Family, DNA Cast Doubt on JFK Love Child

His mother says she never met Kennedy; hair sample no match
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 11:43 AM CST
Jack Worthington says he's the son of John F. Kennedy, but his mother says otherwise. Photo by John Lehmann/Toronto Globe and Mail.   (Toronto Globe and Mail)
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(Newser) – A Texas-born investment banker's claim to be the love child of JFK is suddenly looking far less credible. The person who would know—his mom—says she never met John F. Kennedy, or any Kennedys for that matter, ABC News reports. Jack Worthington's reputable career and resemblance to Kennedy has made some take his story seriously. His family, though, says the claims are "unequivocally false and have been fabricated."

A Vanity Fair reporter, meanwhile, ran DNA tests on strands of JFK's hair and says the results confirm "non-paternity." Worthington would have been conceived in January or February 1961, a time when White House records show Kennedy was not in Texas. Worthington believes his mother met Kennedy through a family connection to Lyndon Johnson.