The estate of Alicia Corning Clark has filed a Freedom of Information request to obtain any information the FBI has in its files about an affair between President John F. Kennedy and Clark, which is rumored to have resulted in the birth of a child, according to DNAinfo in “Lawyers for Socialite's $17.5M Estate on Hunt for Possible JFK Love Child.”
A book by Seymour Hersh has revealed that J. Edgar Hoover knew about the affair and about a court case involving allegations regarding the affair. The book also alleged that political operatives attempted to sell information about the affair and the suspected pregnancy to Republicans before the 1960 Presidential election. It turns out there was a court case, which has recently been unsealed.
The court case was a lawsuit brought by the socialite’s attorney against her for unpaid legal bills and included accusations that she wanted to extort money from JFK’s father to buy her silence about the affair.
That a child resulted from the affair seems like a dubious claim as Clark did not mention one in her will. The estate administrators, however, do have a duty to follow up on the rumors, especially since she had no other children.
A child born from the affair would be able to contest Alicia Corning Clark’s will.
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Reference: DNAinfo (July 11, 2016) “Lawyers for Socialite's $17.5M Estate on Hunt for Possible JFK Love Child”