Jimmy Kimmel: Arianna Huffington squeezed my ass

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Who would have thought Arianna Huffington was capable of this?

On Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC, in a segment with HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher, host Jimmy Kimmel revealed something that is certain to raise eyebrows. He asked Maher, who was accompanied by Huffington at one of the various Oscar parties in Los Angeles on Sunday if his guest was crazy. Maher said she’s only crazy like a rich fox.

“I know she is but there’s many people that are crazy that are richer than I am,” Kimmel said.

But then Kimmel explained the premise which he based his conclusion of this “crazy” declaration – he was felt up by the left-leaning Huffington Post editor-in-chief during an episode of “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” a Comedy Central show he hosted from 1997-2000.

“I’ll tell you why I think she’s crazy – she did something to me once a long time ago that I’ve never told anyone before,” Kimmel said. “But I used to do a game show called ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money,’ and she was on the show as a contestant. She was eliminated. I was standing at the podium and she starts squeezing my ass during the show – repeatedly squeezing it and I didn’t know what to do. I turned bright red. I was like 12-years-old or something at the time and I go, ‘This is a crazy person.  Who would do this?’”

Kimmel doubled down on his claim, saying it was true and admitted that he didn’t mind the contact.

“It’s true, it’s true – I swear, she can deny it all she wants maybe she won’t,” Kimmel said. “I’m not saying I minded it, it was just surprising to me. That’s all.  You don’t get that on a game show so much.”