“Robert Strong” was a favorite pseudonym, she told her friend.
The couple, who had married in 1994, was in the midst of a nasty divorce when Richardson, 52, hanged herself at their home in Bedford, Westchester County.
Laurence Kirwan believed his 42-year-old wife was having an affair with Kennedy, whom she met at a Westchester gym, a confidant of the surgeon told The Post.
The couple separated in July 2012, but Laurence Kirwan believed the relationship began several months earlier, while Richardson was still alive, the friend said.
Richardson thought that by 2012, that number had increased exponentially.
Hankin confirmed that Richardson was her client at the time but would not comment on “confidential information obtained from clients.” Kennedy, through a spokesman, refused to comment.
She suffered from depression and struggled with alcoholism.
He wrote on May 21, 2001, that he “got mugged on my way home” from Manhattan and noted the name of a woman with a 10 next to it. my lust demons.” He wrote that he had to “avoid the company of women.Richardson found the thick red journals in the couple’s home.The Post reviewed copies of Kennedy’s diaries from 1999, 20.At least five women were from Toronto; one was in Paris; others were in Palm Beach, Fla., Alaska, Aspen, Colo., Miami, Montreal, Cleveland and Pensacola, Fla.One woman had the notation “airplane” after her name, another “farm,” and another “teacher.” One was cryptically known as “Z.” Richardson believed her philandering husband also used aliases to hide his own identity when traveling.One woman described Kennedy as a “big flirt” and said Richardson was suspicious of her.