Bette Midler Calls Out Geraldo Rivera for Allegedly Groping Her in the Early '70s
By Jennifer Drysdale
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Bette Midler Accused Geraldo Rivera of Sexual Assault in 1991 --…
‘Father of the Bride’s Gloria Estefan & Andy Garcia Reflect on H…
Johnny Depp's First TikTok Is Love Letter to Fans After Defamati…
Zendaya and Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other About Tom Holla…
‘Jurassic World Dominion’: DeWanda Wise on If This Is Really Fra…
‘Moonhaven’ Trailer: Joe Manganiello Stars in the Sci-Fi Thrille…
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's Infamous Penthouse for Sale in Wak…
'Black Adam' Official Trailer
Penn Badgley on Where ‘You’ Season 4 Will Pick Up (Exclusive)
Johnny Depp's Lawyers Hint He Might Not Take Amber Heard's Payout
Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Oscars Slap, Hopes for Will Smith and C…
Johnny Depp Speaks Out After Victory in Defamation Trial Against…
Here's a First Look at Disney Channel's New Series 'Villains of …
'The Princess' Official Trailer
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Platinum Jubilee Appearance …
Adam Sandler Reveals He 'Popped' His Groin While Filming 'Hustle…
Rachel Brosnahan and ’Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast Tease Milo Ven…
NeNe Leakes Denies Being ‘Husband Stealer’ After Being Sued by B…
Johnny Depp Feels Like He 'Got His Career Back' After Trial Vict…
Bette Midler is still waiting on an apology.
The 71-year-old actress took to Twitter on Thursday to call out Geraldo Rivera for allegedly groping her in the early '70s.
"Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me," she tweeted alongside a clip from a 1991 interview with Barbara Walters. "Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo."
Rivera apologized on Wednesday afternoon after tweeting that sexual harassment allegations should me made in a timely fashion, require corroboration and that financial settlements push victims to be motivated by "more than justice."
In Midler's 1991 sit-down with Walters, the actress claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Rivera and his producer before an interview.
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. #MeToopic.twitter.com/TkcolFWfA2
"Geraldo and his producer came to do an interview with me, in the '70s, in 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, they broke two poppers and pushed them under my nose and proceeded to grope me," she alleged. "I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was unseemly. His behavior was unseemly. My friend says, 'Oh, what a charmer! Of course you slept with him after that!'"
"Wow. Let's go on to other things, shall we?" Walters replied.