Goldie Hawn recalls being sexually harassed by late cartoonist Al Capp – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Goldie Hawn has detailed a meeting with late cartoonist Al Capp during which he allegedly sexually harassed her.
The 76-year-old actress said when she was 19, Capp – who died in 1979 – sexually harassed her at an audition.
“I had a script and I was reading that script,” she told reporter Megyn Kelly on her SiriusXM show. “I’m going to Park Avenue when I’m supposed to meet him. Next thing I know I’m at this rich guy’s apartment, and he’s famous and his name is Al Capp.
“And he said, ‘I’ll be right back in a minute, I’m just going to slip into something. And he came back in a bathrobe. So now I’m freaking out because I recognize there’s something going on.”
When the entertainer returned in a bathrobe, Hawn recalled thinking she should let him know she was a “good girl” and “whatever he thinks is not going to happen.” She said she told Capp about her parents and their desire for her to marry so he knew she was “nun”.
The Oscar-winning actress shared that the artist, best known for his comic Li’l Abner, asked her to come forward with a “stupid” expression and then asked her to lift her skirt. When he encouraged her to raise him higher, she refused.
“He said, ‘Come here and give me a kiss. I was shocked, but I expected something like this,” she continued, alleging that he exposed himself when she sat next to him on the couch.
“I looked at him and said, ‘Oh, Mr. Capp, I’ll never get a job like this. And he said, ‘Well, I got them all, and nothing will happen to you.’ And I said, ‘It’s fine, I’m a dancer anyway, but I’ll never have a job like that.’ And he said, ‘Well, you just have to marry a Jewish dentist.’ And I said ‘Oh, I could.’ And I walked out,” she concluded.