“The Nanny” star Lauren Lane claims Wallace Shawn made an undesirable sexual advance when he appeared as a visitor star in the course of the sitcom’s second season in 1994.
Lane, who performed theater businesswoman C.C. Babcock in the Fran Drescher-starring CBS present, alleged that Shawn stuck his tongue in her ear as he mentioned goodbye to her after every week of discussing “literature and writing and what it’s prefer to be a playwright.”
“I’m going to be f–king trustworthy. I’m strolling as much as my dressing room and he’s going again to New York, so we hug goodbye, and he put his f–king tongue in my ear,” she claimed to Vice on Thursday of the gross encounter.
“I bear in mind pulling away and inside it was like a little bit dying as a result of it felt like, is that this all it was all week? Like, you didn’t actually take pleasure in speaking to me? It was horrible.”
Lane, 60, instructed the outlet she didn’t assume 77-year-old Shawn’s slip of the tongue was an accident however as a substitute an undesirable “sexual advance.”
“I didn’t count on it both as a result of nothing we had accomplished or spoken about had any feeling of like — I imply, why would somebody put their tongue in your ear?” she mentioned. “That was actually heartbreaking to me.”
Vice mentioned it spoke to a buddy of Lane’s who confirmed the actress had recalled the incident to him in 2011.
Shawn, for his half, denied any wrongdoing in an announcement to the publication.
“In all my 77 years I’ve by no means put my tongue in anybody’s ear,” he mentioned in an e mail. “Not that I condemn those that do, if there are any. If we have been hugging goodbye, I may need kissed her on the cheek?”