The more things change, the more they stay the same in Hollywood.
Model and actress Carole Mallory has appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan and New York magazine, as well as in the films “Waiting for Mr. Goodbar” and “The Stepford Wives.” But she never planned to be the star of a fetish flick that she says was making the party circuit in 1976 after she filmed what she thought was an audition for a legit movie.
And Mallory says she will name names in her upcoming memoir “Outside Hollywood: Blowing the Whistle.”
According to Mallory, when she was at the top of her career, she flew from New York City to LA at the behest of a major studio arrived to film a rape scene, where she was told there’s be no nudity.
Models Maud Adams and Carole Mallory hit the town in 1975.
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Mallory claims that upon arrival, she was pressured to undress, then “chained spread eagle to the bed posts” and told to disrobe, squirm and yell “rape” while an actor touched her stomach.
She was also told that 1,500 actresses auditioned for that particular role, including Lynda Carter, who went on to become Wonder Woman, and Catherine Bach, who later starred in “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Whether or not that’s true, or if those actresses had similar experiences, is not known and neither of their reps got back to us.
According to Mallory, who went on to become author Norman Mailer’s lover, she later got word that tapes of her scene and several like it had found their way onto the Hollywood party scene.
“I still get upset thinking about it and I have trouble sleeping,” Mallory tells us. “All the girls were fodder for the Bel-Air circuit.”
Mallory says that a few weeks after her shoot, she was at a party with Raquel Welch who’d heard about the alleged scam and lamented, “What a starlett won’t do to be discovered.”
Welch did not respond to a request for comment. Mallory said that experience literally led her to drink — heavily. She says she’s now sober.
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Mallory says that the so called “Weinstein Effect” finally has the public paying attention to sex abuse in Hollywood.
“No one would listen to us!” she said. “I pray for the young women going out there to be discovered. Maybe this will clean it up.”
With Brian Niemietz