Actor Mary Lynn Rajskub says in a brand new memoir {that a} extensively photographed occasion the place Rush Limbaugh forcibly kissed her on the lips generated creepy fallout.

Rajskub, who performed Chloe O’Brian on the terrorism drama “24,” was invited with different forged members in 2006 to a Washington panel titled, “’24′ and America’s Picture in Combating Terrorism: Reality, Fiction, or Does It Matter?”

The occasion was moderated by Limbaugh, who launched himself to Rajskub by principally ambushing her, she wrote in “FAME-ISH: My Life At The Edge Of Stardom.” The far-right media character died in February 2021.

Mary Lynn Rajskub wrote that she did not know learn how to cease the kiss from taking place.

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“His approach of claiming “howdy” was to bend down behind me,” Rajskub recalled in an excerpt published by The Daily Beast on Thursday. “I turned to search for and that’s when it occurred. Once I turned he was coming down to present me a kiss… on the lips?! I do not know how he obtained his physique round so shortly for a full-on kiss. Because it occurred, tons of digicam flashes went out. He needed to have identified what he was doing. He knew there have been 10 photographers there — I didn’t. I ought to have however I didn’t. I additionally didn’t know learn how to cease the kiss from taking place.”

Rajskub, additionally a comic who later starred in “It’s At all times Sunny In Philadelphia, stated the widespread circulation of the images put her in a troublesome spot.

“In a single shrewd transfer of his, a picture went out into the world that confirmed I used to be a supporter of the right-wing trigger. I used to be not,” she wrote. “It additionally confirmed I discovered Rush Limbaugh enticing. I didn’t. The kiss was bizarre. Intentional for him, and unintended for me.”

An outdated boyfriend assumed she was courting Limbaugh and chastised her, she stated. He instructed her members of her favourite rock band had been upset as effectively.

“To develop into a right-wing darling was an excessive amount of,” Rajskub wrote. “Thank god it didn’t final a couple of information cycle.”

Limbaugh’s habits was on-brand. His profession “was additionally one lengthy train in misogyny,” HuffPost wrote after his dying.

Limbaugh as soon as wrote that feminism was established “to permit unattractive ladies simpler entry to the mainstream of society.” He infamously referred to as legislation scholar Sandra Fluke a “slut” after she advocated that Congress present birth-control entry.

"The kiss was weird," Rajskub wrote.
“The kiss was bizarre,” Rajskub wrote.

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