Larry King is the latest to face accusations of sexual misconduct, but he is denying the allegations and threatening to fight them in court. Terry Richard, the ex-wife of performer and Carrie Fisher’s father Eddie Fisher, recently joined Daily Mail TV and alleged that King groped her at two separate events in 2005 and 2006. According to People, Richard was frank about the alleged incidents and claimed the second incident actually left her with a mark:
According to Richard, during the first alleged incident in 2005, “Larry slid his hand down from the middle of my back to putting his hand inside of my dress and it ended up with about three or four of his fingers in the crack of my a**, resting in the crack of my a**” while they were taking a photo together.
Richard, 63, claims the second time King allegedly sexually assaulted her, the pair was also taking a photograph together when the veteran journalist squeezed her butt so firmly that it left a bruise.
“Larry King is a groper. He groped me twice,” she told Daily Mail TV. “He gets a thrill doing this in front of the camera, knowing I couldn’t do anything.”
Before The Daily Mail went public with the report, they received a letter from an attorney for King denying the incident and threatening litigation against the publication according to People:
“We represent Larry King. I am informed that you intend to publish a statement by a woman named Terry Richards that, 10 or more years ago, Mr. King supposedly ‘groped’ her at one or more baseball dinners,” the letter reads.
“That assertion is entirely and unequivocally false and defamatory. Mr. King did no such thing then or ever,” the letter continues. “Your publishing this false and defamatory statement will be actionable and highly damaging.”
A statement shared by People from King echoed that sentiment with the legendary interviewer “flatly and unequivocally” denying the claims with hopes that a lawsuit will prove they are “utterly false.”