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Police Investigating Disfigured Doll Placed On Actor’s Doorstep

September 16, 1988

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Police have questioned actress Sean Young, who starred last year in ″No Way Out,″ about an incident in which a disfigured doll was placed on actor James Woods’ doorstep.

Officers responded to a call from Woods on Aug. 16 when the doll was discovered, West Los Angeles police Lt. Randy Mancini said Thursday. The doll appeared to be a threat to Woods and his fiancee, Sarah Owens, 25.

Woods, 40, also reported receiving harassing phone calls and letters, Mancini said.

″Sean Young was questioned, but that’s all I’ll say about her part in the investigation,″ Mancini said. He wouldn’t say when police interviewed the actress or whether police have questioned anyone else.

No criminal complaints have been filed in the case, he said.

″One thing I really want to make clear,″ Mancini said, ″is that Sean Young’s participation in the investigation was completely voluntary. She was completely cooperative.″

An agent for Miss Young said it was policy not to speak with the media about its clients.

Andrea Jaffe, Woods’ publicist, referred questions about the matter to Woods’ attorney, Alan Wertheimer, who did not return telephone calls for comment.

Ms. Young, 28, co-starred with Woods last year in the movie ″The Boost,″ which has yet to be released. She also appeared in the 1987 Kevin Costner movie, ″No Way Out,″ playing the part of a Washington mistress.

Woods won an Emmy Award last year for his portrayal of the mentally ill man in ″Promise,″ featuring James Garner. He also earned a best-actor Academy Award nomination for his role as a desperate journalist in 1986′s ″Salvador.″

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