Henderson, who portrayed beloved Carol Brady on the popular American hit TV sitcom The Brady Bunch, admits she once had a one-night-stand with married politician John Lindsay in her new memoir, Life is Not a Stage.
She writes, “I was lonely. I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. So, what did I do? I did it.”
But the actress claims the encounter wasn’t exactly perfect – she awoke the next morning to find she had contracted a sexually-transmitted disease, pubic lice.
She adds, “Guess I learned the hard way that crabs do not discriminate, but cross over all socio-economic strata… He must have had quite the active life. What a way to put the kibosh on a relationship.”
Lindsay felt so guilty about the incident he sent flowers to the star to apologise.
Lindsay, who served as mayor from 1966-1973, passed away in 2000.