FOX’s Geraldo Rivera Just Got Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Bette Midler
Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera has been accused of sexual assault and drugging by multi-award winning entertainer Bette Midler.
On a Thursday tweet, Midler revealed that Rivera and his producer had sexually assaulted her during an interview in the early 1990s with legendary journalist Barabara Walters, which she posted for the first time today.
“Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me,” Midler tweeted, “Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this.”
This is what she told ABC’s Walters in the video below:
“Geraldo and his producer came to do an interview with me in the 70s, the early 70s, and – this is when he was very sort of hot – and he and his producer left the crew in the other room. They pushed me into my bathroom and broke two poppers and pushed them under my nose and proceeded to grope me.
“I did not offer myself up, on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was unseemly, his behavior was unseemly.”
“I’ll tell you the truth. If I had known he was going to be so, 20 years later he was going to wind up a slimy talk show host, I would’ve never let him in the room. You never know at the time if these things are gonna come back to haunt you.”
“Poppers” are a 70s club drug, which when inhaled produce a short-term euphoria and muscle relaxation, and Geraldo Rivera had allegedly used them to stun and fondle the recording artist under the pretense of getting an interview.
Geraldo Rivera made headlines yesterday when he tweeted a hideous defense of fired NBC anchor Matt Lauer.
After Fox’s very public reprimand, Rivera then tweeted that “long-hidden harassers are sexual deviants and deserve what is coming to them.” Truer words have rarely been spoken by a Fox News reporter in light of Midler’s revelatory video.
Midler went public with her claim 25 years ago, only to have it ignored by the very same mainstream media company where Rivera’s star was born.
Watch the video below:
Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/TkcolFWfA2
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 30, 2017