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Carradine's Ex -- He Spent Days Planning Bondage

6/8/2009 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David CarradineAnother woman from David Carradine's past is talking about the actor's penchant for auto-erotica -- claiming he would spend days planning to construct elaborate sexual devices.

Carradine's third ex-wife, Gail Jensen, dropped more personal bombshells in an interview with Patricia Towle this weekend, saying "David was pretty strange. He would like to get tied up. He would tie himself up and I would walk in and see him and say 'Oh my God, David, you got to be kidding me -- and I would (turn around and) walk out. I would leave him to his own devices."

Jensen added, "He liked to be tied up. And he could tie himself up ... He spent days planning a different feature. He would go to a hardware store and buy the stuff."

We spoke with Jensen, who told us although David liked tying himself up "it was never sexual." She says he liked bondage but never choked himself. Then again, they divorced in 1997.

Last week, TheSmokingGun.com published legal documents from Carradine's 4th wife, detailing David's "potentially deadly" sex habits.

Carradine died in a Bangkok hotel room early Thursday morning. Officials will conduct a second autopsy sometime in the next few days.

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61.

jocceys    

David Carradine was killed by the chinese mafia just as Bruce and Brandon Lee were. The mafia was angry that a white man was portraying a chinese man on TV's "Kung Fu." In thier mind the white man was lampooning their race and culture.
Bruce Lee must be laughing now as the "Kung Fu" TV show was his creation in the first place but racist hollywood studio heads didn't think it befitting to have a real asian play an asian on American TV.

1881 days ago
62.

divalasvegas    

So he wasn't murdered, he choked choking his own chicken. Boy, that's the legacy to leave behind.

1881 days ago
63.

NurseNancy    

No. I agreed with just about everything said. We, however have to wait for the will to be read before the termites start crawling out of the walls. They will be standing in line with their piece of the pie. I am imagine that there will be a few "children" show up that nobody knew about as well. How very sad and predictable.

1881 days ago
64.

Jard    

David ROTS..Enough media bull snit on this Freak show little man..What a mess..His wife must feel great knowing she was not enuff 4 this master of Freak deceit....his kids now know daddy was a sex freak..All for the big O..Tasteless, pathetic, pitiful little skinny Ugly man..he probably had very little in his trousers..GET IT...THE END...BTE BYE Davy

1881 days ago
65.

dlvme2    

This story and many of the comments are inappropriate. Who knows what really happened? I am not going to speculate or think unkind thoughts of someone I did not know.

1880 days ago
66.

D.S.    

Look, the guy apparently had some unusual fetishes but they were a private matter. Let's not overlook the fact that the only reason any of us are now aware of his activities is his death. The comments calling him a freak and smearing his name are both vile and say a lot more about the lack of character in the people leaving the comments than they do about David Carradine.

Here's something for all of you sick, hypocritical bashers to consider: The porno industry is the highest grossing entertainment industry in the world. Nothing comes remotely close in terms of gross revenue every year. You think Carradine is the only person with a sexual fetish? Not a chance in hell. Based on the billions of dollars pornographic material brings in every year, there are obviously millions of men and women out there who get satisfaction from watching other human beings copulate. We all know that many of them have their own sexual games, their own sexual fantasies. This isn't uncommon and it doesn't mean the guy is a pedophile, a rapist or any other such nosnense.

Besides, did his private sexual escapades have any affect on you, your lives or society as we know it? He clearly kept these actions private, as was his right. If his partners were consenting adults - and nothing I've seen or heard thus far suggests otherwise- then what the hell do any of you care? A terrific character actor died, That's all you need to be concerned with.

And to Nancy Grace, the poster who began this comment thread: In response to your male bashing post, I'll point out a piece of history for you: Countess Elizabeth Bathory was imprisoned and died in solitary confinement because she spent the bulk of her life having young virgin young women butchered and then bathing in their blood in order to retain her youthful appearance.

Now, using the same the logic you applied when you drew the analogy between Carradine's private life and all men in your original post, I suppose we can assume that all women are murderous harpies who will kill for their vanity. Obviously that isn't the case, so maybe you should try to incorporate a little reason and logic into your comments from now on. I'll tell you this much, Nancy, people with your narrow , hateful point of view are more of a reason for concern than Mr.Carradine.

