Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in 1969. Picture: AP Photo
Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in 1969. Picture: AP Photo

Manson movie slammed by victim’s sister

SHARON Tate's younger sister, Debra Tate, has lashed out against the new film about her sister's 1969 murder starring Hilary Duff.

In a new interview with People, Tate calls the film "classless" and "exploitative".

The film, titled The Haunting Of Sharon Tate, stars Duff as Tate's famous sister, Sharon.

"Had the incredible opportunity of playing Sharon Tate the past two weeks in an independent movie. She was an amazing woman and it was a true honour," Duff captioned a recent Instagram photo of herself in full Sharon Tate hair and make-up.

 

 

 

Actor Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson ‘Family’.
Actor Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson ‘Family’.

But Sharon's younger sister, who was 16 when the 26-year-old actor and model was brutally murdered by Charles Manson's followers, has an issue with the film.

"It doesn't matter who it is acting in it - it's just tasteless," Ms Tate said. "It's classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event," she explained.

Another major issue Ms Tate said she had with the film was the movie's dream scene where Sharon has a premonition that she and her celebrity hair stylist ex-boyfriend, Jay Sebring, would die after having their throats slit. The dream is apparently used to set up the murders as the premise for the film.

But she called the dream fabricated and "tacky".

Debra Tate, sister of Charles Manson victim Sharon Tate.
Debra Tate, sister of Charles Manson victim Sharon Tate.

"I know for a fact she did not have a premonition - awake or in a dream - that she and Jay would have their throats cut," she told People. "I checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It's a total fabrication," she said.

"It would have been nice if someone had contacted me," Ms Tate added, explaining that she owns the rights to her sister's likeness.

Sharon Tate, married to director Roman Polanski, was heavily pregnant when members of Charles Manson's "Family" invaded her home on August 8, 1969 and murdered her along with four others - Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent. All victims were stabbed to death.

Roman Polanski with his wife, Sharon Tate, toasting the opening of film Rosemary’s Baby in London in 1969.
Roman Polanski with his wife, Sharon Tate, toasting the opening of film Rosemary’s Baby in London in 1969.

After being convicted of the murders, Manson was sent to California's Corcoran State Prison to serve time for nine life sentences. The infamous cult leader and killer died at the age of 83 on November 20, 2017.

Debra Tate said on the day of Manson's death she received a call from the prison to inform her of the news. "I said a prayer for his soul," she said.

Charles Manson in August 2017.
Charles Manson in August 2017.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission.



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