Monday, February 28, 2011

FBI File: "Ted" Kennedy Rented a Brothel in Chile; Watchdog Group Releases 1961 Memo on Event

The Boston Globe website reports today (February 28, 2011) that the late US Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy in 1961 -- at the age of 29 -- allegedly arranged to rent a brothel for the night in Santiago, Chile, according to material from his FBI file that was released today by a Washington-based conservative watchdog group.

Kennedy allegedly invited one of the Embassy chauffeurs to participate in the night's activities, according to a December 28, 1961 memo released by the group Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch said the document from Kennedy's file had almost been completely redacted, but the watchdog group said it won release of a version with fewer redactions after battling with the Obama administration.

Judicial Watch -- the group that released the records -- said it had a "tough fight" with the Obama administration to get the material released, and the FBI's reluctance to release the file showed, "it, too, is not above politics."


  1. I'm assuming this is the "society part" of the theology and society blog.

  2. Usually, the articles that I post on my Theology and Society blog relate to religion; however, I must admit that this article on Ted Kennedy only scratches the surface of theology, in that it deals with Kennedy's moral Christian character (or lack of it).

    I do try to post articles that deal more specifically with a theological issue or event, but I thought this article on Kennedy would be of special interest to readers of my blog, because of its uniqueness.