Disturbing new evidence has come to light that "totally changes" the way police are thinking about the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate, it can be revealed.
Tate's husband at the time of her murder, writer and weirdo Roman Polanski, was arrested by police in Switzerland after he arrived there to accept a lifetime achievement award, the "Golden Icon Award", at the Zurich Film Festival.
Despite the arrest and subsequent conviction of several of the Manson family for Miss Tate's grueseome end in 1971, Polanski has long been thought to have played at least some part in her death, and it's this that led to his arrest on 26 September. The death, two days earlier, of the Manson family member, Susan Atkins, appears also to have pricked the film-maker's conscience.
He had been wanted in the US since 1978, purportedly in connection with his guilty plea to a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, a 13-year-old girl, back in 1977, but this now looks to have been a smokescreen.
Polanski fled to France, and was able to evade his US warrant due to France's limited extradition laws with the US. Despite this, an international arrest warrant has been in force since 2005.
Since 26 September, Polanski has been helping Zurich police with their enquiries, and it wouldn't surprise me if they made a film out of it.
It seems that Polanski's 1969 film, Rosemary's Baby, may have had autobiographical overtones, as, although it was written in 1967 by Ira Levin - two years before Tate's death - it would now seem that the book may have been instrumental in Polanski's 'blueprint for the future', and his film documentary evidence of his wrongdoings.
In the film, Rosemary Woodhouse and her young husband, Guy, move into an apartment building with a history of some slightly weird tenants. Their neighbours are the elderly couple, Minnie and Roman Castevet (get it, Roman?)
The young couple plan to have a baby, and that very night, Minnie brings them individual ramekins of chocolate mousse, but Rosemary finds hers has a strange taste, and throws it away after a few tastes. Later, she passes out. She has what she thinks is a dream in which she is raped by a demon (Polanski?).
Rosemary learns she is pregnant, and is due on 6/6/66. The Castevets insist she is looked after by their 'good friend', famous obstetrician Dr. Sapirstein. During her pregnancy, Rosemary experiences severe abdominal pains and weightloss, and craves raw meat and chicken liver. The doctor assures her she has nothing to worry about. At a New Year's Eve party, Roman raises a toast to "1966 - the Year One".
Rosemary eventually gives birth to the Devil's spawn.
The connections between the story and reality are plain to see, but Polanski, say police, probably 'got cold feet' before Tate gave birth, and may have spoken to members of the Manson family about 'terminating the pregnancy'.
Sharon Tate was 8-and-a-half months pregnant when she was murdered. Polanski was conveniently 'out of the country' at the time. Conveniently.