Mimi Alford is not letting John F. Kennedy rest in peace.
This former White House intern appeared with NBC's Meredith Vieira yesterday and hyped her upcoming memoir, which will be released tomorrow and which alleges she carried on an 18-month affair with JFK while he was in office.
The book is titled "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy."
Why would she possibly reveal this information now?
"It's not so much that I feel that I'm exposing myself, it's that I'm really unburdening myself - it was a very difficult thing for me to do," Alford says in an interview that will air in its entirety tomorrow night on Rock Center with Brian Williams.Alford says she was 19 when she started her White House internship and that she lost her virginity to the President.
"I should have felt guilty," Alford says. "He was married to Mrs. Kennedy. But I didn't."
She did, however, feel crushed later on when she learned about Kennedy's alleged other affairs, including his most famous dalliance, with Marilyn Monroe.
"I think that's probably partly what makes me feel sad when I look back," she says of JFK's penchant for other women. "[The affair] made me feel very special."