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NATALIE: BEVERLY HILLS CAPTIVE - EP9
"Rj didn't complain that was part of the problem. I I wished he had expressed his resentment but instead. He kept up a cheerful exterior. Sometimes I waited for him to complain plane or start a fight but his calm exterior remained intact his coolness drove me frantic because I was used to the emotional intensity of my parents. The happiest times in our marriage occurred when we were aboard. RJ's yacht usually on cruises to Catalina Island without other people hello and welcome to chapter nine a fighter voyage the mysterious death of naturally. I'm your host Dylan. How the day after Natalie Wood's tragic death Robert Agi Wagga was back home in Beverly Hills as the world mourns one of the most famous and beloved actresses to grace the Silverscreen. Rj remained isolated in his mansion focused on controlling the narrative surrounding Natalie's debt flanked by he's high powered Hollywood attorney and boat Captain Dennis Devon Agyei made sure that the rule telling the same story in an effort to keep suspicion of foul play away from him in this episode. We'll hear a stunning first person is an account from Dennis who claims it. Rj held him captive under the watch of bodyguards for over a year after Natalie's death. We'll also he knew details about how he moved on and quickly with yet another famous. Hollywood actress and finally we dissect the disturbing disturbing and extreme measures that Algi took against Natalie's aren't parents and sister Lana immediately following Natalie's funeral but first. Let's begin with Denisova the morning I got a Robert Wagner's house from being picked up the Long Beach Harbor. There were a lot of people at the house. I was taking right up to Robert Wagner's bedroom where his lawyer Paul dippers was there and he told me they call me directly face to face. This is GonNa be our story. Is this well. We're GONNA say you're going to be appointed to one of our lawyers and Mrs what are stories going to be. The story was that when when Natalie went missing that she must have gone outside her stateroom 'cause the dinghy was banging against the whole boat and and she she couldn't sleep leap so she tried to retie Dane and she must have slipped and fell in the water and maybe she bumped her head ahead on the swim platform and then wants to split water. Nobody knew anything she was gone. She was missing Dennis soon. Found out that sticking to a certain story was not all that would be required of him by Jay and he's entourage Dennis was asked and agreed to stay at the Wagner Hon and thinking he would be of comfort to R. J. and the girls as well and I was to stay living at the house there was because I felt like like maybe RJ myself. We needed each other. the housekeeper. Willie mays she was very very kind fine with me at all the way before that and at that time she was you know wants to make me as comfortable as possible and you know. I guess they felt like and they they needed me to have some kind of you. Know somebody around me while the girls and all those who love Natalie were in mourning. Rj made choices that many found odd choices included a stunning new love interest. It was shortly after the funeral one. Actually it was during the funeral. Joe Saint John was there and they they did spend a lot of time together. You'll say Johnston pretty quickly. She's Monte ruling CO author of Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendor him. I don't know if Robert Wagner was previously having a relationship with chill Saint John Before Natalie's death but I do know that one of the first people on the scene after Natalie's death at the home was Jill Saint John and did not stop. She was scare for Natalie's wake almost every day afterward. He moved on real fast after Natalie Staff he was seeing Joe Saint John Within two weeks after Natalie Staff. Their official date for dating was Valentine's Day nineteen eighteen eighty two so that's officially ten weeks after Natalie's death which is still quite soon after losing the supposed love. It'll be your life. It's hard to place judgment on anyone's actions. After losing a loved one that moving on from the love of you live just wake softer does beg the question. Just how much did Natalie really mean to Agyei J and Jill Saint John would eventually marry on May Twenty Sixth of of Nineteen Ninety and I remain married today but I can't help it. Wanda Eve Jill like Natalie and Barbara stanwyck before her is just another a woman who are Jay has used he's on gang ironically someone who has been repeatedly accused of using Agyei and the story of Natalie's death but there is strong evidence to suggest that like Natalie Dennis too was a victim of objects it was more or less like he knew that I was in his house and he knew that I couldn't go anywhere because there was people at the front door you know because there was a lot of media out there on cannon drive off seemingly wasn't taking any chances and kept Dennis away from a Ravenous S. press who will Hungary any additional details that could help explain what had happened to nationally and as a tactic Cape Dennis happy and quiet. Jay made sure there was plenty of alcohol listen about keeping me in their