10 women Ted Kennedy didn’t kill 44 years ago today

Forty-four years ago on July 18, 1969, Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Ted Kennedy drove himself and and passenger Mary Jo Kopechne off a bridge and into a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island after a party. Kennedy was able to get out of the car and swim to safety. Unfortunately, he showed no concern for Ms. Kopechne. Instead, he went home, showered and slept — and in the morning called a friend and two lawyers.

After more than nine hours, he called police.

The diver who found Ms. Kopechne said that she could have been rescued if the police had been alerted earlier. She hadn’t drowned, but survived in an air pocket in the car. She died because she ran out of oxygen. Because Kennedy was focused on damage control, he didn’t make the phone call that would have saved the young woman’s life.

The Kennedy brothers have a long, sordid past of affairs and tragedies. Here are 10 women they were allegedly involved with whose lives were spared that night.

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  • Victoria Reggie, Ted's second wife, was only 15 at the time of the infamous Chappaquiddick incident. (Photo: tvguide)
  • Mimi Alford was a 19 year old intern at the White House in the summer of 1962. According to the NY Post, Kennedy allegedly asked Alford to “take care” of an aide. He watched as she performed oral sex on him. Later, Kennedy asked her to “take care of my baby brother,” meaning Ted Kennedy, during a Democratic fund-raiser. She refused.
  • Mary Pinchot Meyer was found shot and killed in her Georgetown home. It is alleged that she had an affair with JFK. (Photo: http://washingtonoddities.blogspot.com/2010/09/death-of-mary-pinchot-meyer.html)
  • Perhaps the most famous affair of all was John and Bobby Kennedy's affair with Marilyn Monroe. Although she was not killed by a Kennedy on the night of July 18th, conspiracy theories abound if the brothers had something to do with the star's untimely death. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • JFK and Kim Novak are allegedly romantically linked. (Photo: wikimedia)
  • JFK allegedly had an affair with Judith Exner, who served as a link between Kennedy and the mob. (Photo: AP)
  • Ted met Joan during law school. It was during their marriage that Ted crashed into the lake with  Mary Jo Kopechne. The marriage ended 20 years later due to his philandering and her alcoholism. (Photo: tumblr)
  • Gunilla Von Post auctioned off love letters from JFK, beginning before his marriage to Jackie and even continuing more than a year into the marriage. (Photo: Depate)
  • Grace Kelly is believed to have once dated John Kennedy. (Photo: wikimedia)
  • Elizabeth Taylor was once linked to having a threesome with JFK. (Photo: wikimedia)

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