DJ Matthew Roberts

DJ Matthew Roberts:

DJ Matthew Roberts, 41, from Los Angeles, was adopted, and like many adopted children, he wanted to discover who his biological parents are. He wasn't prepared for the news, however, that he was conceived by rape, and even worse news: his father is the infamous cult leader and murderer Charles Manson.

Such a discovery could be akin to discovering that your father was Hitler. DJ Matthew Roberts is the biological son of the cult leader responsible for the Tate - LaBianca murders. He's been called a madman by many. He even has a swastika tattooed above his nose and between his eyes.

DJ Matthew Roberts discovered, or rather, was told he was adopted by his sister when he was 10. It's unclear if she did so in a fit of retribution against Roberts for sibling rivalry, but it happened nonetheless. His adoptive father tried to discourage him from discovering the identity of his parents, telling him: "Nothing good will come from this."

Since then, despite the warning, DJ Matthew Roberts has searched for his parents, and found his mother, Terry, some time ago. While she initially withheld the identity of his father, she eventually broke down and told him of Manson's identity.

DJ Matthew Roberts has communicated with Manson since then, but only via letters. He has the number that he could used to call Charles Manson at San Quentin prison, but he has not used it, yet.

Unfortunately for DJ Matthew Roberts, to a casual person examining him, they might see quite a bit of resemblance between him and his insane father. Fortunately, it appears to be physical, not mental.

For example, DJ Matthew Roberts has the same sort of eye characteristics that Manson does. Manson's eyes tend to "bug out" when he is angry. As Roberts says, "If I get worked up, my eyes get really big and that's really freaked some people out before."

Emotionally, and psychologically, DJ Matthew Roberts says he's a peaceful person. Murder, after all, is not genetically inheritable. As he said, "I don't even kill bugs."

Will DJ Matthew Roberts attempt to speak to his father in the future? While he has that phone number, it's unclear. He said, "If I did talk to Charlie on the phone, I would say, 'I truly understand what it's like to be you, more than anyone could ever imagine on so many levels'.

"He's my biological father; I can't help but have some kind of emotional connection. That's the hardest thing of all, feeling love for a monster who raped my mother.

"I don't want to love him, but I don't want to hate him either."


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