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Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo Says Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the '80s

Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo Says Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the '80s

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The designer allegedly told the actor, "In life, you must fuck everything." 

Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo has joined the growing list of actors who've detailed experiences of sexual harassment in the industry. Only this time, accusations weren't directed toward a Hollywood producer, but the late designer Gianni Versace.

The designer reportedly approached Sorbo in 1984, before the actor landed the lead role on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, about appearing in a Versace modeling campaign. He began inviting Sorbo to lavish dinner parties with Sophia Loren, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Gere, and other stars, before getting dinner with him one-on-one.

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During this dinner, Sorbo alleges Versace made a sexual advance towards him. "All of a sudden, his hand goes up my leg," Sorbo recalled on Adam Carolla's radio show. He told Versace he was straight, but the designer said that's why he was interested. "This is why I like you," Sorbo recalled Versace replying. "You're not a girly man. You are a man's man. In life, you must fuck everything. You must do the dog, and the cat, and the boy, and the girl."

Sorbo declined once again and was never given the Versace campaign, but did walk for the fashion house's runway later and remained friends with Versace. "I knew the game, just like I know the game of Hollywood," Sorbo told The Hollywood Reporter in a follow-up interview. "Casting couches have always been around. I don't play that game, nor do I care to."

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