WASHINGTON â€” The FBI sent memos warning then-attorney generalÂ Robert Kennedy about an upcomingÂ book about the death of Marilyn Monroe and his alleged â€œintimate relationshipâ€™â€™ with the movie star, according to recently released files.
Kennedy, the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, was informed about the book in July 1964, memos show.Â According to the memos,Â the book, â€œThe Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe,â€™â€™ by Frank A. Capell was set to be released in July 1964.
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Robert Kennedy was told the 70-page book included allegationsÂ that he had an affair with Monroe and that he was in her apartment when she died, the memos show.
The memos, however,Â said Kennedy was in San Francisco with his wife when Monroe died.
The memos said Capell claims in the book the Kennedy-Monroe affair â€œwas well known to her friends and reporters in the Hollywood area,â€™â€™ but was never publicized.
Monroe died on Aug. 5, 1962Â of an overdose of barbiturates. Police ruled it a probable suicide. The circumstances ofÂ Monroe’s death have been controversial and plagued by conspiracy theories.
Robert Kennedy was also provided background information about Capell, according to the memos.They also indicate that Capell had been interviewed by several agents about allegations he also made about other high-profile people.
â€œMuch of the information furnished by Mr. Capell has been of a very questionable nature and not subject to corroboration,â€™â€™ according to the memo. â€œHe has consistently refused to reveal the alleged sources of his information. The FBI said it would â€œpromptlyâ€™â€™ inform Kennedy about any more information related to the book.
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