JFK Had an Affair? Former White House Intern Mimi Alford Reveals All [VIDEO]
Looks like Monica Lewinsky wasn’t the first White House intern to have liaisons with the Commander in Chief.
In an interview on Wednesday night’s ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams,’ former White House intern Mimi Alford revealed to Meredith Vieira details about her alleged 18-month affair with President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Alford, who worked in the White House press room, said she was only 19 when President Kennedy took an interest in her, offering to give her a tour of the rooms that had been redecorated since he and his wife Jackie moved in.
“The last room that we went into was the bedroom… it was a beautiful room… I learned later that it was Mrs. Kennedy’s bedroom,” Alford said, and added that she lost her virginity to the president there.
When Viera asked if he’d “overpowered” her, she replied, “I think overpowered in the sense that he was the president. He was this unbelievably handsome man, 45 years old… [and] he had chosen me… Not overpowered physically that someone had grabbed me and done this to me and made me do something that I wasn’t really willing to do, because I really think I was willing to do it.”
On Friday morning, Alford also told Ann Curry on the ‘Today Show’ that she once thought she might be pregnant. The Irish-Catholic president told her he would help to “take care of the situation,” which she took to mean he wanted her to have an abortion.
Alford’s reported affair with Kennedy was first publicly outed in 2003 when historian Robert Dallek wrote 37 words about an unnamed intern who had an affair with Kennedy in the biography ‘An Unfinished Life.’
Now 68, Alford’s upcoming memoir shares explicit details about the affair, including a claim that the president encouraged her to have sexual relations with at least one other person at the White House.