house if I don't get out to anybody and start talking to anybody. That's the bottom line was yeah. I mean that's what it was and and and to wake up in the morning dentist. You WanNa have a bloody Mary yeah that sounds good afternoon. Hey here I am. I'm GONNA Beautiful House. In Beverly Hills you know from a little one bedroom being shared by two other guys in marina a dollar rate. You know it's like you know it's like wow this is really bad. Rj attempted to Mike Dennis feel like an extended vacation and and although Dennis did enjoy the perks at first he didn't take long for him to feel trapped was dennis a guest or worse a prisoner he would go to work or something. It'd be left there. I'd be left there by myself. I lay down take nap could maybe go out to the pool. You know what I mean I was. I was like I was. I was living like Oh. This is great. I'll go by the pool. I was like you know I can't go anywhere. What what am I. GonNa do like I couldn't really go anywhere. I believe I only got out of that house. A few times I mean I I was. I was starting to really feel claustrophobic. You know like at nighttime when I would go to my room. You know if I felt like I want to go downstairs or or maybe just you know just move around. I I really couldn't do that because the the first time I put my hand on the doorknob of the bedroom that I was in it was like a magnetic locks they wouldn't allow me to open the door and small TV in there and I. It was just like it was just like I was in prison. He knew that I could really go outside because there was a bodyguard on the outside of the door the revelation that Dennis was literally locked in his room inside. RJ's hone and under around the clock surveillance does seem outrageous. How could this have happened. Actually my girlfriend came a knock on the door there one time and RJ bodyguards his name was Joey Vein and she. She told him if she says she's all WanNa see dense and he says well he's he. He can't see him right now. He's he's busy. She was real spunky and became back gets. You need to see Dennis right now and that's when I told them unless you know I need to go. See my girlfriend to chill out a little bit. See my girlfriend you you know and that's why they took mayor there. When I was spending some time with their I mean we're sitting Lou Room here. Just join ourself and also the banging on the door comes. We have to go now. Let's won't Damascene. You know kind of just been here for like a half an hour this now we gotta go now you know. I said hey wait. Can you know my girlfriend got a little upset. They literally grabbed me by my neck and literally drag me by my neck down the sidewalk and threw me in their car and took me back to Wagner's house. I was like man. This is just getting to be wait too much. Dennis knew he was in trouble at the time he confided in just one person he's close friend. Marty Rulli who explains explains when he was told say nothing he went along with it but deep down he knew he he wouldn't be able to live with that. He was very afraid he he in his mind deep inside he knew what Wagner's capable of and you know he's thinking will I be next Jay was getting more desperate by the day to keep the press from finding any potential cracks in his story had to keep Dennis in line on message and under control in an effort to do so. Rj Hollywood card and Got Dennis a job on his popular up your TV show heart-to-heart Agyei thought he could buy Dennis's silence Frank West more he was like Rj's like like right hand man and he says you need to get him to do something because it's not good him just being idle all that time he said you get him. Let's get him in the in the screen actors guild and you get him into being the extra and you get them on you. Get them on heart to heart is the benefit him because you know what if there was the benefit me. It would have been more than just a job being an extra. I mean at that time. Extra is paying seventy six dollars a day and if he was doing something benefit me he would have given me like some bit parts for something like that. You know that would have benefited me because then you would would be making some money life is TV extra wasn't working out and Dennis desperately missed the live he had previously working in and around boats so so without Jay's approval he began to do basic maintenance on the splendor but that also became a source of stress for Dennis. I felt like I was in real danger a few times in regards to Robert Wagner because I remember I recall one time when knows stranger. It came down to the dock and he's nice. He said he said you know he's gotTa be aware of what would make him say something like that and it just made my stomach. Khan and drop and then another time I got a phone call and I wish I remember the guy's name and he told me is you know you you you you better what very careful and things you say and I thought Oh my God i. I thought I think I started to think of myself. This is something you see on TV where you know somebody's getting a their their life threatened and you know my stomach just got all he really really butterflies and I thought I think is trying to tell me something here. You know as a matter of fact I kinda still still feel that way if something ever happened I'm