1880 days ago
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Faking death    

JUMP out of the country use a double DOA body like a half brother stunt double.He knew how to play with himself without dieing for a muti-billion dollar payday.HOLLYWOOD fakes storys for a living fakeing this one was a easy sell DIRT sells and JOE DIRT faced american`s eating dirt again and again.They could`nt have dreamed up a better marketing if they tryed.The ODD`s are zero that it is real...the timeing the age the place the need of money the history of the actor.IT`s a fake death to MAKE BILLIONS and it is.

1880 days ago
68.

Faking death    

when there are billions to be made off fake deaths overseas.Joe Q is so gulible that they all buy a house they can`t pay for with money thats not thiers and go broke paying for a house that was over priced in the first place.This is a sign the hollywood will NOW do whatever to get the new market place the internet FAKING it is what they do for a living.If the body is his there is no DNA records or biometicas but if it is his it was placed buy the hollywood system to cashIN turding youreslf don`t sell SEX dirt sell hotcakes for billions and the next day they fake it all over again.If I screwed every fake hollywood owned dame sent my way I would never get my pants on and they would all that video and they would photo shop it to get me to dance to thier tune OR dump ME in the garbage truck and they have tryed all that many many times

1880 days ago
69.

Rhonda    

Woot,

How did you come up with pedophilia from autoerotic sex? I'd love to hear your brilliant explanation. I think you are the one that's nasty.

1880 days ago
70.

Tombi    

May David Carradine rest in peace. May he enjoy his body wherever he is. He did not belong to our society. He was a danger and a sick individual.

At least no child was a victim to him.

Being a successful actor or actress is not a passport to being a normal person. He pretended his life to us as he would in acting. The truth will tickle one by one.

Carradine's family claims to have emotional distress and are profoundly disturbed for the release of Carradines' death photos and threatens to sue, yet they did not see him in actual person. What of the hotel staff that actually saw him in this state? They should also have a right to sue his estate. How can this man allow someone to be "profoundly disturbed" by his sick actions since it was obvious one of the outcomes could be losing oxygen leading to death? Won't his body state cause hotel staff "severe emotional distress."

Here is a family hungry for money including life insurance that is likely to be lost if the death is ruled suicide. They have a right to disagree. Tit-for-tat, the hotel staff will have to get part of the money because now and in the future they are or will go through emotional distress and will be haunted forever by this death that they saw.

1880 days ago
71.

Lady V    

to "i hate Nancy Grace":

You are an ignorant moron.

"I have no doubt he was involved in incest and more than likely child molesting and gay activities, also. He has a dirty laundry list as long as my arm. Pretty soon all the cruds he was involved with with come out of the woodwork."

WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAAAT does auto-eroticism have to do with child molestation; WHAT does child molestation have to do with being gay, and what does incest have to do with any of the above? Child molestors are not all homosexual; homosexuals are not all child molestors, incestual relations happen within hetrosexual homes and to say that Mr. Carradine was any of the above just because the man liked to get off with some rope is prepostrous. Want to know what is wrong with the world? CLOSE MINDED IGNORANT MORONS like yourself.

By the way: I'm a heterosexual woman who has never engaged in bondage, i just HAPPEN to be an educated, open minded individual who believes in a person's right to live and have sex as they please as long as it isn't hurting anyone. Sadly, David hurt himself here, but that doesn't make him a molestor, a homosexual, or any of the other "derogatory" things you equate him to. It was his choice to engage in auto-eroticism. Although he met a sad ending that puts his family in a difficult place, your inference that he "got what he deserved" is disgusting and ignorant.

Furthermore: I think the homosexual community would have quite a bit to say about you lumping them in with incestual relations and child molestors. Obviously you're a moron who doesn't know any gay people. Or perhaps you yourself are gay and lack the personal insight to realize and accept it as part of who you are, and therfore hate yourself because of it. If thats the case, I hope you are able to come to terms with who you are and love yourself for it.

But until then, do us all a favor and go back to your cave.

1880 days ago
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