Robert Blake's daughter says she can't recall anything about her mom
- Bonny Lee Bakley was shot dead outside a Los Angeles restaurant in 2001
- Her daughter Rose Lenore Blake, now 19, was just 11 months old at the time
- Rose's father, actor Robert Blake, was charged in the murder but later acquitted
- Teen has now reconnected with her dad who she has not seen since she was five
- Rose says she 'wants to believe' her dad did not kill her mom but admitted she asked him not to tell her about the night her mother died as she is not 'ready'
- Speaking with GMA she said she 'doesn't remember what her mother looks like'
- She insists her 'mind does not wander' to who may have shot her mother but does want to know the truth 'someday, if it's ever an option'
Robert Blake's daughter has admitted she remembers 'nothing' of her murdered mother who was shot dead outside a Los Angeles restaurant in 2001.
Rose Lenore Blake, 19, who was just 11-months-old when Bonny Lee Bakley died, told Good Morning America she 'doesn't even remember what [her mom] looks like'.
The teen is speaking out for the first time after reconnecting with her actor father nearly two decades after he was charged over her death.
Emmy-award winning actor Robert Blake, 86, was arrested and charged with Bonny's murder in 2002. He was later acquitted but held civilly liable.
Rose says she 'wants to believe' her dad did not kill her mom but admitted she asked him not to tell her about the night her mother died.
She said: 'I specifically asked him not to tell me. I don't want to know. Not right now, I don't think I am ready.
'It sounds crazy, I feel like anyone would want to know the answer. I think I've gone 19 years not knowing. If all of a sudden I knew whether or not he killed her that would be shocking. '
Rose said she had not 'felt ready' to meet with Blake, whom she calls Robert rather than dad, until recently, but a desire 'to get to know him for who he is now' saw the pair reconnect.
She told GMA: 'We went through old photos together and pictures from my birthday parties when I was little.
'I was nervous. I had a lot of questions and I wanted to get to know him for who he is now.
'What was I like as a kid? Those kind of questions. And how was your life growing up?'
Rose had not seen her father since she was five years old and removed from his custody.
She was raised by her half-sister Delinah and her husband in Sherman Oaks, California, where she has lived a mostly private life.
Of her complicated family structure Rose admitted: 'I felt a bit like there were two parts of me. One of them is, you know, trying to recover from what happened when I was young and trying to sort through the complicated family that I have.
'And then one of them was just a normal teenage girl.'
She insists her 'mind does not wander' to who may have shot her mother but she does want to know the truth 'someday, if it's ever an option'.
Rose also opened up to People Magazine to describe her 'traumatic childhood'.
'It was kind of a traumatic childhood at that point,' she said.
But she now says she's happy and living with her boyfriend and two cats.
Rose also revealed that she visited her mother's grave for the first time when she turned 18, and decided to confront her dark past.
'I kind of didn't know where she was buried for the longest time,' she said. 'I could have just looked it up, but I didn't. I just don't think I was ready. And then when I was 18, I was like, ''I'm ready. I want to go visit her".'
She said she has suffered from anxiety and depression due to unwanted media attention as the daughter of an accused famous murderer.
Rose recalled an incident in high school where she was on the sidelines of a football game as a cheerleader and noticed paparazzi photographing her.
'Some guy in the stand was taking pictures of me,' she said. 'I had a feeling it was paparazzi, but I just kept going. The show must go on.'
Those photos appeared in a tabloid a few weeks later.
And although it was a 'positive article', she said the incident put 'distance between me and my classmates.'
'It's hard when everyone talks about you and you're not talking about yourself,' she said. 'I am now.'
But now she has revealed that she wants to follow in her famous father's footsteps and break into the acting world. Robert Blake starred in the original 1967 'In Cold Blood' and won an Emmy for his work in the hit 70s TV show 'Baretta'.
'You get to let go of everything else, all the nervousness, anxiety and sadness and you get to be somebody else,' she said of acting.
She said she's also ready to take control of the narrative over her life, as it has mostly been media speculation.
'People talk about it anyways,' she said. 'It would be nice to have the actual person they're talking about be able to say something.'
Blake had one of the longest careers in the history of Hollywood, managing to land one of the lead roles in the Little Rascals short films at the age of 6.
He went on to appear as Mickey in 40 of those Our Gang shorts, which he then followed up by portraying Little Beaver in 23 Red Ryder films.
Blake then took on bigger roles in adulthood, following a stint in the army.
His most famous roles were as real-life killer Perry Smith in the 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and then as the title character in the television series Beretta.
The show only ran for four seasons but lived on for decades after in reruns.
It has been almost 20 years since Rose's mother was fatally struck in the head by a single bullet just moments after leaving a restaurant with her new husband Robert Blake.
Blake had gone inside to retrieve his gun at the time he told police, having forgotten to take it with him when he left the establishment.
He was ultimately acquitted of murder by a jury, to the shock of many, and soon after, Bakley's three children filed a civil suit arguing that Blake was responsible for their mother' death.
That case went to a jury in 2005, and this time they ruled against Blake, ordering him to pay $30 million after determining his was liable for his wife's wrongful death.
They had only been married for a year at the time of her death, and Blake was Bakley's 10th husband.
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