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Kirk and Michael Douglas

The Shocking Connection Between Kirk Douglas and Natalie Wood

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Following the death of actor Kirk Douglas at 103, many aspects of the legendary actor’s career are now being revisited. In addition to remembrances of his work on screen, though, some are also revisiting an allegation that was made against the actor in the waning days of his life that relates to actress Natalie Wood

Kirk Douglas is accused of raping Natalie Wood when she was a teenager.

In 2012, a Gawker article alleged that Kirk had raped Natalie when she was just 16 years old. The allegation came from a commenter who many believed to be actor Robert Downey Jr. In the comment, the source claimed that Kirk had raped Natalie decades ago in a hotel room and then laughed at her afterward. 

Because of the detail of his story and his existing reputation, many felt the allegation might be credible.