JFK Teen Mistress’ Scandalous Allegations Far Surpass a Little Infidelity

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Mimi Alford memoirWhen I first heard another alleged JFK mistress had come out with a tell-all memoir, I was thinking, "Uh huh, OK, so the nation's 35th president was a horndog, tell us something we haven't heard a million times before." And then the details of Mimi Alford's story were revealed. And suddenly we're dealing with allegations that President John F. Kennedy was not just your typical cheating husband.

In Once Upon a Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, the former Mimi Beardsley says JFK took her virginity when she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House. They allegedly did the deed in First Lady Jackie Kennedy's bedroom. And then things get really twisted.

The woman claiming to have been the president's teen mistress says he forced her to perform oral sex on an aide while he -- the President of the United States -- stood by and watched. Another time, she says, he tried to make her "take care" of younger brother (and future Senator) Ted Kennedy, although Alford apparently refused.

Folks, this is not just a husband stepping out on his wife, which in and of itself is bad enough from an ethical standpoint. If what Alford is saying is true -- and I hope for her sake she is because libelling a dead president is bound to get you in all kinds of trouble -- our second-youngest president was sexually abusive. And what's more, as her boss, it sounds an awful lot like Kennedy was grossly abusing his position of power -- in this case the office of president of the United States -- to manipulate a young girl.

Under the definitions of rape provided by the National Center for Victims of Crime, a man who forced a woman to perform oral sex may well merit a sexual assault charge. Which is what makes these allegations so serious. You don't mess around with the facts on something this big, certainly not in relation to a president.

I don't know about you, but I'm OK with a president who may or may not have been a real jerk as long as he was doing his job. I have voted for many people over the years who I thought were good for the position, but who I would not personally want to spend any time with. But I'm NOT OK with any president who would commit a crime while in office.

If these allegations stand up, they could do more to tarnish the image of John F. Kennedy than any of the (numerous) shockers we've had in the nearly 50 years since his assassination. The question is whether or not people will believe them. Me; I'm hoping they're not true.

Do you believe Mimi Alford is telling the truth? How does it affect your view of JFK's presidency?


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KenneMaw KenneMaw

I think that whole Kennedy clan is a bunch of twisted people, from Joe Kennedy, the patriach, on down.   JFK has been gone almost 50 years...so why tell this story now?  Is everyone dead that could have disputed it?   My heart hurts for Caroline as she is the lone JFK surviving child.   While I hate to believe the stories, I think they are true and there are probably ones that are even worse.  After college, I lived in DC for several years and there were no limits as to what some men and some women would do.   I am not blaming the victim, but there are alot of young (and old) women who get off on that kind of power kick too.   Again, the whole Kennedy clan is a different group of people.

Slieu... Slieurance

I don't know one way or the other, but I do find it interesting that the story comes out when I don't think there is anyone around who can dispute what she is saying.

nonmember avatar ele4phant

I agree with KenneMaw. Its sick and twisted (if true), but what's the point of dragging it out into the open 50 years later when the only good it will serve is to hurt the last few people who were close to JFK? Let's focus on the (multiple) scandals that are happening now and will actually be beneficial if they come to light.

nikol... nikolita87

IF her story is true, in a way I can't blame her for waiting. She would've been bombarded by the family's lawyers and probably would've been harrassed by them, received death threats, etc. Who knows, maybe even something worse. I think the Kennedy family sure is shady. I wouldn't be too surprised if her story is true. But if it's not, then that is a really disgusting thing to do. Who knows at this point.

Melis... Melissa042807

There's nobody else to collaborate her story. So how would we ever know if it's actually true or not? 

nonmember avatar Kristi

Sorry, I have to agree with others. I doubt it's validity. Not only is there no one around to dispute her but since it's very common knowledge that JFK was a serial cheater it really wouldn't be much of a book if that's all she told us. Now, him making her preform sexual favors for others, well that would sell books. And quit calling her a teen, you make it sound like she was 15, yes, she was 19, young but she was an adult.

nonmember avatar Katrina

If you read what was written it does not seem like sexual assault. She said that he said it like a dare and she felt like she should. I doubt he thought she would do it if she didn't want to just like he didn't get mad or force her when she said no to his brother.

nonmember avatar Jane Stewart

You can't libel a dead person.

nonmember avatar nonmember

You should listen to the author's interview before you spout. She said she was ready and willing to do these things. Some people do things for attention... even 'secret' attention. She did this while engaged, too... And just like other powerful men, he did what he did because he could get away with it.

nonmember avatar Laura Kline

Maybe she waited for her high school sweetheart to pass. I admire her for keeping this secret for so long.

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