white actress Jean Seberg was RUINED by the FBI because they claimed that her baby daddy was a BLACK PANTHER (eventually led to her mysterious death)

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The scene was tragic.

A casket covered with lilies, daisies, and yellow roses. A stunned and muted crowd of hundreds gathered at Paris’s Montparnasse Cemetery, Friday, September 14, 1979.

The mourners were there to bid farewell to Jean Seberg, internationally renowned actress, activist, and reluctant celebrity. Among those present were her young son Diego and his father (Jean’s former husband), notable French author and diplomat Romain Gary.


Parisian police had declared her death a suicide, the result of alcohol and barbiturate poisoning. But the coroner was more cautious, at first issuing a report of “probable suicide” with “unresolved questions,” and then the following year filing charges for “persons unknown” who may have been involved in her death.

Tragedy had followed Jean’s brief life (and Jean and Romain’s brief years together).
Plucked out of Midwestern USA obscurity (and in competition with 18,000 other hopefuls), Jean was cast as Joan D’Arc for Otto Preminger’s 1956 big-budget screen adaptation, Saint Joan. It was not a happy debut. Critics savaged her performance as “lackluster,” and the film failed commercially.


But fast-forward a few years and fate had seemingly reversed. Resident in Paris and married to a French lawyer, Jean was cast by Jean-Luc Godard (a Preminger fan) in A Bout de Souffle
(aka Breathless), a 1960 film that would define French New Wave cinema. The film was a resounding success, and Jean Seberg was declared “the best actress in Europe” (from no less an authority than François Truffaut), providing her with years of screen work on an appreciative continent.


Come 1964, and Jean returned to Hollywood to star in a string of films, including Lilith, musical Paint Your Wagon, and aviation/disaster potboiler Airport. During this period, Seberg became involved in a number of progressive political causes, donating time and money to civil rights and Native American groups. She displayed a particular affinity for the Black Panthers, donating large sums of money and becoming close friends with many in the group’s leadership.

Evidence exists that J. Edgar Hoover was personally aggrieved by Seberg fraternizing with the Black Panthers, as a blonde Aryan Hollywood icon, her “racial betrayal” was deemed

It was this last relationship that particularly irked FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Evidence exists that Hoover was personally aggrieved by Seberg fraternizing with the Black Panthers, as a blonde Aryan Hollywood icon, her “racial betrayal” was deemed acutely unacceptable.


The Bureau began a smear campaign against Jean, with Hoover reporting directly to President Richard Nixon on the matter. According to declassified 1970 FBI memos (some reproduced here), it was decided to insinuate via “friendly contacts” in the press that the then-pregnant Seberg had not conceived with her husband (Romain Gary) but in fact been impregnated by a member of the Black Panther leadership (specifically Raymond Hewitt).

The aim of the COINTELPRO operation was the “neutralization” of Seberg, and to “cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her image with the public.” COINTELPRO was a secret FBI program that ostensibly ran from 1956 to 1971, targeting “subversives” and “dissidents,” infiltrating and disrupting domestic and grass-roots political organizations.


Accordingly, the manufactured rumor appeared in gossip writer Joyce Haber’s August 21, 1970, column in the Los Angeles Times. The story was then syndicated into Newsweek and many other publications.

Upon reading the report, Jean went into premature labor, and her daughter Nina was stillborn just two days later. Heavily traumatized, Jean held an open-casket funeral in her hometown (Marshalltown, Iowa) to disprove the slander. The baby was White and claimed by Romain as his.
Gary and Seberg sued Newsweek for defamation, prevailed in a Paris court, winning damages and a belated retraction.

The FBI’s malicious behavior did not end there, however. Jean suffered years of politically motivated burglaries, wiretapping, stalking and (in what is surely an incredible example of malevolent institutional overreach) international surveillance from U.S. military intelligence, U.S. Secret Service, and CIA, among others. In 1980, the L.A. Times published transcripts of her wiretapped Swiss phone calls.


