Jackie, Bobby Had Affair: Book
Neighbors claim to have seen frisking; experts decry
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 8:25 AM CDT
Members of the Kennedy family at the funeral of John F. Kennedy. From left: Edward Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and John Kennedy.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Jackie Kennedy turned to the arms of brother-in-law Bobby after John F. Kennedy’s assassination—or so a Kennedy biographer claims in Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story, out July 14. C. David Heymann alluded to such claims in two previous books, the New York Daily News reports, but Kennedy insiders aren’t convinced. “It’s a new low,” says one biographer; the Kennedy White House press secretary went further, calling it “bullshit.”

The book also reveals Jackie’s two sultry nights with Marlon Brando, according to the New York Post. Heymann got the story through cut passages from Brando’s memoir, including Jackie’s come-on, “Would you like to spend the night?” and Marlon’s response, “I thought you’d never ask.” Brando’s final assessment? “I’m not sure she knew what she was doing sexually, but she did it well.”

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hamsammichs
Jun 26, 2009 4:37 AM CDT
I think it's fair game. If it was found out that Reagan had affair... after affair, it would just be as newsworthy. Deceased or not, they are still voluntary public figures and need to be held accountable, just as with Sanford and Edwards.
psycada
Jun 25, 2009 3:50 AM CDT
Does this story actually have any cultural or historical significance to the American people or does the media just enjoy dragging people through the mud?
nick
Jun 25, 2009 3:40 AM CDT
Sex scandal your thing? Then write about one of today's Republicans. Take your pick.