Bette Midler Demands Apology From Geraldo Rivera for Allegedly Groping Her


Midler, who was referring to the drug alkyl nitrite as "poppers", went on, "I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera".

"#SexHarassment should be confined to situations where superior imposes himself on subordinate who feels unable to complain because of power of perp or feared consequences to victim's employment", Rivera continued.

On Thursday, the actress and singer tweeted a video clip of her 1991 interview with Barbara Walters in which she accuses Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera of groping her.

In the Middler interview with Barbra Walters, the legendary singer and actress recounts her first time meeting Rivera, and says the meeting was "not amusing, ' and that she might get in 'trouble" for the story of what happened when they met, but tells it anyway.

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NBC's co-host of morning talk show "Today", Matt Lauer was sacked over sexual misconduct allegations. In the autobiography, Rivera describes the encounter with Midler, writing, "We were in the bathroom, preparing for the interview, and at some point I put my hands on her breasts".

Responding to his statements, Fox News Channel issued a statement saying, "Geraldo's tweets do not reflect the views of Fox News or its management".

"I'll tell you the truth, if I had known 20 years later he was going to end up a slimy talk show host I never would have even let him in the room", she told Walters.

"Yup. Me too", she tweeted, echoing what has become a familiar refrain from women across the entertainment industry and beyond.

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Two of those were related to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, which powered Samsung phones and Google Pixel phones. In January, Apple sued Qualcomm asking for $1 billion in patent royalty rebates that were allegedly withheld from Apple .

"Tomorrow is my birthday", said Broadway's Hello Dolly star. Rivera later added, "How do we explain so many newsroom courtships that have led to happy marriages?" Big-bucks settlements mean some people might be motivated by "more than justice", he said. Reacting to the news, Rivera appeared to empathize with Lauer and to cast doubt on what defines inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Rivera's company, Fox News, which has had its own sexual harassment scandals with former CEO Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly, issued a stern response to Rivera's comments. "And this was when he was very, sort of, hot".

Earlier this year, Rivera also defended Bill O'Reilly against sexual harassment claims, using the same "news is a flirty business" defense.

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