After her death, Romain Gary would reveal the extent of Jean’s trauma; she was left barely functional by the FBI’s assault, unable to work, and reportedly attempting suicide on every anniversary of her daughter Nina’s death. Numerous death threats led her to hire two bodyguards, and soon her mental health deteriorated rapidly. One source reports that Seberg claimed her refrigerator was spying on her and she would converse with it in the middle of the night.

In the tumult, Jean and Romain had separated, but Gary was still deeply concerned with Seberg’s plight. According to extent correspondence between the pair, the 1971 film Kill! is the direct result of Romain’s desperate desire to see Jean working and functional again. He felt a new project with an international social conscience and major stars might replenish Jean’s self esteem and career (rumors circulated that she was on an unofficial Hollywood blacklist). Romain’s repute as an oft-awarded novelist and Jean’s star power enabled Kill! to happen quickly; Romain penned the script and directed across the shoot’s exotic locales (including Yemen and Afghanistan).

In many ways, the postscript to Kill! is a troubled one. Jean’s mysterious death in Paris in 1979 and Romain’s tortured suicide by gunshot to the head a year later (soon after the anniversary of Jean’s funeral) are moments etched in tragedy.

The circumstances of Jean’s death have never been satisfactorily explained
. Romain declared on September 10 in an anguished press conference that he suspected foul play, and for the first time publicly, denounced the FBI for hounding them for years. Suspicions fell on twenty-nine-year-old Algerian actor Ahmed Hasni, who had become Jean’s consort just before her death. Parisian police admitted to searching for Hasni for almost a year with no result—he had disappeared completely after quickly selling Jean’s apartment, possessions, and diaries (he has never resurfaced). Those close to Jean disliked him and questioned his motives and links to drug trafficking.

Hasni had reported Jean missing ten days before her body was found. Judge Guy Joly noted that when found (oddly in her own unlocked car just around the corner from her apartment, yet unnoticed for over a week), Seberg’s naked corpse had an alcohol content twice the amount that would have rendered her comatose (opening the obvious questions of how she got to the car itself, let alone ingested significant quantities of barbiturates and drove in that state). In some ways, Hasni gives the appearance of being the classic intelligence operative—flamboyant with underworld links and an almost magical ability to disappear when necessary.

Tortured by Jean’s fate, Romain Gary kept her room in their 108 rue du Bac apartment untouched, Jean’s letters and clothes scattered across the floor as they were the day she left. Visitors tell of Romain’s rage at the years of clandestine FBI harassment, pounding the table expounding on Jean’s torment to any who would listen.


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[FONT=&amp]There is no shortage of tragic stories in Hollywood’s history. Jean Seberg’s is just one of them. Even so, there is something particularly poignant about her story because she appeared to have the world at her feet until [/FONT][FONT=&amp]someone at the FBI decided to wreck her life and her health by orchestrating a deliberate smear campaign that ultimately led to her death.

[FONT=&amp]On 27 April 1970 a letter was sent from the FBI’s Racial Intelligence Section to the Bureau’s Director J. Edgar Hoover, requesting permission to arrange for Miss Seberg to be attacked on a personal basis and in print.


Because in the late sixties she had provided financial support to a number of groups, in particular the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Panther Party. Her name had appeared on a list of celebrities who contributed to the Black Panthers, her contribution being estimated at around $10,500. She also supported a Native American school group called the Meskawi Bucks, happily outlaying $500 for children’s basketball uniforms. [/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]But it was her connection to the Black Panthers that caused her to be targeted by the FBI. The Bureau’s accusation (completely unfounded) named [/FONT][FONT=&amp]Black Panther leader Raymond Hewt as the father of her unborn baby girl.[/FONT][FONT=&amp] Below are the two letters, one from an FBI agent to Director J. Edgar Hoover, the other Hoover’s response:

J. Edgar Hoover


[FONT=&amp]‘Bureau permission is requested to publicize the pregnancy of Jean Seberg, well-known movie actress, by (name deleted) Black Panther (BPP) (deleted) by advising Hollywood ‘Gossip Columnists’ in the Los Angeles area of the situation[/FONT][FONT=&amp]. It is felt that the possible publication of Seberg’s plight could cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her image with the general public.
It is proposed that the following letter from a fictitious person be sent to local columnists:

