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Goldie Hawn Reveals More Details Of Being Sexually Harassed By Famed Cartoonist Al Capp At 19: 'He Had This Insidious Grin'

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Jan. 22 2022, Published 6:39 p.m. ET

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Goldie Hawn opened up with more details about her experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood.

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Though she has mentioned the incident in the past, the Overboard actress described the mortifying ordeal in depth on Friday, January 21, in an interview with The Megyn Kelly Show.

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“I had a script and I was reading for this script,” Hawn, 76, told Kelly of the incident that happened in 1964 when she was only 19-years-old. “I go to Park Avenue at the time I’m supposed to meet with him. Next thing I know I’m in this rich guy’s apartment, and he’s famous and his name is Al Capp.”

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“In he walks with his – I didn’t know he had a wooden leg, but he did – well, he walked like he had a wooden leg," Hawn animatedly described the famed cartoonist. "He had this insidious grin. It was really ugly."

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The Death Becomes Her star said the satirist quickly told her he would be right back so that he could "slip into something", only to return in a robe. "So now I am freaking out because I am recognizing that something is going on."

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"I’m thinking to myself, ‘I better let him know I’m a good girl, I better let him know that, whatever he’s thinking, it’s not going to happen.'" She explained to the show host, revealing how she talked to him about her parents and their wishes for her to "marry a Jewish dentist" so he would know she was religious and "had scruples."

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Capp was undeterred. According to the Snatched actress, the Lil' Abner creator ordered her to "look like an imbecile" and told her to lift up her skirt so he could look at her legs. Still there for a job, Hawn did as she was told and lifted the hem to her knees, but refused to go higher.

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"He said, ‘Come on over here and give me a kiss.’ I was shocked, but I expected something like that," she went on. "And so I went over to the couch because I wanted him to know that I wasn’t going to run out of the room, I was going to stay calm, and whatever."

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It was then the comic strip artist shocked her again by "pulling over" his robe and exposing himself to her. "His whole apparatus, his whole wiener, was literally lying there," she said.

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By this point, Hawn had enough, and was determined to leave the unsettling situation — job or no job.

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"I looked at it and I said, ‘Oh, Mr. Capp, I’ll never get a job like this.’" She continued of the shocking moment. "And he said, ‘Well I’ve had them all, and nothing will become of you.’ And I said ‘That’s okay, I’m a dancer anyway, but I’ll never get a job like this.’ And he said, ‘Well, you just go back and marry a Jewish dentist.’ And I said ‘Oh, I might.’ And I walked out."

Hawn added he "threw" her twenty dollars for a cab ride to get to her next job, and she left his home in tears.

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