RFK Jr. Denies Stopping Financial Support of Estranged Wife

Mary Richardson Kennedy's relatives issued a statement saying an affidavit in the Kennedys' divorce case, disclosed Sunday, was "scurrilous" and "full of vindictive lies"

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    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (L) and Mary Kennedy in December 2010

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is disputing claims he stopped financially supporting his wife in the months before her suicide at a Westchester estate.

    Lawyers who represented the son of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a divorce case pending when Mary Kennedy hanged herself in May issued a statement Monday responding to a New York Post report.

    RFK Jr.'s Ex-Wife Found Dead at Westchester Estate

    [NY] RFK Jr.'s Ex-Wife Found Dead at Westchester Estate
    The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was found dead Wednesday at a Kennedy family home in Westchester County, according to police and family. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Thursday, May 17, 2012)

    The Post said Mary Kennedy's lawyers filed papers alleging her husband cut her off from a court-ordered $20,000-a-month credit card and said she couldn't afford groceries, gas and medical care.

    The lawyers said they were owed $278,000. Their firm didn't return calls seeking comment Monday.

    Mary Kennedy Mourned at Private Funeral

    [NY] Mary Kennedy Mourned at Private Funeral
    Another sad chapter in the tale of the Kennedy's ended on Saturday with the funeral of Mary Richardon Kennedy. Family and friends attended her funeral services at a church in Bedford. Brynn Gingras reports. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    Robert Kennedy's lawyers say he paid for food, shelter, education and health care and fully funded the credit card. They say he wasn't behind in support payments when his wife died.

    The Post hasn't responded to a request for comment.

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