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Molly Shannon Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Gary Coleman

Throughout an look on “The Howard Stern Present,” comic Molly Shannon recounted the time she met “Diff’hire Strokes” star Gary Coleman initially of her profession.

Shannon visited the present to debate her new memoir “Hiya, Molly!” and Stern requested her concerning the part of her e book the place she describes assembly the actor and the sexual harassment by Coleman that adopted.

On the time, Shannon was signed on by the identical agent Coleman had and was supplied the prospect to satisfy him. The comic stated she was initially excited to satisfy a star of his magnitude, however as soon as the agent left the room, the temper shifted. Shannon stated Coleman first started tickling her, nevertheless it shortly turned extra aggressive.

“I used to be making an attempt to be well mannered and stuff, I’m a well mannered Catholic lady — and a virgin,” Shannon stated. “So I’m not even enthusiastic about, I’m naive about something about that.”

Shannon then recounted the a number of occasions Coleman tried to kiss her.

“He was relentless,” Shannon stated. “Then, he was like making an attempt to kiss me and get on high and I used to be like, ‘No, Gary. Cease.’ So, I push him off. Then, I’d get away from bed. Then, he would bounce on the mattress. Leap, soar, soar. And wrap himself round me. Then, I’d fling him off. After which he obtained on high of me. I assume due to his measurement I did not really feel bodily threatened. However … it was occurring and on. Repeating. I’d throw him off, he would get again on.”

She ultimately was in a position to get away from Coleman and lock herself within the lavatory, however he nonetheless persevered by placing his palms below the door and saying “I can see you,” she stated. Shannon ultimately sprinted out of the room, then telling the agent “you gotta watch that consumer of yours.”

“I want I may have stood up for myself extra,” she added.

Coleman died in 2010 on the age of 42.

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