In December I wrote a short review of this ridiculous conspiracy book, Pipe the Bimbo in Red. I do not recommend this book to anybody, and even hard-core conspiracy freaks will find it hard to accept.
However, Pipe the Bimbo in Red has an interview with Dean Andrew III, the son of Dean Andrews.
There is one major bombshell: (page 121)
Law: Did you ever know Perry Raymond Russo?
Andrews: No, I never did.
Law: He drove a cab.
Andrews: I never met him, you know. I'm sure, I don't know if my father knew him or not. You know ... he was another cab driver. My father ... he did minor work, you know. Well, I mean, okay, this is the thing. Garrison, my father, who else? What were the guys? Regis Kennedy, the FBI guy, Clay Shaw. They knew each other through the war or law school. One of the two or both, you know. And to tell you the truth, I think they're all bisexual, including my father. You know, in those days, you had to have a beard. You know, you couldn't have a career in politics or anything unless you were married. So you had to get married. So that's why I'm saying, except Clay Shaw. Clay Shaw was out of the closet, you know. Everybody knew he was gay. But my father, Jim Garrison. And Garrison, you know, he liked boys. I mean, he was a real pervert. He got arrested twice ... And I know it's true because he made a pass at me at the New Orleans Athletic Club which was an exclusive, you know, athletic club.
It's hard to know if Dean Andrews III is a bullshitter, much like his father. He claims his father was in the hospital in November 1963 with congestive heart failure and that someone came in and injected him with cocaine.
Or, perhaps Dean Andrews III is just claiming a 1970 story about Garrison as his own.
In 1970, Jack Anderson published a column about an allegation that Garrison molested a boy at the New Orleans Athletic Club:
Newark Star-Ledger, February 23, 1970.
The Anderson column ran across the United States except New Orleans.
Here is an excerpt from my book, On the Trail of Delusion -- Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser: (pages 21 - 22 in the Kindle edition)
Others noticed something deeper that might have been driving his war on gay people. In July 1967 Aaron Kohn, head of the Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans, wrote a memorandum on the “emotional incapacity or perhaps insanity” of Jim Garrison. He commented on Garrison’s use of “emotionally disturbed persons (homosexuals, narcotic addicts, sociopaths, extreme neurotics) as witnesses to support his claims and as victims of his prosecutive actions.” Kohn consulted with Dr. Harold Lief, a psychiatrist at Tulane Medical School who told him that “he had already concluded Garrison to be paranoid schizophrenic, based upon his personal contacts with Garrison, his knowledge of Garrison’s extraordinary personal sex life, indicating him to be obsessed with fear of his own active or latent homosexuality, coupled with the use of his prosecutorial power in an attempt to destroy homosexuals.”
Two incidents seem to corroborate the accusation. First, Garrison wrote in his book On The Trail of The Assassins about a 1968 incident at the LA airport. He had been in in the baggage claim area and went to buy a magazine. There were no seats in the waiting section, so he decided to go to the men’s room to read it. While sitting in an empty stall, he said that he heard the door in the adjoining cubicle open and then close. “Within minutes there were six policemen at the entrance to the men’s room … and they started questioning Garrison. He escaped the situation when two women at the rent-a-car counter recognized him.”
It’s hard to know if this really happened. Garrison claimed that he “always went to the men’s room, sat down in a toilet booth, and read a magazine for ten minutes.” Frankly, I’m skeptical. This reminds me of the incident involving Senator Larry Craig in 2007 when he hung out in a stall at the Minneapolis–St. Paul airport and started playing “footsy” with an undercover police officer in the next stall.
A second incident occurred in 1969. Garrison supposedly fondled a thirteen-year-old boy at the New Orleans Athletic Club. Author Patricia Lambert interviewed the victim and his brother in 1993, and they told her that Garrison invited the boy, his older brother, and father into a “slumber room” at the club. The boys weren’t interested, but the father thought he might learn something new about the JFK assassination. The room was dark, and Garrison reached over and touched the boy. The family received a lot of pressure not to pursue the case; an attorney warned them “terrible harm” would come to the boy. Worried about his safety, the family dropped the issue.
Patricia Lambert wrote extensively about fondling case in her book False Witness. She spoke to the actual victim and I have a transcript of her conversation. Lambert also spoke to the victim's brother and I have her memo on that as well.
I can't tell if Dean Andrews III is on the level. But this story is at least consistent with the story that appeared in newspapers in 1970.
Previous Relevant Posts on Homosexuality
A James Phelan article from the Saturday Evening Post which includes Garrison's early belief that the assassination was a homosexual thrill killing.
Morley ignores Garrison's homophobia.
Jamie Kirchick has just published an important article on Oliver Stone, his so-called documentary JFK Revisited, and "his three-decade slander of an innocent man—one who, not coincidentally, happened to be gay."
Even the Boston Phoenix realized that JFK was homophobic.
The FBI was warned in 1967 that Garrison might be running a shakedown operation of homosexuals in New Orleans.
A partial transcript of a conversation between Mark Lane and James Phelan.
Garrison talked about a homosexual plot to kill JFK with Max Lerner.
Alecia Long's book, Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime, is required reading.
Garrison gets upset for all the wrong reasons.
Confidential Magazine in 1968 ran a series, written by a part-time Garrison staffer, about a homosexual conspiracy.
The gay community felt a lot of pressure from Garrison.
The QUICK Magazine Series
An article, supposedly written by Jim Garrison, appeared in the German press, which theorized that a homosexual conspiracy was behind the JFK assassination.
Did Jim Garrison write the QUICK article?
Further clues about the QUICK article.
In another article, Garrison claims that Oswald and Ruby were homosexuals.
Some evidence points to Schiller.
Some evidence points to Gun.
An overview of the evidence that Garrison believed a homosexual plot killed JFK.