Saturday, January 31, 2015

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los  Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Officers Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2012, responded to a call about a black Chevrolet Camaro that slid off the road and landed in a ditch in Alpharetta. They found 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown standing beside her damaged car near her home. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Singer Cissy Houston and TV Personality Bobbi Kristina Brown attend 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Following breaking news that Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Saturday, a source close to the family tells ET, "It doesn't look good."

NEWS: Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive In Bathtub:

Brown, who was revived on scene by local medical officials before being taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga., was initially found unconscious in a bathtub by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend.

The incident sounds eerily similar to the death of her mother, who was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathroom in 2012.
The same source tells ET it was "no coincidence" that she was found in circumstances similar to those of her mother's death, and that her troubles are "a lot deeper than everyone can see."

NEWS: Bobbi Kristina Brown Rushed to the Hospital :
Houston's death was later ruled an accidental drowning, but officials said the effects of heart disease and cocaine use also contributed to her death.


Bobby Brown, who was not in Atlanta at the time of the incident, is on his way to be with his daughter.

The Many Faces of Bill ( Hi PIC, around 2:00 AM I was prowling around and decided to leave you a little present)




WHAAAAAT? They're saying I raped them?
Nope, Nope, Nope, never happened. They're all lying.
All I did was offer them the opportunity of a lifetime....
To play with my magic Weenie.
If they said NO.... I didn't hear it and I didn't see it.

I have nothing further to add....CUT!

Unless you can prove something....I'm leaving.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!  FOOLED YOU!
I'VE BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH IT FOR HALF A CENTURY!!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Comedienne Roseanne Barr is speaking out about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Barr said that she was unsurprised by the allegations and that it took a man - comic Hannibal Buress - to reignite the issue for the media to cover the stories of sexual assault.

"You know, like every woman in Hollywood, there's hardly any hairdressers or waitresses or working women who don't know somebody. We've all heard it for a long time and it surprises nobody. We all know women who know somebody, if they didn't go through it themselves with Bill Cosby," Barr said.

When asked why nobody has spoken up until now, Barr said that "nobody gives a damn 'til a man says it," referring to Buress.

Barr and Cosby both had hit sitcoms in the 1980s that were produced by the same production company. Barr added that she has hope that Cosby will "make it right," though he continues to dispute the claims.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bill Cosby Faces New Accuser, Cindra Ladd

Cindra Ladd (pictured), a philanthropist, former entertainment executive and wife of Oscar-winning Hollywood producer Alan Ladd, Jr. is the latest alleged Bill Cosby accuser who claims the legendary comedian drugged and raped her when she was just 21-years-old, she penned in an op-ed for the Huffington Post.

A former Hollywood executive is the latest woman to come forward and accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.


Cindra Ladd, a philanthropist and former entertainment executive who is married to former Fox and MGM/UA chief Alan Ladd Jr., wrote in an op-ed piece published in the Huffington Post on Monday morning that the comedian drugged her and had sex with her when she was 21.

Ladd said she met Cosby in New York in 1969 while working for the late film producer Ray Stark.
"He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him," she wrote.

She said they hung out, went to a movie, watched TV and ate pizza and hot dogs in her apartment with her roommate. Married to his wife Camille, Cosby was the "perfect gentleman," Ladd wrote.

On their way to a movie one night, Ladd wrote that she met Cosby at an apartment belonging to a friend of his. When she told Cosby she had a terrible headache, she said he offered her a capsule. 

Each time she asked him what it was, she said he responded, "Don't you trust me?"
Ladd wrote that she took the capsule and said to this day she only has vague recollections of that night.

"What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend's apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual," she wrote. "It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.
Ladd said it never occurred to her to go to the police. "It was a different time and 'date rape' was a concept that didn't exist," she said.
Her roommate was the only person she discussed the incident with, she wrote, until nine years ago when she told her husband after another woman went public and sued Cosby. Ladd said she considered coming forward then, but the case was eventually settled.

With multiple women now accusing the comedian of sexual allegations, Ladd decided it was the "right thing" for her to speak out.
"This is the first time I have chosen to speak out about that night. It is also the last time I intend to address it publicly," she wrote. "I have no plans to sue, I don't want or need money. I have no plans for a press conference or for doing any interviews."

