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James Dean, Church Molestation Victim?

I loved Jimmy. I’m going to tell you something, but it’s off the record until I die. OK? When Jimmy was 11 and his mother passed away, he began to be molested by his minister. I think that haunted him the rest of his life. In fact, I know it did. We talked about it a lot. During Giant we’d stay up nights and talk and talk, and that was one of the things he confessed to me.

—Elizabeth Taylor, in a 1997 interview with Kevin Sessums, who puts her off the record comments about friend and co-star James Dean very much on the record now that she’s below ground

On:           Mar 25, 2011
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    • justiceontherocks

      That rumor has been around for 40 years. Dean was a notorious fibber, prone to say things just to shock the listener.

      Mar 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid

      the picture you used initially (before you get to amend your stupidity) is of liz taylor and ROCK HUDSON!
      rock fuckin’ hudson! ring a bell?
      — if you people can’t even recognise seminal gay icons then this whole amateurism is sunk.

      for shame!

      Mar 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid

      how is it even possible you don’t know what james dean looks like?

      Mar 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid

      ok, queerty you’ve corrected it now and it’s like it never happened. it’ll be *our* secret.
      (you get your gay permit back for now…but i’m watching you!)

      Mar 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Gervais

      Any time you see a story with doubtful details, check the byline, which is anomalously at the bottom of the story instead of under the headline. It will usually be “JD”.

      Mar 26, 2011 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atomicrob

      This was a dumb story. Real dumb.

      Mar 26, 2011 at 6:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah

      No wonder they always said dean was gay. Do you think he killed himself in the car crush because he couldnt accept his homosexuality? Food for thought, huh?

      Mar 29, 2011 at 5:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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