Editors correction: The original story detailed claims by a self-professed ‘entertainment lawyer’ that Poltergeist child star Heather O’Rourke was raped and murdered by Hollywood studio executives.
Upon review of the evidence available, there is no proof that the person making the claims is an entertainment lawyer.
Furthermore, the claims he makes contain a number of inconsistencies that raise doubts about their accuracy and prove the opposite of the article’s claim.
1/ Heather was at home in Lakeside, California, the day before she died. She was not in Hollywood as the original source claimed.
2/ Heather was conscious when paramedics arrived, contrary to the claims put forth in the original article.
3/ Heather’s parents sued the doctors who had earlier misdiagnosed her with Crohn’s disease, missing the bowel blockage that ultimately led to her death.
Due to these facts, we have retracted the original story.