The book was written by investigative reporter and Monroe expert Jay Margolis, as well as best-selling non-fiction author Richard Buskin. In it, the two authors claim Bobby Kennedy was behind the murder, and he didn’t do it singlehandedly. Kennedy’s brother-in-law, Peter Lawford, and Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, were reportedly also part of the murder. Greenson is said to have given Monroe a fatal shot of pentobarbital to the heart.
Days before her death, Marilyn Monroe planned to reveal all the secrets about the Kennedy family that she kept in a little red diary. Lawford said that Bobby was “determined to shut her up, regardless of the consequences.”
“It was the craziest thing he ever did – and I was crazy enough to let it happen,” he said.
Marilyn had affairs with both Bobby and John F. Kennedy. Shortly after the affair with John ended, Bobby was sent to tell Marilyn to stop calling the White House. However, he ended up falling in love with the young movie star.
Lawford said Bobby had “no intention” of falling in love with Monroe.
“But that evening, they became lovers and spent the night in our guest bedroom,” he said.
Lawford added that Bobby’s affair with Marilyn “got very heavy, and they began seeing each other a lot.” Bobby then promised Monroe that he was going to leave his wife and marry the movie star.
But Bobby started to back out of the relationship, and that’s when Monroe threatened that she would reveal all the secrets she knew about the Kennedy brothers. Bobby ordered Marilyn to hand over the diary, but she refused.
On August 4, 1962, Bobby paid Marilyn a visit and demanded that she stop calling and writing him. But Marilyn grew hysterical and began screaming. She then grabbed a knife and lunged at Bobby. Lawford grabbed Monroe and knocked the knife away, and that’s when Dr. Greenson was called to come over.
The authors report that ambulance attendants James C. Hall and Murray Liebowitz had arrived to Marilyn Monroe’s house. When Liebowitz tried to revive the movie star, Greenson appeared and said to give her “positive pressure.”
Hall knew something was up with Greenson, when he ordered him to take Monroe off the resuscitator. And the way Greenson was operating on her was suspicious, too.
‘I know some doctors aren’t used to emergencies but this guy was all thumbs,” he recalled. “That’s when he muttered, ‘I’ve got to make a show of this.’ I never forgot that remark. ‘Christ, let’s move,’ I said. ‘You can work on her in the back of the ambulance.'”
With Monroe’s life running out, Greenson pulled out a hypodermic syringe. Hall recalled the doctor was feeling Marilyn’s ribs “like an amateur.”
“Then he thrust the needle into her chest,” Hall said. “But it didn’t go in right. It hung up on the bone, on one of her ribs.”
Hall noticed that the doctor just kept pushing on the needle, and he ended up breaking Marilyn’s rib bone.
“I know he scarred that rib bone,” Hall said. “I had watched a lot of medical procedures and this guy was downright brutal.”
Liebowitz witnessed the murder with Hall, but he never talked about the incident.
Hall said he also noticed something different about Monroe’s supposed overdose. There was no water or alcohol nearby, and the pill bottles were sealed.
“There was no vomit, unusual with an overdose,” Hall added. “There was no odor of drugs.”
In the book, the authors write that there were “five witnesses” to the Marilyn Monroe murder.
“Three of the five [ultimately Lawford, and ambulance attendants Hall and Liebowitz] state that Ralph Greenson was responsible,” the authors write.
A longtime friend of Marilyn Monroe revealed in an exclusive interview with Daphne Barak that she does not believe the movie star took her own life, according to a separate report from Daily Mail.
Marie Ervine, who calls herself Monroe’s “confidant,” reveals the full story behind the events leading up to the star’s singing of “Happy Birthday To You” to President Kennedy. The interview is scheduled to air later this summer.
In a related report from The Inquisitr, another book about Marilyn Monroe has been released called The Blonde. However, while the facts about Monroe’s life are reportedly accurate, the big twist in the plot is that she is a spy for the KGB.
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