TORONTO — Robert F. Kennedy had Marilyn Monroe killed to prevent her from spilling secrets about the Kennedy family — including her affair with president John F. Kennedy.
This is the shocking allegation in The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed, a new book by investigative reporter Jay Margolis and journalist Richard Buskin.
The iconic star’s death on Aug. 4, 1962 was ruled a “probable suicide” by drug overdose. She was 36.
In their book, Margolis and Buskin claim Monroe was killed with an injection of pentobarbital to her heart after she threatened to reveal details about her affairs with the Kennedy brothers at a press conference.
The authors allege Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, administered the fatal dose under orders from Bobby Kennedy and his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford.
Margolis and Buskin claim ambulance attendant James Hall saw Greenson inject Monroe.
According to the book, a day before her death, Monroe attacked Bobby Kennedy with a small knife, which Lawford knocked out of her hand.
They allege Kennedy’s bodyguard injected Monroe in the armpit with intramuscular pentobarbital to calm her. She was later stripped and given an enema filled with as many as 36 different ground-up pills.
Later, as Hall and another ambulance attendant fought to revive Monroe, Greenson allegedly intervened and injected the star with a needle so violently that it broke one of her ribs.
“There were five witnesses to Marilyn Monroe’s murder,” the book claims. “Three of the five state that Ralph Greenson was responsible.”
The book also details how the Kennedys bribed an ambulance driver to stay silent and how the subsequent cover-up was aided by a pathologist.
John Kennedy was killed in 1963 and his brother was killed in 1968. Greenson died in 1979 and Lawford died in 1984.
The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed, a follow-up to Margolis’ book Marilyn Monroe: A Case For Murder, goes on sale June 3.