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Robin Williams ‘groped and flashed me on set’ says co-star

‘I had the grossest things done to me,’ says Pam Dawber, who adds she took no offence at the star’s lewd antics

Robin Williams’s Mork & Mindy co-star has said he repeatedly grabbed her breasts and bottom and exposed himself to her on the set.

The revelations are contained in a new biography of Williams by New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff, to be published in May, but Pam Dawber, who played Mindy, “excused it as part of Williams’s playful personality”, says The Guardian.

“I had the grossest things done to me by him,” she said. “I mean I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people… but it was so much fun.”

And in quotes that Metro says “will surely raise a few eyebrows”, Dawber, 66, claims that Williams would grab her breasts and “then run away”, although she says she never took offence.

In quotes obtained by the Daily Mail, Pam said: “I never took offence. Somehow he had that magic. If you put it on paper you would be appalled. But somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do – those sparkly eyes.

“He’d look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he’d grab your tits and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the Seventies, after all.”

The show’s producer, Garry Marshall, also recalled: “He would take all his clothes off, he would be standing there totally naked and she was trying to act. His aim in life was to make Pam Dawber blush.”

Dawber said Williams would also wrestle her, break wind on her and come on to the set totally naked. He also once “goosed” an elderly woman playing Mindy’s grandmother by poking her between the buttocks with a cane.

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