11:14 AM PT — Another piece of the puzzle seems to be placing itself in this terrible story – the same day that Anne met in Los Angeles … an episode of her podcast, “Better Together,” aired and suggests that she may have been drinking heavily that same day.
Better Together by Anne Heche and Heather Duffy
The newest episode of ‘BT’ – co-hosted by AH Heather Duffy — Published on Friday, the same day as Anne’s accident. It’s not clear if it was recorded that day or maybe earlier, but either way… the subject is a bit disturbing given what ultimately happened.
Listen to the introduction in episode 62 (the newest one), and you’ll quickly hear … Anne and Heather seem to have been knee deep in some vodka and wine. Anne, in particular, sounds inebriated here … and even more so as the episode goes on, which lasted about 34 minutes.
Anne reveals she’s had a tough week, explaining that she’s been disturbed by people thinking about her apartment — the same Johnny Depp and Amber heard he stayed in DTLA. Again, we’re not sure when this was recorded…but it was posted on Friday, the day Anne hit.
Apparently Anne and Heather also film their podcasts, but this latest episode has no visual treatment — just audio. There are older videos of their stuff, though.
Ann HecheThe crash into an LA home this week was probably just a disaster waiting to happen — because she was allegedly speeding down other residential streets not too long before.
TMZ has obtained video of what we’re told shows Heche flying down a quiet back road located in a Venice Beach neighborhood on Friday … in her same blue Mini Cooper, going at the same dangerous speeds that landed her. the hospital.
The person who shot this tells us that this moment captured here — where Anne is zooming past at an unrecognizable velocity — was the third time she circled back on this same street (Cabrillo Avenue). Apparently, she was going up and down and back and forth … driving wildly in every situation, so says the eyewitness who claims to have seen it all.
We’re told that on the second go around Cabrillo — not far from where Anne ended up crashing in Mar Vista — people were screaming at AH to slow down.
Even though she was driving really fast, we slowed down our new clip and you can see Anne leaning forward and gripping the wheel — she looks flushed. It’s not too dissimilar to the sentiment conveyed by her body language in the candid photo taken of her earlier that day too … where you could see a bottle of some sort in front of her.
It’s not clear what Anne’s condition was at this point after the accident — which left her with severe burns — but we do know that police were initially reluctant to run any tests on her, as it turned out that she was under no condition to undergo BAC checks and anything else they might want to administer.
Still, this new video simply confirms what we’ve already reported — that Anne was seen driving erratically in other surrounding neighborhoods on the same day … all at alarming speeds.
As for how the Cabrillo Ave incident ended… our sources tell us she went around a corner the third time up the street — and never came back. The video was captured at 10:45 AM … about an hour or so later, she would walk into a random person’s house.
As we reported, Heche crashed into the garage of an apartment complex just after noon in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles. A fire broke out that engulfed her car, leaving her in critical condition with severe burns.
Anne’s accident comes on the heels of the another crazy wreck in LA — this one from La Brea — where a car ran a red light and crashed into other drivers … at least six people were killed.
Originally published — 10:38 AM PT