Elvira accuses late NBA pro Wilt Chamberlain of sexual assault in 'traumatizing experience'
ELVIRA accused late NBA pro Wilt Chamberlain of sexually assaulting her in a "traumatizing experience."
The 70-year-old horror movie hostess – also known as Cassandra Peterson – claimed Wilt forced her to give him oral sex at a party in the 1970s.
Elvira detailed the alleged assault in her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira.
The Mistress of the Dark actress claimed it happened at a party at Wilt's Bel-Air mansion, when he offered to show her his custom-built closet for his NBA jerseys.
Elvira wrote in her new book: "Why didn't I try to scream, fight back, or get away?
"When a seven-foot-one, 300-pound man has his hand wrapped around your neck, there's really not a lot you can do.
"Should I have reported him to the police? Are you kidding? What chance do you think a former showgirl/ out-of-work actress would have against a sports superstar?"
Wilt died of heart failure at 63 years of age in 1999 after battling heart issues and deteriorating health for years.
Reflecting on the alleged assault, Elvira said it felt "creepier" because she had been friends with Wilt.
She told People: "I just kept it quiet and didn't say anything for my whole life. And the sad thing was he was a friend.
"He was a friend for so many years who had made it even feel worse and creepier and like I was an idiot.
"I didn't tell anybody about that story. It's shocking, embarrassing, traumatizing and I really kept that a secret from everyone."
Elvira said she only told her ex-husband Mark Pierson about the alleged incident.
The Elvira's Movie Macabre host added that the #MeToo movement helped her finally speak out about the reported assault.
The star said: "I mean, I almost had myself convinced that I was a very bad person for letting that happen.
"And then when the whole Me Too movement, I started thinking, 'Wait a minute. I didn't do anything wrong. You did something wrong. You did something very wrong.'"
Elsewhere in her memoir, Elvira came out as a lesbian and revealed the secret 19-year relationship she had with her personal trainer.
She wrote: "I'm happy and relieved to finally allow our secret to see the light of day."
Elvira then spoke about how she met her partner, Teresa "T" Wierson, back in 2002.
While she was still married to Mark, the duo was introduced at Teresa's gym, which was where she became her personal trainer.
Then in 2003, the Queen of Halloween divorced Mark, which left had her “emotionally and sexually” done.
Teresa was also going through a divorce at the time and needed a place to say.
In the book, the Pee-Wee's Big Adventure actress – who wrote that she had "never been interested in women as anything other than friends" – detailed the emotions that ran through her after the pair saw a movie together.
"I told her goodnight and suddenly felt compelled to kiss her — on the mouth."
Though the two have been dating for 19 years, Cassandra has not revealed if the couple is still in a relationship as of today, or if they are officially married.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.
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