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After Defending Lauer, Geraldo Rivera's Assault of Bette Midler Exposed

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Many in the media and entertainment industries felt a sense of karma — or at least, little surprise — when Today host Matt Lauer was fired on Wednesday for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. Even though NBC officials claimed a woman's complaint this week was the first they heard about Lauer using his power to pressure female colleagues to have sex with him, related rumors have followed him for years (as well as clips of his predatory behavior).

Lauer found few defenders after his termination made headlines, well except for Trump supporter/former trash TV host Geraldo Rivera.
 



It got worse.

And worse.

Rivera eventually apologized for his defense of harassment, but not before someone dug up this clip of Bette Midler telling Barbara Walters in 1991 that Rivera shoved her into a bathroom, stuck poppers under her nose, and groped her — a clip that Midler would later tweet out from her own account.

 


Rivera has previously admitted to as much. He wrote this in his 1991 memoir, “We were in the bathroom, preparing for the interview, and at some point I put my hands on her breasts.”

Tags: Women, Crime

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