Debra Tate has hit out at the making of a new movie about her sister Sharon Tate’s horrific murder in 1969.
The film, titled “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”, is set to star Hilary Duff as the lead character and is said to be centred on an alleged premonition Sharon had that she and her former boyfriend and hairstylist Jay Sebring would have their throats slit.
However, Sharon’s sister Debra, who was 16 years old at the time of her sibling’s death, has insisted to People that the dream didn’t even happen and that the whole story is a “total fabrication.”
She explained: “It doesn’t matter who it is acting in it – it’s just tasteless. It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event.
“I know for a fact she did not have a premonition — awake or in a dream — that she and Jay would have their throat cut. I checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky.”
The 65-year-old added, “It would have been nice if someone had contacted me.”
Sharon Tate was married to director Roman Polanski and was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with their first child when she was murdered by the Manson Family cult. The actress was stabbed repeatedly.
Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent were also killed at her house that night.
Debra’s comments come after Hilary Duff took to Instagram to share a picture of herself as Sharon, confirming she’d taken on the role in the upcoming flick.