In a shocking new development, a forthcoming documentary about Elvis Presley, the iconic King of Rock ‘n Roll, suggests a darker narrative surrounding his untimely death.
David Stanley, Presley’s stepbrother, and author of six books about the legendary singer, has never previously indicated that Presley’s fatal heart attack resulted from an intentional drug overdose. However, Stanley’s claims in this new three-part Amazon documentary series paint a much bleaker picture.
Stanley alleges that Presley sought death to escape the guilt he felt from continuous sexual involvement with underage girls. These new revelations, as reported by the U.K.’s Mirror, risk tarnishing the enduring legacy of one of America’s most celebrated musical icons by implying he was a sexual predator.
Stanley shared that one of Presley’s oft-quoted phrases was, “14 will get you 20,” alluding to the potential jail term he risked if caught engaging sexually with a 14-year-old girl. Presley feared that his alleged obsession with young girls would be exposed in a book, leading him to make the drastic decision to end his own life, Stanley claimed.
Stanley recounted his disapproval of Presley’s penchant for young girls, aged 15 or 16, stating it made him sick. “I told him that it’s a miracle he didn’t get busted. He got away with things most people didn’t, because of his money, fortune, fame, power, charisma, and magnetism. Elvis could talk the socks off you,” Stanley said. However, the freedom from consequences could not absolve Presley’s inner turmoil, according to Stanley.
Stanley alleges that “He [Presley] premeditated taking the medications that killed him.” He made these claims despite detailing his poor health condition of Presley in his 2016 book, “My Brother Elvis,” where he shared how the singer couldn’t perform basic functions without assistance towards his final days. Presley married Stanley’s mother after his father, Vernon Presley, became a widower in 1960.
Stanley revealed in his book that family and friends had to assist Presley even in using the restroom and occasionally had to remove food from his mouth when he would fall asleep while eating.
Presley passed away in 1977 at the tender age of 42 from a massive heart attack. Speculations have since floated that drugs might have contributed to his early death.
The documentary will reportedly feature interviews with women who allege they were victims of Presley during their underage years. These revelations add a distressing layer to the enigmatic story of Elvis Presley, challenging our collective memory of him as the undisputed King of Rock ‘n Roll.