Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Roman Polanski Accused of Sexual Abuse by Another Woman

A third woman has come forward to accuse the film director Roman Polanski of sexual abuse when she was a minor.

The woman, who was identified only as Robin, held a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday with the attorney Gloria Allred. She said that Mr. Polanski “sexually victimized” her in 1973, when she was 16. She is now 59.

In 1977, Mr. Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with Samantha Geimer when she was 13. He fled the country before his sentencing in 1978. His lawyers have been fighting to lift an international arrest warrant, and he has not returned to the United States since it has been in effect. In June, Ms. Geimer asked Judge Scott M. Gordon of Los Angeles Superior Court to drop the case against Mr. Polanski, 83. 

That case is still pending.

At the news conference, Robin said the possibility that the case might be dropped “infuriated” her.

“I am speaking out now so that Samantha and the world will know that she is not the only minor Roman Polanski victimized,” Robin said, reading from a prepared statement. She said that the day after it happened, she told one friend, but otherwise has kept it to herself for 44 years.

Ms. Allred has frequently represented women who have accused powerful men of sexual assault, including several women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct. Ms. Allred said that Robin cannot sue Mr. Polanski because the statute of limitations has expired in her case.

This is not the first time that Ms. Allred has been involved with an accusation against Mr. Polanski: In 2010, she held a news conference with the British actress Charlotte Lewis, who said that Mr. Polanski forced himself upon her in 1983, shortly after she turned 16.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/movies/roman-polanski-sexual-abuse-allegation.html?mcubz=0 

Friday, August 4, 2017

DATELINE FRIDAY SNEAK PEEK: The Summer of Manson

Thu, Aug 03 


Keith Morrison reports on the mind and myth of Charles Manson. The one-hour special features rarely-seen video of Manson and interviews with his former parole officer and a “Manson Family” confidant. Morrison also speaks with key players in the case including: Gregg Jakobson, former music producer; Barbara Hoyt, former Manson family member; Debra Tate, victim Sharon Tate’s sister; Anthony DiMaria, victim Jay Sebring’s nephew; Virginia Graham, key witness for the prosecution; and Manson expert and author Jeff Guinn. Airs Friday, August 4 at 10/9c on NBC.


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Venus sent me this info.  Thanks Venus!!

info from Dearly Departed tours....

 


For those of you who have been on our Helter Skelter tour, you know it’s almost impossible to get exactly where the crime happened because it’s a very narrow private street. But we’ve found a way for you to get up close and personal and, because we love you, we’re going to share it with you. 

David Oman lives just a couple of doors down from where the Cielo Drive murders took place and he occasionally opens up his house to ghost hunters. If you've seen any of the Paranormal shows... seriously any of them, they've all been to David's house and they've all walked away having some pretty wild experiences.

Now he’s making an offer that will be difficult for death hags to refuse. He’s renting the house next door and offering the opportunity to spend the night.

For those of you who know the case well, the house where you can spend the night is one of the original houses on the street, 10090 Cielo Drive. This is the home where fifteen-year-old Jim Asin was outside waiting for his father 8:30am Saturday August 9, 1969 and saw Mrs. Winifred Chapman running towards him from the Tate property screaming, "Murder, death, bodies, blood!!!"

This is the Friday and Saturday closest to the 48th anniversary of the infamous Los Angeles crimes. Up until these murders, we learned that we were no longer safe in our own beds. According to Susan Atkins, Manson told them to kill everyone in the Tate house and "not just that, but to kill everyone in all of those houses on the street." You can walk in the footsteps and breathe the ver air where this historic and bizarre event took place. This is one of the ONLY ways to be on the street at the exact time of night that the murders happened.

To top it off, this is a proper paranormal investigation. Real investigators and real equipment. And food. There are tickets for the evening and tickets for the overnight. Truly, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Sleeping on Cielo Drive.

Now if you hear the sound of ice in the cocktail shakers in the canyon, report back to us …

Love,

Scott & the Dearly Departed

http://dearlydepartedtours.com/ 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sharon Tate’s sister says Jennifer Lawrence is ‘not pretty enough’ to play the late actress in Tarantino flick

 

Not all blonds are created equal.

The sister of late actress Sharon Tate thinks that despite Jennifer Lawrence winning an Oscar, the "Joy" star lacks the stunning beauty necessary to tackle the role of Sharon in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino film.

