Who is Allan Gore?
The Hulu series Candy, starring Jessica Biel, and the HBO limited series Love & Death, starring Elizabeth Olsen, both delve into the investigation of the events that occurred on June 13, 1980, and may pique your interest. If you’re curious about the whereabouts of Allan Gore, you might find these shows intriguing. Biel spoke with E! News in 2022 and shared how she could connect with Candy’s character despite her alleged crimes, as she empathized with the pressures that women faced in the 80s.
Olsen also discussed Love & Death with ET a year later, emphasizing that the two series offer different perspectives on Candy’s life, and there’s no need to compare or compete with each other. She even revealed that Biel reached out to her personally after learning about the HBO series, and they acknowledged the coincidence of filming simultaneously.
What Happened to Allan Gore?
The true story behind HBO Max’s Love & Death seems almost too bizarre to be real, yet it is. In 1980, Candace “Candy” Montgomery (played by Elizabeth Olsen) committed a brutal murder, taking the life of her friend Betty Gore (Lily Rabe), who had confronted Montgomery about her affair with her husband, Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons).
According to Texas Monthly, Montgomery, who was already married to Patrick Fugit at the time, had been considering an affair to add excitement to her life. After a church volleyball game, she began subtly flirting with Allan, who reciprocated her advances. One evening after choir practice, Montgomery asked Allan outright if he would be interested in having an affair. Although flattered by Montgomery’s interest, Allan initially refused her proposal because he didn’t want to hurt his wife. However, he eventually gave in and began a relationship with Montgomery.
Where is Allan Gore Now?
According to the Dallas News, after his wife’s murder, Allan Gore moved away from Wylie, Texas and now lives in Sarasota, Florida with his domestic partner, while his daughters Alisa and Bethany were raised by Betty’s parents. Candy Montgomery and Allan Gore began their affair on December 12, 1978 and it lasted for about a year until Allan expressed his desire to focus on his family. Candy later confessed to killing her best friend, Betty Gore, during a hypnosis session with psychiatrist Dr. Fred Fason.
At her trial, Candy claimed that she went to Betty’s house to pick up a swimsuit for Betty’s daughter and was confronted by Betty about her affair with Allan. Candy said that Betty threatened her with an ax and a struggle ensued, during which Candy managed to take the ax away and use it in self-defense. She claimed that she suffered from childhood trauma and that Betty’s telling her to “shush” triggered her.
Allan was out of town on the day of Betty’s murder and became concerned when he couldn’t reach her by phone. Neighbors discovered Betty’s body and their baby daughter crying in her crib. Candy turned herself in and was put on a $100,000 bond. She was acquitted of murder charges in October 1980 after an eight-day trial in which psychiatrists testified that she had a dissociative reaction that led to the stabbing. The jury ultimately found her not guilty by reason of self-defense, and she served no jail time.
Allan Gore Sarasota Florida
Montgomery was drawn to Allan because of their similarities, including their active involvement in The Methodist Church of Lucas. Despite Allan being part of a “mismatched couple”, Montgomery decided to pursue an affair with him after becoming interested in him during a church volleyball game.
She began flirting with him, and after choir practice, she asked him if he was interested in having an affair. Allan was surprised but flattered, and although he initially refused, he eventually started a relationship with Montgomery. Allan later remarried, but the marriage did not last, and his daughters, Alisa and Bethany, were raised by Betty’s parents after her death.
Allan Gore Today
Allan Gore relocated to Sarasota, Florida with a domestic partner following the death of his wife. His daughters, Alisa and Bethany, were raised by Betty’s parents instead of him. Candy and Allan agreed that their affair started on December 12, 1978, and it continued for about a year until Allan expressed his desire to focus his “emotional involvement and energy” on his family, without necessarily feeling differently about Candy. Betty turned herself in to authorities and was released on a $100,000 bond after being accused of murdering Candy’s husband.
During the eight-day trial, Candy’s defense argued that she acted in self-defense while the prosecution argued that Betty was conscious when most of the stabs occurred, suggesting that her death was intentional. Psychiatrists testified that Candy had a “dissociative reaction” that led her to repeatedly stab Betty. The case was protected by Texas’ “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows the use of deadly force if necessary to prevent a violent crime, like the violent threats Betty had made against Candy. On October 29, 1980, the jury found Candy not guilty of murder charges on the grounds of self-defense, and she served no jail time.
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