Daughter of Marilyn Monroe, JFK Comes Forward-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A report that a woman who claims to be the child of Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy has come forward has gone viral.
A new report that the daughter of Marilyn Monroe and JFK has come forward is false, just like previous ones.
The most recent report started with a fake news website called World News Daily Report. A story appearing under the headline, “Woman Claims She is the Daughter of Marilyn Monroe and JFK,” reports:
Burbank, California| A 53-year old woman has presented a paternity action lawsuit this morning before the California state court, alleging that she is the biological daughter of Marilyn Monroe and former President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Gladys Baker Morris spent most of her life believing that Marilyn Monroe’s cousin, Meredith Baker, was her biological mother. In March 2014, while on her deathbed, her “mother” told her that she had actually been adopted, and that her biological parents were incredibly famous.
A middle-aged woman who looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe appears with the story, and it’s supposedly Gladys Baker Morris. But the woman in the photo is actually Susan Griffins, a California woman who has made millions impersonating Marilyn Monroe in movies, TV shows and ads. She does not claim to be the daughter of Marilyn Monroe and JFK, for the record.
And if the fictional story of Gladys Baker Morris coming forward as the daughter of Marilyn Monroe and JFK sounds familiar, it should. Multiple people have claimed Marilyn Monroe and JFK as their parents over the years, but none of them have proven true.
The story of Gladys Baker Morris was first published in February 2016, and it was quickly shared thousands of times on social media sites. Taken out of context, many were led to believe that the story was true. However, a quick read of World News Daily Reports’ disclaimer shows that the website identifies itself as satire, which means it’s not a credible news source:
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.
So, don’t believe the latest rumor that a love child of Marilyn Monroe and JFK has come forward.