Robin Williams' 'Mork & Mindy' Co-Star Talks His Alleged Sexual Behavior on Set, Says She Never 'Took Offense'
By Antoinette Bueno
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Robin Williams' Mork & Mindy co-star, Pam Dawber, has fond memories of her relationship with the late comedian, though she alleges in a new book that she was repeatedly subjected to his sexual behavior on set.
Mork & Mindy ran for four seasons from 1978 to 1982. Williams starred as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork, who later marries his human friend and roommate, Mindy, played by Dawber.
In excerpts obtained by The Daily Mail from an upcoming biography of Williams titled Robin, by New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff, Dawber alleges that Williams would sometimes grab her butt and breasts and take his clothes off in front of her, but says that she was never bothered by it.
"I had the grossest things done to me -- by him," she reportedly tells Itzkoff in the biography. "And I never took offense. I mean I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people...but it was so much fun."
"Somehow he had that magic," she continues. "If you put it on paper you would be appalled. But somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do -- those sparkly eyes. He'd look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he'd grab your t*ts and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the Seventies, after all."
Dawber, now 66, describes Williams as "such a nice person" and having a "gigantic heart," according to The Daily Mail, and says she became the big sister he never had.
"I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me. We just clicked," she says.
Meanwhile, Mork & Mindy director Howard Storm also reportedly backs up Dawber's claims in the biography.
"He'd be doing a paragraph and in the middle of it he would just turn and grab [Dawber's] a**," Storm reportedly tells Itzkoff. "Or grab a breast. And we'd start again. I'd say, 'Robin, there's nothing in the script that says you grab Pam's a**.' And he'd say: 'Oh, OK.'"
Show producer Garry Marshall (who died in 2016) also reportedly recalls in the biography, "He would take all his clothes off, he would be standing there totally naked and she was trying to act. His aim in life was to make Pam Dawber blush."
Williams committed suicide in 2014. He was 63 years old.
In October 2016, his wife, Susan Schneider Williams, penned an emotional essay for the medical journal Neurology about the late actor's struggle before suicide. Williams has been working to understand and spread awareness of the brain disease that her husband didn't know he had -- Lewy Body Disease (LBD) -- which is one of the most common causes of dementia in the elderly.