‘Explosive’ Jackie O Confession Tapes Reportedly Set to be Released (False Rumor)
August 8, 2011
It seems that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis recorded secret confession tapes with the historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., but asked that they not be released until 50 years after her death, fearing the confessions would have made her family targets for revenge. According to the London Daily Mail they’ve been vaulted since their recording a few months after her husband’s death, and although she died only 17 years ago, her daughter Caroline Kennedy has agreed to release them early and have them aired on a special program on ABC. It is believed she agreed to the release in exchange for the network dropping their $10 million series about the family.
The shocking tapes apparently reveal that the former first lady believed that Lyndon Johnson and Texas businessmen were behind the assassination of her husband on November 22, 1963. Texas born Johnson succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, completed Kennedy’s term and was elected President in his own right. The Mail which cited ABC executives also claims Jackie confesses to an affair with actor William Holden, an act of retaliation for her husband’s own romps with a 19-year-old White House intern and other women.
Update: Apparently the Daily Mail fabricated the story. ABC News is completely denying the papers claims that the network is sitting on a recording of Jackie Onassis accusing Lyndon B. Johnson of orchestrating JFK’s murder and admitting to an affair. “The tabloid reports about content of the tapes are total nonsense,” the network’s rep said. “ABC isn’t releasing any content from those tapes until mid-September, at which time it will be clear how off-base these reports are.”