alienist” at iPic Cinema on January 16, 2018 in New York City. By Theo Wargo/WireImage, via Getty Images]