Like the late DLA Piper law associate, David Messerschmidt, Dr. Kiersten Cerveny had a secret.
Messerschmidt would seek out paid recreational gay sex and was murdered in a bizarre situation of a woman posing as a gay man. Cerveny's hidden activity involved cocaine and excess boozing. Last October she died of an overdose outside a Manhattan apartment building. She left behind her career as a doctor, husband, and children.
Now, HBO producer Marc Johnson and a former convict James Holder have been arrested in connection with that death. The charge is distribution of cocaine. After she collapsed, they put her in front of the building. One called 911. Both fled. Here are details from the New York Post.
Johnson's career could be on the skids too. After that October incident he had taken time off from his job as producer of "The Deuce" at HBO. Previously, he had been nominated for an Emmy for his input on Michael Moore's "The Awful Truth."