NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Fox News Digital can confirm that the “Better Together” podcast episode in which Anne Heche and co-host Heather Duffy “drank vodka” with “wine chasers” was removed due to “inaccurate reporting.”
The podcast episode had been published online on Friday but was taken down after Heche was involved in a close call that caused a house to catch fire and left the actress in “serious condition.”
Three days before to the crash, on Tuesday, the episode was first recorded.
According to Ryan Tillotson, a representative for the media business that produces the podcast, “We withdrew the episode because there was too much erroneous reporting that the program was produced on the day of the accident when, in fact, it was recorded on the Tuesday before the event.”
On the podcast episode of the day of the crash that has since been deleted, Anne Heche mentioned drinking vodka with wine chasers. (YouTube)
On Saturday, a nearby witness spoke with Fox News Digital about the collision. When Lynne Bernstein attempted to get Heche out of the mysterious Mini Cooper she was driving, he described the crash as “horrific” and stated he could “barely breathe.”
Bernstein remarked, “The smoke was just getting way too heavy, we could not breathe.” It was challenging to see because of the smoke.
Before his wife heard Heches’ car crash into their neighbors’ home, Bernstein claimed that he and his wife saw a car traveling down their street at a “high rate of speed.”
Bernstein reported that when his next-door neighbor Dave inquired as to Heche’s well-being, Heche replied that she was not. After asking the neighbors if anyone was inside the house when they arrived, the Los Angeles Fire Department informed the first responders that a woman was inside.
The house’s tenant left her residence through a side room and declared herself “shocked” by what had transpired. Before she noticed a car had hit her house, the tenant informed the group of people outside, “Get out of my house.”
Heche was “conscious and breathing” when rescuers took her from the car despite having sustained burn injuries in the collision.
One adult female found inside the car was saved by 59 firemen, who took 65 minutes to access, contain, and finally extinguish the persistent flames inside the severely damaged building. She was then evacuated in critical condition by LAFD Paramedics to a nearby hospital.
Janelle Ash and Larry Fink from Fox News Digital contributed to this article.
Fox News Digital’s entertainment reporter is Lauryn Overhultz.