Was Sharon Tate murdered by Charles Manson because she knew something about a satanic cult's role in RFK's assassination?

Sharon Tate was eight months pregnant and on the verge of having her first child with Polish director husband Roman Polanski when she was stabbed a total of 16 times


                            Was Sharon Tate murdered by Charles Manson because she knew something about a satanic cult's role in RFK's assassination?

On August 9, 1969, Sharon Tate was eight months pregnant and on the verge of having her first child with Polish director husband Roman Polanski when she was stabbed a total of 16 times and killed along with Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, and Voyteck Frytowski by the Manson Family.

Ed Sanders, the author of the book 'Sharon Tate: A Life', claims in his 2016 biography that, after spending years interviewing principals in the infamous case and conducting in-depth research, the only stone left unturned was the role of a shadowy British Satanic cult that had been active in LA at that time.

Sanders reportedly learned the new information while working with Larry Larsen, a private investigator in LA who is also a former LA County deputy who assisted in the investigation into the killing of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), second wife of film director Roman Polanski, in London (Source: Keystone/Getty Images)

Larsen was allegedly told by associates of the unnamed British Satanic group that they had hired notorious LA cult leader Charles Manson to murder the heavily pregnant star because she had overheard information on RFK's assassination. 

The members of the foreign cult had invited Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian assassin who shot and killed former US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, to many parties in LA and one of those happened to be at Sharon's home. It was revealed that sexual and ritualistic rites used to take place at these parties and that there was heavy drug use as well.

According to a report by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Satanist group had taken Manson on a commission to murder Sharon because of "something that she, unfortunately, overheard that she was not supposed to overhear either in regards to Sirhan Sirhan or about Sirhan Sirhan". Whether or not the pregnant film star knew anything about the assassination will forever remain unknown.

Sirhan Sirhan became Convict No. B21014 at San Quentin Prison 5/23. The 25-year-old Arab immigrant, under a death sentence for the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy, was taken from his Los Angeles County jail cell before 3 a.m. today and whisked to San Quentin (Source: Getty Images)

Sanders had been in contact with Manson through letters back in the 1980s and the notorious cult leader sent him back a six-page reply to a list of questions. He also told the author: "I'm not schooled enough to play words on paper with you…" 

The author also revealed that Manson never answered a follow-up question about whether he had been offered $25,000 to kill Sharon as had been alleged by a woman and her husband who claimed that they saw the contact taking place with the cult leader.

Sanders wrote: "Indeed, it may all be smoke and mirrors and ultimately impossible to prove beyond doubt's shadow. No loose ends can prevent our sense of outrage and anger for the horrible injustice perpetrated upon Sharon Tate and her friends."

In this handout photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson, 74, is seen March 18, 2009, at Corcoran State Prison, California (Source: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images)

MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that Sanders, in his book, says that the former model's entire life, right from the moment she met Polanski up until her tragic death by stabbing at the hands of the Manson Family members, was ruled by her controlling husband. 

According to the author, Polanski was bored by his wife's pregnancy and stopped having sex with her completely, but not with all of his other partners. The summer that Sharon was pregnant, Polanski "treated her like she was a piece of excess baggage. He was even pointedly cruel to her in front of others at times, calling her 'a dumb hag' and criticizing her whenever she expressed an opinion".

Ultimately, Sharon remained under the dark spell of her husband and he was also madly in love with her in spite of treating her so badly. Sharon reportedly said at one point: "We have a good arrangement. Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him." 

Sharon Tate: A Life, by Ed Sanders and published by Da Capo Press is available on Amazon.