Despite dying two days ago, Elizabeth Taylor is letting everyone know James Dean confided in her that he was molested as a young boy. Apparently she later told this to journalist Kevin Sessums in 1997 and made him promise not to publish it until her death which he did almost immediately on The Daily Beast making this a complete asshole bonanza:
“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.”
So let me get this straight. Elizabeth Taylor had two dying wishes: 1. Make sure everyone knew about a traumatic molestation that happened to James Dean which he wanted to keep private. And then, 2. Be buried next to Michael Jackson.
If I was a hipster, I’d probably come right now.