Unused Material from Dianne Sawyer's
1994 Interview with Lynette Fromme

Fromme, on meeting Manson: He waited for, um, you know, thirty seconds or so, and he said, "I can't make up your mind for you," and he said goodbye and he left. He got maybe halfway down the block, and I just grabbed everything and I ran.

Fromme: He would actually forget our names sometimes, but it wasn't an insult, because, uh, his love was without a doubt, and it just so happened that we hooked into something that was true.

Sawyer: Did you want to be like him?
Fromme: Uh-huh. Yeah.
Sawyer: Did all of you want to be like him?
Fromme: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Fromme, on the Tate-LaBianca murders: That's a very difficult thing to imagine doing. But I still believe that they were right, because they felt right. They felt that dispite the ugliness of it, that it was the right thing to do.

Fromme, on the media: They said that I was a spokesman; I was never a spokesman. They said that I was a lieutenant; we weren't lieutenants, we didn't have orders, we didn't have badges, we weren't appointed anything. We did what we wanted to do. Each one of us took up what we felt we could carry, and we did it because we wanted to. If we did it because we thought it would make Charlie happy, we must have loved him, or something like that.

Fromme, on the Manson's convicition: I didn't understand what it meant, I didn't know that we would be separated. I want to talk to the women; I want to talk to the girls. They're still girls to me. They'll always be girls. As I am, in that one part.


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