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John Goodman's girlfriend takes the stand

John Goodman's girlfriend, Heather Hutchins John Goodman's girlfriend, Heather Hutchins
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - John Goodman's girlfriend, Heather Hutchins, took the stand Monday claiming Goodman was hurt so badly after the crash, she went with him to the emergency room.

"He was dizzy and nauseous. That night, at the hotel, I had to physically assist him to the restroom because, I thought, he was going to fall down," Hutchins said.

Hutchins says she has been "on again, off again" with Goodman ever since the 2010 crash. "At the time of the accident, we were dating, but we were not dating exclusively," she said.

Hutchins says Goodman told her he did drink after the crash, but the prosecution questioned why she never brought that up before.

Prosecutor: "As of May 9th, 2011...I just want to make myself absolutely clear, Mr. Goodman never told you in those 14 months that he drank alcohol after the crash?"

Hutchins: "We didn't talk about it."

Prosecutor: "And you were together with him every other weekend at his residence, and you were in love with him?"

Hutchins: "That is correct. We were advised not to talk about it."

Hutchins said she met with Goodman's lawyer less than six times before Tuesday's testimony.

Also on Tuesday, a friend of Goodman's, who had dinner with him the night of the crash. testified and said he did not seem intoxicated when the dinner ended.

In a strange twist Monday, an investigation began into hotel hecklers a Goodman juror says showed up at the top secret hotel where the sequestered jurors are staying.

According to that juror, three men yelled to her on the balcony and said, "Watch out or your could go to jail like Van Vliet".

Van Vliet is the potential juror who was arrested on a contempt of court charge.

The State Attorney's Office mentioned reviewing surveillance video from the hotel to determine who the hecklers are.


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