Man claiming to be lovechild of Marilyn Monroe and JFK goes after Kennedy money

A 53-year old man, who is currently going by the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is claiming to be the love child of Marilyn Monroe and the original JFK. Kennedy, who’s real name is John Burton, has filed a lawsuit against the President’s estate for his share of the inheritance. Lawyers for the estate are calling the suit “frivolous”.

John, be it Burton or Kennedy, says the reason he decided to go public was because he was being ignored by the administrators of the estate despite his repeated claims.

Asked why he waited 45 years after the president’s assassination to come forward, Kennedy, of Queens, New York, said: “You wait for people to do the right thing, and they don’t.

“That’s how you end up in my position.” The Manhattan federal court filing insists “Plaintiff is a child of President Kennedy” and insists that he’s been shut out of his “father’s” fortune.
His suit names the current administrators of the trust that was set up for Kennedy’s family, Edwin Schlossberg and Martin Edelman.

“In [his] will, each child of President Kennedy was to receive a certain amount of money each year pursuant to the terms in said will,” the suit says, and because he’s a Kennedy child, he deserves his share.

[From Daily Mail]

Lawsuits against the Kennedy estate claiming paternity have come up before, and none have proven genuine. But this John has taken it a step further, going as far as to say that, even though he has no photographic evidence, that Jack and Marilyn were “great parents”, and that “I couldn’t ask for anything better.” He’s also asking for a the court to give him a DNA test.

Plaintiff requests this court order DNA testing so that plaintiffs[sic] may prove that [sic] bona fides of his claim,” and order “genetic (DNA) testing of environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Congressman Patrick Kennedy.”

“Upon such proof being made,” Kennedy wants a judge to recognize him as a rightful heir, the suit says.

[From Daily Mail]

John Burton/Kennedy, at 53, would have been born in 1955. Between 1954 and 1956, Monroe was in four movies, River of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, and Bus Stop, all of which showed her looking in excellent shape and not pregnant. She was also married to Joe DiMaggio until November of 1954 and started dating her next husband, Arthur Miller, in May of 1955. Mr. Burton should have done some research and math in claiming his maternal identity.

Attorneys for the estate of JFK intend to “vigorously defend against” the lawsuit.

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  1. RAN says:

    Yeah, I’ll be very surprised if this has any merit.

  2. Anastasia says:

    What people will do for fame and money. It makes me think how ghoulish our society is. It doesn’t matter if people are dead for decades, they’re still exploited and there’s always a buck to be made, even in publicity.

  3. SolitaryAngel says:

    This guy must have heard about the suit against Elvis’ dad by that woman claiming to be Elvis’ half sister. They’re gonna be crawling out of the woodwork now. 8O

  4. Mairead says:

    Why are they requesting testing of cousins? Why not figuratively stick the knife into Caroline, who he claims is his half-sibling? Or what about JFK’s surviving siblings?

    “Marilyn Monroe is my mommy” indeed :roll: – if she did give birth to this waster, then I’d say that Frank Sinatra would be a much more likely candidate as “daddy” or any other mafia goons he (allegedly) allowed to sleep with her when she was allegedly drugged unconscious

    Also I think if there was a child involved that Joe diMaggio would have insisted on being the father, no matter if he was being a cuckold. Old-fashioned and grumpy maybe, he still had more morals than these other tossers put together.

  5. geronimo says:

    Re Marilyn, timeline makes it seem impossible. But that Kennedy may be his father is an entirely different matter.

  6. Leandra says:

    This is such a frivolous lawsuit from a guy hoping to get rich that the Kennedy’s aren’t even bothering to ask for a DNA test. This is obviously bogus.

  7. Annicka says:

    Besides the fact that his timeline needs work, he also forgot that Marilyn got pregnant at least three times during her life and miscarried every single time due to endometriosis. She attempted to have it corrected with surgery, but she never did have a child, though she wanted one badly.

    This guy is full of crap.

  8. ks says:

    Not much of an issue,a simple DNA test should clear that argument up.

  9. aspen says:

    Crazy sick lunatics like this make it harder for people with legitimate claims of denied paternity to get what’s actually due to them. Very sad…and if he’s not crazy, then he’s a complete ass and they should lock him up for slander, fraud, and frivolous something-or-other for wasting the court’s time and resources.

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  11. math says:

    If he is 53, he would be born in 57. If he is 55, he was born in 55. Which one is it? At least get the math right.

  12. Meanchick says:

    Oooh! Oooh! Now me! My turn! I’m filing a claim because I’m the love child of Dorothy Dandridge & Otto Preminger! I was born in 1967, you do the math! Oh yeah, I’m willing to take a DNA test!

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