Friday, June 21, 2024

Geraldo Rivera Defense of Matt Lauer Reignites Bette Midler Claim of Being Groped by Him and Producer


Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter this afternoon defending Matt Lauer. But that provoked a Twitter surge from Bette Midler fans who recalled the famed actress-singer telling Barbara Walters in 2001 interview thte Rivera once groped her and pushed a ‘popper– amyl nitrate– under her nose.


Bette and Barbara:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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