Bette Midler claims Geraldo Rivera groped her in the '70s during resurfaced interview

Bette Midler accused Geraldo Rivera of groping her in the '70s in a newly-resurfaced interview with Barbara Walters from 1991.

The clip, which went viral on Twitter after reporter Yashar Ali shared it, shows Midler recounting an encounter with Rivera and an unnamed producer before an interview they both took part in.

SEE ALSO: Geraldo Rivera defends Matt Lauer amid sexual harassment allegations and says 'news is a flirty business'

"This was when [Rivera] was very, sort of, hot," Midler explained. "And he and his producer left the crew in the other room, they pushed me into my bathroom, they broke two poppers and pushed them under my nose and proceeded to grope me." 

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: Singer Bette Midler on September 12, 1973 -- (Photo by: Fred Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Bette Midler during Bette Midler's 'Clams On The Half Shell Revue' at Bette Midler's 'Clams On The Half Shell Revue' show in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
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Actress Bette Midler in a scene from the movie 'The Rose', 1979. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Episode -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/singer Bette Midler during an interview with and host Johnny Carson on May 21, 1992 -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
Bette Midler during Rally For Democratic Change and Voter Registration at UCLA Campus in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - AUGUST 29: Bette Midler performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 29, 1994 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Bette Midler is uneasy as Dennis Farina hugs her from behind in a scene from the film 'That Old Feeling', 1996. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
PASADENA, : Winner of an Emmy in the category of Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her role in 'Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas,' Bette Midler poses for photographers at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA, 14 September 1997. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is organizing the 49th Emmy Awards. AFP PHOTO/Kim KULISH (Photo credit should read KIM KULISH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bette Midler during World Premiere of 'The Stepford Wives' at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS - JUNE 07: Entertainer Bette Midler sings during the 100th performance of her show, 'The Showgirl Must Go On' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace June 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (NO TABLOIDS) Bette Midler at the 'Parental Guidance' Press Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Singer Bette Midler attends Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Atrium and Ertegun Hall of Fame grand reopening at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Actress, singer and founder of NYRP Bette Midler attends the 2016 New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic at Morris-Jumel Mansion on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Bette Midler attends her 2017 Hulaween event benefiting the New York Restoration Project at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on October 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
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"Groped me," she continued when Walters pressed her for details. "I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was … he was unseemly."

The clip comes after Rivera tweeted his support of ousted "Today" anchor Matt Lauer and called the news industry a "flirty" business. He has since apologized for the statement.

On Thursday, Midler reacted to the clip going viral with a popular tweet: "Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo"

SEE ALSO: Matt Lauer fired: A look back at his past scandals

Rivera had actually recounted the moment himself in his 1991 memoir Exposing Myself

"We were in the bathroom preparing for the interview," he wrote at the time. "And at some point I put my hands on her breasts."

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Participant Geraldo Rivera speaks about the NBC television show "The Celebrity Apprentice" during the TCA presentations in Pasadena, California, January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
Television journalist Geraldo Rivera (L) is escorted away after being denied entry to the funeral of slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 4, 2015. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for reconciliation on Sunday in his eulogy for the second of two police officers murdered last month in an ambush that led to accusations the mayor had contributed to an anti-police climate. Liu, 32, and Ramos, 40, were ambushed on December 20 by a killer who said he wanted to avenge the deaths of two unarmed black men this summer at the hands of white officers. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW OBITUARY MEDIA)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 23: Geraldo Rivera attends Ellen Hermanson Foundation Starry Night Gala on July 23, 2016 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska are guests on 'Good Morning America,' 3/29/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) GERALDO RIVERA
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Geraldo Rivera poses backstage at the matinee of Andrew Lloyd Webber hit musical 'School of Rock' on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theatre on January 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Geraldo Rivera attends the 'Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day' at Cantor Fitzgerald midtown in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Geraldo Rivera attends the 2015 Love Heals Gala at the Four Seasons Restaurant on March 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: TV host Geraldo Rivera is photographed for 25A Magazine on August 13, 2015 in New York City. PUBLISHED IMAGE. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Portrait)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: TV personality/journalist Geraldo Rivera attends the NBCUniversal 2015 Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Erica Rivera and Geraldo Rivera attends Erica Rivera's 40th Birthday hosted by Geraldo Rivera at Monkey Bar on January 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Geraldo Rivera)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Geraldo Rivera attends the NBCUniversal 2015 press tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: TV host Geraldo Rivera of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' poses for a portrait during the NBCUniversal TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) NUP_166973_1933.JPG
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