Cosby, 77, and his attorneys did not respond immediately to ABC News' request for comment about the latest accusation.
The comedian has denied any wrongdoing ever since allegations first surfaced in 2004. More women came forward in late 2014, and John P. Schmitt, a lawyer for Cosby, said of the new allegations in a statement, "The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true."

Another Cosby lawyer, Martin D. Singer, added: "These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years."

Cosby, himself, weighed in before his show in Melbourne, Florida, in November.
"I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," he told Florida Today. "People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bill Cosby : The Women that Accused Him ... Part 1

Andrea Constand - A Temple University employee, she claimed in 2006 that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion two years earlier. Cosby eventually settled this suit out of court as the prosecution said they had 13 Jane Does who would testify Cosby did the same to them in the past.

Barbara Bowman - Bowman told MailOnline that Cosby raped and drugged her back in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress. Bowman was one of the 13 Jane Does in the 2006 trial against Cosby.

Joan Tarshis - Tarshis claimed that she was just 19-years-old when Cosby drugged and raped her twice in Hollywood back in 1969 while she was working as a writer for him.

Janice Dickinson - The supermodel (pictured right) said in an interview that Cosby asked her to come to Lake Tahoe and talk about a television role in 1982, but ended up drugging and raping her.

Tamara Green - Green, who first came forward in 2005 told MailOnline that she was an aspiring actress in the 1970s when Cosby gave her pills and pretended to care for her while she had the flu, but instead sexually assaulted her.


Therese Serignese - Also one of the 13 Jane Does, she says she was 19 when Cosby drugged and raped her in Las Vegas after one of his shows.


Louisa Moritz - She accused Cosby of sexual assault, saying he once forced her into oral sex, backstage at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1971, and implied he would further her career if she went through with it.

Linda Joy Traitz - She said earlier this week that she was just 19 when Cosby drove her out to a beach and tried to get her to take pills to relax, before becoming 'sexually aggressive'. Traitz, of Hallandale Beach, Florida, has been charged in the past with trafficking pills. Cosby's attorney, Marty Singer, is trying to use Traitz's past to discredit her claims against his client.

Beth Ferrier - Beth Ferrier claims she had relationship with Cosby in the mid-1980s. She claims that she awoke in her car with her clothes in disarray and not remembering what had happened. Ferrier has claimed that he drugged her coffee.

Bill Cosby : The Woman That Accused Him Part 2

Carla Ferrigno - The wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, claims Cosby tried to sexually assault her during a gathering at his house in 1967. What's more, Cosby allegedly tried to use a friend to help court Ferrigno, and allegedly made his move on the former Playboy Bunny just moments after his own wife, Camille, left the room.
Angela Leslie - The former model-actress claims that Cosby forced her to masturbate him in his Vegas hotel suite after giving her a strong drink in 1992.
Renita Chainey Hill - The 47-year-old mother-of-three who met Cosby when she was offered a role on Picture Pages in Pittsburgh claimed he would fly her to different cities around the United States and drug her during a four-year relationship.
Kristina Ruehli - A New Hampshire grandmother-of-eight, now 71, claims Cosby invited her back to his house for 'party'. She arrived and no one was there. Ruehli alleges that he drugged two bourbons he poured her and she came to when he was on top of her, shirtless. 
Victoria Valentino - The former Playboy playmate claims Cosby drugged her and a friend, tried to rape her friend then violated her instead in a Hollywood apartment after dinner.
Jewel Allison - The former model accused Cosby of drugging her wine and making her feel his genitals before kissing her during a dinner at his home in the late Eighties.
Michelle Hurd: The 47-year-old actress, best known for her roles on Law & Order: SVU and Gossip Girl, revealed she was a stand-in on the set of The Cosby Show when Cosby started acting inappropriately around her. In a Facebook post this weekend, she described being touched in ways she did not like and being asked to eat lunch with him in his dressing room. Then, things became too much for Hurd. 'I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened,' she says. 'At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, "No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened'''.
Joyce Emmons: The former comedy club manager claims she woke up naked next to a friend of Bill Cosby after the comedian gave her a sedative when she complained of a migraine. Joyce Emmons told TMZ that the comedian slipped her Quaalude when she was in his Las Vegas hotel suite in the 1970s. She claims Cosby drugged her but has not accused him of sexual assault.
Lachele Covington: The 20-year-old actress, who’d been an extra on the TV show Cosby, filed a police report in March 2000 against the star, accusing him of making an unwelcome sexual advance. According to The New York Post, after dinner and drinks at his home, he massaged her then 'guided her hand towards his sweatpants'. Cosby denied the claim and no charges were filed. 

