Steve Coogan has hit out at ex-flame Courtney Love’s ‘unfounded’ allegations that his lifestyle could have been partly responsible for actor Owen Wilson’s suicide attempt.
The Saxondale star, 41, released a statement on Wednesday calling the reports ‘unhelpful and hurtful’.
Hollywood actor Owen is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after reportedly slashing his wrists following the end of his relationship with Kate Hudson.
He is also reported to have taken a cocktail of illegal drugs.
Courtney was quoted as saying that Steve’s friendship with Owen might have fuelled the A-list star’s alleged drug problems.
The singer and actress was quoted as saying: “Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t comment but I care too much about Owen.
“I went through it with Steve. I tried to warn Owen. I tried to warn his friends.”
A spokeswoman for Coogan said: “These accusations are unfounded, unhelpful and hurtful to all concerned.”
She added: “We are taking legal advice.”