Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This just in from Beauders!  Thanks Beauders!

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his “girls”

At age fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of “Charlie’s girls,” a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it.

Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.

While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.

Member of the Family includes 16 pages of photographs.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: October 24th 2017 by William Morrow 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Roman Polanski Wants Assurances Of No More Jail Time In 1977 Child Rape Case

The Oscar-winning director fled the US after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, but wants a judge in Los Angeles to rule out any more jail time if he returns.

Polanski pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in 1978, one year after he picked up the junior high student and brought her to Jack Nicholson’s house for a photo shoot, during which he gave the girl champagne and powerful sedative before he forced her to have sex with him, she testified.

Polanski had originally been indicted on six felony counts until agreeing to plead guilty.

He was ordered to undergo a 90-day evaluation, but was released after 42 days when officials recommended that he no longer be incarcerated. Then, after public uproar ensued, the judge in the case said he planned to send the Rosemary’s Baby director back to jail.

Polanski, who was born in France and has Polish citizenship, fled to Europe, where has remained ever since, fighting off extradition requests from the US.

On Monday, his attorneys argued the 83-year-old director has already served more than 10 months, including 300 days of house arrest in Switzerland, which is close the 12-month sentence he would have got under the penal code in the 1970s.

Attorney Harland Braun also noted that the victim in the case has said she doesn’t want Polanski to serve more time.

“We have a 40-year-old case with an 80-year-old defendant,” he said.

Polanski’s legal team has also sought to have any hearing in the US closed to the public, citing fears of intense media attention and how it will affect the director’s family. 

However, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee was adamant that Polanski get no special treatment.

“This case is 40-years old because Polanski fled,” Hanisee said, adding that the district attorney’s office “doesn’t believe it is in the best interest of justice to give a wealthy celebrity special treatment.”

Polanski, she added, “forfeited his right to make requests of the court” when he fled the US and insisted there be no discussions regarding what will happen until he returns.

Judge Scott Gordon said he would issue a ruling at a later date.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

'Truth and Lies: The Family Manson' - Fri, March 17, at 9/8c

ABC News Videos
Watch the two-hour documentary on the gruesome crime sprees committed by Charles Manson and his cult of devoted followers. "Truth and Lies: The Family Manson" - Inside the Eyes of Madness' airs Friday, March 17 at 9/8c.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This just in from Venus!!

Anthony DiMaria will be featured on 20/20 on March 17, 2017, to discuss his up and coming documentary on his Uncle, Jay Sebring.  
The episode will also feature Debra Tate and others involved in the case.

I will bring you updates as Venus provides them!

Thanks Venus!!!