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By Laura Vozzella | May 9, 2011
William Kennedy Smith married girlfriend Anne Henry Saturday in a picturesque white chapel on Tilghman Island, then treated busloads of wedding guests to a reception and fireworks display at the $1.1 million waterfront farmhouse he bought in September. That's according to a real estate agent and inn keeper who, like many people on the 3-mile island, were aware of the goings-on. Smith, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy who was acquitted of rape and battery in 1991 by a Florida jury, did not respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.
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By Laura Vozzella | May 9, 2011
William Kennedy Smith married girlfriend Anne Henry Saturday in a picturesque white chapel on Tilghman Island, then treated busloads of wedding guests to a reception and fireworks display at the $1.1 million waterfront farmhouse he bought in September. That's according to a real estate agent and inn keeper who, like many people on the 3-mile island, were aware of the goings-on. Smith, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy who was acquitted of rape and battery in 1991 by a Florida jury, did not respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.
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By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 10, 1991
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Florida prosecutors charged William Kennedy Smith yesterday with raping a young woman at the Kennedy estate Easter weekend, setting the stage for a celebrity trial in a case that already has made headlines around the world.Also yesterday, State Attorney David H. Bludworth said his office would charge a national supermarket tabloid with unlawfully revealing the identity of the alleged rape victim.Palm Beach police said that an arrest warrant had been issued for the 30-year-old Mr. Smith, nephew of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.
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By Gina Kim and Mickey Ciokajlo and Gina Kim and Mickey Ciokajlo,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 27, 2004
CHICAGO - William Kennedy Smith, who with a nation watching was acquitted of rape and battery in 1991 by a Florida jury, was accused in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday of sexually assaulting a woman in Chicago five years ago. The woman, who according to the lawsuit said she worked as his personal assistant, alleged that Smith forced her into his Chicago residence after a night of drinking with co-workers and assaulted her. The woman, Audra Soulias, filed...
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By Ronald J. Ostrow and Ronald J. Ostrow,Los Angeles Times | May 14, 1991
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Lawyers for William Kennedy Smith disclosed yesterday that an eyewitness disputes a 29-year-old woman's allegation that Mr. Smith raped her at the Kennedy family estate here and can testify that "nothing untoward" occurred.Existence of the eyewitness, whose name was not revealed, came as the defense lawyers sought to pressure Palm Beach police from making public more than 1,300 pages of investigative files that the attorneys claim are incomplete.The files give "an unfair, one-sided" summary of the investigation, Mark P. Schnapp, Mr. Smith's Palm Beach lawyer, said in a letter yesterday to David H. Bludworth, Palm Beach County state attorney.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 8, 1991
Washington -- So private and little-known was William Kennedy Smith until recently that captions under newspaper photos of him and a more famous cousin had been known to read, "John F. Kennedy Jr. and friend."All that changed, of course, early last month when a 29-year-old Florida woman claimed she was raped by Mr. Smith, 30, over Easter weekend at the Kennedy mansion in Palm Beach.And yesterday, Palm Beach police said they will recommend that a sexual assault charge be filed against Mr. Smith, a fourth-year medical student at Georgetown University and one of the 28 Kennedy cousins.
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By Newsday | October 15, 1991
The Florida woman who charges William Kennedy Smith raped her was to face his lawyers for the first time today when she begins three days of questioning under oath.But attorneys for the 30-year-old single mother have told the court their client would refuse to answer any questions about her sexual history. If the judge orders the woman to respond, her lawyers have said they plan an immediate appeal that could delay the trial, set to start Oct. 30."This is in no way intended as a threat or anything else," Douglas N. Duncan said to Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Mary E. Lupo in July.
NEWS
December 6, 1991
The attention of the nation's media this week has been focused on the William Kennedy Smith rape trial.The Evening Sun wants to know whether the trial has caught your attention, what you think of televised coverage of court proceedings and whether victims of rape should be identifiable in the media.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736.
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April 18, 1991
NBC News and the New York Times are among the media outlets that have named the woman who told police she was raped by Sen. Edward Kennedy's nephew, William Kennedy Smith. The woman's lawyer and others criticized the action because the woman wanted to keep her identity confidential.The Evening Sun wants to know what you think. Should networks and newspapers publish the woman's name? Should they publish her picture?To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's directory of telephone information services, at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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By ROGER SIMON | July 26, 1991
Until recently, I didn't think it was possible to feel sorry for a Kennedy.These days they seem less a family than a giant therapy group.F. Scott Fitzgerald could have been writing about the Kennedys when he wrote ". . .they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."Ted Kennedy is probably the most powerful voice for liberal causes in America today.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
It's a simple mistake made over and over again when reporters descend on Palm Beach County. Palm Beach. West Palm Beach. Same thing, right? Not since the 1991 rape trial of William Kennedy Smith have so many reporters confused West Palm Beach with Palm Beach. Both are in Palm Beach County. But it's like confusing Beverly Hills with Arbutus. West Palm Beach is not, in the words of out-of-town reporters, "a sleepy resort town." West Palm Beach is not "where all the rich people live."