Bill Cosby Speaks Out : No one Listening HeHe


The story was  cut  short   , that was  in  2004 ... well  it's  a different  story now .   What  a  pity   for  a  has-been  favorite  dad ..........just  saying ;
Stay  tune  for   some  of  the  women ,  time  and date . 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lay Leno on Cosby : Why Is It So Hard To Believe' Accusers ?


Jay Leno has spoken out about fellow comedian Bill Cosby.
Variety reports at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference, Leno told the crowd: "I don't know why it's so hard to believe women. You [go to] Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25."
Leno gave additional thoughts on how the Cosby story broke, which he said 'was driven by a viral video made by comedian Hannibal Buress,' according to Variety. But bottom line: He's clearly not supporting Cosby. (Video via NBC / "The Tonight Show")

And Cosby is someone Leno had a history with. Mediaite says Cosby was a guest on Leno's "Tonight Show" nearly 20 times over the years.

Just Tuesday night, comedian Larry Wilmore used the second-ever episode of his Comedy Central show to make the same point as Leno:

"Why aren't people listening to these women? ... Is it just because they're women? I would say enough have come forward."
By now, multiple comedians have commented on the allegations - director Judd Apatow has called for the cancellations of Cosby's shows. Others like Cedric the Entertainer and Jerry Seinfeld have been less adamant but used words like "unfortunate" and "incomprehensible" about the situation.
No criminal charges have been filed against Cosby based on these recent claims, though for many, they would be past the statute of limitations.
This video includes images from Getty Images.

Evin Cosby Celebrates The Launch Of pb&Caviar
Sticking together ... Camille Cosby, Evin Cosby and Bill Cosby attend the launch of the pb & Caviar store in NYC in 2008.
http://www.people.com/article/bill-cosby-children-wife-family-real-cosby-kids
A Troubled Relationship
Cosby had a difficult relationship with daughter Erinn, now 48, who struggled with drug abuse. 

A September 2014 biography of Bill Cosby written by Mark Whitaker with the entertainer's cooperation details Erinn's story. According to Cosby: His Life and Times, she developed a drug problem as a teenager and in the middle of her sophomore year at Spelman College, she informed her parents that she intended to drop out. 

According to Whitaker, Cosby and Camille then decided that Erinn "needed to learn to grow up the hard way." 

In a December 1989 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Cosby described his relationship with Erinn at the time as "estranged." 

"She can't come here," he said. "She's not a person you can trust." Erinn was estranged for ten years from the family, until her brother's death. 

"This particular daughter appears to be the only one who is really very selfish," he also said. "She's never held down a job, never kept an apartment for more than six months. She never finishes anything. She uses her boyfriends. She wants the finer things but can't stand anybody's else's dirt, which is important." 

According to Whitaker's book, for the next few years Erinn crashed with friends in New York, spending most of her time partying. One night, she went home from a nightclub with Mike Tyson, who "closed the door and came at her," writes Whitaker. 

According to the book, Erinn escaped and told her parents what had happened. Cosby reportedly "loosed his lawyers on the heavyweight champion," who informed Tyson he would face charges unless he sought psychiatric counseling.  Tyson reneged on the deal and never went to counseling.

Bill Cosby's Children: The Troubles and Tragedy of a Famous Family| Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault/Rape, Bill Cosby, Ennis Cosby

Bill Cosby and his family on the cover of Ebony magazine in 1977
EBONY MAGAZINE

According to Whitaker, Erinn got treatment for her drug problem. She later moved to Miami Beach, keeping a low profile promoting parties and working in a gift shop. She reconciled with her father only after the Ennis tragedy. 

According to her photography website, Erinn currently lives in Philadelphia and is pursuing a PhD in educational psychology at Temple University. She was the still photographer for the 2013 TV concert special Bill Cosby: Far From Finished. 


