There is a NOT TRUE story making the rounds on the internet about a woman in California with the header "Woman Claims She Is Daughter Of Marilyn Monroe And JFK". NOT TRUE. The story comes from a known hoax site but some people don't scroll all the way down the page to see the fine print.
The story starts with "A 53-year old woman has presented a paternity action lawsuit this morning before the California state court, alleging that she is the biological daughter of Marilyn Monroe and former President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy". NOT TRUE.
The NOT TRUE story goes on to say:
Gladys Baker Morris spent most of her life believing that Marilyn Monroe's cousin, Meredith Baker, was her biological mother. In March 2014, while on her deathbed, her "mother" told her that she had actually been adopted, and that her biological parents were incredibly famous. "My mother confessed to me on her deathbed, that my real mother was in fact, Marilyn Monroe," Ms. Morris told reporters. "She told me that Marilyn was afraid that the Kennedy brothers would have her and her baby killed if they learned of her pregnancy, so my mother had given birth in secret and hidden me away as soon as I was born."
The story continues:
After hearing her mother's confession, Ms. Morris underwent a lot of research to clarify her origins, and rapidly found out that she had indeed been adopted. In took a total of 18 months of legal proceedings, however, before she was finally able to obtain her adoption record, including her birth certificate. This amazing document, which has become the cornerstone of her legal claim, clearly states that she is the daughter of Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known as Marilyn Monroe, and of the assassinated U.S. President, Jonh F. Kennedy.
The NOT TRUE story concludes:
Gladys Baker Morris must now wait for the results of the DNA tests, before she can launch any lawsuits to claim any eventual heirloom. If her claims turn out to be true, she could the only natural heir to the estate of Marilyn Monroe, which is estimated to be worth more than $100 million and still makes more than $5M each year. Indeed, she confirms that she intends to sue the Marilyn Monroe Foundation over rights and royalties, once the DNA test confirms her identity. She also hopes to be able to meet and possibly develop a relationship with her estranged half-sister, United States ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy.
The woman pictured in the story does strike an amazing resemblance to Marilyn Monroe, for good reason. In reality she is a VERY successful Marilyn impersonator by the name of Susan Griffiths, as noted in this article that the image ACTUALLY comes from. Presumably, she knows that she is not the love child of Marilyn and JFK, she's just capitalizing on her striking resemblance.
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