Who is Marty Mitchell? Martha Mitchell’s daughter sided with her father John in Watergate burglary
WASHINGTON, DC: Martha Mitchell, the former socialite who is often associated with breaking the news of the Watergate burglary, has had a tough personal life. The recent political thriller 'Gaslit', where Mitchell was portrayed by actress Julia Roberts, focuses on the turbulent times during and after her marriage to former US Attorney General John Mitchell. Her time after the divorce had left her with little money and she had also received a devastating bone marrow cancer diagnosis.
Martha and John’s 15-year-old marriage had then unceremoniously ended in 1973 with the Watergate burglary and their vastly different temperaments bringing it to an end. However, the pair did end up having a daughter together named Marty in 1961 before their divorce. Martha also had a son named Clyde Jay from her previous marriage to Clyde Jennings Jr. She moved away from Washington DC shortly after the divorce, with her daughter in tow.
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Who is Martha and John’s daughter Marty?
Marty Mitchell was born on January 10, 1961. In the years following her parents' divorce, she seemed to have sided with her father John Mitchell who received custody of his daughter at the closing of the divorce proceedings. She went to school at the Stone Ridge County Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, and then went on to study at Georgetown University in Washington DC. She has since bagged a job at Dean and Associates.
According to a New York Times article cited by Distractify, it seems that Marty was also all set to marry a man named Paul Savidge, and also appears to have a marriage certificate that dates back to March 1989. However, further proof of these statements has not been made available.
While Marty had taken John's side in the ensuing chaos, it seems that the father-daughter duo has long outgrown the supposed enmity with Martha. The pair had gone together to attend the funeral of Martha, which was held at the Presbyterian Church in Arkansas. The burial had taken place at the Bellwood Cemetery.
Martha Mitchell’s steep fall from the top
Martha has been hailed as a whistleblower and a pop-culture icon for her approach to keeping the press updated on any new discoveries. She had been the one to recognize CIA official James McCord on the cover of the newspaper as one of the men involved in the Watergate burglary. She had also been kidnapped in order to be silenced. She was held in a hotel in Newport Beach, California.