sure they can pinpoint why it happened in and through. Did you know so I mean if something happens. It happens The day I left Dr Wagner's house he gave me a check for six thousand dollars and he said you can probably use this. Get Your own apartment and maybe see if you can start out on your own now and they left with a six thousand dollar cheque and that was like Kay Dennis. You're on your own and that's the last last we ever contacted each other. though Dennis had left Los Angeles and was now away from Agi. In the accompanying media spotlight he remained deeply scarred by the events that took place that not in nineteen ninety-one around these time Lana was also seeing first hand the Daca more domineering side of her brother-in-law aside side that had frightened her sister on more than one occasion though she had filed to speak to him at his home after the funeral Lana still wanted to make an effort to stay dying touch and remain a family. She loved Courtney. Anna Tasha wanted desperately to stay in their laws but Agyei felt out of the woods. You remember the next time that I made an attempt all of a sudden all my God. It's his birthday is coming up. You and I was worried about him being alone on his birthday because I'm an idiot blatantly idiotic calling the house and Katie Wagner answering the phone I are an and his birthday is coming in and what are we going to do and I'll take him someplace special special and and you come in the kids in the thing and and she said Oh everything's been planned all okay you don't have to worry about anything and I said Oh okay what what's going on and she. She said we're just having a party here and I said okay great what time and she literally said to me. you know it's just GonNa be. RJ's France and I said Yes yes Katie and those were also all Natalie's friends and my friends and she said well around whatever time and and I said fine putting any pride origo aside Lana would attend odd jobs birthday party with a friend at the time Allen and I went and shopped for a gift for him and we went to the House and gave him his gift. Nothing me made it very clear that I was not welcome. There and I don't know why other than okay it's tough. Death is tough and also face that so that was it we went out into the living room and I said I wanNA leave. We're just we left and what about Natalie's daughters Courtney in Asia nothing from the kids no contact nothing. That's title whole life was turned up everything they took away so I at that point started falling apart and things on the went from bad to worse when the issue of Natalie's Fawn will when testament had to be dealt with. I don't think it was until I said to Allen on day. I said I've got to go get get another pair of of black heels because mine are are shot and he said why are you doing that and he said in the in the Will Natalie's left. Did you Oliver Clothing Oliver Firs olive her you know everything and I don't remember how it is. He knew that but I I I can't go there. I can't go to the House I just. I don't know that I can deal with it and he said I'll take care of it. So he called a couple of his friends. WHO's they rented a ban and it took them eight hours to go back and forth earth and I didn't have any place to put these things I went and talked to the mandaric's I was in an apartment. It was a two double level mm-hmm but I went and talked to manager and I said can I but things in the hall 'cause Allen was saying we'll we'll buy hangers and so she said Okay and the top floor I'd opened the door to the hall racks acts of clothing out there and the bottom floor opened the door and Iraq's clothing out there and I couldn't walk to my bed. I had to step around things. My daughter's room was filled with stuff. It was it was more than an entire flirt saks fifth avenue it was it was crazy and some mm-hmm that I remember. It just got to me one day. I said I can't I don't. I don't want anything I don't know what to do. I don't know you know and he would say just pick out a couple of things that's just let's get it out so. I did that basically very few things and he arranged to have the and I honestly don't know what happened with the rest of it but I remember Jake was in the press saying how could she you have sold her sister's clothing. It's funny and I accepted the judgment. I felt badly about myself. It made me feel like how could I have done that and and then I remember back that I was raising my daughter since she was a year and a half old I never got any help. I didn't child support. I wasn't receiving alimony on your anything. I was working to take myself and the kid and I needed money every chance I could get and yet I accepted his saying those things about the because I felt like he was right but what was I supposed to do all that stuff up then all the things that he had of Natalie's he put all up for auction and sold old letters and photos and all these things that that was okay but me and trying to live that wasn't okay. Wow Okay a little double standard. There and those are the times when I become really angry. I remember Rj contacted me through his attorneys saying that he would like all her furs and I said well I'd like to keep I'd like keep one and I said okay I agree to it and he paid me for them. Arch