[FONT=&amp]‘I was just thinking about you and remembered I still owe you a favor. So, —– I was in Paris last week and ran into Jean Seberg, who was heavy with baby. I thought she and Romaine (sic) had gotten together again, but she confided the child belonged to (deleted) of the Black Panthers, one (deleted). The dear girl is getting around! Anyway, I thought you might get a scoop on the others. Be good and I’ll see you soon.’[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]“Usual precautions would be taken by the Los Angeles Division to preclude identification of the Bureau as the source of the letter if approval is given.”
[FONT=&amp]A transcript of the Director’s letter of approval, dated 5/6/70:

[FONT=&amp]‘Reairtel requests Bureau authority to forward a letter from a fictitious person to Hollywood, California, gossip columnists to publicize the pregnancy of Jean Seberg, well-known white movie actress, by (deleted) BPP (deleted), to possibly cause her embarrassment and tarnish her image with the general public. Information from (deleted) indicated that Seberg was four months pregnant by (deleted). To protect the sensitive source of information from possible compromise and to insure the success of your plan, [/FONT] [FONT=&amp] Bureau feels it would be better to wait approximately two additional months until Seberg’s pregnancy would be obvious to everyone. I[/FONT] [FONT=&amp] f deemed warranted, submit your recommendation at that time.’[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]1 – San Francisco[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]JFM: drl[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]Jean Seberg has been a financial supporter of the BPP and should be neutralized. Her current pregnancy by (deleted) while still married affords an opportunity for such effort. The plan suggested by Los Angeles appears to have merit except for the timing since the sensitive source might be compromised if implemented prematurely. A copy is designated to San Francisco since its sensitive source coverage is involved.[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]May 8 1970.


Enter gossip columnist Joyce Haber. In 1968 the Los Angeles Times named her as successor to Hedda Hopper who had shuffled off this mortal coil in 1966. Haber was a propagandist, an acid-tongued, poor man’s version of Hopper. A child of the industry, she had once appeared in three ‘Our Gang’ features when she was a six year old.

Soon after the FBI ‘go ahead’, she published the fictional story about Seberg and put in motion the events that would lead to the actress’s suicide in 1979. Referring to the actress as ‘Miss A’, but clearly identifying her as the blonde star of a big musical movie (which was, of course, Paint Your Wagon), Haber wrote of Jean’s pregnancy adding, ‘Papa’s said to be a rather prominent Black Panther.’

Three weeks later Newsweek openly named Jean as the expectant mother. The next morning she went into premature labor and the baby (a girl) died three days later. Jean and her husband, novelist and former French diplomat Romain Gary, sued Newsweek and won an out of court settlement. Haber meanwhile refused to acknowledge any awareness of an FBI involvement, saying she was tipped off about Seberg and the un-named Black Panther by an editor she chose not to identify. Back in her hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa, a shattered Jean held a funeral for her baby. An open casket showed reporters the dead girl’s white skin, dispelling the ‘Black Panther father’ slur once and for all. Years later Gary would state that the child was, in fact, fathered by a student revolutionary named Carlos Navarro, a young man with whom Jean had a brief affair during a bumpy segment of the marriage.

[FONT=&amp]Throughout the seventies she continued to be hounded by the FBI. Her home was broken into several times and she was ‘stalked’ by agents wherever she went. The Bureau’s own files admit she was wiretapped on a permanent basis wherever she and Gary happened to live. After her death the [/FONT]Los Angeles Times[FONT=&amp] published logs of her Swiss wire-tapped phone calls. FBI records also show that J Edgar Hoover regularly kept President Richard Nixon and his cronies informed about her and the Bureau’s ongoing persecution program.

[FONT=&amp]Gary said that his wife tried to kill herself each year on the anniversary of their daughter’s death. She had become dangerously unstable. He was certain their baby’s death, the Haber story, and the endless harassment had unhinged her and made her psychotic.

In July 1979 she was restrained as she attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Paris train. Yet it seemed to be only a matter of time. A month later she died alone. Nine days after she went missing Jean Seberg’s decomposing corpse was found, wrapped in a blanket in the back seat of her Renault, not far from her Paris apartment. An empty bottle of barbiturates and a suicide note accompanied her remains. The note was to her son. It read: ‘Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves.’


