Coogan takes legal advice on Courtney Love claim

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.”

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