Kennedy’s photograph was a fake
TMZ had to admit that the alleged photograph of former US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy and four naked women on a yacht in the Mediterranean it had published was, in truth, a complete fake.
The gossip magazine told on the Web site that the photo was given to a car dealership owner on the East Coast who bragged for years about having a picture of Kennedy with naked women.
The Web site’s story posted that when the man died 10 years ago one of his sons inherited the photo, and had the picture surfaced when Kennedy ran for president it could have changed world history.
Turns out the picture ran as part of a Playboy photo spread in 1967, four years after JFK was assassinated. TMZ acknowledged its error Monday afternoon, once a tipster alerted them to the fact.
The 1967 photograph accompanied a story titled, “Playboy’s Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodies Complement of Ship’s Belles.”
The photo, according to the gossip website and the experts it consulted, showed Kennedy surrounded by naked women on a yacht. All the consulted experts said there was “no evidence the picture was Photoshopped.”