The seventh installment of the series about the late actress’s tumultuous life and career, featured above, revealed the horrifying situation Monroe found herself in on July 28 and 29, 1962, just one week shy of her sudden death.
The podcast’s narrator explained that her ex, Frank Sinatra, set up the starlet by inviting her to his Cal Neva Lodge resort in Lake Tahoe, California to “discuss a movie project.” However, Sinatra’s real intentions were driven by mob boss Sam Giancana, who ordered the singer to invite the Kennedys in an effort to catch Monroe in the act of having an affair with President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Bobby Kennedy.
Little did Monroe know at the time that her room was “wired” with cameras — and a party would be thrown that placed her in grave danger, the podcast claimed.
“Marilyn was in a mess and she was drinking a lot and taking a lot of pills,” entertainment journalist Charles Casillo claimed on the episode.
“Marilyn Monroe was afraid for her life. It was a situation where it got out of hand,” author Fabulous Gabriel added. “Marilyn Monroe was taken advantage of. She was drugged. They had a wild party up there.”
The podcast exposed just how traumatic Monroe’s final weekend was. In addition to being drugged, she “overdosed” and was “recovered” by men in the room, Casillo furthered.
Monroe’s vulnerability only magnified, as experts revealed in the podcast that the Something’s Got To Give actress was rumored to have been physically assaulted by Giancana.
As Radar readers know, Monroe’s affairs with President JFK and Bobby Kennedy made her a pawn in the mob’s plot to blackmail the powerful political family. She had previously been wiretapped by the FBI and CIA over her secrets about the Kennedy brothers, the podcast revealed in an earlier episode.
To Monroe’s surprise, even her former husband, Joe DiMaggio, did not come to rescue her during her final weekend of life. The Yankees legend — who was known to always get Monroe out of dangerous situations — was told by Sinatra to “mind your own business,” the episode explained.
The terrifying weekend left Monroe in pieces. Private investigator Becky Altringer claimed the Hollywood icon was “at that point, tired of being used.”
As Radar readers know, Monroe was found dead in her home days later, on August 5, 1962. Despite many close to her knowing she often contemplated suicide, others believe she was murdered.
Upcoming episodes of “The Killing of Marilyn Monroe” investigate the actress’s secret life in never-before-heard detail. The series documents her career, marriages, affairs, and so much more. From the creators of Natalie Wood podcast “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie,” the Monroe podcast drops a new episode every week. To listen to episode seven, download and stream everywhere podcasts are available.