The actor behind “Grandma the Clown,” an iconic character from the Large Apple Circus, resigned after he admitted making a 16-year-old aerialist pose for pornographic photographs in 2004, in accordance with experiences.
The circus’s chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, instructed The New York Instances Tuesday that Barry Lubin, 65, who performed Grandma, provided his resignation Friday shortly after Zoe Dunne, the previous aerialist, contacted the circus with the accusation.
Lubin, via his lawyer, launched a press release Tuesday night time to the Instances acknowledging and apologizing for his conduct: “The allegations are true. What I did was fallacious, and I take full accountability for my actions.”
In 2012, Dunne instructed the Instances, she instructed the circus concerning the alleged photographs, however was instructed that there wasn’t something the circus might do as a result of he had left the corporate.
When Lubin was rehired three months in the past, she reached out once more, resulting in the resignation.
Lubin reportedly employed Dunne in 2004, then requested her to do facet job modeling for his private pictures enterprise.
Dunne claimed, in accordance with the Instances, that Lubin had her costume in a washing swimsuit and pose intimately in his trailer.
He additionally allegedly stripped her down to only underwear and photographed her nearly bare, so later he might superimpose a picture onto her leg.
Dunne instructed the Instances that she was paid $100 the primary night time and one other $100 after a second night time of taking pictures.
He allegedly instructed her to not inform the circus.
Lubin is the newest to be accused for office misconduct. The #MeToo motion started after dozens of girls claimed titans from D.C. to Hollywood sexually assaulted or harassed them.