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I knew I had to do something else to secure his confidence. The conversation was coming to a close, since other people wanted Tarantino’s attention, but I didn’t want it to end on that note. I couldn’t allow it! I had an idea: lunch! I suggested we meet the following day at the Sutton Place Hotel, knowing the hotel had a piano that David could play to entertain and impress Tarantino. They could talk in more depth in a quiet atmosphere. Tarantino was delighted at the invitation. Sure enough, mid-afternoon the next day, we met in Alexander’s Bar at the Sutton.
He had confessed his darkest secret to me. He trusted me that much. All the “dirtiness” of the David Carradine: The Eye of My Tor nado | 57 deed didn’t seem to matter anymore. It was over, and he wanted me to know everything. It was all okay now. Or was it? When we subsequently met up with X, without hesitation, David blurted out that he had told me their secret. X’s eyes bugged out, horrified. I said, “It’s okay. ” But I didn’t. I was still in shock. It was obvious X was greatly relieved about my reaction.
There was also the infamous incident in Canada where David was taken into custody at a Rolling Stones concert. He supposedly kicked a backstage door, which caused the glass to shatter. ” David told me he had to deal with court, more embarrassment, and pay out thousands of dollars in damages and attorney fees. He was very hurt and upset by this because it was purely an accident that the glass broke. He didn’t feel he got a fair deal, or a chance to have his say in court. That was just the beginning of more problems to overcome, including the difficulty in getting David work in LA.