John F. Kennedy's nephew has been charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an alleged altercation with hospital nurses last month (Jan12).
Douglas Kennedy was accused of twisting Anna Lane's wrist and kicking Cari Luciano to the ground as he tried to take his newborn baby out of the maternity ward of a Westchester, New York hospital on 7 January (12).
The broadcast journalist was arrested and arraigned on Thursday (23Feb12), but he has denied any wrongdoing.
He tells the New York Post, "She tried to grab the baby from my arms. I was shocked and was simply trying to protect my son."
And the 44 year old's attorney, Robert Gottlieb, vows to fight the claims, adding, "We are confident that the Westchester district attorney, once she is able to evaluate all the evidence, will dismiss the charges. The reason it's clear that this is a money grab is that within days they (plaintiffs) had hired a personal-injury lawyer."