Douglas Kennedy, one of Robert F. Kennedy's sons, is facing misdemeanor charges after clashing with nurses at the hospital where his newborn son was born. Kennedy was trying to take his son outside when he was stopped by the nurses, who claim they were only doing their jobs. Kennedy, on the other hand, says the nurses totally started it.
The two sides disagree about what happened during the struggle. Kennedy said one of the nurses tried to snatch the child from his arms. The nurse, Cari Maleman Luciano, told police she was only trying to steady the "violent shaking" of the baby.
One nurse said Kennedy twisted her arm. Another said he kicked her in the pelvis. The security video shows a woman falling to the floor. Kennedy was eventually stopped from leaving the hospital by security officers.
Ah, a classic case of he-said, she-said — but with some newborn baby tug of war thrown into the mix. Kennedy and his wife, Molly, maintain that he did nothing wrong. The released a joint statement following the recently filed charges, which stem from the January 7 incident.
It is sickening to think that our simple desire to take our son outside for fresh air has been warped into a charge of child endangerment. The nurse had no right to attempt to grab our child out of his father's arms.
But did Kennedy kick a nurse in the pelvis? Legally, he had no right to do that either. On the bright side, the infant escaped unscathed — so take that, Kennedy curse.
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