Stepping out. Hollywood star Robert Wagner made a rare appearance in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31, marking his first public outing since new allegations have been made against him regarding the mysterious death of his ex-wife, actress Natalie Wood.
Wagner, 89, looked casual in a plaid, button down shirt and an orange sweater tied around his neck with dark slacks and sneakers. He was spotted leaving Mr Chow in Beverly Hills with his wife, Jill St. John. The former Bond girl, 78, also sported a casual look for their dinner date.
The Austin Powers star was married to Wood twice from 1957 to 1962, and then again 1972 to 1981, up until her mysterious death. Wood, who was best known for her roles in the 1961 classic West Side Story and the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, drowned on November 28, 1981, after allegedly arguing with Wagner on board their boat while the couple was vacationing near Catalina, California.
But in October 2018, their boat captain Dennis Davern made his most recent accusation against Wagner. Davern claimed that Wagner held him captive under the watch of bodyguards for a year after the actress’s mysterious death. During an installment of the podcast Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death Of Natalie Wood, Davern claimed that Wagner took into a room the minute he got to his home.
“The morning I got to Robert Wagner’s house from being picked up at the Long Beach Harbor there were a lot of people at the house and I was taken right up to Robert Wagner’s bedroom where his lawyer Paul Ziffren was. They told me directly face to face, this is going to be our story, this is what we’re going to say,” Davern claimed. “The story was that when Natalie went missing that she must have gone outside her state room because the dinghy was banging against the hull of the boat and she couldn’t sleep so she tried to retie the dinghy, and she must have slipped and fell in the water.”
In February 2018, Wagner was officially named a person of interest in the case. “We have a lot of evidence that tends to point to a very suspicious death and would certainly indicate the possibility of foul play,” L.A. Sheriff’s Detective Ralph Hernandez said during a world exclusive interview on Fatal Voyage. “The problem is, while we can prove the events that led up to the argument at the back of the boat, ultimately, we can’t prove how she ended up in the water. Without [Wagner’s] interview, without his cooperation, we may never get to that truth.”
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