Geraldo Rivera has apologized to Bette Midler and other women named in his “tawdry” memoir, saying he is “embarrassed and profoundly sorry to those mentioned.”With those two noses, it's amazing, they could meet face to face.
Rivera tweeted, “27 years ago I wrote a tawdry book depicting consensual events in 1973-45 years ago – I’ve deeply regretted its distasteful & disrespectful tone & have refrained from speaking about it-I’m embarrassed & profoundly sorry to those mentioned – I have & again apologize to anyone offended.”
On Thursday, Midler demanded an apology from the Fox News contributor after a video re-surfaced of the veteran singer and actress telling Barbara Walters in 1991 that Rivera and a producer “groped” and drugged her in a bathroom in the 1970s.It's the Franken Gambit: "I don't remember it that way, and if I did it I apologize."
However, in his tweets on Friday morning, Rivera pointed out that, “Although I recall the time Bette Midler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the fact that she has a right to speak out & demand an apology from me, for in the very least, publically [sic] embarrassing her all those years ago,” he said. “Bette, I apologize.”
Rivera has also been criticized lately for his defense of Matt Lauer, calling news a “flirty business.”If the United States has a rape culture, it emanates from Hollywood, not college campuses.
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