Sisters ... Bill Cosby's daughters Erinn and Evin Cosby at the NYC premiere of Good Night
Sisters ... Bill Cosby's daughters Erinn and Evin Cosby at the NYC premiere of Good Night, and Good Luck in 2005. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images
http://gotnews.com/bill-cosby-raped-daughter/
The rape allegations facing Bill Cosby are all the more disturbing when you consider that his own daughter was allegedly raped by Mike Tyson.
In 1992, Cosby’s drug addicted daughter, Erinn, claimed that Tyson once tried to rape her after a night club party in 1989.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch discussed how Bill Cosby dealt with the accusations in 1995.
It’s not enough for some that Bill Cosby’s daughter, Erinn, has said that Tyson once invited her to his home after meeting her at a nightclub, then knocked her to the floor and tried to rape her. She told her parents, who got an agreement from him to get therapy. Tyson later reneged, but Erinn Cosby had to go through counseling for a year after the experience. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 25, 1995)
 Cosby was going to deal with his daughter’s alleged rape by having her alleged rapist go to therapy?

I think  he  was  just trying  to  save  his  image  says  Witchy   HeHe

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bill Cosby leaked Story about his Daughter drug Use

Bill Cosby ‘leaked story about his own daughter’s drink and drugs battles to kill report about him swinging with Sammy Davis Jr and Vegas showgirls’
1. TV star accused of leaking story about his daughter Erin's battle with drugs and alcohol 
2. Came after reporter is said to have asked him for a comment about him 'swinging with Sammy Davis Jr and some showgirls in Las Vegas' 
3. Cosby said to have leaked the story about his daughter in 1989 she was 23 
4. Ten women have come forward with assault allegations against him in the last month

By Julian Robinson for MailOnline 
Bill Cosby has been accused of leaking a story about his daughter's battle with drink and drugs - to kill a story about him 'swinging with Sammy Davis Jr and some showgirls in Las Vegas'.
The comedian is said to have told a tabloid newspaper about his 23-year-old daughter Erinn's problems in 1989 after being asked to comment about the 'swinging' allegation.

It is the latest controversy to hit the 77-year-old and comes after a number of women came forward in the last month with assault allegations against the TV star.
Bill Cosby (pictured) is said to have told a tabloid newspaper about his 23-year-old daughter Erin's problems in 1989 after being asked to comment about 'swinging' allegations.


Cosby has been accused of leaking the story to kill another story about him 'swinging' with Sammy Davis Jr (pictured) 'and some showgirls in Las Vegas'

Page Six reporter Richard Johnson says he was given the information from a journalist who worked at the National Enquirer at the time and quotes his source as saying: 'My editor told me that daddy Cosby was the source. He ratted out his flesh and blood.'
Cosby has yet to respond to requests for a comment, Page Six reports. 
Ten women have come forward in the last month saying they were attacked by Cosby, with Renita Chaney Hill, Louisa Moritz and Andrea Leslie the latest additions.
Cosby has been accused of leaking the story to kill another story about him 'swinging' with Sammy Davis Jr (pictured) 'and some showgirls in Las Vegas'
1. Four of the women claim they were teenagers at the time.
2. One of the accusers is supermodel Janice Dickinson, who claims that during a dinner in 1982 the actor gave her a pill and when she woke up he was on top of her.
3. Another four ladies; Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Tamara Green and Therese Serignese have all shared remarkably similar stories in which they claim to have shared a drink or a pill with Cosby and then woken up after or while they say he was sexually assaulting them.
4. Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, also claimed that Cosby tried to attack her during a gathering at his house in 1967. 

The comedian has never been charged and his lawyers have said the assault claims were discredited.

Cosby's lawyer Martin Singer has branded the stories 'completely illogical' and added that the claims are 'increasingly ridiculous' and 'passed the point of absurdity'.

In a statement released on Friday, he said: 'The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.

'These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.' 
Cosby himself has refused to respond to 'innuendo'.

Stay tune  to  meet  some of  the women   and  learn  when / why and  how .

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Houston's estate criticizes Lifetime for movie on singer

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) 
 Whitney Houston's family says the singer's fans should "brace themselves for the worst" if they watch Lifetime's television movie about the late singer that premieres Saturday.

Pat Houston, president of the singer's estate and her sister-in-law, issued a critical statement about the movie on Houston's website on the eve of the movie's airing. She said the movie was done without the family's blessing and against the wishes of her mother.

