Whoa… Bette Midler Just Sent a Shot Over Geraldo’s Bow — He’s Done!

Geraldo Rivera rushed to the defense of disgraced Today Show host Matt Lauer after his allegations of sexual misconduct came to light, going so far as to call him a “great guy.” Well, today it appears that Geraldo himself has found himself under the crosshairs, with accusations coming from a highly unlikely source.

The famed Bette Midler herself has come forward, releasing a video that seems to implicate the veteran newscaster in an all-new sexual assault case that threatens to bring his career to a crashing halt and send him into early retirement. According to Bette, Geraldo and his producers forced her into a bathroom, drugged her, and then proceeded to grope her, leaving her stunned, scared, and confused. “I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was … he was unseemly,” Midler told Barbara Walters.

Check out the interview she gave in 1991, when she tells her story below:

Representatives for Geraldo Rivera were not available for comments, but it seems like things are about to get alot worse for him. And this is all after he told reporters that news was a “flirty business” before asking  “if News wasn’t (formerly) a flirty biz then how do we explain so many newsroom courtships that have led to happy marriages?”

The massive public backlash to these statements forced Rivera to apologize for his tweets, saying that he was “embarrassed and ashamed” of what he had said. They also led his employer, Fox News, to release their own memo about the situation, stating “Geraldo’s tweets do not reflect the views of Fox News or its management. We were troubled by his comments and are addressing them with him.”

What exactly Fox News is doing to address the comments, however, remains unclear, but with this latest revelation from Bette Midler, it seems that they may soon be forced to take action.  And some are already speculating that Midler’s decision to come forward might unleash an avalanche of others who will also step up to tell their own tales of harassment at the hands of Geraldo Rivera. Time will tell, but things certainly do not look good for Geraldo right now.

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