A few clarifications should be noted in a recent article in the U.K. Sunday Times regarding Jean Seberg's son Diego Gary's allegations about the effect of the FBI's smear campaign against his mother:
1. Jean Seberg was not found "naked and wrapped in a blanket" but was wearing a nightgown. Published photos after the discovery of her body led people to believe she was nude.
2. While many have blamed the Los Angeles Times and gossip columnist Joyce Haber's blind item for the FBI-inspired rumor concerning the paternity of Nina, it was actually the Newsweek story which named her, and stated the story as fact, that caused Jean distress.
3. Nina was not buried in a glass coffin. A viewing with an open casket was done in Marshalltown before the funeral took place.
4. Diego mentioned a man named Ahmed Kemal. We don't know who this man was. Diego might have mispoken or the reporter might have taken the name down wrong. Perhaps Diego confused him with Ahmed Hasni, Jean's last lover, or with Hakim Jamal a San Diego Montessori school owner that Jean was previously involved with. Jamal introduced Jean and other celebrities to the Black Pather Party, but neither man mentioned above was a member of the Panthers.
5. The U.S. Midwest was hardly 'improverished' while Jean was growing up, or when she visited Iowa as an adult.
Read the U.K Sunday Times article here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6806429.ece