Home Celebrity Exclusive: Ronni Chasen–Her Brother Thinks “It Was Road Rage”

Ronni Chasen‘s brother, screenwriter Larry Cohen, says he thinks his publicist sister’s death was due to “road rage.”

Cohen, whom I spoke with this afternoon, is awaiting word like everyone else from the police about who killed his sister on November 16th and why. Cohen is grieving; his voice on the phone can only be described as distant.

Cohen  told me, “I’m sure it was road rage. I’m sure it was some kind of random thing.”

When I mentioned to him that most reports indicate a personal motivation for the murder, he said he disagreed. “Everything I’ve read in the paper is wrong. Everything the New York Post wrote about Ronni was wrong: the difference in our ages, when she changed her name, everything.”

Cohen brought up mistakes in the papers, and then I asked about the rumors of a family member having gambling debts. He insisted, “I don’t play poker. I don’t gamble. My two daughters don’t gamble. Someone writes something on the internet and it’s everywhere, whether it’s true or not.”

So we’re clearing this up for Larry Cohen and hope, like him, that answers are forthcoming and satisfying.

PS Larry Cohen did see his sister quite a few times, he says, before she died. They ran into each other at Wolfgang’s Steak House in Beverly Hills the day before she died. “We also were at the premiere of Black Swan together,” he said, a few days earlier. It’s not much, but it’s something to hold on to.

10 replies to this post
  1. We need to know the trajectory, angle of the bullets. How far away? Is there a ballistic check to see gun? Who called cops? Did anyone hear anything?

    Where did she live? Why did she turn down Whittier and not Beverly Glen or some other road.

  2. It appears as a contract killing based on the center mass flight of the bullets. When someone is in a high profile business like Chassen someone’s toes got steped on and they hired a thug.

  3. I had found this part interesting

    ” When I mentioned to him that most reports indicate a personal motivation for the murder, he said he disagreed. “Everything I’ve read in the paper is wrong. Everything the New York Post wrote about Ronni was wrong: the difference in our ages, when she changed her name, everything.”

    He side swipes the question and turns answer to himself and comparison. Who cares about their ages and when she changed her name. The question was about personal motivation for murder.

  4. I have to agree with the posts above…why is Larry so certain of road rage? He should simply be stating that he will await the investigation not coming up with some theory that doesn’t seem to make sense at this point. Smells rotten.

  5. Meeshka must mean Moron in some other language. If Chasen’s brother wants to believe that her sister was randomly murdered, fine. To cast aspersions on him is beneath contempt.

    Obviously, this wasn’t road rage and it wasn’t random.

  6. A contract killing yields aftermath as follows:

    1. The person killed as intended
    2. A bold statment made by doing so

    This was no road rage whatsoever as noted by the above comment person. It does not fit the profile. Why are there red flags when I read this statement by her brother? He seems rather complascent to come to such a decision so early in this investigation. Maybe HE is he one who was jealous of her success and notoriety? And one of the two neices cut from the will ($10.00 exception) would be one of his daughters. Hmmmmmmmmmmm a bit of family bad blood there, no? His statement does nothing but raise more questions about HIM as her sibling with unsubstatiated proof of road rage. I bet Ronni never drove over the speed limit by much let alone cause anyone to respond in road rage. Mr. Cohen, I have a lot of questions about you!

What do you think?

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