[FONT=&amp]Six days after her body was discovered the FBI released a statement admitting the Bureau’s defamation of the dead actress, simultaneously distancing itself from the practices of the Hoover era. He had died in 1972. The Freedom of Information Act gave them little choice. The incriminating letters were now public. Few believed the Bureau had mended its ways, anyway, convinced that those practices simply fell under the banner of ‘investigation’ these days. [/FONT][FONT=&amp]In December 1980 Romain Gary also took his own life.[/FONT][FONT=&amp]

[FONT=&amp]Jean died at the age of 40, just a decade after starring in the movie version of the musical [/FONT]Paint Your Wagon[FONT=&amp] alongside Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. She and Eastwood were said to have had a brief romance while the picture was being shot. Maybe, maybe not. If she was alive today she would be 76, not quite as old as Clint who has hit 85 and is still going strong. Jean Seberg was beautiful, talented and smart, with the world at her feet, yet it all came to nothing in the end. One wonders if Hoover, Haber, [/FONT]Newsweek[FONT=&amp], or any of the Bureau agents connected with her troubled demise ever felt a shred of guilt over it. My guess? Probably not.[/FONT]
Oct 20, 2016
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Did all the black panther men have white or mixed wives. Rip to her but the black pathner men have been exposed so many times and im so over that "organization"
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Jul 29, 2007
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Murdering social activists, squashing any alliances between people of color, destroying white people who show empathy for other races, planting drugs in black communities, supporting the police state = business as usual for the US Govt
Schoolin' Heaux
Jul 8, 2012
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how was hoover passing cause them edges :e1_25:

I thought his dad was "mixed"

think its been all but damn near proven that Hoover's black kinfolk were some high yella people down in Mississippi not too far from New Orleans and his Daddy was adopted by some white folks passing for white since slavery days or because he could pass for white and they moved to Washington DC.

Something like that....its been all but formally proven. McComb, MS is also where Britney Spe@rs family is originally from and I've been hearing for 20 years that one or both of her parents are passing or come from a line of folks who passed. Whites who are passing have these distinctive high bridge funny looking noses and droopy eyelids...see Britney and Heather Locklear before nose jobs for reference.

John Edgar Hoover was born on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C., to Anna Marie (née Scheitlin; 1860–1938), who was of Swiss-German descent, and Dickerson Naylor Hoover, Sr. (1856–1921), who was of English and German ancestry. Hoover's maternal great-uncle, John Hitz, was a Swiss honorary consul general to the United States.[SUP][8][/SUP] Hoover did not have a birth certificate filed upon his birth, although it was required in 1895 Washington. Two of his siblings had certificates, but Hoover's was not filed until 1938, when he was 43.[h=1]J. Edgar Hoover's parents, Anna Marie Scheitlin and Dickerson Naylor Hoover. Both were in their 30's when the future FBI Director was born on Jan. 1, 1895[/h]

Now y'all know damned well that is a sign the mother was infertile and Hoover was most likely adopted as an illegitimate offspring of somebody else...last I read he was born in or near New Orleans. He's probably some important rich white man's child by a mixed race black woman. Either that or he is the mother's child by a mulatto black man she had an affair with in D.C. He damned for sure isn't fully white. I wish they'd dig his ass up and do DNA ancestry testing on his bones. Racist fucker.

Disclaimer: Not claiming this fool.

McGhee said: “In the late 1950s, I was a young girl growing up in rural McComb, Mississippi. A story had been passed down through several generations that the land we lived on was owned by the Hoover family. My grandfather told me that this powerful man, Edgar, was his second cousin, and was passing for white. If we talked about this, he was so powerful he could have us all killed. I grew up terrified about all this.”
But later as an educator and researcher she unearthed enough information by digging through altered court records, oral interviews with both white and black Hoovers and the help of licensed genealogists to substantiate the rumors she had heard as a child that Hoover was a relative. “Because of Edgar’s anti-black history, I am not proud of this lineage but history must be based on truth,” she said.

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