was just just being really cruel had inherited everything else that belong to naturally and yet he felt the need to take away some of a few things she had left Falana the question we have to ask ourselves why once this just another example of Agyei exerting his dominance dominance and he didn't stop there used before her death naturally it purchased an apartment for her mother but RJ had plans for that to rj throughout the one that Natalie had given her because he wanted it for Katie and he'd said she didn't need that big place so she we had that taken away and that was in the will that my mom would would keep that place my mom and Dad but my dad passed away my mom. was given a a monthly salary of two thousand dollars to answer. Rj's Fan Mail so she used to sit with all these photos and right RJ's name do the love she was given the photos she was given the envelope and she was given stamps camps and she would sit and write his name to an love Robert Wagner and put them in an envelope seal them up and we would have to take all those things to the post office and mail them so let's absorb this while Natalie was alive. She took care of him mother but but after she died not only took a home away that made her earn her keep by running his own personal fan club what I know from Natalie's will is that everything was left to Robert Wagner he knew that and you know she made provision for her mother and close being donated to her sister and if the the kids being taken care of by Willie Mae the nanny but all all of her assets and Natalie Wood was the frugal one not only what is the person who saved the millions shed many millions of dollars and many asset and it was all left to Wagner by now lonner understood the message that she was no longer welcome in our world but what happened next. Exclude shock is still. I got a call from an agent Lana Ruin Perkins. I'm like wow how are you how nice what's going on for reference role in Perkin's recently pasta why at the edge of ID Foale and was one of the founding partners of C. I. which is one of the most powerful full Hollywood talent agencies in the world's? We chatted superficially for a couple of minutes. He said I'm going to tell you something and tell you this because I I really like you as a person and I said what and he said stop trying to get a job in production or acting. You've been blacklisted by Robert Wagner. I said he knows that many people who give a good goddamn with our work or not said we got a child to support so I started had calling production companies this like Oh. This is what I worked as a social bruiser but I've been director of development I was. Vp them busy and I did this and this and this and this could and get a job couldn't get a job and didn't have an acting agent anymore because I had hung that up to go into production which I loved loved loved it and then I got the phone call from Rolling Perkins. I never said anything about the blacklisting because there was nothing I could do. It didn't work in the industry but I worked. I worked as a a sales girl at new the. Va furniture is furniture. I worked at a a doll shop and collectibles in sales and opened it and close the store for Adam. I worked at sprint. Guy Did a lot of things so let's get this strike. Lana Wood was also also a rising star and played a bond girl opposite sean connery in diamonds off forever and now she was a shop girl selling dolls and and mobile funds while Lana struggled to build a life for herself. Take care of her daughter and mother the unanswered questions surrounding Natalie's death fell by the wayside as she focused on simply getting by on the other hand. Dennis could not stop thinking about what happened to naturally he had to tell the truth about what he saw and he could no longer keep it a secret about a year and a half after Natalie was gone was the first time that Dennis this said to me there was foul play involved in that at least death and then it took about six months after that where he told me about the bottle smashing smashing and the arguing and that's when I started to go to work on writing and the from the minute I heard that that foul play was involved in Natalie's death. I just felt a blanket of obligation to get the truth out there. I mean Natalie deserved it on the next fatal voyage and I said you know what I think we we need to call somebody. Let's turn on the searchlight to see what you know if we can. Maybe were if we see her something because she's not here. Obviously she's not near. We now need up. There is no. We're not GONNA do that. I says well we have to look for is we're not. GonNa do that as we have to. Call somebody he's. We're not gonNA UNDO that right now. Either what's happened drinking and and think about and I'm thinking the last thing I want to do is have a drink and think about this. You you know there's a woman out there. In the in the freezing cold water fatal voyage is executive produced and hosted by me Dylan Howard and American Media Inc executive produces also include Kelly Ghana and Caroliina Savedra from trifles engineering mixing scoring and original music by Tom Monaghan additional editing by Josh work make sure to subscribe to fight a voyage on Apple Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.