Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy “fought” the day the Hollywood icon died in her apartment at the age of 36, a new report alleges, and further, a JFK sex tape involving the starlet has been hinted at.
An explosive new Marilyn Monroe Kennedy report published in The Hollywood Reporter suggests that fifty years after her shocking death and the subsequent deaths of John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy, a more salacious narrative has been potentially shielded from the public all along.
The claims are part of a larger look into the files of Hollywood PI Fred Otash, who investigated not only the Marilyn Monroe Kennedy connection, but also spied on closeted star Rock Hudson in a pre-gay friendly Hollywood.
Decades later, THR obtained Otash’s extensive Hollywood dirt via his daughter Colleen, and her business partner Manfred Westphal.
The site quotes novelist James Ellroy on Otash’s claims, including those made about Marilyn Monroe, Kennedy, and a sex tape. Ellroy said of Otash:
“He was a con artist, bulls***ter … He did a lot of bad things [including] revealing secret details, mostly sexual in nature, about the lives of celebrated people, causing them to endure personal shame, emotional hardship, financial privation — and doing this for a living.”
“He was always talking about bugging [JFK brother-in-law] Peter Lawford’s beach pad and getting the goods on Kennedy. He told me Jack [sexually] was a two-minute man. But I did not trust him not to dissemble. I got what I could, and he died.”
The claims made by Otash didn’t paint Marilyn Monroe’s Kennedy link as a one-sided spy game either. The PI said he’d overheard Marilyn and JFK having sex, but said she also wished to record conversations surreptitiously, and is quoted as saying:
“Marilyn wanted a mini-phone listening device … You could hide it in your bra. The microphone was a wristwatch. You could also put a suction cup on the phone. Later on, she wanted a sophisticated system put in her house. We wired up her phone because it started looking stupid with a suction cup.”
Otash admits to spying on Marilyn Monroe after he gained access to her personal spaces to help her with recording plans of her own, but also says that his dirt on Monroe’s JFK affair was discovered in other pursuits:
” … Monroe was not part of the plan … It was to find out what the Democrats were up to on behalf of Howard Hughes and Nixon. Monroe became a by-product.”
Otash said that on the day Marilyn died, one of the things he overheard was the star and Bobby Kennedy having it out, and he said in his notes:
“She said she was passed around like a piece of meat. It was a violent argument about their relationship and the commitment and promises he made to her. She was really screaming and they were trying to quiet her down. She’s in the bedroom and Bobby gets the pillow and he muffles her on the bed to keep the neighbors from hearing. She finally quieted down and then he was looking to get out of there.”
The PI says a Marilyn Monroe JFK sex tape did exist at one point, and cryptically adds that he “heard [Monroe] die.”