President John F. Kennedy had an affair with a 20-year-old coed on and off for years – until he gradually left her, making her feel used… that’s what the alleged mistress claims.
83 years old Diane de Vegh detailed the romance which she said began in 58 – when JFK was still a US senator – and continued for four years in his presidency until 1962 … a year before his assassination.
de Vegh – who told his story for Air mail – said Jack approached her at a political event while she was still a student at Radcliffe College… and said they started dating soon after that – supposedly in her Boston apartment or at the Carlyle Hotel in New York.
She says she got blown away by it all … but over time and JFK got more involved in politics (and eventually in a presidential race), DDV says she’s seen him less less – with John slowly starting to “put her back on the shelf” … this as rumors of several other cases surfaced during the same period, which de Vegh admits has made jealous at the time.
After a final meeting at her home in Washington or in the Oval – following JFK’s discovery that he was working with his banker father for political advice and a reluctance she says she felt – de Vegh says she never saw him again. A year later, the Prez was shot.
de Vegh says there was nothing particularly special about the relationship – she suggests that it was mostly gossip, empty gossip on her part, sex… and then sending her home. Of course, this was all happening while Jack was married to Jackie – something de Vegh says she didn’t even record or process at the time, as he apparently never talked about it.
Looking back, de Vegh says she is only talking about it now because she believes that – despite the progress made in #MeToo – women can still be beholden to powerful men, and she wants them to give themselves the power. priority.
In the same breath, she evokes Harvey Weinstein and other men who were belatedly accused of abusing their power with women … NYP, “The whole idea of the particularity conferred – ‘You go to bed with me, I’ll make you special’ – we saw a lot with Harvey Weinstein, Roger wings, show business. “
Although de Vegh admits that his alleged dates with JFK were consensual, she still believes there was an imbalanced power dynamic that he took advantage of – and wants to eliminate that in today’s world among women who could be around other high profile male positions.