Geraldo Rivera Apologizes to Bette Midler for Alleged Groping

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Geraldo Rivera is sorry. 

The Fox News contributer apologized to Bette Midler over Twitter on Friday, one day after she called him out for allegedly groping her in the early '70s. 

“Although I recall the time Bette Midler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the fact that she has a right to speak out & demand an apology from me, for in the very least, publicly embarrassing her all those years ago,” Rivera wrote. “Bette, I apologize.”

He also apologized for his "tawdry" autobiography, Exposing Myself, published in 1991. 

"27 years ago I wrote a tawdry book depicting consensual events in 1973-45 years ago-I’ve deeply regretted its distasteful & disrespectful tone & have refrained from speaking about it," Rivera wrote. "I’m embarrassed & profoundly sorry to those mentioned-I have & again apologize to anyone offended." 

On Thursday, Midler tweeted a video of a 1991 interview with Barbara Walters, in which she alleged that Rivera and his producer "pushed me into my bathroom, they 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," she added. 

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