Bette Midler Once Told Barbara Walters That Geraldo Rivera Groped Her
Bette Midler revealed to Barbara Walters that Geraldo Rivera groped her in the 1970s, and a video of the 1991 interview resurfaced on Wednesday.
“Geraldo and his producer came to do an interview with me, in the ’70s, the early ’70s,” Bette said to Barbara. “And this was 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 added: “I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was… he was unseemly.”
For those who don’t know, “poppers” is slang for the recreational drug alkyl nitrite.