“Hercules” star Kevin Sorbo is alleging that designer Gianni Versace sexually harassed him.
While discussing the Harvey Weinstein scandal on “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast, Sorbo says that during his modeling days pre-“Hercules,” he was a victim of sexual harassment from the late Italian designer.
“I’ve got my sexual harassment story,” Sorbo says. “He wanted to meet me because of my height. At 6-foot, 3-inches, he wanted me to do fashion shows with these 6-foot tall women.”
In 1984 Sorbo says that Versace began to invite him to dinner parties with distinguished guests like Sophia Loren, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and Richard Gere. The more parties Sorbo attended the fewer the guests who attended became. Eventually, Sorbo found himself at a dinner alone with Versace.
Sorbo began to discuss modeling business when Sorbo claims Versace started touching him.
“All of a sudden, his hand goes up my leg,” Sorbo says before asking Versace, “Dude, you know I’m straight?”
“‘This is why I like you. You’re not a girlie man. You are a man’s man,'” Sorbo recalled Versace telling him.
“‘In life, you must f**k everything,” Sorbo recounted Versace’s words. “‘You must do the dog, and the cat, and the boy, and the girl.'”
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Sorbo says he still remained friends with Versace after the incident.
“He booked me for his fashion shows but I never got his campaign, but I knew the game, just like I know the game of Hollywood,” Sorbo says. “Casting couches have always been around. I don’t play that game, nor do I care to.”
Sorbo is currently starring in the Christian film “Let There Be Light,” which hits theaters on Friday, Oct. 27.