Speaking out. Molly Shannon accused the late Gary Coleman of sexually harassing her throughout a meeting when she was more youthful.
The Saturday Evening Dwell alum, 57, thorough the alleged encounter through a Tuesday, April 12, job interview on The Howard Stern Clearly show. The comedian experienced recently signed with the sitcom star’s agent, and at a person stage, she was provided the likelihood to satisfy Coleman, who died in Might 2010 at age 42.
“I feel he was like, ‘Sit down [on the bed].’ It was really sweet,” she alleged on Tuesday. “And then he’s, like, tickling me a minimal. This and that.”
The Celebrity actress went on to declare that she was “trying to be polite” to the Diff’rent Strokes alum, but he did not decide up on her unease.
“He was relentless,” she alleged. “Then, he was, like, striving to kiss me and get on top and I was like, ‘No, Gary. Halt.’ So, I push him off. Then, I would get off the mattress. Then, he would bounce on the bed. Soar, leap, bounce. And wrap himself about me. Then, I would fling him off. And then he got on prime of me. I guess for the reason that of his dimensions I did not sense bodily threatened. But … it was going on and on. Repeating. I would throw him off, he would get back again on.”
The Moist Incredibly hot American Summer time star also described the alleged incident in her new memoir, Good day, Molly!, which hit retailers on Tuesday. The Ohio indigenous claimed she ultimately managed to “throw” Coleman off of her.
“He grabs me onto my leg and I was, like, [trying to] kick him off,” she alleged. “And then, I go lock myself in the lavatory and then he sticks his hands under the door. And he’s like, ‘I can see you.’”
At that level, Shannon claimed she remaining the room and informed the agent that he should “watch” Coleman additional intently. “I want I could have stood up for myself far more,” she included.
The former little one star endured from several medical problems prior to his 2010 loss of life. A lifelong kidney ailment stunted his progress, which resulted in him standing at 4′ 8″ as an adult. He underwent many unsuccessful kidney transplants in his lifetime, and he later claimed he experienced two times attempted suicide.
Coleman died just after falling at property and creating an epidural hematoma. He was admitted to a healthcare facility next the incident, but his ailment worsened, and he died two days later on.
If you or anyone you know have been sexually assaulted, speak to the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).