Hollywood is embroiled in scandals right now.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have pervaded the industry over the last couple of months.
But now there is a nearly 40-year-old Hollywood murder case that’s being rehashed and it could spell trouble for a star.
Hollywood elitists think they’re invincible.
They have gotten away with all sorts of misconduct since the industry’s inception.
And what does most of America do?They welcome them back with open arms because they’re celebrities.
It’s not that what Robert Downey Jr. did was egregious by any stretch of the imagination, but after serving a jail stint, the industry was happy to have him back.
The Hollywood sex scandals are a whole different beast though.
It’s hard to imagine Kevin Spacey rectifying his career at this point.
They just started filming the final season of House of Cards without him and it looks like his career is completely over.
But back in 1981, Hollywood star, Natalie Wood, allegedly fell off a boat and drowned in the vicinity of actor Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken.
Now the LAPD is suspecting there may have been foul play and Wagner has officially become a person of interest in her death.
Fox News reported:
“Actor Robert Wagner, has been named a “person of interest” in the “suspicious” 1981 drowning death of his then-wife, actress Natalie Wood, investigators said Thursday.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators told CBS’ “48 Hours” that investigators would like to speak to Wagner about the events of Nov. 29, 1981, when Wood’s body was found floating in the water off Santa Catalina Island after a night of drinking.
“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think [Wagner’s] more of a person of interest now,” Corina said. “I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”
The Academy Award-winning actress, known for high-profile roles in “West Side Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Rebel Without a Cause,”was traveling on her family’s yacht, Splendour, with Wagner, the ship’s captain Dennis Davern and her friend, actor Christopher Walken.
Hours after excerpts of Covina’s interview were published, Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives confirmed that Wood’s drowning was being investigated as a “suspicious death” after new witnesses had come forward.
The officials said one of the witnesses described hearing yelling and crashing sounds coming from Wood and Wagner’s stateroom. Other witnesses saw a man and woman arguing on the back of the yacht.
A rep for Wagner, now 87, declined to comment Thursday. He has refused to talk to officials about Wood’s death since the case was re-opened.
The “48 Hours” interview with L.A. investigators is slated to air Saturday in a special titled “Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water.”
Investigators closed the case two weeks following her death, ruling it an accident. However, the sheriff’s office re-opened the case in 2011 and changed Wood’s cause of death on her certificate from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors.”
At the time of her death, Wagner, Walken and Davern told investigators Wood “took off in a dinghy and went ashore.” However, Wood had said previously that she was terrified of the water.
Following their original statements, Wagner and Davern have changed their stories about chain of events that occurred that night.
Rumors and conspiracy theories related to Wood’s death have circulated for years and “foul play” has been suspected.
“I haven’t seen him (Wagner) tell the details that match all the other witnesses in this case,” Corina said. “I think he’s constantly changed his story a little bit. And his version of events just don’t add up.”
Walken spoke with investigators recently regarding Wood’s death. The autopsy report specified Wood had fresh bruises on her body.
“She looked like a victim of an assault,” Ralph Hernandez, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told “48 Hours.”When asked if he believed Wood was murdered, Corina said he believed it was suspicious.
“I think it’s suspicious enough to make us think that something happened,” Corina said.
When asked if he believed Wagner knew more than what he let on about his late wife’s death, Corina said yes.”
Hollywood is a complete mess right now and it’s wonderful to see that nobody is buying their falsehoods.