AceShowbiz - Larry King is the latest Hollywood star dragged into sexual harassment scandal. Terry Richard, the former wife of Eddie Fisher, claims that the 84-year-old television and radio host groped her on two separate occasions in 2005 and in 2006, both during baseball awards dinners at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
In an interview with DailyMailTV, Richard reveals the first incident which allegedly took place in 2005. She says while they were taking a photo together, "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 ass, resting in the crack of my ass."
Richard, who was married to late singer and actor Eddie Fisher from 1975-76, claims the second time King groped her was also when they took a photo together. She says that the former "Larry King Live" host squeezed her butt so firmly that it left a bruise.
"Larry King is a groper. He groped me twice. He gets a thrill doing this in front of the camera, knowing I couldn't do anything," she further claims.
Days before the interview was published, an attorney for King sent a denial letter to DailyMailTV. "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 attorney stated.
"That assertion is entirely and unequivocally false and defamatory. Mr. King did no such thing then or ever," the letter continued. "Your publishing this false and defamatory statement will be actionable and highly damaging."
King also denies the allegations after the news broke. "Larry King flatly and unequivocally denies these claims and intends to file suit and prove that they're utterly false," his attorney says in a statement.