July 3, 2011
Moldea responds to
Jerry Policoff's false statements about Greg Stone and his
Copyright © 2011 by Dan E. Moldea
2005, JFK/RFK conspiracy investigator Jerry Policoff published a
I don't think Greg thought he
"let the case down." I really feel Al Lowenstein was almost his
life (Al could have that effect on people). After Al died Greg's
mission was to get a book of his speeches et al published (which
course he did), and to take the pursuit of the RFK case as far
could. The last time I saw him he expressed a real sense of
accomplishment in having helped force the LAPD to release what
of their evidence. He also told me that he did not believe there
anything else he could do on the case and that he needed to get
from it. I only realized later what he was telling me. I thought
time that he was telling me he had decided to get on with his
the case also was a hard pill for
Greg to swallow. They had been close friends and associates on
case, and Greg felt a real sense of betrayal when Moldea's book
up supporting a lone assassin hypothesis.
had told Greg's sister he planned to
attend. He did not attend, instead calling Greg's sister again
telling her that he just could not handle it.
not believe Moldea really thought
that Sirhan was a lone assassin. I can only speculate at
motivations were for writing such a book. Based on what
told me about how broken up Moldea was over Greg's suicide,
I would not
be surprised if he was a bit overwhelmed by guilt. I am not
Moldea contributed to Greg's suicide, but Greg certainly
In the end though, I really think Greg lost the will to
when Al Lowenstein died. We had a close mutual friend (she had
been a close friend of Lowentsein) who told me more than once
was very worried about Greg. I think she saw it coming.
regard to Policoff's claim that I was too "broken up" to attend
funeral-- the simple fact is that on February 5, 1991,
I flew from Washington, D.C. to Columbus, Ohio, where I rented a
and drove to Otway, Ohio. I went to the funeral home where
body was being viewed. I stayed for several hours and paid
respects to Greg's family and friends, including Greg's sister.
Columbus and flew back to
Washington. Consequently, it is a lie to say that I called
sister and told her that I could not attend because I "just could
regardless of what Policoff thinks, I genuinely believe and have
that Sirhan Sirhan killed Senator Robert Kennedy--and that he
Moldea’s second reply to Policoff’s continuing false statements (July 11):
In the first paragraph of his response to my reply to his false allegations against me, Jerry Policoff, speaking of his previous statement about me, insists, “Every word is true. . . .”
That is a lie.
Please note that Policoff has already altered his original claim that Greg felt betrayed by my 1995 “book,” which Policoff now realizes was published four years after Stone’s death. With that truth discredited, Policoff now claims that the source of my alleged betrayal of Greg Stone resulted “from an article you had recently published where you had made a major retreat from your previous conspiracy beliefs.”
That is not just a lie. It is also a provable lie. Prior to Greg Stone’s suicide in January 1991, I had never published a book, an article, an essay, a poem, or anything else in which I “made a major retreat” from my belief at that time—that two guns had been fired at the crime scene. In fact, I did not begin my “retreat” from that position until my third and final interview with Sirhan Sirhan on June 5, 1994—over three years after Greg’s death.
Policoff claims, “I do not recall exactly where that article appeared, but I have no doubt I can find it if I look for it.”
spoke with Greg's sister, Dr. Jennifer
Stone, who clearly remembers that I came to the funeral home
Ohio—contrary to Policoff’s original claim, which is
lie. In fact, that was where she and I first met.
like many other people, I was very upset about Greg's death, but
did not stop me from coming to Otway to pay my respects.
If there was any question as to whether I was at the funeral home or not—especially when Policoff used it, in part, for such a cruel and harsh allegation against me—all he had to do was call and ask me. I am quite easy to find.
Finally, I attempted to avoid all of this by calling Policoff at his home to discuss and resolve this matter. When Policoff did not return my call, I posted my self-defense.
any reasonable person will
agree that Policoff’s suggestion that my actions might have led
by my friend, Greg Stone, to commit suicide is as irresponsible