Patty Hearst

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Biopic Canned After Patty Hearst Lashes Out

She accused Fox film of 'romanticizing my rape and torture'

(Newser) - Twentieth Century Fox has canned a movie about Patty Hearst's 1974 kidnapping after she accused it of "romanticizing my rape and torture." In a Thursday statement, Hearst said the film based on Jeffrey Toobin's 2016 biography of her, including details of her kidnapping and indoctrination into... More »

Patty Hearst's Dog Wins Group at Westminster

'People move on,' infamous heiress says

(Newser) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news yesterday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show. The Shih Tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Hearst is the granddaughter of William... More »

Ex-SLA Leader Released From Prison

'70s radical Sara Jane Olson caught in '99; some say got off easy

(Newser) - The strange saga of Sara Jane Olson, from ‘70s agitator to bank robber to housewife, ended today when she was released from prison in California after serving seven years, CNN reports. Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army—best known for kidnapping Patty Hearst—fled in 1976 after... More »

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