"Not that I have anything against her, but she's not pretty enough to play Sharon," Debra Tate told TMZ. "And that's a horrible thing to say, but I have my standards."

The eccentric "Pulp Fiction" director is set to take Tate's 1969 murder to the big screen, and has reportedly approached Lawrence and Australian actress Margot Robbie to potentially bring the star to life.

And, as far as Debra's concerned, it's only Robbie who gets the seal of approval.

"My pick would be Margot simply because of her physical beauty," she said. "And the way she even carries herself is similar to that of Sharon. Physical beauty wouldn't be so important but Sharon's six years of her public life were all based on that incredibly beautiful, natural, perfect look in both soul, heart and spirit. So that's what I'm looking to try to capture."

Tate was 26 years old and eight-months pregnant when she and four others were murdered in her home by members of the Manson family. Her husband, director Roman Polanski, was away in Europe filming a movie at the time.
Tate, who was older than Debra, was an actress whose star was on the rise after she received a Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe nomination for 1967's "Valley of the Dolls."

Though Sharon's portrayer has yet to be officially cast, Debra insists she should have a say in who eventually nabs the role both personally, and legally, as she owns the rights to Sharon's intellectual licensing.

"I feel that Mr. Tarantino needs to reach out to me," she told the gossip site. "I'm not necessarily opposed to the project, but I am very concerned in how he would portray my sister and I would like to sit down and have a chat with him. He needs to, in my opinion, portray her as she was and not sensationalize or go into a lot of these nut internet rumors."

Charles Manson and three associates, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasbian and Patricia Krenwinkel, were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for their brutal crimes in 1971.


http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/jennifer-lawrence-not-pretty-sharon-tate-sister-article-1.3324888

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quentin Tarantino Developing Film About Manson Family Murders


 

UPDATED: Quentin Tarantino’s next film will explore one of the most infamous murders of all time.

Sources tell Variety that Tarantino’s upcoming movie, which the filmmaker has already written and will direct, will focus on the Manson family murders.

Insiders close to the project indicate that while no one is attached or has read for a part yet, Tarantino is expected to court A-list talent. Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence are being considered for the role of Sharon Tate, and Brad Pitt may be approached to play Vincent Bugliosi, the lawyer who prosecuted the family.

The tragedy occurred on Aug. 8, 1969, when cult leader Charles Manson — an unemployed convict and failed musician — ordered a group of his followers to attack the guests of a house in Los Angeles’ Benedict Canyon. The followers brutally murdered everyone at the home, including Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time.

The focus of the pic is unclear at this time. It’s unknown whether the film will be a historical retelling about the events that occurred or if the crime is used as a backdrop for separate, intertwining stories.

The package is set to come together before Labor Day.

Sources also say that although Harvey and Bob Weinstein are involved with the movie, it’s not clear whether The Weinstein Company would distribute the project, as Tarantino wants to line up a cast first.

The film would mark the director’s ninth feature. Tarantino most recently directed the western “The Hateful Eight,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, which grossed $54 million at the domestic box office.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/quentin-tarantino-manson-murders-movie-1202492881/

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Skip Homeier, Nazi Child in 'Tomorrow, the World!' and 'Star Trek' Actor, Dies at 86






He also stood out in the 1950s films 'The Gunfighter,' 'Halls of Montezuma' and 'Cry Vengeance.'

Skip Homeier, who played the menacing Nazi youth in the 1944 drama Tomorrow, the World! before appearing in scores of Westerns, war films and TV shows, has died. He was 86.

Homeier died June 25, his son, Michael, and wife, Della, each reported on Facebook.

Homeier also is known to fans of the original Star Trek for portraying Melakon, a Nazi-like character, in the 1968 episode "Patterns of Force" and as the arrogant Dr. Sevrin, who carries a deadly bacteria within him, in 1969's "The Way to Eden."

Homeier also played Judge Charles Older, who heard the case against Charles Manson (Steve Railsback), in the acclaimed 1976 CBS telefilm Helter Skelter and appeared as the title character, a cop working the night shift out of Hollywood, in the 1961 NBC crime drama Dan Raven.





http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/skip-homeier-dead-tomorrow-world-star-trek-actor-was-86-1018507