April 24, 2019
DR. OZ SHOW To Feature No. 1 Ranked “Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and Black Dahlia”
New show scheduled to air TUESDAY, MAY 14TH
Cadence 13 Executive producer Zak Levitt’s eight-part podcast reached the top of the mountain this week, as NO. 1 in the nation.
The program consisting of in-depth interviews with many HODEL family members as well as experts in the fields of art and psychology tells the TRUE STORY of Dr. George Hill Hodel and the investigation that linked and identified him as the killer of LA’s most infamous murder, The Black Dahlia.
The podcast presents riveting in-person interviews with the sons and daughters of Tamar Hodel (my half-sister, same father) who in 1949 at age fourteen, testified to being the victim of sexual molestation and incest at the hands of our father, Dr. George Hill Hodel, then Head of L.A. County Health Department as “V.D. Czar.”
Dr. Hodel, arrested by LAPD in October, 1949, was “held to answer” in a Preliminary Hearing and bound over for trial in Superior Court.
In a three-week high publicity jury trial, Dr. Hodel defended by attorney Jerry “Get Me” Giesler (the Johnny Cochran of his day) and his partner, Robert Neeb was found “not guilty.” (This despite testimony from three adults present during the sex acts who testified against him. The discovery of police reports in 2003 indicated possible payoffs to the DA’s Office to gain the acquittal.)
We hear the after effects of Tamar’s sexual abuse as presented through in-person interviews with her five children. We hear from each child (my nieces and nephews) their separate victimization. As is so common in INCEST, Tamar the abused becomes the abuser.
Until this Root of Evil podcast, though uncle to all five of Tamar’s children, I had never heard the individual and horrific trauma each son and daughter had suffered. Hearing how the House of Hodel dysfunction unfolded was truly heartbreaking.
But, in the end, comes LIGHT.
Truly, sunshine is a disinfectant and thanks to the presentation of the TRUE STORY, as presented in ROOT OF EVIL, the listening public, who unquestioningly has an EAR FOR TRUTH, has heard our story and responded with thousands of “comments” showing much love and respect.
With sincere appreciation,
Los Angeles, California