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In 2011 affidavit, RFK Jr. says estranged wife Mary Kennedy was abusive, threatened suicide

FILE - In this 2005 photo provided by Peter Michaelis, Mary Richardson Kennedy poses for a photo outside her Bedford, N.Y. home. In a confidential affidavit filed in connection to his divorce proceedings, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his estranged wife Mary Kennedy was abusive toward his children from an earlier marriage and asked the court to prohibit her from threatening suicide in front of their kids. Portions of the affidavit were posted online Sunday, June 10, 2012 at The Daily Beast site, to go along with a cover story in Newsweek magazine about her. (AP Photo/Peter T. Michaelis, file)
June 10, 2012 - 1:45 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says in a newly revealed legal filing that his estranged wife, Mary, was abusive toward his children from an earlier marriage and asked the court to prohibit her from threatening suicide in front of their kids.

Mary Kennedy killed herself last month at the family's estate in Bedford, New York, two years after Robert Kennedy filed for divorce.

Portions of a confidential affidavit filed in 2011 in connection to divorce proceedings were posted online Sunday by The Daily Beast as part of a cover story in Newsweek magazine about Mary Kennedy. A spokesman for the site is declining to comment on how the affidavit was obtained.

The couple married in 1994 and had four children together.

Calls to lawyers for both Kennedys were not immediately returned.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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