Richard Gere’s Sexploration
Since the early 1970s, Richard Tiffany Gere has been a beloved member of Hollywood, stealing hearts and laughs in a range of movies including Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, and the far more thrilling Primal Fear. Being a man of the spotlight, the occasional tall tale is going to make its rounds, which is why, in the mid-1980s, Gere found himself popularly connected to the true events of men who get a little too friendly with gerbils. While it’s true a 26-year-old required a trip to the ER after forcing a gerbil through his back door, Gere’s involvement in such shenanigans came from a faxed press release allegedly by the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that linked the actor to such twisted acts. It was later revealed the fax was fake, though Gere’s reputation was given quite a black mark.