her name is Star, she’s 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife, even though it isn’t official yet.
Star, who says she’s in love with the 79-year-old convicted murderer. “I’m completely with him, and he’s completely with me. It’s what I was born for, you know. I don’t know what else to say.”
She talks to Manson almost every day by phone and visits him on most weekends.
"We talk about anything and everything, you know, like what’s going’ on today— who’s doing what. I try to help him file papers and stuff like that," the slender brunette says.
Star is fiercely loyal to Manson. She still has a scar from when she shaved her head and carved an X in her forehead two years ago, an act similar to what girls in the so-called Manson Family did during his 1971 trial. She says she did it at Manson’s request as a protest after he was put in solitary confinement.
Critics believe Star is being manipulated by Manson, and that ATWA is just a ploy to get young people like her to pay attention to him.
"The only thing that he’s trying to manipulate people into doing is planting trees and cleaning up the Earth. He genuinely cares about that," says Star. "He’s nice to everyone. I’ve never seen him try to be manipulative. I’ve never seen any of that."
Star says Manson, who turns 80 in November, is in good health, and she doesn’t think about what she plans to do with her life after he’s gone.