Thursday, December 31, 2009
MICHAEL LEMOYNE KENNEDY
Son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, Michael died on this day in 1997 in a ski accident in Aspen, Colorado. He was 39. He's shown here with wife Victoria Gifford. In 1997, the news broke that Michael Kennedy was having an affair with the family's former babysitter. Allegedly, the affair had begun three years before when the babysitter was fourteen years old, and Kennedy was placed under investigation for statutory rape. However, the babysitter did not cooperate with prosecutors Shortly after the scandal began, Michael Kennedy and his wife separated. After the affair, Michael Kennedy checked himself into a rehab center for alcoholics.