RFK Jr pushes back on Vanity Fair, sexual assault allegation

Robert F. Kennedy Jr, son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, is pushing back against recent allegations of sexual assault made against him in a Vanity Fair article.

The article, published on October 15th, alleges that Kennedy assaulted a woman in 2001 at his family’s estate in Westchester County, New York. The woman, who is referred to as Jane Doe in the article, claims that Kennedy forced himself on her and tried to kiss her against her will.

Kennedy has vehemently denied the allegations, calling them “outrageous and false.” In a statement released by his lawyer, Kennedy stated, “I have never assaulted anyone, and any suggestion otherwise is a lie. This is a blatant attempt to smear my reputation and undermine my work as an environmental activist.”

Kennedy’s lawyer also pointed out that the alleged incident took place over 20 years ago and that there is no evidence to support the woman’s claims. Kennedy has vowed to fight the allegations and is considering legal action against Vanity Fair for publishing the article.

This is not the first time Kennedy has been accused of sexual misconduct. In 2019, another woman came forward with similar allegations, which Kennedy also denied. Despite these accusations, Kennedy has remained active in his environmental advocacy work and has not faced any criminal charges related to the allegations.

The Kennedy family has a long history of public service and activism, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has continued that legacy through his work on environmental issues. He is the founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving waterways around the world.

As the allegations against Kennedy continue to circulate, it remains to be seen how they will impact his reputation and his work. Supporters of Kennedy have come to his defense, citing his long record of environmental advocacy and his dedication to social justice causes.

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, allegations of sexual assault and misconduct have received increased attention in the media. It is important to take these allegations seriously and to allow for a fair and thorough investigation to determine the truth. Until then, it is crucial to remember that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty.

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