RFK Junior's diary reveals struggle with 'lust demons'
EXCERPTS from a secret diary kept by Robert F Kennedy Jr reveal his battles with 'lust demons'.
According to the 'New York Post', Mr Kennedy also kept a scorecard of more than 24 conquests in the diary which the paper reports was found in their home by his wife Mary Richardson Kennedy.
The paper claims that, heartbroken over their impending divorce, she took her own life in 2012. The report states that a copy of the 398 pages, reviewed by the 'Post', details RFK Jr's daily activities, speeches, political activism and the lives of his six children in the year 2001.
In an email sent to the 'Post' yesterday, Mr Kennedy wrote: "The New York Post has chosen to print excerpts from a 13-year-old diary illegally stolen from me. The diary served as a tool for self-examination and for dealing with my spiritual struggles at the time. It also contains unedited, unfiltered stream-of-consciousness musings. Nothing in that diary was ever meant for publication."
The diary also records the names of women – with numbers from one to 10 next to each entry. The 'Post' says that his wife told a confidant that the codes corresponded to sexual acts, with 10 meaning intercourse.
There are 37 women named in the ledger, 16 of whom get 10s.
It details November 13, 2001, when RFK Jr recorded three dalliances. The report notes: "The separate encounters – coded 10, 3 and 2 – occur the same day he attended a black-tie fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria for Christopher Reeve's charity, where he sat next to the paralysed 'Superman' star."
The 'Post' says most women are identified only by first name in the ledger and include a lawyer, an environmental activist, a doctor and at least one woman married to a famous actor.
A 'Post' reporter questioned Kennedy about the diary and was first met with six seconds of stunned silence.
He then said: "I don't think there is any way you could have a diary or journal of mine from 2001, I don't have any comment on it. I have no diary from 2001."
The 'Post' also says the diary is laced with Kennedy's Catholic guilt over his infidelities, which follow the same pattern of affairs pursued by his uncles, John F Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, as well as his father.
The paper says: "On days without a woman's name, Kennedy would often write 'victory'. This meant he'd resisted sexual temptation, according to a source close to Ms Richardson.
"Despite the terrible things happening in the world, my life is . . . great," he wrote on November 5, 2001.
"So I've been looking for ways to screw it up. I'm like Adam and live in Eden, and I can have everything but the fruit. But the fruit is all I want."