Reader reaction to Reuters news
Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor
Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.
Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in to her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
If Florence Henderson really “gave in to her better judgment,” as your writer states, she would NOT have slept with the mayor.
I think he must have meant to say she gave in AGAINST her better judgment.
But no matter, black is white and white is black these days anyway. What’s the point of being accurate?
I demand a full retraction that NYC Mayor John Lindsay was “unattractive.”
He may have had crabs but he was one gorgeous man. If a journalist can’t be accurate (or honest) what good are they?
Besides Flo would never have fallen for him if he wasn’t gorgeous! Duh…
Both of the elements in that sentence could have been worded much better.
Yes, Henderson gave in to temptation and ignored her better judgment. She didn’t give in to her better judgment.
And while she did say of the mayor, “there was no tremendous sexual attraction from my point of view,” that’s a far cry from being unattractive.
Indeed, in his time John Lindsay was seen as the JFK of the Republican Party, and was known to make women swoon.
Calling him unattractive is just plain inaccurate: GBU Editor
Top: Actress Florence Henderson, star of the 1970′s television comedy series ‘The Brady Bunch,’ in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Bottom: Mayor John Lindsay