Liberals have terrorists speak at their women’s marches, so why should this be any different. Hollywood apparently gives zero f**** about a person’s criminal history, so long as they fit in with the story line. But shouldn’t this piss off all the feminists? I’m confused.
The man who stole the show at the Oscars as ‘Gary from Chicago’ was convicted of attempted rape and served more than 22 years in prison, DailyMail.com reveals.
Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines were part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night, gaining instant celebrity.
The pair made an impression as they calmly snapped photos of the celebrities sitting just inches from them, revealed they were engaged and even got fake-married by Denzel Washington.
Gary, a native of the South Shore of Chicago, was only able to attend the ceremony because he had been released three days beforehand, he told ABC7.
DailyMail.com can disclose that one of those felonies is attempted rape, for which Coe, 59, is a registered sex offender. He was jailed in October 1994, public records show.
It is unclear whether the Oscars organizers knew that they were letting a registered sex offender into the theater. He was seen kissing Halle Berry’s and Nicole Kidman’s hands.
Gary told ABC7: ‘Change is possible. It’s a sad day to be in prison for 20 years and not be able to be a dad, granddad to your children.’
He added: ‘You know what my son told me today, man, and I almost come to tears. He said he’s proud of me. So to hear your children say that they’re proud of me means the world to me.’
The Jimmy Kimmel show had trailed that Gary and Vickie would be on the show on Monday night but he did not appear. ABC7 reported that he had been told the post-Oscars show was too packed and that there was not time to feature him.
DailyMail.com is reaching out to ABC and the Academy, which organizes the Oscars, for comment.
Public records show he was released from Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison. The facility is north of Bakersfield, CA.
It has been called ‘the largest addiction treatment center in the world’, treating as many as 1,500 prisoners at a time for addiction.