“The drug dealer is not liable for a $1,000,000 restitution demand from the woman’s family. Doctor Cerveny was a victim of her own choices when she died following the all- night drinking and drug session in Manhattan.” (The Judge)
The man, James Holder, had earlier confessed to operating a “drug distribution house” where Doctor Kiersten Cerveny was found dead of cocaine and alcohol intoxication, in October 2015.
Investigators questioned the doctor’s friends about the night of her death. The friends said she was drinking vodka, beer, wine and tequila shots, and snorting lines of cocaine at a bar and in a hotel room.
At Holder’s sentencing, the judge said that – although Holder had sold her drugs and behaved badly by not helping Cerveny after she overdosed – she was a victim of her own choices when she went to the apartment to buy the drugs.
Johnson is a producer of HBO’s The Deuce, which focuses on the porn industry in New York in the 1970s.
When paramedics arrived, they found the doctor’s panties tucked in her purse.
The doctor, who had attended Duke University after winning the America’s Junior Miss Pageant, left behind a life her friends say she had ‘everything’.