"If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst," Pat Houston wrote.
She said she didn't think it entered the minds of anyone involved with the project that "what lifts up one person in the headlines may in fact destroy another."

A Lifetime representative said Saturday the network had no comment.
The movie was directed by Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, identified only in the statement as "a woman who claimed to be (Whitney Houston's) friend." Pat Houston wrote that "misrepresenting the term friendship to advance an agenda is not only disrespectful and dishonest but a slap in the face to her true and loyal friends."

"You should expect people will always rise to the occasion for prominence and profit - not love, respect or honor," she wrote. "I question the morality of the making of this because of the lack of experience knowing Whitney's life."

It's not clear who, if anyone, in Houston's family saw the movie in advance, and the statement had no specific observations on the film, where Yaya DaCosta portrays the late singer. The statement said "selected members" of the family were denied an advance copy.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wannabe Bonnie and Clyde




















Dalton Hayes                                               Cheyenne Phillips 

This teen couple, aged 18 and 13, are thought to be on a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime spree 
Police : Teen sweethearts blaze trail of  crime across  three  states.

The red pickup initially stolen by the teens, as seen in a South Carolina Walmart parking lot. 

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (AP) - Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.
Grayson County Sheriff officials said in a statement that 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident about 12:10 a.m. Sunday in Panama City Beach. The two had eluded police in multiple states while raising concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

Authorities said the U.S. Marshal's Service and local law enforcement in Panama City Beach discovered Hayes and Phillips asleep in a 2001 Toyota Tundra that was stolen in Georgia. The vehicle was surrounded by law enforcement and both Hayes and Phillips were taken into custody. Authorities plan to extradite the pair back to Kentucky where they are expected to face felony charges.

According to Bay County jail records, Hayes was held Sunday on a charge of custodial interference. He is scheduled for a first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Florida's Department of Children & Families was called to assist Panama City Beach Police, but Phillips was not in the state's custody, said DaMonica Rivas, a DCF spokeswoman.
"The juvenile has been taken to a safe location until arrangements with the family are made," Rivas said.

Hayes and Phillips began their run from the law and their families earlier this month when they vanished from their small hometown in western Kentucky. Authorities believe their travels took them to South Carolina and Georgia.
Hayes' mother, Tammy Martin, had urged her son and his companion to surrender and "face the consequences."
Martin said the couple had been dating for about three months. She said the girl portrayed herself as being 19, and the family, including Hayes, believed her.

Cheyenne "would go in and write checks, and she would come out with cigarettes and stuff, so I didn't have any reason not to believe she wasn't 19," Martin said. "Because normally you can't buy cigarettes when you're 13 years old.
By the time her son realized she was a mere 13, "he was already done in love with her," Martin said. 

When he hit the road, Hayes was running away from trouble back home. He faces burglary and theft charges in his home county, stemming from an arrest late last year, according to Grayson  County court records.
He was planning to be at the local judicial center on Jan. 5 to find out if a grand jury had indicted him on the charges, his mother said. His case did not come up, but by that time the teens were gone.

Norman Chaffins, sheriff in Grayson County, Kentucky, where the pair disappeared 14 days ago, said the couple's behavior had become "increasingly brazen and dangerous."
Twice, the teens were able to evade law officers in Kentucky, the sheriff said. They crashed the first truck they stole and hid in the woods. Then they later stole another truck nearby, Chaffins said.

At one point, the two were spotted at a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, where the teens are thought to have passed two stolen checks, said Manning, South Carolina, Police Chief Blair Shaffer.

Authorities believe they then headed to Georgia and stole a pickup truck from the driveway of a man's home, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. The homeowner said he kept two handguns inside the vehicle that was stolen, Henry County police Lt. Joey Smith said.
Witchy says  lets  hear it  from her  thirteen year-old-son :

She's's thirteen! WOW! Man am I getting old. That said, she'll get a hand slap, because she's way under age. She'll say, I didn't know what I was doing. He forced me, plus told me lies I believed. She's smart enough to look eighteen, and do all that, but dumb enough to be punished. I'm only thirteen. The youth of today are way over the falls, and believe me they know what the score is. They play dumb when it's convenient.

