Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Evangeline Lilly Says She Was at RFK Jr. Anti-Vax Rally

She says she was there to support 'bodily sovereignty'

(Newser) - Almost two years after she apologized for saying she wouldn't self-isolate or change her daily routine because of the pandemic, Evangeline Lilly is back in the news over her COVID-related stance. In an Instagram post Thursday, the Canadian actress confirmed that she was at an anti-vaccine mandate protest in...

Cheryl Hines Blasts Husband's 'Reprehensible' Vax Stance

Nazi atrocities 'should never be compared to anyone or anything,' she says of RFK Jr.

(Newser) - Actor Cheryl Hines has distanced herself from her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s anti-vaccination views—which have seen him banned from YouTube and Instagram —after what the Daily Beast calls a long "loud silence." After a Twitter user demanded that the Curb Your Enthusiasm actor...

Groups Object to Kennedy's 'Anne Frank' Comment

Anti-vax leader was arguing COVID restrictions violate individual rights

(Newser) - Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. drew condemnation Monday for his suggestion that things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in an Amsterdam house for two years. Several Jewish advocacy and...

Kennedy's Killer Isn't Ready for Release, Newsom Decides

California board had recommended Sirhan Sirhan for parole

(Newser) - Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's killer will remain in a California prison, ignoring a parole board's recommendation. Newsom said Sirhan Sirhan has yet to accept responsibility for the crime, Politico reports. Nor has he disclaimed violence, the governor's statement said. "Sirhan...

YouTube Makes Big Move on Anti-Vaccine Content

Ban now covers false claims on all vaccines

(Newser) - YouTube is cracking down on medical misinformation—especially anti-vaccine content. In a blog post Wednesday, the platform said it is expanding a ban on false claims about COVID vaccines to cover other vaccines. YouTube said the ban includes content that "falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause...

Report: 65% of Anti-Vax Social Posts Tied to 12 People

Researchers urge social media sites to crack down on 'Disinformation Dozen'

(Newser) - High rates of vaccine hesitancy are holding America back from herd immunity—and much of the blame lies with the "Disinformation Dozen," researchers say. A March study and a recent follow-up from the Center for Countering Digital Hate identify a dozen figures responsible for an estimated 65% of...

Instagram Bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

RFK Jr.'s vaccine posts get him booted

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. isn't just a Kennedy, he's a well-known anti-vaxxer —and now that stance has gotten him banned from Instagram. "We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines," a spokesperson for the social media site's parent...

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We're All Family. But RFK Jr. Is So Wrong

Three Kennedys resist his anti-vaccination claims

(Newser) - With measles on the rise again, three voices are standing up to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s claims about vaccines—and they're all Kennedys. "We love Bobby," write siblings Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Joseph Kennedy II, and niece Maeve Kennedy McKean, at Politico . "...However, on...

RFK Jr: It Wasn't Sirhan Sirhan
RFK Jr: It Wasn't Sirhan Sirhan 

RFK Jr: It Wasn't Sirhan Sirhan

Slain candidate's son says he believes there was a 2nd shooter who fired the fatal shots

(Newser) - Nearly a half-century after bullets took the life of Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of firing those bullets, has an unlikely defender: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The slain presidential candidate's third-eldest child tells the Washington Post that "I got to a place where I had...

'Vaccine Conspiracy Theorist' to Maybe Head Trump Vaccine Commission

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with Trump on Tuesday

(Newser) - An "outspoken vaccine conspiracy theorist" says he's been tapped by Donald Trump to "chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity," the Atlantic reports. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with Trump on Tuesday, saying Trump, like himself, "has some doubts about the current vaccine...

'Dangerous' RFK Jr Keeps Slamming Vaccines

Yet people still listen to him, writes Laura Helmuth

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has grabbed the spotlight in his fight against vaccines, and Laura Helmuth can barely believe it. "Fascinating it is, and absolutely maddening," she writes at Slate. "And dangerous." Kennedy believes that a vaccine preservative, thimerosal, causes autism, even though one medical organization...

RFK Jr. Cheated on Actress Fiancée: Sources

Kennedy accused of having affair behind Cheryl Hines' back

(Newser) - Another day, another Kennedy accused of cheating on his significant other : Sources tell the Daily Mail that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cheated on his actress fiancée Cheryl Hines—and their wedding at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound is just weeks away. The sources say Kennedy met Chelsea Chapman Kirwan,...

RFK Jr: Oswald Didn't Act Alone

Evidence is 'very convincing' a lone gunman didn't kill JFK, he says

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. "The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he told interviewer Charlie Rose in...

Mary Kennedy Begged RFK for Help Before Suicide

Details of final days revealed

(Newser) - The day before she committed suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy told estranged husband Robert Kennedy Jr. that "she was sorry for everything," RFK Jr. told police. "She said I was right about everything, and everything was her fault. She then told me she needed me to take care...

Taylor Swift Canoodling With a New Kennedy

Spends the weekend with RFK's grandson Conor Kennedy

(Newser) - We knew Taylor Swift had gotten herself involved with the Kennedy clan , but it turns out it's not Patrick Schwarzenegger she's dating—it's Conor Kennedy. The pair spent a weekend together at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound, and witnesses spotted them cuddling, kissing, and jumping together on...

Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedys

And best friend Kerry Kennedy charged with DUI

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy didn't get to rest in peace for long: The coffin of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife was dug up earlier this month and moved to a new site some 700 feet away, reports the AP , and RFK Jr. apparently requested the move. Mary Kennedy,...

Mary Kennedy on Antidepressants, But Sober at Death

Autopsy finds 3 antidepressants in Kennedy's blood

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife who committed suicide in May , had three kinds of antidepressants in her system at the time of her death, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report released yesterday. The medical examiner found Trazodone, Desmethylvenlafaxine, and Venlafaxine in Kennedy's...

RFK Jr: 'I Did Everything I Could to Save Her'

Mary Richardson Kennedy's funeral worsens family divide

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told mourners yesterday that he was blameless in the death of wife Mary Richardson Kennedy, who hanged herself last week after a long battle with depression. “I know I did everything I could to help her,” Kennedy said in his eulogy at a church...

RFK Jr's Estranged Wife Found Dead

Mary Kennedy, 52, had battled drug and alcohol abuse

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who had fought drug and alcohol problems, was found dead in her home near New York City today. Attorney Kerry Lawrence, who had represented her in a drunken-driving case, said he didn't know the cause of her death...

RFK Jr.'s Wife Busted for DUI—Again

Mary Kennedy was allegedly on drugs this time

(Newser) - Three months after her drunk driving arrest, Mary Richardson Kennedy has been charged again with driving under the influence—of prescription drugs, this time. The soon-to-be-ex-wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had her license suspended a month ago following her May 15 DUI arrest , but was allowed to drive in...

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