Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy wrote a fictitious version of what may have happened at Chappaquiddick on July 19, 1969.
The book, tentatively entitled "If I did it, here's how it happened" describes a drunken Ted Kennedy driving off with his mistress Mary Jo Kopechne after a wild party involving six other women. Mary Jo threatened to reveal her affair with Kennedy to the news media. She also threatened to reveal that Kennedy enjoys being spanked with a metal wire hair brush while he sucks his thumb. An infuriated Kennedy aimed his 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 toward a dirt path which led to Dyke Bridge.
Kennedy then deliberately drove into the canal while saying "let's see how much you're going to say when you're dead!"
Kopechne tried vainly to remove herself from her seatbelt but the senator had taken the extra precaution of adding a seatbelt lock to prevent her escape. He then swam to safety and waited until he was certain that Mary Jo had perished before returning to the party.
"It's total fiction. Don't believe a word of it", Kennedy stated between mouthfuls of pasta from his hospital room where is is recovering from some sort of seizure.