A costume designer who recreated a mummy for the Disney movie “The Mummies” and who used her expertise to craft a wig for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” said Wednesday she has received death threats.
Kathryn J. Oliver, a Los Angeles-based costume designer, said in a tweet that her husband, Chris Oliver, said he received a call in the middle of the night on Monday telling him he had been threatened with death by the person who threatened him.
She said she went to his apartment in the San Fernando Valley and found him sleeping, unconscious and not breathing.
She then found his phone on the couch and called police, who arrived at his home in Beverly Hills.
Police said Oliver, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, told officers he was not armed, was not a threat and did not understand what had happened.
She described the costume he made as a “classic Victorian mummy” and said she had created a wig that would look exactly like the one that the movie’s stars wore.
Oliver, who has not responded to a follow-up request for further comment, was arrested in August on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and a felony count of threatening death or serious bodily injury.
In a Facebook post last week, she wrote that she was angry about the negative media attention that came her way because of the work she had done with the film and the Broadway production of Hamilton.