Douglas Kennedy Explains Why He Kicked Baby Nurse In Stomach

Tue, October 23, 2012 1:13pm EDT by 5 Comments
Douglas Kennedy Trial Assault
Courtesy of NBC News

The 45-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, who is on trial for harassment and child endangerment, is claiming he acted out of paternal instinct when he kicked a nurse after she tried to prevent him from stepping outside the hospital with his own baby.

During opening statements on Oct .22 for the trial of Douglas Kennedy, 45, his defense lawyers said the father of five was acting out of instinct after he kicked a baby nurse who blocked him from taking his newborn baby outside on Jan. 7.

Attorney Celia Gordon said Douglas “just wanted to take his baby out for some fresh air” when he tried to exit the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York with his newborn son.

She added that nurses overreacted and were unnecessarily abrasive.

But prosecutor Amy Puerto said Douglas violated hospital policy, and nurses were just enforcing the necessary procedures. After he refused to obey the rules, the prosecution alleged Douglas kicked nurse Cari Maleman Luciano “so hard in the abdomen that she fell to the floor.”

Another nurse, Anna Margaret Lane, was also allegedly hurt in the scuffle after Douglas apparently grabbed her hand and twisted her arm.

But Douglas’ attorney Celia insists her client has a legitimate reason for the brawl — he was acting on paternal instinct. “He was trying to keep her from taking his baby,” she said.

Watch the security footage below and see for yourself!

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What do YOU think of the scuffle HollyMoms?

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Beth

Posted at 3:19 PM on October 26, 2012  

i don’t see anything on that tape that shows him being violent. And one of the nurses, on trial, did admit that she knew he was the father, so I’m not sure why they were trying to prevent him from leaving with the baby.

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gigi

Posted at 9:15 PM on October 23, 2012  

What a LOSER!

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gbtw

Posted at 5:32 PM on October 23, 2012  

i am so f*ing sick of these kennedy men! WTF?! First, what kind of f*ing parental instinct has you engaging in combat while you have a 2 day old in your arms!?!? Are you KIDDING me?! Paternal instincts? And since when does abrasive behavior allow you to kick someone in the stomach??? (And, telling someone they have to follow the rules that the rest of society has to follow, hardly constitutes abrasiveness in the first place.) Has he never had to go to the DMV, or any other place the rest of us pleebs have to go and get attitude from every day? Should we start kicking public servants and anyone else that gives us attitude, at will? Not to mention that this is a MAN abusing a woman! To give this b.s. statement about his “right to hold his child”- WTF are you talking about you spoiled arrogant m’er f’er. I wonder why the Kennedys were ever considered this country’s royalty? I mean, seriously? They have no respect for women- not a one of them. They’ve murdered, raped, abused, cheated… and all of this is DOCUMENTED, not even rumor! I spit on him, and every man in that family… pieces of GARBAGE.

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Gina

Posted at 2:31 PM on October 23, 2012  

Abusive, arrogant jerk. Hope he pays somehow for kicking a nurse who was trying to do her job.

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cindy

Posted at 2:16 PM on October 23, 2012  

ALL of the Kennedys are a**holes! They think they are above the law and don’t have to follow the rules like everyone else.

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