TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (100-448006)
FROM: SAC, LOS ANGELES (157-4054) (P)
SUBJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
BLACK NATIONALIST HATE GROUPS
RACIAL INTELLIGENCE - BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Re San Francisco airtel to the Bureau date 4/23/70,
entitled, "BLACK PANTHER PARTY (BPP), LOS ANGELES DIVISION,
Bureau permission is requested to publicize the pregnancy of Jean
Seberg, well-known movie actress by (name deleted) Black Panther (BPP)
(deleted) by advising Hollywood "Gossip-Columnists" in the Los Angeles
area of the situation. It is felt that the possible publication of
Seberg's plight could cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her
image with the general public.
It is proposed that the following letter from a fictitious person
be sent to local columinists:
"I was just thinking about you and remembered I still owe you a favor.
So ---- I was in Paris last week and ran into Jean Seberg, who was
heavy with baby. I thought she and Romaine [sic] had gotten together
again, but she confided the child belonged to (deleted) of the Black
Panthers, one (deleted). The dear girl is getting around!
"Anyway, I thought you might get a scoop on the others. Be good and
I'll see you soon.
Usual precautions would be taken by the Los Angeles Division to
preclude identification of the Bureau as the source of the letter if
approval is granted.
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