CHARLES MANSON: Follower Squeaky Fromme still loves cult leader
Brad Hunter
May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019 5:17 PM EDT
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme under arrest for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Gerald Ford. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme never stopped loving Charlie.
Charlie being cult maniac Charles Manson who is now happily planted in the California dirt.
He died in prison in 2017 at the age of 83.
Fromme — a devout follower of Manson and wannabe presidential assassin — told ABC News that Manson still has her under his spell.
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“Was I in love with Charlie? Yeah, oh yeah, oh, I still am, still am. I don’t think you fall out of love,” she said on the ABC special Manson Girls, which aired Tuesday.
“I feel very honoured to have met him, and I know how that sounds to people who think he’s the epitome of evil.”
Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in 1969. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson’s Family took a chainsaw to the chilled out vibe of southern California in the summer of 1969.
At Manson’s behest, followers butchered a number of people — including actress Sharon Tate — in a sickening orgy of blood.
While Fromme was one of the cult leaders most devoted followers, the 70-year-old actually didn’t take part in the series of murders.
She did try to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975 but was thwarted by Secret Service agents.
Fromme was eventually paroled in 2009 and relocated to Marcy, N.Y., north of Utica, where she lives with her ex-jailbird boyfriend.
Like many of the other hippy girls that congregated around the madman, Fromme was still a teen.
Family member Squeaky Fromme says shes still in love with Charles Manson. SCREENGRAB/ ABC
“My father and I, we argued one night and he said, ‘Get out and don’t ever come back,’” Fromme said.
“I hitchhiked to a place in Venice. … I thought maybe somebody would take me in … and here comes Charlie.”
But she said Manson never forced her to anything she didn’t want to.
“He said, ‘I can’t make up your mind for you.’ That’s why I went with him. And he never did make up my mind for me,” she said.
“These stories that have come out about his ordering people to do things … [he] never ordered me.”
As a sign of her devotion, Fromme carved an “X” on her forehead during Manson’s trial.