William Kennedy Smith

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001073" title="William Kennedy" href="/topic/arts-culture/william-kennedy-PEHST001073.topic">William Kennedy</a> Smith, nephew of Ted Kennedy<br>
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<b>Trial:</b> West Palm Beach.<br>
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<b>Charge:</b>   March 1991 Easter weekend rape of a woman he met at the Au Bar in Palm Beach.<br>
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<b>Acquitted:</b>  Dec 12, 1991 after the jury deliberated for 77 minutes.<br>
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<b>What we remember:</b> Live television coverage obscuring the face of the accuser with a big blue blob and making a star of Miami defense attorney Roy Black.

( Tim Boyle, Getty Images / August 30, 2004 )

William Kennedy Smith, nephew of Ted Kennedy

Trial: West Palm Beach.

Charge: March 1991 Easter weekend rape of a woman he met at the Au Bar in Palm Beach.

Acquitted: Dec 12, 1991 after the jury deliberated for 77 minutes.

What we remember: Live television coverage obscuring the face of the accuser with a big blue blob and making a star of Miami defense attorney Roy Black.

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