Report: In a Secret Journal, RFK Jr. Records a Painful Struggle With “Lust Demons”

The New York Post reportedly digs up 398 pages of scrupulously recorded infidelities, guilt-riddled responses, and mundane itineraries

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (L) and Mary Kennedy attend the gala fundraiser in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance on December 4, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On the days he resisted the temptation to have an affair, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marked the occasion in his secret journal with a one-word exaltation: “Victory!” But on the days of defeat, the ink really began to flow across the page.

In the 398-page journal obtained by the New York Post, Kennedy chronicled his day-to-day activities in 2001, but also maintained a detailed account of his extramarital affairs as he crisscrossed the country for various speaking engagements. According to the Post it was all inscribed in a decoy ledger entitled “Cash Accounts,” where he recorded the date of the infidelity, the name of the woman involved, and a code of numbers, ranging from 1 to 10, representing the performance of certain sex acts. Number 10 corresponds to intercourse. Numbers 1 through 9 have yet to be decoded by the Post — so at this point it’s hard to know precisely what he did on the day he recorded a 10, 3, and 2 over the course of a single fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

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But beneath the scrupulous record-keeping are lengthy essays about his struggle to keep what he calls his “lust demons” at bay, according to the newspaper. In a sign of how wild those demons could be, he reportedly writes about a stint in a Puerto Rican jail after he was arrested at a local protest. “I’m happy!” he writes while behind bars, relieved to find respite from the constant temptation to cheat. Kennedy’s infidelities caused tremendous problems in his marriage to Mary Richardson Kennedy, whom he portrayed as unstable and abusive. She committed suicide last year. The Post provides the details of the journal here. [New York Post]

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11 comments
YomaMa
YomaMa

The most honest comments are the ones on Sharpton and Jesse Jackson- he hit the nail on the head with those 2 frauds- I will have to scramble for the rest of the comments

john_rambo
john_rambo

The raging libidos of the Kennedy clan.

joelp77440
joelp77440

There must be some kind of cheating marker in that family’s gene pool.  I have been married for several years and due to my wife's illness we don't have sex anymore.  Sucks (I'm in my mid 30's) but it could be worse, I could have her disease (sex is the least of her problems). 

Anyway, yes I look and sometimes think about it but it does not consume me like this guy.  I always thought it would but as time passes it gets easier. 

MKSmith
MKSmith

He's a psycho, philandering ecoterrorist. Print the whole thing.

ElmerEvans
ElmerEvans

"Generally, you don't see this kind of activity from Kennedy men".

- Dr. Peter Venkman - 1984

DerekHologram
DerekHologram

If this isn't a fake diary one would hope that politicians, who have no respect for their wife and no control over their lust, would at least spare us the religious metaphors.

SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

@MKSmith "psycho, philandering,ecoterrorist." You got one out of three right, Alfred.

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piastac2@gmail.com

@ElmerEvans I'm assuming you're not referring to the extramarital sex that various members of the Kennedy men had, but rather to the writing about it.

proudliberal
proudliberal

@SmoothEdward1 @MKSmith  You mean she got two out of three = psycho and sex addict...also antisocial terrorist and a psychopath like his nurse kicking brother