Mimi Alford, the woman who says she had an affair with President John F. Kennedy while she was a White House intern in 1962, says her first close encounter with the president came during a lunchtime swim.
"It really didn't seem unnatural just because everybody was friendly and I went back to work afterward, " Alford told Rock Center special correspondent Meredith Vieira in an interview to air on NBC Wednesday night. "No one said anything."
Alford describes Kennedy seducing her while taking her on a tour of the private floors of the White House.
Then a 19-year-old debutante from a prominent New Jersey family, Alford says she felt overpowered by the 45-year-old Kennedy's powerful aura.
"I think overpowered in the sense that he was the president. He was this unbelievably handsome man, 45 years old, not overpowered physically that someone had grabbed me and made me do something that I wasn't really willing to do, because I really think I was willing to do it," Alford said.
Editor's Note: Meredith Vieira's full report airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9pm/8c on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.