Tony-winning entertainer Ben Vereen offered a public apology after allegations surfaced that he had sexually assaulted and harassed actresses while directing a production of “Hair” in 2015. You can read a tweet from Vereen below in which he apologizes for his conduct.
The allegations from a half-dozen women were detailed in a report published today by the New York Daily News. The alleged incidents occurred surrounding a community theater production in Venice, Fla., outside of Tampa.
Vereen, 71, is accused of sexual groping, unwanted kisses, lewd comments and other improprieties, including hot tub encounters at his home and naked acting exercises.
Here’s Vereen’s apology …