The Kennedy Boys' Night Out

An evening of carousing, an accusation of rape and talk of a botched investigation roil the wealthy's favorite playground

For Palm Beach, where the average house costs nearly $1 million and mutts have been known to snack on biscuits shaped like Bentley sedans, this had been a quiet season. The Trumps have split but are now too poor by local standards to make much of a splash. There had been no divorce to equal that of Peter and Roxanne Pulitzer, which featured cocaine, a trumpet and a sexual threesome.

Then the Kennedy clan arrived for what Senator Teddy called a "traditional Easter weekend" at the white stucco oceanfront mansion his father bought from Rodman Wanamaker in 1933. This year the...

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