Geraldo Rivera Apologizes To Bette Midler for Drugging and Groping Her in the 70s

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Posted: Dec 01, 2017 2:05 PM
Geraldo Rivera Apologizes To Bette Midler for Drugging and Groping Her in the 70s

Geraldo Rivera tweeted an apology to actress Bette Midler after she posted a video of an interview from 1991 where she accused him of drugging her and groping her in the 1970s. Rivera said he recalled the incident much different than the way Midler does, but he still apologizes for his actions. 

Here are Midler's earlier tweets. She first tweeted a "Me, too" message, saying that she has experienced either sexual harassment or sexual assault. 

She followed that tweet up with this harrowing video clip, where in an interview with Barbara Walters, she said that Rivera and a producer pulled her into a bathroom, drugged her, and groped her. Midler chastised Rivera for apologizing for his tweets defending fired "Today" anchor Matt Lauer, but not for assaulting her in the 70s. 

"I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was unseemly. His behavior was unseemly." 

Midler has not yet responded to Rivera.