Holder and Johnson worked together to hide the accident
HBO producer Marc Johnson claimed Dr. Cerveny was only an acquaintance whom he met along with a group of friends on the night of the dermatologist’s death. After spending some time drinking at a bar, the two shared a cab and went to see James Holder, their mutual drug dealer. In his apartment, Kiersten Cerveny consumed a lethal amount of cocaine and lost consciousness. Rather than call for an ambulance immediately or try to help her in some other way, the two men were more concerned with doing their best to distance themselves, and their illegal acts, from any trouble with the authorities.
Their fears and sense of self-preservation drove them to drag the doctor’s body out of the drug and sex den, carrying her by her arms and legs down to the lobby. Holder immediately fled while Johnson attempted to resuscitate her, then called an ambulance before leaving himself.