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 21, 2000
It was a celebrated case from the outset. A bubbly, blond 15-year-old bludgeoned to death in a gated enclave of mansions and manicured lawns in Greenwich, Conn. The primary suspects, the boys across the street, were the sons of wealth and privilege and the nephews of Ethel Kennedy. For nearly 25 years, the slaying of Martha Moxley remained one of the thousands of unsolved crimes in America. But as most of the others languished in dusty police files, celebrity kept this case alive. Celebrities and Moxley's mother, Dorthy, a dignified, genteel woman who patiently persisted, held the spotlight on the teen-ager's slaying.
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By Mike Littwin | September 25, 1996
I'M LOOKING AT the Kennedy wedding picture. I can't take my eyes off the picture. I'm entranced by the picture.And, all the time I'm looking, all the time I'm entranced, I can't help wondering -- because it's the '90s and Camelot was a thousand years ago -- if it wasn't some kind of setup.Walk through this with me, if you will.You've got the biggest wedding since Chuck and Di (if you don't count Michael and Lisa Marie, which, technically, you probably shouldn't).They hold the ceremony in virtual privacy on an island off the Georgia coast.
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By Boston Globe | March 15, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose personal life has been the stuff of both national myth and melodrama for most of his adult years, plans to get married, his office announced yesterday.Mr. Kennedy, 60, will wed Victoria Reggie, 38, a Washington lawyer whom the senator said he has known for years and has been dating for nine months. It will be a second marriage for both."I love Vicki and her children very much," Mr. Kennedy said in a news release. "We began dating last June, and she has brought enormous happiness into my life.
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By DAVE BARRY | February 23, 1992
It is a proven fact that the average American doesn't care about the federal budget deficit. Sometimes on the "NBC Nightly News," for fun, Tom Brokaw will say, "Next: the federal budget deficit." Then they'll show a 15-minute videotape, without sound, of a dog eating peanut butter. They never get a single phone call, because the instant Tom says "budget deficit," the viewers grab their remote controls and switch to sleazy tabloid shows full of "news" about Roseanne Barr Arnold's husband's tattoos and the William Kennedy Smith sex-change operation.
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By PAUL QUINNETT | February 8, 1992
Cheyney, Washington -- And now Mike Tyson, for Pete's sake!I know girls are not supposed to hit. And, generally, they shouldn't. But considering how several of the best months of my life have been frittered away lately (the Thomas-Hill affair, that William Kennedy Smith business and now this Mike Tyson trial), I think maybe it's time to revive a fine old American tradition: the slap.Given the growing cold war between the sexes, what we seem to need right now is a better understanding about just what it is the other sex wants.
NEWS
July 26, 1991
William Kennedy Smith is not exactly a household name, but the allegation that a member of the country's most well-known family raped a Florida woman last Easter has certainly generated an unusual amount of publicity.The latest twist in the case came earlier this week when prosecutors filed detailed statements from three women -- one of whom claimed that Smith raped her in 1988 and two others who say he sexually attacked them. Prosecutors say they will use the women's testimony to impeach Smith's credibility if he takes the witness stand.
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By John Aloysius Farrell and John Aloysius Farrell,Boston Globe | December 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- In eight months of searing coverage, the rape case against William Kennedy Smith focused constant attention on his uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and the rest of his family and spurred a jolting reappraisal of their contributions.In some ways, the case of Florida vs. Smith represented a Pyrrhic victory for the Democratic senator from Massachusetts and other members of America's most famous political family, analysts suggest."This verdict is almost beside the point," said Todd Domke, a Republican political consultant.
NEWS
December 13, 1991
Now that the titillation is over, the question is how William Kennedy Smith's rape trial will affect the way Americans treat one another or, more specifically, the way American men treat American women. Viewed in that context -- and only in that context -- it can be compared to the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill battle over sexual harassment in the workplace.In our view, the Thomas-Hill dispute did indeed raise male awareness that their female colleagues often are annoyed, embarrassed, even traumatized not just by blatant pressure for sexual favors but by unseemly jokes or language and unacceptable terms of endearment.
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