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These are very dark days," says Bette Midler, shaking her head, her eyes hidden behind blue-tinted glasses. She's cold and can't seem to warm up, no matter how many heaters and blankets are brought in to supplement the fashionable little jacket she's wearing. And they are dark days here."We're sitting looking through floor-to-ceiling windows over the whole of Manhattan and even though it's sunny and crisp outside, Midler is in sombre mood.On Friday, Rivera tweeted an apology to Midler, also admitting that he regrets his "distasteful" and "disrespectful" tone of his memoir.“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,” Rivera tweeted.
"Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this," Midler wrote."Geraldo and his producer came to do an interview with me, in the '70s, the early '70s," Midler said. And he and his producer left the crew in the other room, they pushed me into my bathroom, they broke two poppers [a recreational drug] and pushed them under my nose and proceeded to grope me." Tomorrow is my birthday.I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me.A day after Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera defended Matt Lauer in the wake of his sexual harassment allegations, Bette Midler is speaking out against Rivera, revealing he groped her in the 1970s and she deserves an apology.On Thursday, Midler posted a video from her 1991 interview with Barbara Walters on her Twitter page, where she recalled the disturbing encounter she had with the journalist.It's certainly not what you expect from the First Lady of American Comedy, the shameless vulgarian who kick-started her career telling dirty jokes in a gay men's sauna while sexual activity went on in the background; the woman whose official motto - in response to all the offence she has wilfully given over the years - has always been "fuck 'em if they can't take a joke". But she's also never shied away from the serious side, even if her forthright political outbursts at a recent benefit in New York for Hurricane Katrina survivors, where Midler let both Bush and the Republican Party in general have some, drew boos from the crowd and vilification from some sections of the press.