He's the father, that's not in dispute. He was trying to abduct the child.
So what was the problem?
If the child was in danger, then security should have been called.
He is accused of getting into an altercation with a nurse or nurses when holding his newborn and attempting to go somewhere with the child. Where? I don't know that anyone knows. Maybe carrying it to his wife, the mother. Maybe carrying it to other family members. Maybe carrying it who knows where.
If there was a security issue, then the nurses should have called security.
I don't buy the story and, to be honest, if some nurse tried to take my newborn out of my hands when I didn't want her to, my father would have come out in me. He's the angry one of my parents. He's easy going and everyone would assume my mother was the one with the temper. But when his temper gets riled, you better step back.
And my newborn is in my hands and you're trying to take him or her away from me? You better step and you better have training on how to talk to people. That includes not snapping at them.
Unless additional details emerge, I say Douglas Kennedy (who denies hitting any nurse) isn't at fault. And that's if he didn't lay a hand on a nurse or if it turns out a nurse tried to pull the baby from him and he pushed her away. (Or him -- nurses can be hims. My bad.)
I also think the hospital made a big mistake in letting this incident go public. If this weren't Douglas Kennedy (one of RFK's sons), it wouldn't be public now.
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