Witchys'  point  of  view :
This is what happens when biology makes mistakes and produces humans with inferior brain capacity. They unfortunately breed and pass on the defective genes to the offspring. Then you have mutants who are already idiots raising mutants to be future idiots.

The result? These two moron teenagers.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

American Sniper's Chris Kyle: His Dangerous Life and Mysterious Death

                                  Chris  and Taya Kyle 
BY MICHELLE TAUBER @michelletauber 

Taya Kyle reveals how American Sniper "brought her husband back to life" and why she trusted Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper. Subscribe now to get instant access to the real story behind Chris Kyle, in this issue of PEOPLE.

With the wide release of American Sniper this weekend, the real-life saga of the film's subject, the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, is under a new spotlight. 

On Thursday the drama, directed by Clint Eastwood, also became an Oscar contender, with six nominations including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay (writer Jason Hall) and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper). 

Chris, who served four tours in Iraq before his death at age 38 in 2013, "was so complicated in so many ways but so simple in other ways," his widow, Taya Kyle, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. 
Here are five things to know about the decorated two-time Silver Star recipient, whose nickname was "the Legend." 

1. He is widely regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.
The Odessa, Texas, native grew up hunting with his father and had uncanny aim as a marksman. He joined the Navy in 1999, and in his bestselling 2012 autobiography upon which the film is based, Kyle wrote about his first long-range kill shot. As depicted in the film's tense trailer, Kyle opened fire as ordered on a woman approaching a group of Marines with a hand grenade. It would be the first of 160 confirmed kills, though Kyle himself pegged the number as much higher. 

"I remember Chris saying that he never knew [what it was like] until that first shot ... that there is no way you know until you are on the gun," says Taya, 40. 

Asked whether he regretted any of his kills, he told D Magazine, "I regret the people I couldn't kill before they got to my boys." 

Still, he told D that he didn't feel like a hero. "I'm just a regular guy," he said. "I just did a job. I was in some badass situations, but it wasn't just me. My teammates made it possible." 

"There's an inaccurate stereotype of these guys, that they love war," says Taya. "I can promise you, they don't love war. But they do love that fight for what they would say is justice for each other." 

2. He was a loving dad and husband.
The father of two "had a huge heart and softness as well as strength," says Taya. "He was such a good dad." 


But she acknowledges that his four deployments were a huge challenge for the family. "It was hard," she says. "These guys don't do it easily. For Chris it was, 'This is what I trained for. I want to go back.' " 
                                      Chris Kyle  and son
3. Before Chris's death, he spoke with Cooper about the movie.
In the early stages of the film's development, "He said if he had a choice of who would direct the movie, it would be Clint Eastwood," Cooper said recently. "And then he had his way." 

Taya also gave Cooper and costar Sienna Miller, who portrays her in the film, email exchanges she shared with Chris while he was deployed. 

"It was incredibly personal and intimate," says Miller. "But what that does is give you a really solid and honest relationship on which to build [the performances]." 

4. He was committed to helping his fellow servicemen.
After returning to civilian life, he found ways to assist others. "Chris used to always talk about how he could be of service at home," Cooper, whose performance Taya calls "eerie" in its similarities to her late husband, said recently. "He would always say, 'Mow a vet's lawn, help them deal with their groceries, do anything.' Any little thing would have a massive impact, so if this [film] can help Chris spread the message he wanted to spread, then we will all have done our job." 

Taya founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to honor her late husband and help enrich military families' relationships. "Anything we can do, I think it's worth it for these guys who have put it all on the line," she says. 

5. He died trying to help a former Marine.
On Feb. 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield took 25-year-old former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to a Texas shooting range after Routh's mother had asked Chris for help with her son, whom she said was suffering from PTSD. Routh allegedly turned his gun on both Chris and Littlefield and is now awaiting trial for capital murder. 

Before he left, "We said, 'I love you,' " recalls Taya. "I said, 'Is everything okay?' And he said, 'Yeah, I just need to get down there and get back.' "

Asked about the irony of his death occurring at home after surviving such brutal odds in combat, Taya, who says she is still grappling with the "big hole" in her heart, replies, "What's so interesting is that I was always such an over thinker anyway. I would worry about him all the time. Even eating so much bacon. And now I'm happy that he ate so much bacon." 
                             Chris Kyle  ready for  a mission