Matthew ‘Max’ Kennedy was all smiles as he walked out of a Cape Cod courtroom in a gray suit and Prada shoes after criminal charges were dismissed against him following his arrest last month for a booze-fueled brawl with local police.
Prosecutors recommended to the court that disorderly conduct charges be dismissed if the son of Robert F Kennedy admitted he was ‘responsible’ for a noise violation at a rental house near the Kennedy compound on August 20.
The 52-year-old paid a $150 fine in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday morning wearing a trim suit with a blue tie and sporting a neat haircut, in direct contrast to the disheveled white mop he sported in his mugshot.
The son of the late senator allegedly taunted police saying, ‘You don’t know who you’re messing with,’ and was arrested with his daughter Caroline Summer Rose Kennedy, 23.
Caroline was not in court on Tuesday.
She allegedly had choice words for officers, saying: ‘I went to Brown and I’m a teacher, sweetheart!’ before sticking out her tongue and bursting into tears.
Matthew ‘Max’ Kennedy plunked down $150 for a fine and had his disorderly conduct charge dismissed on Tuesday, after a house party landed him in the back of a police car on August 20
The son of Robert F Kennedy, 52, looked pleased as he left Barnstable District Court in Massachusetts with his smiling wife Victoria
Police said that multiple 911 calls were placed about loud music and fireworks being illegally shot off from a nearby pier.
When they arrived to the rental home in Hyannis Port there were ‘beer cans thrown throughout the lawn’ and people were ‘drinking and singing music on a microphone.’
Officer Arrmando Feliciano said he was speaking to a woman about the loud music when ‘Matthew Kennedy came to the door and immediately became angry with me,’ he wrote in a Barnstable Police report.
The officer noted he had no idea who Kennedy was. Then his daughter joined her father and berated the police officers.
Max Kennedy refused to identify himself, police said, and had ‘noticeably bloodshot and glassy eyes and was sweating profusely.’ He also began screaming incoherently and threw a cabinet filled with glass valuables to the ground.
Feliciano moved in to arrest the son of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy and was swarmed by party guests who yelled, ‘You don’t know who you’re messing with’ and ‘he was a district attorney.’
Max Kennedy allegedly taunted police saying, ‘You don’t know who you’re messing with,’ and was arrested along with his daughter Caroline Summer Rose Kennedy, 23 (right)
The party was held here, at a home once used by Judy Garland on her summer holidays. Locals had complained about the noise and fireworks, and police asked them to turn the volume down
‘The actions of both Matthew Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy had incited this crowd into an angry mob,’ Feliciano wrote in his report. Several cruisers had to respond to the scene, police said.
Police claim Max Kennedy screamed and threw himself against a wall before he was arrested at his rowdy house party.
He was taken into custody after he refused to cooperate with police who responded to a noise complaint at the large rental home.
The father and daughter were charged with disturbing the peace and violating a noise ordinance. Both of the Kennedys were bailed out that same night.
The property does not belong to the Kennedys – although Max lives elsewhere in Hyannis Port.
It is a nine-bedroom rental home known as the ‘Judy Garland House’ after the actress, who used to spend her summers there.
In the shocking arrest it was revealed that Max Kennedy screamed, threw himself at the wall, and smashed a cabinet on the ground, before he was arrested at his rowdy house party, according to a police report
Pictured: The plea agreement Max Kennedy signed in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday
In his report, Feliciano described seeing people ‘drinking and singing music on a microphone,’ once he arrived at the scene.
The officer made his way to the front door of the home where he asked a woman if he could speak to the person in charge of the party.
Max Kennedy ‘appeared to be very unsteady on his feet and his movements were erratic,’ – and had been ‘sweating profusely’ the police report stated.
After the officer asked Kennedy for identification, the father-of-three began to scream at the officer to not enter the home.
Party guests allegedly turned the music back up while Feliciano attempted to bring the disturbance under control.
Max Kennedy is probably best known for the book he wrote about his grandfather, ‘Make Gentle the Life of This: The Vision of Robert F Kennedy.’
Caroline Summer Rose, who goes by Summer, allegedly had some choice words for officers, saying: ‘I went to Brown and I’m a teacher, sweetheart!’ before sticking out her tongue and bursting into tears
The Garland House is seen top-right here; the Kennedy compound far left. Police say they arrested the Kennedys after they refused to turn down the music. No-one else was arrested
He writes that at that time, ‘I had made several efforts with several different guests to end all the noise disturbance to no avail,’ so Feliciano proceeded to enter the home.
However, Max Kennedy reportedly responded by ‘screaming incoherently and throwing himself at the wall.’
‘When he hit the wall, he grabbed a wall cabinet (filled with glass valuables) and threw it smashing its contents.’
After the arrest was made public, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. defended his brother from claims he may have been drinking when he was arrested.
‘I can tell you that Max Kennedy was sober as a judge,’ Robert Jr told the Cape Cod Times. ‘He hasn’t had a drink or a drug for 35 years.’
Post-party hang: Rory and Ethel Kennedy sit in a golf cart with the grandchildren of Robert F Kennedy in the background the week of the house party
He is one of nine children born to RFK and Ethel Kennedy.
His arrest, and that of his daughter, comes eight months after his nephew – Conor Kennedy, son of RFK Jr – was arrested.
Conor Kennedy, an ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift, was charged with disorderly conduct after he punched a man outside a nightclub on December 29 in Aspen.
However, he avoided going to court after agreeing to a plea deal that saw him given a six-month deferred sentence.
The Kennedy compound was purchased by Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, father of RFK and John F Kennedy, in 1928. It was expanded upon, but the original structure was built in 1904.