Two of the women listed in this digital black book factor into what should be an interesting summer for the environmental activist and son of the slain US senator. The two plan to wed soon. The other is Greenwich, Conn. There were so many women, some with the same first names, that they had to be distinguished by profession or city. Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Splash News The couple, who had married in , was in the midst of a nasty divorce when Richardson, 52, hanged herself at their home in Bedford, Westchester County.
She suffered from depression and struggled with alcoholism. Laurence Kirwan believed his year-old wife was having an affair with Kennedy, whom she met at a Westchester gym, a confidant of the surgeon told The Post. The couple separated in July , but Laurence Kirwan believed the relationship began several months earlier, while Richardson was still alive, the friend said. Cellphone records showed Chelsea Kirwan and Kennedy spoke five times a day in the summer of , according to the friend, who said Kennedy, 60, could be called as a witness in the divorce case.
Chelsea Kirwan is supposed to testify on July 22 in a Stamford, Conn. When contacted by The Post, the mother of four asked to know where her name fell on the list and whether there was any notation beside it. She would not comment about her relationship with Kennedy. Another list had names but no phone numbers. Several women on the roster contacted by The Post said they had met Kennedy through his work as an environmental lawyer and activist.
My greatest defect … my lust demons … You have not the strength to resist their charms. Richardson told a friend that the numbers referred to sexual acts, with 10 being intercourse. There were 37 women in the ledger alone, 16 with 10s next to their names. Kennedy was apparently tortured by his own behavior. On some days, Kennedy listed the names of two or three women. You have not the strength to resist their charms.
Richardson thought that by , that number had increased exponentially. It also contains unedited, unfiltered stream-of-consciousness musings about current events and people. His late wife is buried little more than two miles away from the famous family compound. Kennedy has six children, four with Richardson and two from his first marriage. Hines has a 9-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.