Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic women of the 20th century.
Born Norma Jean Mortenson, she started her career as a model and quickly became a household name and an international sex symbol.
In 1962, her untimely death at the tender age of 36 was shrouded in mystery: Though officially classified as a suicide, murder was never ruled out. Rumors about her affairs with President Kennedy ran rampant, leading to subsequent rumors about CIA involvement in her death.
Just yesterday, a new report surfaced: “A 78-year-old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted at the Sentara General Hospital on Monday.
He claims he committed 37 assassinations for the American government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe,” wrote Barbara Johnson of the World Daily News Report.
According to Barbara Johnson, Hodges had to “eliminate” Marilyn Monroe because she slept not only with Kennedy, but with Fidel Castro as well.
Fidel Castro. Seriously.
Let’s take a closer look into Johnson’s coverage of Hodges’ deathbed confession…
1. Hodges is photographed in a hospital bed and he looks like he’s 78-years-old. We used Barbara’s photograph as our featured image for this article, and it’s posted again below. Hodges is, without explanation, handcuffed to the bed. Seems legit, because the idea of someone killing Marilyn Monroe makes people angry, but here’s the thing: If Hodges were operating under orders of the CIA, we would not arrest him for who he killed. Already, Barbara Johnson’s story seems suspect.
2. How do we know that photograph is even this CIA operative, Hodges? We don’t. Notice how Barbara Johnson has no real avatar? She’s a ghost. And the guy chained to the bed? As Snopes points out, it’s a photo stolen from an article on the unethical practice of chaining gravely ill prisoners to beds published by The Guardian back in November of 2009. The man in the photo is named Michael Tyrrell and he was serving a 29-year sentence for drug smuggling. As far as anyone knows, he didn’t kill Marilyn Monroe — or anyone else, for that matter.
The internet is a vast and misleading place and you shouldn’t believe the first thing you read. There are tons of sites masquerading as news outlets that intentionally mislead people, so beware!
With that having been said, it’s hard to believe Monroe has been dead for almost 53 years and still remains so dear to Americans that a story about her death could go so viral so quickly. Let’s take a moment to remember Marilyn’s good times by watching her flawless screen test for Something’s Got To Give below.
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