We’d like to believe the real-life Olsen twins are as adorable as their cutsey early 2000’s movie roles, but they’ve been involved in some interesting stuff, too. In 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the twins’ Dualstar Entertainment Group, alleging wage theft and workplace mistreatment. What? According to Page Six, around 40 interns weren’t paid, along with lead plaintiff, former design intern Shahista Lalani. Lalani also noted that “she was treated poorly, toiling for free doing menial tasks.” Per E! News, the lawsuit was squashed in 2017, with the twins agreeing “to pay out up to $140,000” — mere peanuts in their massive empire.
As we mentioned, it’s not the first time MK has dabbled in some shady stuff. Around the time of actor Heath Ledger’s death, he was allegedly casually seeing the fashion designer. They were so close, in fact, that masseuse Diana Wolozin, who found Ledger dead in his apartment, phoned Mary-Kate on his speed dial. Per People, the former actress reportedly requested “immunity from prosecution” before cooperating with the police, while her attorney decried “tabloid speculation,” and insisted that she “had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger’s home or his body.”
Ledger’s death was caused by “an accidental overdose of prescription drugs for pain, anxiety and sleep,” per People. As for Olsen’s alleged involvement? Prosecutors closed the investigation after electing not to enforce a grand jury subpoena against her.