Ex-Wife Reveals David Carradine's 'Kinky' Habits

Gail Jensen, Carradine's 3rd ex-wife, details the late actor's sexual fetishes.

ByABC News
June 7, 2009, 2:55 PM

June 9, 2009— -- As David Carradine's family and friends try to make sense of his death, more details about the actor's bondage and sexual fetishes are coming out.

In an interview with RadarOnline.com, Gail Jensen, Carradine's third ex-wife, said he enjoyed tying himself up in the bedroom of their California ranch and experimented with drowning himself in their pool.

"He had his kinky moments," said Jensen, who was married to Carradine from 1986 to 1997. She added that the late actor saw the sex acts as a form of meditation and stress release.

In a separate interview, Jensen revealed that Carradine "would tie himself up, and I would walk in and see him and say, 'Oh, my God, David, you've got to be kidding me.'"

She added, "He liked to be tied up. And he could tie himself up ... He spent days planning a different feature. He would go to a hardware store and buy the stuff."

Jensen's sentiment was echoed by the late actor's fourth and most recent ex-wife. Shocked to hear about the nude death photos that were published of Carradine over the weekend, Marina Anderson said her four-year marriage to the actor was a "roller coaster."

Anderson, the actress and artist who has been credited with resuscitating Carradine's film career, is writing a book about her turbulent relationship with the actor, who was found hanged in Thailand last week.

"The dynamics were pretty heavy," she told ABCNews.com. "I don't want to get into it or I will get emotional."

She also acknowledged that statements to a Los Angeles court when she filed for divorce from the actor were true -- that he engaged in deadly sex acts and incest throughout their marriage.

Over the weekend, Carradine's brother, Keith, also an actor, said the family was "profoundly disturbed" by photos published in Thailand that are said to be of Carradine's naked body hanging with ropes around his neck and genitals in a Bangkok hotel room.

A grainy photo published on the Saturday cover of the tabloid Thai Rath shows a naked body suspended from a clothes bar in a hotel closet, hands apparently bound together above the head and feet on the floor, according to Reuters.

The face is blacked out and other areas are obscured. Thai police said they believed it was a picture of Carradine's body taken by a forensics team.

"Oh my god, no," Anderson said, when she learned of the photos. "That is just horrible."

Thai officials say they suspect Carradine, who died last week, had engaged in auto-erotic asphyxia, a dangerous sex act that may have gone wrong. The family wants the FBI to undertake their own investigation, and the agency acknowledged the request.

The family has threatened legal action against any media outlet that reprints images of the actor in death.

"I'm a little crazed right now," said Anderson, who supports the family's desire to get the FBI involved. "All I can say is he is my ex-husband and I was very attached to him, and I don't think this is the time to go into details. I want to talk nice about him."

In 2003 court documents that were published on the Web site Smoking Gun, Anderson said her four-year marriage to the former Kung Fu star left her suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder like a soldier returning from battle.

"I stand by what I said," Anderson told ABCNews.com.