Robin Williams groped me ... and it was so much fun
He did the grossest things, but it was just Robin being Robin, says 'Mork and Mindy' co-star
Actress Pam Dawber said she was “flashed” and “groped” by Robin Williams on the set of Mork and Mindy, according to a new biography of the late comedian.
Dawber played Mindy, the human who befriends the alien Mork (Williams) in the hit seventies sitcom. “I had the grossest things done to me – by him. And I never took offence,” Dawber is quoted as saying in journalist Dave Itzkoff’s forthcoming book Robin: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams.
“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,” Dawber, 66, continues.
“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."In a passage from the book quoted by the Mail, Mork and Mindy director Howard Storm recalled how Williams would “just turn and grab her ass, or grab a breast” while on set.“There was nothing lascivious about it, in his mind. It was just Robin being Robin, and he thought it would be funny. He could get away with murder.”Producer Gary Marshall reportedly added that Williams would strip naked to embarrass his co-star: “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.”
Williams died in 2014, taking his own life at the age of 63. The comedian suffered from Lewy body disease, a degenerative condition that affects the brain and impairs physical movement.