"Michael Skakel is fortunate to have a cousin as loyal as Robert Kennedy, Jr. In Framed, Kennedy presents a compelling, methodical case that Skakel is innocent of murder and is a victim himself. Americans interested in justice should be captivated by this book." - Bill O'Reilly, Anchor, Fox News Channel
"Crime thrillers and true crime stories, while quite different, have a similar objective: to show how justice is served. Framed by Robert Kennedy Jr. combines the best of both with a powerful story that grabbed me in the first few pages and wouldn’t let go. Kennedy meticulously torpedoes the case that convicted his cousin Michael Skakel of murder by painting a decades-long horror show of incompetence, prejudice, malfeasance, and outright misconduct. What I didn’t expect, though, were the feelings that surfaced while I was reading. Kennedy took me from rage to tears at the injustices suffered by his cousin and family. Framed is a must-read for anyone who cares about our judicial system."
- Libby Fischer Hellmann, award-winning author of Easy Innocence and other crime thrillers
“This account will shock and astound those who read the press reports of the case at the time, particularly Dominick Dunne’s reportage, and believed Skakel to be the monster portrayed there. It is deeply researched, bitingly written and entirely convincing.” - Stuart Woods, #1 N.Y. Times best-selling author of the Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series
"Bobby Kennedy pulls no punches in making the compelling case for his cousin, Michael Skakel’s absolute innocence. But he goes much further: indicting those who he believes were complicit in what he calls a frame-up by prosecutors, police, and the media. Whether or not you are ultimately persuaded of Skakel’s possible innocence, as I have long been, this book is a devastating indictment of our justice system and media for their systemic unwillingness to confront their own errors. It is a must read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions."
- Alan M. Dershowitz, author of Taking the Stand: My life in the Law
“Years after what was a monumental miscarriage of justice, Kennedy not only makes a compelling case that Michael Skakel is innocent, he provides persuasive evidence of the identity of the true killers
Kennedy both deconstructs the prosecution’s case and convincingly shows Michael Skakel’s innocence, as well as identifies the true culprits who have escaped justice all these years.” Dick Guerin, criminal defense attorney considered one of America’s top lawyers
“An exciting page turner.” Morris Dees, author, attorney, and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
“In Framed, Skakel's cousin, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Bobby's son and namesake, with Capote-like precision, tells his gripping story of an innocent man caught up in a Kafkaesque nightmare of a corrupt prosecution and a disastrously inept criminal defense that resulted in 11 1/2 years in prison for a crime Skakel didn't and couldn't have committed. RFK, Jr. lays it all out in a page-turner that will convince all but the most rapid Kennedy haters. Then again, the arguments are so compelling, maybe even they'll be convinced." - Attorney Michael Shapiro
"An awful, awful story brilliantly told. How many more innocent men and women will be wrongfully convicted and punished with long and terrible jail sentences? This book is a scream for a change." - Martin Garbus, attorney, educator, and author of several books including Courting Disaster
"Framed is the riveting true story of a life turned upside down by unethical prosecutors and irresponsible journalists in a justice system which is anything but. Though it is the story of one man's nightmare, it is also a cautionary tale for us all...because while it is true that we can ensure that we do not COMMIT a crime, we can never ensure that we are not CHARGED with one. Kudos to Kennedy, not only for writing a page-turner, but for never giving up his quest for the Truth." - Shawn Holley, defense attorney for many celebrity clients
“As an attorney in the Duke lacrosse case, reading this riveting book was like reliving a nightmare with which I am too familiar: in our 24 hour news cycle coverage of criminal cases, it is the truth that is the victim and innocent people pay the price for fiction spun as fact.” Attorney Joe Cheshire