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

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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.

  • 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!

  • divkid

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

  • 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!)

  • 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”.

  • Atomicrob

    This was a dumb story. Real dumb.

  • 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?

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